Project Management News from Australia and the World February 6th 2015

Here at Your Project Manager we consider it our job to keep on top of all that is project management not just here in Queensland and Australia, but also worldwide. Just like others across all walks of life, we have our favourite online project management resources which help us to keep abreast of all the latest news, views, and advances in our sphere of expertise.

In exactly the same way that you and your business use market knowledge to keep ahead of your competition, so it helps us to maintain the leading position of project management advice and on-site training.

Here are just a few of the things that we’ve found of most interest over the last few days and that we feel might be of interest to you, too.

·        Nova Nickel breaks new ground on Australia Day | Mining …

Sirius managing director Mark Bennett said it was “fitting that such a significant milestone should fall on Australia Day for this world-class project”. Bennett was commended last year for his sensitive approach to negotiating the …

·        Service NSW building centralised payments system

The system will first be adopted by Service NSW, before being made available to all public service agencies in the state. It will be developed by multiple vendors using an agile project management approach, the documents …

·        NSW – Copeton Dam Safety Upgrade Project |

Copeton Dam was upgraded to ensure the dam complies with the Australian National Committee on Large Dams (ANCOLD) and NSW Dams Safety Committee (NSW DSC) standards for extreme floods. Project. The Copeton Dam Stage 1 safety upgrade involved construction of a four-bay, 250-metre-wide, fuse plug (FP) spillway to reduce the risk and impact of extreme floods on … The project is the finalist for the 2013 Engineers Australia Excellence Awards for project management.

·        Webinar: Project Management : The Lions Blog

Every club leader wants to achieve successful club projects, but sometimes it is hard to know where to begin and how to proceed. This popular webinar provides practical, useful guidance on effective project management.

·        Is Project Manager An Actual Title? – Business 2 Community

Apparently, “Project Manager” means different things to different people. I came across a post in my LinkedIn feed from a PM from Bahrain, Eman Deabil, who sparked a healthy debate about whether “Project Manager” is a …

·        Five new open source project management tools for 2015 …

Last year, I covered five of the best open source project management tools, like ProjectLibre and OpenProject. The article struck a chord with readers and continues to prove valuable. So, this year I revisited the tools …

·        Beast Mode in Project Management: Lessons Learned from …

We can get pretty passionate about the Super Bowl at Smartsheet headquarters in Seattle, especially when our home team, the Seahawks, are playing for the second year in a row.

·        4 Signs It’s Time for a New IT Project Manager

Having a project manager that you can trust and count on to get the job done is one of the most important elements to consider when it comes to your projects. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of signs that it’s time for a new IT …

·        Cool New App Makes Mobile Project Management a Breeze …

Unlike other task management tools, Pocketplan combines the ease of a simple task manager with the power of a full-featured project management suite. Its intuitive design and straightforward workflows make real-time …