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The PM National Conference will take place in Ireland on April 19th 2012.
The Project Management Centre for Excellence at the University of Maryland has recently begun a partnership with PM World Today to launch a new book review program. PM graduate students have been asked to review a number of books from 11 different publishers with 8 books currently underway. In addition, doctoral candidate David Choy, has interviewed the first reviewer; Michael O’Connor, and created a podcast which has kicked off with a candid discussion about Gower author Michael Cavanagh’s new book Second Order Project Management.
The 200th episode of The Project Management Podcast is released today, celebrating 6 years of bringing project management topics to beginners and experts. The four-part episode includes interviews with twenty project management experts who all provide their unique opinions about the number-one challenge that project management is facing today. The project management gurus sharing their expertise with listeners include Mark Perry, Peter Taylor, Margaret Meloni, Andy Kaufman, Elizabeth Harrin as well as the presidents of the three leading project management associations: Mark Langley (PMI), Roberto Mori (IPMA) and Stacy Goff (ASAPM).
Gower, in association with The Lazy Project Manager, APM PMOSIG, the National Centre for Project Management, BOT International and Project Magazine, announce the PMO Leader of the Year Award
The Award will be presented to the PMO Leader, nominated by their PMO team, who shows the most excellent leadership and understanding of what a PMO can deliver to a business. A panel of independent judges will review all submissions to consider how each nominee has led their PMO over at least the last 12 months and how they plan to grow the PMO under their stewardship in the coming months.
For full details, list of judges and entry criteria please go to www.gowerpublishing.com/pmoleader
Peter Taylor, otherwise known as ‘The Lazy Project Manager,’ has been busy this month and appears in both CIO magazine with his article ‘What is Productive Laziness’ and in Wellingtone’s PM Blog with ‘Selling Project Management’.
In CIO magazine Peter discusses ‘the keys to adopting a focused approach to project management, to exercise effort where it really matters’ and notes that:
‘Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.’ Robert Heinlein (1907-1988)
Whilst in Wellingtone’s PM Blog he lists tricky scenarios and suggests ideas on how to address some of the most common ‘pushbacks’ when selling project management.
To give a taster – The full version of Chapter two ‘risk and projects’ can be read here.
Projects are risky undertakings, and modern approaches to managing projects recognise the central need to manage the risk as an integral part of the project management discipline. Managing Risk in Projects places risk management in its proper context in the world of project management and beyond, and emphasises the central concepts that are essential in order to understand why and how risk management should be implemented on all projects of all types and sizes, in all industries and in all countries.
”This is risk management that recognises and works with the complexity of business strategy and decision making…This is a practical book and a serious introduction to the area of risk management in projects.’ - Carol Long, MCQI CQP, Quality World
‘…this is in fact a little gem of a book, bursting with information on every page…I believe there is a wide audience for this book, ranging from those governing projects through to those managing and supporting projects. Anyone interested in implementing or improving their current approach to risk would also find this guide a useful addition to their library.’ – John Fisher, Risk Management Professional
Jean Binder, author of Global Project Management (Awarded ‘best of the best’ Project Management Book by the Project Management Institute 2008), will participate in the Congres de Management de Projet in Switzerland, and present the topic “Human Resource Management in Global Projects”.
Jean Binder, PMP, has more than 20 years of experience working in project environments, most of them living abroad and communicating in multi-cultural and multi-language environments. He has particular experience of managing global projects, having implemented collaborative tools and techniques in a number of global organisations.
The Presentation will be on Thursday 28th April 2011, 10:30 to 12:10 at The University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
The Project Management Association of Canada gave Program Management by Michel Thiry an award of merit at the 2010 Canadian Project Management Book Awards. They said it was ‘Well organized with the ending of one chapter leading into the next. Very informative on the subject matter, supported by references and tables…’
Michel’s book is part of the Fundamentals of Project Management series.