Project Management Newsweek: Oct. 27, 2017

This week’s top project management news, analysis, and insights from around the world.
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Project Management News: Here Are the Must Reads for This Week



7 simple ways to fail at agile

CIO Australia · Oct. 25, 2017

“Success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan” is a saying frequently cited by contemplative business leaders. Yet when it comes to failed agile initiatives, the old bromide might be updated to state: “Success is a team effort, while failure… READ MORE

Business Models


Selling Products Is Good. Selling Projects Can Be Even Better

Harvard Business Review · Oct. 25, 2017

In the beginning companies sold products. And then they sold services. In recent years, the fashionable suggestion has been that companies sell experiences and solutions, solving the needs and aspirations of customers. Companies, indeed, do all of th… READ MORE

Change Management


Change Management Is Becoming Increasingly Data-Driven. Companies Aren’t Ready

Harvard Business Review · Oct. 23, 2017

Data science is becoming a reality for change management, and although it may not have arrived yet, it is time for organizations to get ready. The companies best positioned to change in the next decade will be the ones that set themselves up well now… READ MORE


All Management Is Change Management

Harvard Business Review · Oct. 26, 2017

Change management is having its moment. There’s no shortage of articles, books, and talks on the subject. But many of these indicate that change management is some occult subspecialty of management, something that’s distinct from “managing” itself. T… READ MORE

Construction Industry


Hill International Signs Memorandum of Understanding with ECETA to Strategically Develop Facilities Management Operations Capabilities in Egypt

Markets Insider · Oct. 25, 2017

Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with leading Egyptian Facilities Manager ECETA to provide project management, construction consulting services and integrated fa… READ MORE


Aconex Expands Connected Cost Team to Continue Driving Digital Transformation in Construction

Business Wire · Oct. 25, 2017

Aconex Limited (ASX: ACX), the #1 platform for digital project delivery, today announced several construction technology industry veterans have joined the company. Garrett Harley, former Director of Engineering and Construction Strategy within Oracle… READ MORE

Government and Public Sector


Brexit ‘more complex than first moon landing’, says academic study

The Guardian · Oct. 24, 2017

“Britain extricating itself from the European Union will be “incomparably more complex” than the first moon landing, an academic study has found. Roland Alter, a professor at Heilbronn University in Germany who specialises in risk assessment, said he… READ MORE


Adopting DevOps: What agencies need to know · Oct. 25, 2017

Terms like agile, digital transformation and DevOps have pervaded government over the last three years. Behind these buzzwords, however, are processes and technologies that are not yet widely understood, but they are creating value and driving change… READ MORE


What Role Will Technology Play In Politics?

Forbes · Oct. 26, 2017

“There are opportunities for every type of “tech & digital” professional in the political field! You have to think about the specific “work” that goes into campaigns – whether electoral, or policy campaigns – and then where there are opportunities fo… READ MORE

ICT industry


South Park: The Fractured But Whole Devs Talk Design, Delays, and Next Game

IGN · Oct. 24, 2017

For a company with dozens of studios around the world and massive franchises like Assassin’s Creed and the Tom Clancy games, it would seem like there’s little place for risk in such a big organization. But that’s just what Ubisoft San Francisco, the… READ MORE


How to rethink project management for DevOps · Oct. 25, 2017

“When discussing the fundamental changes brought about by DevOps, we tend to focus on a few roles: The people writing the code, the people provisioning and supporting infrastructure, and the people testing and doing QA. As DevOps culture spreads, how… READ MORE



Managers Who Create Growth Opportunities See Greater Employee Engagement

Entrepreneur · Oct. 25, 2017

One of the most important factors in employee engagement is whether employees feel as if they have opportunities for growth and development. Those who grow are far more likely to engage than those who stagnate in their roles. Comparing and contrastin… READ MORE

Oil Industry


Saudi Aramco, SABIC receive bids for oil-to-chemicals project

Reuters · Oct. 25, 2017

Saudi Aramco and Saudi Basic Industries Corp have received project management consultancy bids for a planned joint venture oil-to-chemicals project, industry sources said. The two partners are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding to jointly… READ MORE

Project Management Best Practices


Sustainability and Project Management – Perspectives, Challenges and Threats (Part 6) · Oct. 25, 2017

One of the challenges we face in regards to sustainability is that it theoretically sounds easy but in real life it is hard to implement and do something about it. Do we want to change? Yes, we want to, but let others do it, because it means to be ac… READ MORE

Project Management Tools


Microsoft Planner: A Change Management Solution for Office 365 · Oct. 23, 2017

I’ve commented before on the challenge that some of our Project and Planner customers have in keeping up with changes in Office 365 – particularly when they are not the Global Admin or service administrator and are not able to see the Message Center… READ MORE


Zoho Sprints Is Project Management Gone Agile · Oct. 24, 2017

Zoho Sprints, a new project management (PM) solution designed with agile software development in mind, is now generally available. Zoho Sprints, which is based off the “Agile Manifesto,” a 2001 document that set the foundation for how future software… READ MORE


5 Top Web Apps for Your Web Design Workflow

SitePoint · Oct. 25, 2017

“Your talent and creative instincts can take you a long way. Nevertheless, the web design process requires dedication and perseverance on top of plenty of hard work. Fortunately, there’s a host of apps on the market that are designed to make web desi… READ MORE


Software Delivery with Confidence. VersionOne® Lifecycle and Continuum Fall 2017 Release by CollabNet

Markets Insider · Oct. 25, 2017

VersionOne Lifecycle for Agile ALM provides end-to-end enterprise agile lifecycle management that enables teams at all levels — enterprise , portfolio, program, and team — to collaborate, develop, and deliver software faster. The Fall 2017 release in… READ MORE


Online Project Management Software Market Technological breakthroughs, Value chain and stakeholder analysis

MilTech · Oct. 26, 2017

In order to stay ahead of the curve, key players in the global Online Project Management Software Market are focusing on diversifying their existing product portfolio through building innovative technologies to better cater to the needs of their diff… READ MORE


Interview: time-tracking software saves healthcare time

Digital Journal · Oct. 26, 2017

“Boomr builds innovative time-tracking software to save businesses time and money. The company has recently expanded out into healthcare. To find out how time-trackers work, we spoke with company co-founder Matt Bowersox. Boomr is a company based the… READ MORE

Wind Power Industry


Training drills for better wind project management

Windpower Engineering · Oct. 26, 2017

Would you go to war without properly planning or training for the mission? It is a heavy question, but one that has resulted in a strategy now recognized by military and business leaders alike. It goes a little like this: plan, prepare, and practice,… READ MORE

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