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Public Private Partnership Projects in Canada: Three Decades of Rich Experience

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 05:00
Nations are targeting better and more sustainable economic growth that requires high infrastructure investment. Public Private Partnership (PPP) helps bridge the budgetary gap, as well as being a method for cost-effective and quality service delivery.

Breaking the Wall of Project Management: Gamification & Artificial Intelligence

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 05:00
The project management world today is gray. This author proposes adding a burst of color with gamification and artificial intelligence (AI), vibrant with the ideas of contextualization, personalization, digitalization and sustainability.

Lessons Learned: Brainstorming, It's Not What You Think It Is

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 05:00
Brainstorming is a recognized idea-generating tool and it certainly has a home in project management. The more ideas you generate, the greater your chances are of coming up with good ideas. Follow these guidelines for a productive brainstorming session.

Using Success as a Motivator

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 05:00
We all want to achieve the most success we can from our efforts in the workplace, but how do you leverage that to enable even greater achievements, regardless of the circumstances?

Project 'You' and Project 'Two'

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 05:00
Looking at our opportunities for efficiencies is like considering our work as a machine and trying to lubricate it so it will go faster and run more smoothly. However, this view misses who is driving your work: you. In effect, we watch the work, but not the worker. It is you that drives the contributions you make on the project.

Scheduling: Walk Before You Run

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 05:00
When it comes to scheduling, you cannot do advanced tasks before covering the basics. Most people want to do PERT analyses and critical path sensitivities, Monte Carlo simulations and applications of earned value techniques. Those tools can be helpful in providing guidance for better decision making, but a lot of ground must be covered first.

The Do's and Don'ts of DFMEA

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 05:00
Failure mode and effect analysis is one of the first structured techniques of failure analysis. Here we look at general information about FMEA and a closer look at Design FMEA-with defined steps, useful questions and tips, as well as pitfalls to avoid.

The Evolution of a Great Idea

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 05:00
What happens when you have an innovative idea, but nobody can see your vision? From doubters and skeptics to champions and supporters, welcome to the evolution of a great idea.

Topic Teasers Vol. 103: Managing Personal Motivation

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 05:00
Question: I'm sorry, but some days I hate mornings. I come into work and have so much to do, but I just can't get myself started. My work is interesting, I have plenty to do and I like my team; it's just that some days I have absolutely no motivation. How embarrassing that I lead others, but many mornings I can't lead myself to get busy with productive work. Thoughts?