Sat, 04 Dec 2021 07:39:23 GMT People, Planet, Profits & Projects https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/264100/people--planet--profits---projects Smart Farming Part 2 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/70898/smart-farming-part-2 Mon, 29 Nov 2021 03:11:01 GMT Cloud Ag visualization showing variable soil carbon levels across a single field. Image credit: Cloud AgCloud This is the second in a series on Smart Farming; this one focusing on things way above the Earth and well, the earth of the Earth.  This is a post about how technology projects can ... Smart Farming Part 1 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/70887/smart-farming-part-1 Sat, 27 Nov 2021 17:19:10 GMT OK folks, time to add a new word to your vocabulary:  Agrivoltaics.  This refers to the practice of installing solar photovoltaic panels on farmland in a way that primary agricultural activities (such as animal grazing, insect resourcing (honey production) and crop/vegetable production... Animal Intelligence: Part 2 of 2 - Winging It! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/70866/animal-intelligence--part-2-of-2---winging-it- Mon, 22 Nov 2021 01:59:54 GMT In Part 1 of this series, I discussed the giant Arapaima fish which is inspiring better designs for body armor.  In this episode, we leap from the fresh waters of the Amazon and other parts of the world to the skies of southern and southeast Asia, to learn about how butterflies are providing th... Animal Intelligence: Part 1 of 2 - The Arapaima https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/70698/animal-intelligence--part-1-of-2---the-arapaima Sun, 31 Oct 2021 00:45:18 GMT This is the first part of a two-part series that is inspired by a tremendous BBC podcast called “30 Animals That Made Us Smarter”.  The real theme here is biomimicry – which is defined by the Biomimicry Institute as “a practice that learns from and mimics the strategies ... GLAW-STAH https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/70540/glaw-stah Sun, 10 Oct 2021 03:10:42 GMT In northeastern Massachusetts you will find a town called Gloucester.  Importantly, it is properly pronounced “GLAW-stah”, not “Glow-chester”.  Not even close. This post, despite the title, is not about pronunciation.  Rather, it somehow interweaves portfoli... Fish Poop-ortunity https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/70454/fish-poop-ortunity Fri, 01 Oct 2021 03:22:07 GMT I read this article in the Cape Cod Times about a project to reshape a company’s business based on the effects of COVID-19 and it inspired this post. As you know, in our project management parlance, risk has two sides – a sort of Janus, two-headed being.  It is threat, of course,... Plastic Happy https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/70423/plastic-happy Mon, 27 Sep 2021 02:48:42 GMT I had just finished teaching a graduate PM course segment about the PMO, and it features a somewhat recent article from PM Network magazine which featured McDonald’s Digital Acceleration project as a Project Of The Year Finalist.  In fact, you can read about this project here.  It&rs... Setting a (sea) Level Example https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/70315/setting-a--sea--level-example Mon, 13 Sep 2021 00:28:23 GMT Picture from WHOI (see below) This is the last Cape Cod-themed blog post of the Summer.  Here on Cape Cod, we’re proud of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).  It’s focused on exploring the oceans, research and educating folks about our oceans.  It is home t... No Cranberries for You - Part 2 of 2 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/70109/no-cranberries-for-you---part-2-of-2 Tue, 24 Aug 2021 03:21:48 GMT As mentioned in the previous post (see Part 1), one outcome of climate change for Cape Cod, and in fact for anyone who likes cranberries, is the potential demise of the cranberry industry here.  This is covered in the Cape Cod Commission Climate Plan, which we introduced in Part 1, but the issu... No Cranberries for YOU! (Part 1 of 2) https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/69915/no-cranberries-for-you----part-1-of-2- Sun, 08 Aug 2021 16:24:12 GMT I am sharing my reaction to this article from the Cape Cod Times which paints a not-so-pretty picture of the future of the ecology (and economy) of Cape Cod.  The article, “Cape Official: A Sense of Urgency” is particularly interesting to PMs because of the sub headline “Commi...