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Jacobs Successfully Completes Project Work for Sunstar Americas

 

P/PM INDUSTRY NEWS

Project management services provided for new manufacturing facility and headquarters

3 August 2016 – Pasadena, CA, USA – Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced today that it has successfully completed project management services for Sunstar Americas, Inc.’s manufacturing facility and North American headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois.

160803-pmwj49-jacobs-SUNSTARUnder the terms of the contract, Jacobs provided overall project management services, including risk, cost, schedule and relocation management; process support; manufacturing execution system development; and project execution mentoring. In addition to expanding the company’s manufacturing capacity, the 302,000 square-foot facility includes a research and design center, specialized manufacturing clean rooms and corporate offices.

In making the announcement, Jacobs Senior Vice President Specialty Chemicals Andrew Berryman stated, “Successfully completing this project with Sunstar demonstrates our global project management and engineering capabilities. We look forward to growing our relationship and providing Sunstar with additional support as they continue to expand their product offerings in various end markets.”

The new facility is home to approximately 400 Sunstar employees; the company anticipates that number to grow substantially in coming years.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of professional technical services. With annual revenues of over $10 billion, Jacobs offers full-spectrum support to industrial, commercial and government clients across multiple markets.  Services include scientific and specialty consulting as well as all aspects of engineering, construction, operations, maintenance and project management. Based in Pasadena, California, USA, Jacobs has more than 200 offices in over 25 countries. More at http://www.jacobs.com/

Source: Jacobs Engineering

 

 

Planview acquires Innotas

 

P/PM INDUSTRY NEWS

New acquisition positions Planview as a leader for Work and Resource Management solutions

1 August 2016 – Austin, Texas, USA – Planview has acquired Innotas to significantly advance its cloud-based IT Project Portfolio Management (PPM) offering for small-to-mid size organizations. Bringing together Innotas and Planview creates the industry’s only provider of solutions that cover the complete spectrum of Work and Resource Management (WRM); addressing the needs of teams, departments, and entire organizations of every maturity level, spanning from the mid-market to global enterprises.

160801-pmwj49-planview-PHOTO“With this acquisition we continue to transform the market and take another big step forward in fulfilling our vision of helping companies globally optimize their resource potential,” said Greg Gilmore, CEO of Planview (pictured). “The addition of Innotas amplifies this vision, creating a Planview that can uniquely work with customers across the globe to support the full spectrum of their Work and Resource Management needs.”

Planview and Innotas share a culture of customer-centricity, product leadership and market innovation, benefiting from deep market expertise, dedicated employees with real-world IT PPM experience and highly engaged customer communities. Both companies have enjoyed industry recognition for this culture.

Recently Innotas was recognized by Gartner as a leader in the Cloud-based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services Magic Quadrant1, and Planview was recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Project and Portfolio Management Software Applications, Worldwide2.

“Joining forces with Planview is an incredible opportunity for our business and customers,” said Kevin Kern, CEO of Innotas. “There are tremendous synergies in our products and culture, that will benefit the marketplace and the Innotas customer base. Two leaders coming together creates potential for accelerating innovation and delivering more business value to customers. The shared passion, direction, and vision of both companies creates an energy and excitement for our employees and we look forward to joining Planview and supporting the effort to bring this opportunity to life.”

The Planview Enterprise and Innotas cloud solutions are perfect complements in the IT PPM market. Innotas has established itself as the leading on-ramp for customers starting out in IT PPM. Its mainstream feature set and delivery model have positioned Innotas as the mid-market standard for IT Project Portfolio Management (PPM). At the same time, Planview Enterprise has built a market-leading reputation for serving advanced practitioners of portfolio management. Robust functionality for both IT and Product Development teams, proven enterprise implementation model, and global reach are the foundations of the Planview Enterprise solution. In coming together, Planview will continue to aggressively invest in both product lines ensuring they continue to drive innovation and thrive within their core market segments.

“With the Planview acquisition of Innotas we are witnessing the emergence of the broader Work and Resource Management (WRM) software category, said Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer, Ventana Research, “Planview is able to address every type of organization – from team to enterprise – that has needs for managing resources and work to optimize highest value encompassing both business and IT portfolios.”

Planview’s comprehensive portfolio of Work and Resource Management Solutions now includes:

  • Projectplace – Collaborative Work Management for projects and teams
  • Innotas – IT PPM for small-to-midsize organizations
  • Planview Enterprise – enterprise-wide Portfolio and Resource Management
  • Troux – enterprise Capability and Technology Management

The newly combined entity will establish Planview as the premier supplier of Work and Resource Management solutions, creating a $180 million global company with approximately 700 employees and more than 3,000 customers. As part of Planview’s continuing global expansion, the acquisition will also create further distribution and delivery synergies that present new growth opportunities for the company.

About Planview

Planview enables organizations to get the most out of their resources and achieve their goals. We are the global leader in Work and Resource Management, with the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of solutions for strategic planning, portfolio and resource management, work collaboration and enterprise architecture. Our solutions span every class of work, resource, and organization; addressing the needs of teams, departments, and entire organizations, from the mid-market to global enterprises. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, our 700 employees serve more than 3,000 enterprise customers worldwide through a culture of product leadership, deep market expertise and highly engaged customer communities. For more information, visit http://www.planview.com/.

About Innotas

Innotas, the leading provider of Cloud Portfolio Management solutions, delivers a seamless way to manage projects, resources and applications across the enterprise. Innotas’s solutions include Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Application Portfolio Management (APM), Resource Management, Agile Portfolio Management, and the Innotas Integration Platform. Among its many recognitions, Innotas received the San Francisco Best Places to Work award again in 2014. Founded in 2006, Innotas is headquartered in San Francisco and has hundreds of customers nationwide, across healthcare, government, education and other industries. For more information, visit http://www.innotas.com/.

