Project Management Newsweek: Nov. 3, 2017

This week’s top project management news, analysis, and insights from around the world.
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Here Are the Must Reads

Creative Industry


New Creative Agency Aims to Emulate Tech Companies’ ‘Agile Prototyping’ · Nov. 2, 2017

“Newly founded agency Arts & Letters, which bases its approach on the prototyping methods familiar at technology companies, is opening its doors with Google as its first client. “”Our process resembles the agile prototyping of tech companies versus the… READ MORE

Digital Economy


To Create A New Amazon Village, It Takes A Graduate Degree (Or Two, Or Three)

HuffPost · Oct. 30, 2017

Amazon made headlines with its stupendous 1300% “earnings beat” for its most recent quarter that moved the company’s stock up over 10% in just one day! But before that, the folks from Seattle made perhaps even more consequential news by opening a com… READ MORE

ICT industry


DevOps issues multiply in IoT environments

TechTarget (blog) · Oct. 31, 2017

My high school freshman son has been pretty stressed out these past couple of weeks. Dealing with the pressures of multiple teachers giving assignments all due on the same day has been very frustrating. As I watched him tackling mounds of math homewo… READ MORE


ITIL for a Startup Company · Oct. 31, 2017

When I was asked for the first time by a student of mine whether ITIL can be implemented in a Startup, I realized once again that most people are afraid of ITIL, because they consider it to be a big and enormously complex framework, which only large… READ MORE


IT-driven training helps to boost staff performance · Nov. 2, 2017

The company that places emphasis on employee engagement through learning and development (L&D) ends up with such gains as higher productivity, more employee initiative and better employee retention. Given these benefits, several employers are now usi… READ MORE


Project Management Part 1: Avoid Brain Damage From Working With Games

Gamasutra (blog) · Nov. 2, 2017

Why do so many game studios work overtime? How do you avoid burning out the passionate people working on your team? And how do you get your fellow developers interested and motivated to do their best work? And is there an alternative to the infamous … READ MORE


Telefonica and Ericsson Evolve Core Network in Chile

IoT Evolution World (blog) · Nov. 2, 2017

Telefonica Chile, the largest mobile network operator and internet service provider in the country, has announced that it is working with Ericsson to completely virtualize the operator’s core network. A fully virtualized core network will, the compan… READ MORE

Mining Industry


Technology to shift project relations from adversarial to cooperative

Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly · Nov. 3, 2017

Fluctuating global commodity demand and prices, as well as escalating geopolitical risks, are causing concern among asset owners and investors, resulting in capital projects either being postponed or cancelled in the South African mining industry, st… READ MORE

Oil and Gas Industry


Saudi oil-to-chemicals project to take first tentative step this year: reports

Platts · Oct. 31, 2017

International subsea solutions company, Kreuz Subsea, revealed Tuesday that it has appointed a new senior management team. AJ Jain will become the firm’s new chief executive officer and Balaji Bhashyam will be the new chief operating officer. Jain … READ MORE


Subsea Firm Appoints New Senior Management Team

Rigzone · Oct. 31, 2017

Saudi Arabia is close to completing a feasibility study for a pioneering new facility to convert crude oil directly to petrochemicals, bypassing the need for the refining process, senior officials said Wednesday. The study is being jointly carried o… READ MORE

Project Management Best Practices


Hanford project gets international award · Oct. 31, 2017

The Project Management Institute has named the Hanford nuclear reservation project its 2017 International Project of the Year. The Tri-City Herald reported Monday that the award is given to a complex project that cost more than $100 million to carry… READ MORE


The importance of project governance and tactful decision-making · Nov. 2, 2017

Project governance is a topic applicable to all projects, large or small. The difference is that the scale and formality will grow as the project increases in size. Commonalities of good project governance structures include signing the owner’s repre… READ MORE

Project Management Tools


Seven Of The Best Project Management Tools For Your Business

Entrepreneur · Oct. 30, 2017

If you own your own company, or work for a small business, you know that project management is a task that often falls in your lap. It doesn’t matter what your degree or job title is- even large companies often assign tasks that require certain proje… READ MORE


Sustainability Management Software Market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7% by Forecast to 2023

Herald Keeper · Oct. 30, 2017

Sustainability management software can be defined as a software solution adopted by organization to maintain smooth and efficient functioning of operational activities in enterprises. It helps enterprises to enhance their business performance through… READ MORE


IBM i Vendor Breaks Into Gartner Magic Quadrant

IT Jungle · Nov. 1, 2017

Finding an IBM i software vendor in the Gartner Magic Quadrant is sort of like finding a four-leaf clover. It doesn’t happen very often and it feels like a lucky day when you do. Last week, ARCAD Software made it into the coveted quad in the Applicat… READ MORE


Mavenlink brings sales & operations closer on Salesforce

Enterprise Times · Nov. 1, 2017

Mavenlink has announced the latest release of its Project Management and Resource Planning solution in time for Dreamforce 17. The solution is available on the App Exchange and integrates with Salesforce Sales Cloud. The Mavenlink Salesforce app is a… READ MORE


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