Mosaic Project’s Blog

  • New Articles posted to the Web #60
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    We have been busy beavers updating the PM Knowledge Index on our website with White Papers and Articles.   Some of the more interesting uploaded during the last couple of weeks include: New WP: V&V – the Verification and Validation of deliverables WP updated: A Project Manager’s Mangers WP updated: Project Size and Classification WP updated: Probability WP... Read more »
  • Unscrambling Verification & Validation (V&V)
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    Verification and validation are processes that are used together to check that a product, service, or system meets requirements and specifications and that it fulfils its intended purpose. Our latest White Paper V&V = the Verification and Validation of Deliverables provides an overview of these important processes and: Defines the purpose... Read more »
  • Differentiating normal, complex and megaprojects
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    The days when projects were simply projects and project success was defined by the ‘iron triangle’ are long gone.  The intention of this post is to try and bring together four aspects of current thinking and their embedded concepts into an overall model of project management in the 21st century. ... Read more »
  • New Articles posted to the Web #59
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    We have been busy beavers updating the PM Knowledge Index on our website with White Papers and Articles.   Some of the more interesting uploaded during the last couple of weeks include: New Article: Sustainable project management New WP: Understanding the use of TCPI in EVM WP updated: Portfolio Management WP updated: Decision Making WP updated: The innate effect of... Read more »
  • New White Paper on the value of TCPI
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    The To Complete Performance Index is one of the least understood metrics available as part of an EVM system which in recent months seems to have been given prominence in both the PMP and PMI-SP examinations. Download this White Paper for a straightforward explanation of this long-established (but little understood) metric and... Read more »
  • The reference case for management reserves
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    Risk management and Earned Value practitioners, and a range of standards, advocate the inclusion of contingencies in the project baseline to compensate for defined risk events. The contingency may (should) include an appropriate allowance for variability in the estimates modelled using Monte Carlo or similar; these are the ‘known unknowns’. ... Read more »
  • Phronesis – A key attribute for project managers
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    Phronesis (Ancient Greek: φρόνησις, phronēsis) is a type of wisdom described by Aristotle in his classic book Nicomachean Ethics. Phronesis or practical wisdom[1] is focused on working out the right way to do the right thing in a particular circumstance. Aristotle understood ethics as being less about establishing moral rules and following... Read more »
  • The problem with project controls….
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    Preparing two presentations, one to the PMI Virtual Scheduling Conference last month, the other for ProjectChat in Sydney this week has started me thinking….  Why do so few project use effective project controls as a core input to project management decision making? Most projects that have project controls staff seem to use... Read more »
  • Two exceptional workshops at PGCS 2017 – 1st May
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    PGCS 2017 is offering workshops by Dr. Lynda Bourne and Dr. Keith Joiner in Canberra on Monday 1st May. Both offer a unique international viewpoint on very different aspects of project management. My (Lynda’s) workshop ‘Leading Successful Teams’ focuses on collaborative teams which are key to success in any business activity.... Read more »
  • Two ‘Not-to-be missed’ Conferences in May
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    The PGCS program for 2017 is now complete and offers two overseas speakers as well as Professor Peter Shergold – author of the landmark project management report to government “Learning From Failure”. To see what’s on at PGCS in Canberra between the 1st and 4th May go to:  http://www.pgcs.org.au/program/ In the... Read more »
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