Source: Racepoint Global; Planview

 

Wideman Project Management Website updates announced

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

1 August 2016 – Ontario, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular project management website, http://www.maxwideman.com/. According to Max:

140930-pmwj27-wideman-IMAGEThis month: Do you want to know about project management in the Research and Development industry? Then read our review of Ron Basu’s latest book Managing Projects in Research and Development in our Papers & Books department.

The challenge of developing an ISO Standard for Program Management? First we have to agree on what it is. See our latest Musings.

If you are looking for answers, guidelines or templates, check out Max’s Issacons – “Issues and Considerations” – that are presented in bullet form for quick and easy reference by project managers.

Have you seen Max’s book A Management Framework for Project, Program and Portfolio Integration? For information or to order a copy, visit http://www.maxwideman.com/papers/framework_book/intro.htm. Do you have a project management question? Find the answer at: http://www.maxwideman.com/.

Max Wideman is one of the world’s best-known project management authorities. An engineer and professional project manager, his experience includes systems, social and environmental projects, as well as design and engineering projects. He is a Fellow of the Project Management Institute, of which he is past president and chairman and for which he led the development of the 1987 version of the Project Management Body of Knowledge. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), the Engineering Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering. His personal web site at http://www.maxwideman.com/ is a source of superior project management knowledge and information. It is free to the public.

 

PMI Founder Jim Snyder to address UT Dallas Conference

 

PM EVENT & PEOPLE NEWS

PMI Founder to discuss history and future of project management institute at 10th UT Dallas Project Management Symposium on August 12

26 July 2016 – Richardson, TX, USA – Organizers of the 10th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium have announced the keynote speakers and presentation topics for their big August event.  The 2016 symposium will be held during 11-12 August 2016 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) campus in Richardson, Texas, USA.

The theme of the 2016 conference is ‘Project Management: A Key to Business Success’  The two-day symposium is organized by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World JournalTo access conference website, click here.

160726-pmwj49-james-SNYDERThe first keynote speaker on Friday, 12 August, will be James Snyder, Founder and Fellow of the Project Management Institute (PMI®), speaking on the topic of Reflections on the History of Project Management and the Project Management Institute.

Jim Snyder is a Founder of PMI, Fellow of the Institute, former Volunteer Executive Director (1971 ‐ 1984), President and Chair of the Board, and continues to be an active participant in the activities of the Institute. He has been awarded the PMI Man of the Year Award and is an Honorary Life Member of the Institute. The James R. Snyder Knowledge and Wisdom Center at PMI Headquarters is named in his honor. He has served as a member of the PMI Education Foundation Board of Directors and in January of 2006 he was recognized as Chairman Emeritus of the Educational Foundation. The PMIEF Student Paper Award is also named in his honor.

Jim served as project manager for the construction of the PMI World Headquarters in

Newtown Square, PA. The building was completed and occupied on schedule and on budget. He headed the PMI ‐ DVC education project to teach project management to selected Philadelphia and other area high school students. He has developed, and is leading, programs to implement project management programs in K ‐ 12 using project learning techniques to teach 21st Century Skills and Project Management.

Mr. James Snyder retired from SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, now GlaxoSmithKline, in 1997 where his last assignment was Associate Director of Planning & Business Management, Strategic Product Development. Jim has 38 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical Industry in computer sciences, operations research, international marketing, marketing administration and international finance. He has been involved in developing and implementing business systems as well as using project management skill in a wide variety of international projects since 1964. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Drexel University. He served as an officer in the US Army Corps of Engineers from 1961 ‐ 1963 in the US and Germany.

Jim’s presentation aims to put you back to the 1960’s, to help you understand the motivation for the founding of PMI and to give you a look at the time and people. With this bit of history as a backdrop, he will then take a look at what the future may hold for the project management profession and PMI. To understand the project management professional of 2016 and beyond requires an understanding of how we have matured and changed from the project schedulers and planners of the 1960’s. Where did we come from and how did PMI play a role in building a new profession? A look back at the people, places, and environment will not only tell us about our history but will help us to understand where project management may be headed and how you can influence that direction.

Other keynote speakers announced for the 10th UT Dallas PM Symposium include Karen Nocket, Toyota Motors North America – Practical Basics for Standing up A Project; Nellson Burns, HollyFrontier and Eric Stettler, A.T. Kearney – Building a Strategic PMO:  How HollyFrontier Accelerated Their Corporate Growth Strategy Using Industry Best Practices;  Eric Bennett, Brain Performance Institute – Your Brain Performance; and Joel Carboni, IPMA USA – What do the Sustainable Development Goals Have to do with Project Management?

Group discounts are available: Register here now

The annual UT Dallas PM symposium is a traditional two-day conference, with keynote speakers each morning and to conclude the event, multiple tracks of professional presentations by both experts and practicing professionals whose abstracts and papers were accepted (through a blind peer-review process), a Thursday evening reception, networking lunches and multiple opportunities to listen to experts, meet new people and increase knowledge.

This year, all conference abstracts, papers and presentations are being aligned with PMI’s Talent Triangle and PMBOK knowledge areas (topics) to ensure that attendees can receive professional development units (PDUs) for PMP recertification.  Attendees can receive up to 16 PDUs by attending the full two-day symposium. To see full program, read abstracts and speaker bios, or to register, click here.

The Project Management Program at The UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education Center in UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management, students can earn a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with project management emphasis.  UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is registered with the PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. With more than 400,000 members in over 200 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s largest membership association for project management. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of PMI’s largest components.  To learn more, visit www.pmidallas.org

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about programs, projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN 2330-4480) and is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases for corporations, libraries and schools. To read the latest edition, go to www.pmworldjournal.net.

The PMWJ is produced by PM World, which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM).  To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

 

Déjà vu rate available for November PM Conference in Johannesburg

 

FUTURE PM EVENT NEWS

PMSA 2016 national project management conference opens for early registration

25 July 2016 – Johannesburg, South Africa – Project Management South Africa (PMSA) will hold their 2016 biennial national conference under the theme of “Harnessing the Power of Innovation” at The Wanderers Club, Illovo, Johannesburg, Gauteng during 9-11 November 2016. PMSA is offering its discounted “déjà vu” rate for R6000 for a limited time, so register early.  To access the conference website, click here.

