Project Management News from Australia and the World June 23rd 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.

·        Young leaders from Vietnam learn from Australia’s waste …

“The program enhances our capacity in waste management theoretically and practically, and offers opportunities to learn from, and collaborate with, Australia’s leading institutions.The program consolidates the bond between ISPONRE and Griffith University.” Dr Herat is … and cleaner production with special emphasis on managing electronic wastes (e-Waste). “The project is further recognition of the University’s waste management training capabilities,” Dr Herat said.

·        Philippines: DSWD, Australia to undertake P100 million …

… four major components for implementation such as prepositioning and purchase of non-food relief supplies; warehouse construction; capacity development; and, enhancement of project management to include monitoring …

·        Why project managers should value soft skills | Project …

Observation of project managers in Australia, the USA and South America suggests to me that the UK findings are likely to be repeated in most similar economies. Helping to change this lack of focus on the linked capabilities …

·        Quick news: Eric Brechner on Agile Project Management …

In this video, Eric Brechner describes his book Agile Project Management with Kanban. Use Kanban to maximize efficiency, predictability, quality, and value. Think of this book as “Kanban in a box”: open it, read the quickstart …

·        Rockford Construction ditches out-of-the-box solutions for …

Despite the obvious advantages of typical project management systems, we at Rockford Construction found that there were drawbacks to the “out-of-the-box” software available in the market. These systems could not be …

·        “Office 365 Planner” In The Coming Months – Microsoft News

Another source of mine said that the coming Office 365 Planner portal is similar to Trello Inc.’s popular Trello project manager. Users will be able to link their documents to specific tasks, projects and/or Yammer conversations.

·        Damen leading EU project LeanShips | LNG World News

Dutch shipbuilding company Damen said it will be leading the European Innovation Project LeanShips – Low Energy And Near To Zero Emissions Ships. “The project will demonstrate the effectiveness and reliability of energy …

·        Leading international companies in race for US$ 1 bn water …

All the five groups have entered the next phase of a competitive tender for a licence to build a pair of water desalination projects on the Batinah coast, reported the Oman Observer. The water schemes costing US$ 500 million …

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