Sun, 14 Aug 2022 03:13:24 GMT People, Planet, Profits & Projects https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/264100/people--planet--profits---projects Gyres and Legos and Zeros, Oh My! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/72817/gyres-and-legos-and-zeros--oh-my- Tue, 09 Aug 2022 19:33:46 GMT OK, so let’s start with that goofy title.  It’s supposed to be a reference to that scene (clip below) from the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz…   You probably know what Legos(TM) are (if not, ask a parent, child or grandparent).  And there is zero uncertainty ... Implement Risk Responses: Boston Style https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/72775/implement-risk-responses--boston-style Mon, 25 Jul 2022 15:42:40 GMT Boston broke its all-time record temperature this week, reaching 100 degrees F.  I've covered climate change enough to know that this is weather, not climate.  Climate is over the long term.  So a one-time blip of 100 degrees is not necessarily climate change.  Trends, and co... Becoming a Climate Change Leader (Part 3 of 3) https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/72694/becoming-a-climate-change-leader--part-3-of-3- Tue, 12 Jul 2022 16:01:08 GMT In Part 1, I promised that in Part 2, I would continue an analysis of Bruce Harpham's article.  But Andy Jordan posted another excellent article, which became Part 2, so this becomes Part 3.  Carry the 2, divide by the square root of -1, and here we are at Part 3. Bruce Harpham'... Becoming a Climate Change Leader - Part 2 (of 3) https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/72625/becoming-a-climate-change-leader---part-2--of-3- Fri, 01 Jul 2022 17:52:17 GMT I was going to make Part 2 a continuation of Part 1, based on Bruce Harpham’s post.  And indeed, I will continue discussing Bruce’s article as covered in Part 1, but I will do it in a new Part 3.  I’ve chosen to use Part 2 to amplify the even-more-recent post by Andy Jord... Becoming a Climate Change Project Leader - Part 1 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/72561/becoming-a-climate-change-project-leader---part-1 Sun, 26 Jun 2022 16:36:27 GMT Image: Inc. Magazine In this two-part series of posts,  I would like to point you to an excellent post made right here on Projectmanagement.com by Bruce Harpham. It’s entitled Climate Change: Micro and Macro Opportunities for Project Managers It begins: Climate change has arri... Hot Boston: Part 3 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/72350/hot-boston--part-3 Tue, 31 May 2022 21:07:06 GMT In the first two parts of this series, I have discussed the Boston Heat Plan, its inception, and its focus on stakeholder engagement.  The focus is on being resilient to the Heat*.  In this part, I will focus on the way the overall Plan is organized, particularly in terms of an implementat... Hot Boston: Part 2 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/72335/hot-boston--part-2 Sat, 28 May 2022 04:08:19 GMT In Part 1 of this series, I introduced the Boston Heat Plan, and marveled a bit at its thorough planning section.  In Part 2, I take you on a quick tour of the Stakeholder Engagement section.  Notable even in name, this section doesn’t discuss stakeholder management because (as PMI h... Hot Boston: Part 1 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/72139/hot-boston--part-1 Sun, 01 May 2022 00:10:19 GMT Think about hot cities. Not 'hot' as in 'popular' or 'desirable' , or 'interesting.  We're talking physically hot cities. What comes to mind?  For me, I close my eyes and picture wavy heat lines coming up from the ground in places like Timbuktu, Mali, Kuwait... Five Mental Hiccups https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/72069/five-mental-hiccups Sun, 17 Apr 2022 20:18:43 GMT Evolution has changed our minds.  I don’t mean like, whether you prefer nachos or potato chips.  I mean… it has literally changed the way we think. As humans have evolved, we’ve developed heuristics – mental shortcuts, and biases based on those heuristics.  Th... Partnering for Sustainable Progress, Part 2 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/71837/partnering-for-sustainable-progress--part-2 Fri, 01 Apr 2022 04:13:30 GMT In this series of short posts, I’m reviewing examples of projects which have two attributes: (1) they are geared to have a positive effect on social and environmental aspects in terms of their outcomes, benefits, and values, and (2) they involve key partnerships of major stakeholders. In ...