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The speed of change is increasing exponentially, often to the detriment of organisations who struggle to determine which change is applicable and how to manage it to their benefit. Many see “innovation” as the solution. The call is often for creativity and a shift in culture which will enable leaders and employees to optimise change. But how to achieve this is the question.

Project management often provides the ideal environment in which to harness innovation. It requires project managers’ skills sets to include the ability and know-how to encourage and develop creative thinking to achieve results within the parameters set by the project. It’s about developing the ability to marry the traditionally structured, output-driven project management approach with “out-of-the-box thinking. The PMSA 2016 Conference aims to aid project managers in developing their own innovative skills which they can apply to their teams, as well as to intrinsically innovative projects that they have to manage.

This year’s PMSA National Conference features its popular, traditional programme format on Day 1 and 2 offering delegates hard hitting keynote addresses, thought provoking plenary sessions and breakaway streams looking at case studies, industry best practices and research papers exploring the overarching theme. On Day 3 of the conference PMSA brings its own fresh, innovative take on the programme and introduces a highly interactive expo bringing together representatives of stakeholders in the professional development of project managers at various career stages. Short, punchy, focussed talks every hour will put across the need-to-know best practice information that can guide your journey. Take a look at the Programme at a Glance for more information here.

Project Management South Africa (PMSA) is a Section 21 (not-for-gain) professional association representing the interests of project, programme and portfolio management practitioners in South Africa.  PMSA has a membership of over 1 500 project management practitioners at various career stages and has existed as an autonomous representative body for over 15 years. PMSA sponsors regional and national conferences and other events on a regular basis.  For more information, visit www.projectmanagement.org.za or contact [email protected].

Source: Project Management South Africa

 

 

APM election season begins in UK

 

P/PM PROFESSION NEWS

Nominations for 2016 APM Board are now open through 21 September

22 July 2016 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) in the UK has announced that it is now accepting nominations for their 2016 board election.

160722-pmwj49-apm-LOGOAPM has a democratic process for electing its board. The APM board is comprised of members and elected by members. They are seeking candidates to help lead the association who are committed, high calibre and experienced individuals.  The ability to think and act strategically is considered a prerequisite.  Previous experience of working at senior executive and board level is therefore highly desirable.

Diversity on the board is also desired so nominations are sought from members who can bring a broad range of backgrounds, skills and experiences.  If you are not personally interested, please consider encouraging others to stand.  Any full member or fellow of APM who feels they have what it takes to fulfil this key role is encouraged to submit a nomination form by 21 September.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to read the briefing pack in full.  The nominations form is included within it. For a first-hand account of what the APM is looking for and the benefits of serving on the board, watch Sue Kershaw discuss exactly what it takes to be an APM board member and learn how you could be part of the future of APM. Once all nominations have been received, full members will review and elect their preferred candidates. The timeline for the elections is as follows:

21 September 2016 – Nominations close
10 October 2016 – Elections open
10 November 2016 – Elections close
21 November 2016 – Results announced at the AGM

If you have any queries, please contact the APM secretary; details are in the briefing pack.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members. The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA). More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

Source: Association for Project Management

 

Saya Askarova in Kazakhstan completes research internship for PM World Library

 

PM RESEARCH & PEOPLE NEWS

Project management student at Kazakh-British Technical University in Almaty completes research internship for PM World Library

20 July 2016 – Dallas, TX, USA and Almaty, Kazakhstan – PM World has announced that Ms Saya Askarova has completed her project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL). Saya began her internship in late February and completed the program on 15 July 2016. See her intern profile and research results at https://pmworldjournal.net/saya-askarova/

 160212 - Saya Askarova 250x croppedSaya Askarova is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Supply Chain and Project Management at Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She holds a BS degree in Economics. During her studies at Sejong University (Seoul, South Korea), as part of her BS exchange program, she contributed to establishing educational partnership projects between the two countries. Besides her studies, Saya is engaged as a manager with the KBTU in delivering recruitment and networking projects and initiatives.

The PMWL project management research program offers project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the library, and introductions to others around the world. To learn more about this program and the dynamic students who are participating, go to https://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Ms Askarova provided some very interesting resources for the library, including information about a number of mega projects underway in her country, in the mining, transportation and public sectors. ”

Saya stated, “I found the internship experience with pm world library very useful. I discussed it with Professor Narbaev on several occasions and with friends at school. I encourage project management students everywhere to look into the program.”

Pells added, “Saya contributed resources on a very regular basis, moving through the program in 18 weeks. She was very efficient and her reports were excellent. As our first intern from Kazakhstan, she also helped us learn more about projects and project management there. I want to thank her again for her research and contributions.”

In addition to visibility and credit for their contributions, interns receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships. Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact [email protected].

In addition to the research internships, all students can receive two years of free PMWL membership. Go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/ or contact [email protected]

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management (P/PM). The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global resource for sharing P/PM knowledge. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to https://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. Follow the PMWL on Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

SpaceX delivers again

 

NEWS FROM FASCINATING PROGRAMS & PROJECTS

NASA Sends Trailblazing Science, Cargo to International Space Station aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission

18 July 2016 – Washington, DC, USA – NASA has announced that instruments to perform the first-ever DNA sequencing in space, and the first international docking adapter for commercial spacecraft, are among the cargo scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station after Monday’s launch of the SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services-9 (CRS-9) mission.

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft launched at 12:45 a.m. EDT on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida with almost 5,000 pounds of cargo. The spacecraft will be grappled to the space station at 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, by NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, supported by NASA astronaut Kate Rubins.

