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The South Australian Water project team managed enormous complexities to finish ahead of schedule and under budget in delivering a climate-independent source of water to a region gripped by record drought. The initiative has been named 2013 Project of the Year by the Project Management Institute.
Project Management Institute has chosen the finalists for its annual Project of the Year award and will announce the winner at next month’s 2013 Global Congress in New Orleans. Nominees successfully addressed a severe water shortage, pediatric care logistics, and cleaning hazardous materials.
Project managers are being shortchanged by a decrease in professional development and training opportunities, putting organizational performance at risk, a new study shows.
A record 1,700-plus Agile practitioners gathered at the Agile2013 conference in Nashville this week to network and learn about the latest best practices. Joined by hundreds of companies exhibiting Agile tools and services, here is a recap of industry news announced at the show, including product releases, strategic alliances and new studies.
A new guide identifies effective change management practices and how practitioners and organizations can apply them in the context of portfolio, program and project management. It is available as a free download for a limited time.
The deal adds planning, analytics and risk management capabilities to Deltek’s enterprise project and program management solutions for professional services firms and government contractors.
Government organizations are risking $148 million for every $1 billion spent on programs due to ineffective program management, according to a Project Management Institute study presented to the Government Efficiency Caucus this month.
The partnership with IBM will offer global services organizations access to advanced business analytics within the Compuware Changepoint PSA/PPM solution. In addition, Changepoint has added a critical document generation system from Intelledox.
At a Congressional subcommittee hearing held April 24, Project Management Institute shared lessons learned on how the Department of Homeland Security can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its programs.
The acquisition of Flowdock expands Agile software development provider’s global footprint and adds its first international R&D site in Helsinki.