When a project manager leaves the office
A serious condition is spreading like fireweed across the project management sector. The symptoms include glazed-over eyes, droopy shoulders, cramped hands, aversion to natural lighting, and a permanent butt print in your office chair. This condition is called Corporate Zombie Syndrome.
Project management in a Pacific context
Donors fund most projects in the Pacific as part of an aid program. Donors are not overly interested in methodology; they simply want the project carried out and the desired results achieved. Budget, in particular, is very important. Project governance varies from donor to donor. Depending on the proximity of the donor, governance may mean […]
Project management in an Asian context
This article focuses on organisational training and development in Malaysia and Thailand. The Malaysian experience involved transfer of skills and knowledge in project management within the Malaysian Department of Public Works. The initial impetus and continuing drive came from executive level government officials committed to best practice. The Implementation Group comprised internal professional staff with […]
Mentor sees IT development gap
“In most organisations, IT is a necessary evil,” says Rob Livingstone, founder and principal of a firm that provides mentorship programs specifically tailored to address the challenges faced by IT professionals. Mentorship programs at Rob Livingstone Advisory aim to bridge the gap between the IT department and other aspects of a business. Livingstone says in […]