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“Each commercial resupply flight to the space station is a significant event. Everything, from the science to the spare hardware and crew supplies, is vital for sustaining our mission,” said Kirk Shireman, NASA’s International Space Station Program manager. “With equipment to enable novel experiments never attempted before in space, and an international docking adapter vital to the future of U.S. commercial crew spacecraft, we’re thrilled this Dragon has successfully taken flight.”

The mission is the company’s ninth cargo flight to the station under NASA’s CRS contract. Dragon’s cargo will support dozens of the more than 250 science and research investigations during the station’s Expeditions 48 and 49.

DNA testing aboard the space station typically requires collecting samples and returning them to Earth. The Biomolecule Sequencer seeks to demonstrate, for the first time, that DNA sequencing is feasible in microgravity using a crew-operated, miniaturized device to identify microbes, diagnose diseases, monitor crew health and possibly help detect DNA-based life off the Earth.

Maintaining safe temperatures is difficult in space where there is no atmosphere to moderate the extreme heat and cold provided by direct, unfiltered sunlight. The Phase Change Heat Exchanger, a NASA investigation to test temperature control technology for future spacecraft, uses a continual process of freezing and thawing to maintain temperatures inside a spacecraft, thereby protecting crews and equipment.

The crew also will test a new efficient, three-dimensional solar cell.

Millions of Americans experience bone loss resulting from disease or the reduced effects of gravity that can occur in immobilized patients. New ground-based studies are using magnetic levitation equipment to simulate these gravity-related changes. Research delivered under the station’s role as a U.S. National Laboratory includes OsteoOmics, a test to determine whether magnetic levitation accurately simulates the free-fall conditions of microgravity by comparing genetic expression in different types of bone cells.

Improved understanding of the mechanisms behind bone loss could lead to better ways to prevent it during space missions. This also could contribute to better prevention of, and treatments for, bone loss as a result of diseases like osteopenia and osteoporosis, or from prolonged bed rest.

Another National Lab investigation called Heart Cells studies how microgravity changes the human heart, and how those changes vary from one individual to another. Future exploration of the moon, asteroids or Mars will require long periods of space travel, which creates increased risk of health problems such as muscle atrophy, including possible atrophy of heart muscle. Heart cells cultured aboard the space station for one month will be analyzed for cellular and molecular changes. Results could advance the study of heart disease and the development of drugs and cell replacement therapy.

Dragon is scheduled to depart the space station Monday, Aug. 29. After splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, west of Baja California, more than 3,300 pounds of science, hardware, crew supplies and spacewalk tools will be returned to shore.

For more than 15 years, humans have lived and worked continuously aboard the International Space Station, advancing scientific knowledge and demonstrating new technologies, making research breakthroughs not possible on Earth that will enable long-duration human and robotic exploration into deep space. A truly global endeavor, more than 200 people from 18 countries have visited the unique microgravity laboratory that has hosted more than 1,900 research investigations from researchers in more than 95 countries.

Keep up with the International Space Station, and its research and crews, at: http://www.nasa.gov/station

Learn more about SpaceX’s resupply mission at: http://www.nasa.gov/spacex

Created in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is America’s focal point for research, development and exploration of outer space. For over 50 years, NASA has been leading the world in the development and usage of advanced program and project management. Additional information about NASA can be found at www.nasa.gov.

Source: NASA

Image: courtesy of NASA

 

Hill International Selected as Project Manager for Two New Hospitals in Kuwait

 

PM INDUSTRY NEWS

18 July 2016 – Philadelphia, USA and Kuwait City, Kuwait – Hill International has announced that it has received a letter of award from Health Assurance Hospitals Company (Dhaman) to provide project and construction management services in connection with the construction of two new hospitals in Kuwait.  The three-year contract has an estimated value to Hill of approximately KWD 3.9 million ($13.1 million).

160718-pmwj48-Hill-IMAGEThese projects entail the construction of two 300-bed secondary care hospitals, staff accommodation buildings and parking facilities. The hospitals will be located in Al Ahmadi and Al Jahra. (Image: master plan for new Al Jahra hospital, courtesy of EPR architects, UK)

Health Assurance Hospitals Company (Dhaman) was established as a public-private partnership as part of the State of Kuwait’s National Healthcare Expansion Plan.  In response to a projected population growth of two million people by 2026, Dhaman plans to build secondary care hospitals and primary health clinics in various locations across Kuwait.

“We look forward to helping Dhaman deliver these important hospital projects,” said Mohammed Al Rais, Regional President (Middle East) for Hill’s Project Management Group.  “We understand the importance of timely delivery for these types of healthcare facilities and we are confident that our team will meet or exceed all expectations,” added Al Rais.

Hill International (NYSE:HIL), with 4,600 employees in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, and other construction project services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets.  For more information, visit www.hillintl.com.

Source: Hill International

 

Toyota Executive to keynote 10th Annual UT Dallas PM Symposium

 

FUTURE PM EVENT NEW

Toyota VP to share project experience, including one of largest corporate relocations to North Texas and new campus technologies

15 July 2016 – Richardson, TX, USA – Organizers of the 10th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium have announced the keynote speakers and presentation topics for their big August event. The 2016 symposium will be held during 11-12 August 2016 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) campus in Richardson, Texas, USA.

The theme of the 2016 conference is ‘Project Management: A Key to Business Success’ The two-day symposium is organized by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal. To access conference website, click here.

160715-pmwj49-Karen-Nocket-PHOTOThe first keynote speaker announced is Karen Nocket, Vice President, Enterprise Services, Toyota Motors North America.

Karen Nocket oversees operations, design and engineering, infrastructure PMO, service management, security systems, and IT strategies for Toyota in the United States. Nocket has led critical initiatives that delivered a North America Office 365 cloud, an open source private cloud, and a technology uplift program that improved the health of the infrastructure by more than 50 percent.

