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October 2011 Blog Posts (7)

Saving Lives through Project Management

IPMSA recently held its annual congress, this time in Brisbane, Australia. In the following is a summary of one of the keynote speaker's presentation; Project Management To Save Lives by Chris Cattaway.

The presentation addresses project management as a discipline in the developing world, e.g. as an instrument to tackle events as earth quakes, heavy rain fall that force people to flee. It takes a starting point in Mr. Cattaway's position at Save the Children and his experiences with…


Added by Stine Piilgaard P Nielsen on October 30, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Communicate your Research Findings

Research is also about the sharing of knowledge. But how does one share communicate complicated findings, methods and theory and still ensure that the sharing of knowledge is facilitated?

Bent Flyvbjerg addresses this aspect in From Nobel Prize to Project Management: Getting Risks Right. It provides an overview and tools on how to process findings and data into a readable article.

Perhaps you will find it inspirering!

Read it here:…


Added by DPL-RD on October 26, 2011 at 2:15pm — No Comments


Indlæg af Mubashar Rashid:

Jeg vil gerne kickstarte et debat omkring "forecasting" - både på projekt og portfolio niveau.

1. Hvordan får man effektivt lavet en 12 mdr. forecast for portfolio og får overblik over demand vs. capacity - herunder også planlægge det således at ressourcerne bruges mest optimalt.

2. Hvad er best practice for en optimal planlægning af…

Added by DPL-RD on October 14, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Book review: Leadership and the Project Manager - Developing the Skills that Fuel High Performance

Quoting the book:

"You face some unique leadership challenges as a Project Manager, and this
book and supporting materials are designed to help provide that context, offer
critical development suggestions and highlight some of the major missteps to
avoid on your journey."

Direct Link

Added by DPL-RD on October 14, 2011 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Article: Facilitating changes through project management

How is to possible to ensure that change takes place without headaches and running into problems?

By applying project management tools to facilitating change in organisations, business structures etc., you can avoid the migraine.

Rick Maurer addresses this issue in his article Change Without Migraine, which you read here: Changewithoutmigraines

Added by DPL-RD on October 13, 2011 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Link: Oxford University's Facebook site

Are you interested in following latest news in project management around the world? This link leads you to the Facebook site of British Oxford University. Their Centre of Major Programme Management provides news, inspiration and more on programme management. We at R&D are following them closely and we suggest you do the same, share your viewpoints and insight. Link:…


Added by DPL-RD on October 4, 2011 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Article: Factors influencing the choice of solution-specific business models

A Finnish study examines new business models that suppliers make use of as a result of an increasing amount of attention in project-based firms. The study takes is starting point in the context of project-based firms, and it analyses five solutions for business models which were delivered by a company working with power plants.

The study furthermore identifies which factors that influence the choice of business model in a given situation to reach a satisfactory solution. Read the…


Added by DPL-RD on October 4, 2011 at 11:55am — No Comments

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