During her more than 25 years with Toyota, Nocket has held roles as a corporate manager and Business Technology Systems (BTS) divisional information officer, chief architect, Information Systems, and has also led many development initiatives, including the industry ‐ leading Lexus Dealer System, the Toyota Dealer Network and the Toyota Industrial Equipment Dealer Network Nocket earned her bachelor’s degree in business computers at California Polytechnic State University.

Karen will speak on the topic of “Practical Basics for Standing up A Project.” Are there repeatable basics for a successful Project? Yes! There are many frameworks and templates that aid in the standing up and running of projects that help ensure success. Karen Nocket, VP Enterprise Services for Toyota, will share real world examples that are used in managing projects ranging from small to very large. This includes team structure, layers of governance, risk management, effective meetings, status, planning, communication, change management, and team spirit. The goal of this presentation is to provide practical takeaways that can be used in your next project.

Other keynote speakers announced for the 10th UT Dallas PM Symposium include Nellson Burns, HollyFrontier and Eric Stettler, A.T. Kearney – Building a Strategic PMO:  How HollyFrontier Accelerated Their Corporate Growth Strategy Using Industry Best Practices; Eric Bennett, Brain Performance Institute – Your Brain Performance; James Snyder, Project Management Institute – Reflections on the History of Project Management and the Project Management Institute; and Joel Carboni, IPMA USA – What do the Sustainable Development Goals Have to do with Project Management?

Group discounts are available: Register here now

The annual UT Dallas PM symposium is a traditional two-day conference, with keynote speakers each morning and to conclude the event, multiple tracks of professional presentations by both experts and practicing professionals whose abstracts and papers were accepted (through a blind peer-review process), a Thursday evening reception, networking lunches and multiple opportunities to listen to experts, meet new people and increase knowledge.

This year, all conference abstracts, papers and presentations are being aligned with PMI’s Talent Triangle and PMBOK knowledge areas (topics) to ensure that attendees can receive professional development units (PDUs) for PMP recertification. Attendees can receive up to 16 PDUs by attending the full two-day symposium. To see full program, read abstracts and speaker bios, or to register, click here.

The Project Management Program at The UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education Center in UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management, students can earn a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with project management emphasis. UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is registered with the PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. With more than 400,000 members in over 200 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s largest membership association for project management. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of PMI’s largest components. To learn more, visit www.pmidallas.org

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about programs, projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN 2330-4480) and is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases for corporations, libraries and schools. To read the latest edition, go to https://www.pmworldjournal.net/.

The PMWJ is produced by PM World, which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

 

APM Project Management Awards November 7 in London

 

FUTURE P/PM EVENT NEWS

Popular British TV news presenter and journalist Kate Silverton to host awards

15 July 2016 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced that accomplished TV presenter and journalist Kate Silverton is to host this year’s prestigious APM Project Management Awards ceremony.  The APM Awards dinner will be held 7 November at the London Hilton on Park Lane in London.

160715-pmwJ48-apm-SILVERTONKate is a key member of the national News team, regularly presenting the Six O’Clock and One O’Clock news. She has covered major assignments at home and abroad, won praise for her reporting from Iraq and has been named the BT Journalist of the Year.

Kate follows a string of high profile personalities who have hosted the event in previous years, such as Justin Webb, Steph McGovern, Fi Glover, Chris Hollins, Angela Rippon, Bill Turnbull, Adrian Chiles and Andrew Castle.

Join in the celebrations and book your place today at APM’s most glamorous event.

APM is offering a number of special table packages such as the platinum package that includes a professionally taken table photo and mount, eight bottles of wine, two bottles of champagne and an 80 word profile to go on the APM website.

View the APM infographic showing the APM Awards process step-by-step.

The finalists will be announced on Monday 25 July.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 500 corporate members.  The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

Source: Association for Project Management

 

 

Better Practices of Project Management

 

P/PM PUBLISHING NEWS

Based on IPMA Competences, ICB Version 4, by John Harmarij published by Van Haren

14 July 2016 – Zaltbommel, Netherlands – Van Haren Publishing has announced the publication of a new book Better Practices of Project Mangement, 4th Edition, based on IPMA Competences and the ICB Version 4.  The book’s author is John Hermarij.  This is the revised edition of the first text book In English specially developed for training for IPMA-D and IPMA-C exams, now based on Version 4 of IPMA’s International Competence Baseline (ICB).

160714-pmwj48-vanharen-BOOKIn this 4th edition, the text has been restructured to align with the structure of the competence elements in the ICB version 4, divided into Practice competences, People competences and Perspective competences. Therefore, this book will be essential guidance and study book for everyone studying for the IPMA-D, IPMA-C and IPMA-B exams. Besides that, it is an extremely rich source book for those project managers that have committed themselves to a lifelong professional development.

In addition, the book had to be applicable to groups of project managers originating from diverse cultures. For this reason, this is not a book that tells how a Westerner must behave in an Arab or an Asian country, but one that looks at the different subjects covered in the ICB, as seen from diverse cultural standpoints.

Each chapter is based on the same structure: Key concepts, Introduction, Actions that lead to competence development, Self-assessment, Special topics, Assignments. Text boxes, additional to the main text, give additional explanation to the main text.

An elaborate Index of terms allows that this book can be used as a highly up-to- information source to all aspects of project management. Next to all that, a web-site is available with videos, discussion fora on specific topics, and the opportunity to discuss with the author. Learn more about the book here.

Van Haren Publishing (VHP) specializes in titles on Best Practices, methods and standards within four domains: IT and IT Management; Architecture (Enterprise and IT); Business Management; and Project Management.  Based in The Netherlands, Van Haren Publishing offers a wide collection of whitepapers, templates, free e-books, trainer materials and more, in Dutch, English and other languages, in the Van Haren Publishing Knowledge Base. For the latest information on VHP publications, visit: www.vanharen.net

Source: Van Haren Publishing

 

Oke Yusuf Olawale in Nigeria completes Project Management Research Internship

 

PM RESEARCH & PEOPLE NEWS

Project management student at Federal University of Technology Akure completes research internship for PM World Library

12 July 2016 – Dallas, TX, USA and Abuja, Nigeria – PM World has announced that Mr Oke Yusuf Olawale has completed his project management research internship for the PM World Library (PMWL).  Yusuf began his internship in February and completed the program on 31 June 2016.  See his intern profile and research results at https://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/oke-yusuf-olawale/

160215 - OKE YUSUF - PHOTO 150xOke Yusuf Olawale (pictured) is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Project Management Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Ondo State, Nigeria. Yusuf is an active member of the International Project Management Association Young Crew (IPMA YC Nigeria) and also a registered member of the IPMA Nigeria known as Project Managers Development Association of Nigeria (PMDAN).

During four years of his academics pursuit, Yusuf has held titles such as Judge of the FUTA Students’ Union (FUTASU), Education and Training Officer, and Presently the Project Director at IPMA YC FUTA, Nigeria.  He also participated in the 2015 Global e-Collaboration Competition (GeCCO 2015).

The PMWL project management research program was launched in late 2015 to offer project management students the opportunity to conduct research and identify new resources for the library in exchange for recognition, visibility, five years of free access to the library, and introductions to others around the world.  To learn more about this program and the dynamic students who are participating, go to https://pmworldjournal.net/university-interns/

According to David Pells, PMWL managing director, “Yusuf was very active, researching various project management education and technology topics, providing new resources for the library at least once per week.  He often submitted multiple research results.”

Yusuf stated, “I am very interested in project management, so this research internship was both interesting and useful.  My professors liked the idea and I’ve learned a lot about project management around the world, just by exploring the pm world library.  I appreciate this opportunity.”

Pells added, “We are gaining more readers and library members in Nigeria, partially due to Mr. Olawale’s efforts.  He identified project management programs at several Nigerian universities, about which most people in the world knew nothing.  We thank him for his research and great contributions.”

In addition to visibility and credit for their contributions, interns receive a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation on successful completion. To learn more, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/students/ and scroll down to internships. Interested students, professors or university representatives can contact [email protected].

In addition to the research internships, all students can receive two years of free PMWL membership.  Go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/who-gets-free-basic-access/ or contact [email protected]

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management (P/PM).  The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World, which also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a global resource for sharing P/PM knowledge.  To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to www.pmworldjournal.net.  To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net. Follow the PMWL on Facebook, LinkedIn or @pmworldlibrary.

 

APM Conference in Manchester

 

FUTURE P/PM EVENT NEWS

One day project management event scheduled for 8 December in Northern England

10 July 2016 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) in UK has announced that it is bringing its award-winning project management conference to Manchester with a daylong event dedicated to how we form the Northern Powerhouse. The event will take place on 8 December 2016 at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium, a venue which iconises the regeneration of the north and continues to draw in revenue and sports fans from across the world.

160710-pmwj48-apm-IMAGEThe APM Project Management Conference Manchester, which is sponsored by BAE Systems, will provide an intensive day of knowledge sharing and insights from a range of industry experts, exploring infrastructure, communication and technology projects all designed to re-vitalise traditional industrial heartlands in the north of England.

Setting the scene for the three streams of presentations by industry and political leaders will be keynote speaker and literary director of the Royal Historical Society Emma Griffin. Emma has been selected as one of BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Thinkers and is frequently seen on a variety of TV and radio programmes.

Further speakers will be announced in the near future, for more information visit the conference homepage or for group bookings contact the events team on 01844 271681.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 500 corporate members. The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA). More information at http://www.apm.org.uk/

Source: Association for Project Management

 

 

30 new works by 36 authors added to PM World Library

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

PM World Collection grows to 1805 project management articles, papers & other works by 797 different authors in more than 60 countries

10 July 2016– Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that 30 new articles, papers and other original works about program and project management (P/PM) have been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) this month.  These contributions by 36 different authors in 16 different countries were published in the July 2016 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ).  They can now be found among the most recent papers, articles and book reviews on the PMWL home page at www.pmworldlibrary.net.

150409-pmwj33-40-PMWL logoThe new additions bring the total in the PM World Collection to over 1805 original works by more than 790 different authors in 60+ countries.  The collection is growing each month by approximately 30 new works by many different authors; of the 36 authors this month,14 were new to the journal and library.  Profiles of all authors in the library, along with access to their works, can be found at http://pmworldlibrary.net/author-showcase/.

According to PMWL Director David Pells, “We are publishing papers from more developing economies each month, places where project management is being taught in graduate schools and where PM is being taken very seriously.  It seems that our sharing of knowledge is going in all directions now, east to west, south to south, south to north and so forth.  What a great trend!”

New authors in June included Junaid Aftab (Pakistan), Muhammad Shakil Ahmad (Pakistan), Uzma Anjum (Pakistan), Charles Bokor (Canada), Louise Hart (Australia), Kim Hobson (USA), Tariq Hussain (Canada), Ali Haider Khan (Pakistan), Bilal Khan (Pakistan), Sherri Norris (USA), Abdul Wahid Sherani (Pakistan), Badri Srinivasan (India) and Chrisjan R. van Wyk (South Africa). New works from 22 authors already included in the library were also added.

“The Brexit vote in the UK on 23 June was a major political event with global repercussions affecting many projects,” Pells adds.  “Three authors in the UK provided articles with perspectives on the aftermath.  This is also a great trend.  Project managers and project-oriented organizations are often affected by both local and international events. If this is the case where you are, please share your experience or perspective in a report or commentary article for the journal.”

In addition to the original papers, more news articles were added to the library archives this month, bringing the total to well over 1,500 articles.  News archives can be accessed at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-news/.  See archives of past editions of the PMWJ at http://pmworldlibrary.net/ppm-journals-and-magazines/.

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM).  The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World that also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world.  To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net; to learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net. Follow on Facebook, LinkedIn or @pmworldlibrary.

Editor’s note: Access to all authors and works in the PM World Library is free although registration may be required. See the Scholar Membership for access to major databases of business books, magazines, journals and other resources.  If you have any comments or questions, contact [email protected].

 

 

Lighting up and Powering Africa

 

OTHER NEWS AFFECTING PROJECTS & PM

AfDB boosts Eskom’s electricity generation capacity with a USD 1.34 billion jumbo loan

8 July 2016 – Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire and Pretoria, South Africa – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced that within the context of the New Deal on Energy for Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and South Africa’s power utility (Eskom) on Wednesday, July 7, 2016 in Johannesburg, signed loan facilities for a USD 1.34 billion towards Eskom’s capital expenditure program.

160708-pmwj48-escom-LOGOEskom’s 2016-2020 capital expenditure program includes investments in new generation, plant refurbishment, transmission lines, and capacity building in excess of USD 17 billion. This will help reduce load shedding and increase energy reliability in South Africa and in the southern African region.

AfDB estimates this will help boost electricity generation in Africa by nearly 10%, heralding progress toward Bank’s vision to achieve universal access to energy by 2025 under the New Deal for Energy in Africa.

Leveraging its AAA-rating, AfDB has arranged USD 965 million through participation arrangements with nine commercial banks, which include: Bank of China, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, CaixaBank, Citibank, HSBC, JP Morgan Chase, KfW IPEX Bank, Siemens Bank, and Standard Chartered. The operation represents the largest syndicated A/B Loan arranged to-date in Africa and an important milestone for AfDB’s cross-border mobilization efforts.

By 2020, Eskom’s capital expenditure program is expected to increase South Africa’s electricity generation by nearly 11,000 MW and expand its transmission network by over 9,500 Km. Following the success of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer (REIPP) Programme, which is expected to increase electricity generation by a further 5,000 MW by 2019, AfDB’s investment will be partly directed at the construction of the transmission network required to evacuate power from South Africa’s IPP programs. The REIPP Programme has attracted USD 14 billion in investment, of which nearly 30% constitutes foreign direct investment, providing a significant boost to GDP growth in South Africa.

“South Africa has the third most attractive renewable energy market across emerging markets (behind China and Brazil) and this program, spearheaded by the South African Department of Energy, is an example of how to approach green growth in Africa,” says Stefan Nalletamby, Acting Vice-President for Private Sector, Infrastructure, and Regional Integration at the AfDB.

South Africa trades approximately 5% of its energy capacity with neighbouring countries in the Southern Africa region. While the country imports electricity from Mozambique, South Africa is a net exporter of energy to Zambia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. Moreover, Eskom is considered to be a major “anchor” to upcoming regional energy projects, including Inga III. “By expanding electricity generation, AfDB seeks to support industrialization and job creation,” says AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina, “with the principal objective of improving the quality of life for the people of South Africa and the larger region.”

The signing represents AfDB’s second private-sector operation with Eskom, which builds on its USD 500 million non-sovereign corporate loan approved in 2008. Since 2008, AfDB has also extended three public sector loans to Eskom with funds in excess of USD 1.35 billion, including funding from its Clean Technology Fund.

Coupled with its USD 142 million support on Xina Solar One in 2014, a part of the REIPP Programme, these operations help demonstrate AfDB’s continued commitment to developing Africa’s energy sector.

For more about AfDB activities in South Africa, go to http://www.afdb.org/en/news-and-events/south-africa/

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is a regional multilateral development finance institution established in 1964 to mobilize resources towards the economic and social progress of its Regional Member Countries. Headquartered in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the Bank promotes economic and social development in African states, providing financing for programs and projects across the continent.  For more information, visit www.adbg.org.

Source: African Development Bank

 

 

$36.8 Billion Tengiz oil field expansion in Kazakhstan gets financing go ahead

 

PROJECT NEWS

Wellhead Pressure Control Project engages western oil companies in development of massive oil field in Western Kazakhstan

Reported by Assylkhan Ziyash in Almaty

5 July 2016 – Astana, Kazakhstan – The Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and “Tengizchevroil” LLP (TCO) have announced the final decision on the financing of the project and future expansion of Wellhead Pressure Control Project (WPCP), which will be the next step in the expansion of production capacity of the Tengiz field located in western Kazakhstan. Currently, the cost of (WPCP) is estimated at $36.8 billion USD together with the reserve for unforeseen expenses and increase. First oil production is scheduled for 2022.

160705-pmwj48-Ziyash-IMAGEThe Wellhead Pressure Control Project will use sour gas injection technology, successfully implemented in the previous projects, expanding the production capacity of TCO in 2008. Tengiz crude oil production capacity will increase approximately by 12 mln. tons per year or 260 thousand barrels per day, around 39 million tons per year or 850 thousand barrels per day. During the period of maximum productivity, it will exceed 900 thousand barrels per day.

Implementation of Wellhead Pressure Control will increase production volumes and ensure full utilization of the processing capacity of existing Tengiz plants by reducing the wellhead pressure flowing and increase pressure on the existing complex on six production lines.

LLP “Tengizchevroil” – is a Kazakhstani partnership engaged in the exploration, development, production and marketing of crude oil, LPG, dry gas and sulfur. TCO conducts its activities in accordance with the requirements of the safety standards and world-class environmental protection.

LLP “Tengizchevroil” was formed in April 1993 by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and “Chevron” corporation. Currently, among the partners are: “Chevron” – 50% of shares, JSC “KazMunayGas” -20%, “ExxonMobil Kazakhstan Ventures Inc.”. – 25% and “LukArco” – 5%.

For more information, visit http://en.energo.gov.kz/index.php?id=6137

 

Track presentations at 10th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium to be aligned with PMI’s Talent Triangle

 

FUTURE PM EVENT NEWS

Abstracts and speaker bios now available on symposium website

2 July 2016 – Richardson, TX, USA – Organizers of the 10th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium have announced that all track papers and presentations this year have been aligned with PMI’s Talent Triangle. The 2016 symposium will be held during 11-12 August 2016 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) campus in Richardson, Texas, USA. The theme of the 2016 conference is ‘Project Management: A Key to Business Success

160702-pmwj48-pmi-utd JINDALThe two-day symposium is organized by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal. To access conference website, click here.

Presentations each year are aimed at industries in the North Texas area, including: Healthcare, Information Systems and Technology, Telecommunications, New Product Development, Oil and Gas, Sports, and Public Projects and Programs – and topics of interest to project management professionals in those industries, including Agile, PMOs, leadership, teamwork, value creation and many others.

This year, all conference abstracts, papers and presentations are being aligned with PMI’s Talent Triangle and PMBOK knowledge areas (topics) to ensure that attendees can receive professional development units (PDUs) for PMP recertification. Attendees can receive up to 16 PDUs by attending the full two-day symposium. To read abstracts and speaker bios, click here.

The annual UT Dallas PM symposium is a traditional two-day conference, with keynote speakers each morning and to conclude the event, multiple tracks of professional presentations by both experts and practicing professionals whose abstracts and papers were accepted (through a blind peer-review process), a Thursday evening reception, networking lunches and multiple opportunities to listen to experts, meet new people and increase knowledge. The full program will be announced soon.

Early registration and group discounts are still available through July 11.

The Project Management Program at The UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education Center in UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management, students can earn a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with project management emphasis. UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is registered with the PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. With more than 400,000 members in over 200 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s largest membership association for project management. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of PMI’s largest components. To learn more, visit http://www.pmidallas.org/

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about programs, projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN 2330-4480) and is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases for corporations, libraries and schools. To read the latest edition, go to www.pmworldjournal.net.

The PMWJ is produced by PM World, which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

Wideman Project Management Website updates announced

 

PM EDUCATION NEWS

1 July 2016 – Ontario, Canada – Max Wideman has announced updates to his popular project management website, www.maxwideman.com.  According to Max:

150701-pmwj36-wideman-PHOTOThis month, Guest Patrick Weaver concludes with Part 2 of his paper in which he describes the four management layers that make up the Project Delivery Capability and its five levels of potential management maturity. It is climbing this ladder that brings home the added value.

In Musings, author Kiron Bondale presents some warnings and advice about Crossing the Sector Expertise Chasm, while Max does a reality check – on switching jobs from one industry to another.
If you are looking for answers, guidelines or templates, check out Max’s Issacons – “Issues and Considerations” – that are presented in bullet form for quick and easy reference by project managers.

Have you seen Max’s book A Management Framework for Project, Program and Portfolio Integration?  For information or to order a copy, visit http://www.maxwideman.com/papers/framework_book/intro.htm.  Do you have a project management question? Find the answer at: http://www.maxwideman.com.

Max Wideman is one of the world’s best-known project management authorities. An engineer and professional project manager, his experience includes systems, social and environmental projects, as well as design and engineering projects. He is a Fellow of the Project Management Institute, of which he is past president and chairman and for which he led the development of the 1987 version of the Project Management Body of Knowledge. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), the Engineering Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering. His personal web site at http://www.maxwideman.com is a source of superior project management knowledge and information. It is free to the public.

 

Brexit! UK citizens vote to LEAVE European Union

 

OTHER NEWS AFFECTING PROJECTS & PM

David Cameron issues statement prior to resigning; impact and implications far and wide

24 June 2016 – London, UK – Citizens of the United Kingdom (UK) voted in a special nation-wide referendum on Thursday, 23 June, to leave the European Union (EU). The voting results were 51.9% leave to 48.1% remain. David Cameron’s office issued an official statement from the Prime Minister on the results of the referendum this morning. Below is an excerpt:

160624-pmwj48-UK-CAMERON“The country has just taken part in a giant democratic exercise – perhaps the biggest in our history. Over 33 million people – from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar – have all had their say.

We should be proud of the fact that in these islands we trust the people with these big decisions.

We not only have a parliamentary democracy, but on questions about the arrangements for how we are governed, there are times when it is right to ask the people themselves, and that is what we have done.

The British people have voted to leave the European Union and their will must be respected.

I want to thank everyone who took part in the campaign on my side of the argument, including all those who put aside party differences to speak in what they believed was the national interest.

And let me congratulate all those who took part in the Leave campaign – for the spirited and passionate case that they made.

The will of the British people is an instruction that must be delivered. It was not a decision that was taken lightly, not least because so many things were said by so many different organisations about the significance of this decision.

So there can be no doubt about the result.

Across the world people have been watching the choice that Britain has made. I would reassure those markets and investors that Britain’s economy is fundamentally strong.

And I would also reassure Brits living in European countries, and European citizens living here, that there will be no immediate changes in your circumstances. There will be no initial change in the way our people can travel, in the way our goods can move or the way our services can be sold.

We must now prepare for a negotiation with the European Union. This will need to involve the full engagement of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland governments to ensure that the interests of all parts of our United Kingdom are protected and advanced…”

To read the full statement by the UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron, click here.

The Prime Minister also announced his resignation this morning.

To access more information about the referendum and what it means for Britain, click here.

News of the UK’s referendum on EU membership has been carried by the media worldwide for many days, and around the clock for the last 48 hours. To learn more, conduct your own internet search on this topic.

 



Editor’s note: Major political events or changes can have a significant impact on the project management profession. The departure of the UK from the EU will have many and widespread repercussions, not only across the UK and Europe but also in the United States and globally. What will the impacts be on investment, projects and the PM profession? What will the affects be on international supply chains and trade, financial markets, global security and geopolitics? What will the impact be, if any, on the campaigns and upcoming presidential election in the USA? Will other European countries follow the UK example? Will Scotland go for independence again? How will any of these issues or changes affect your project, organization or career? If you have an opinion, please consider authoring a Commentary article for publication in the PM World Journal; send articles to [email protected]