Owl Aboard Parts 1 and 2


Check out the 2-part series “Owl Aboard!” from our Projects@Work site:

Part 1: Data, Information, Knowledge, and Wisdom

Part 2: Get Your Owl On

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Proud Frankensteins






In a way, we’ve felt a little like Dr. Frankenstein, trying to put together a living, breathing body (of knowledge) on sustainability thinking in project management. A small group of us who have labored in this area, writing books, presenting at conferences, starting LinkedIn groups, tweeting, working within our own organizations, even suggesting over 25 specific changes to the PMBOK® Guides over the past 5 years… we have been pushing for the fundamental idea that if project management – as a discipline – thinks PAST the end of the project, good things will happen. This focus on benefits realization is only one element of what we mean by sustainability thinking in project management, but it’s an important part – maybe even the monster’s heart.

Well, we are beginning to see the monster stir.



If you’d like to help the monster rise up, take a walk, maybe even get friendlier and healthier, check out the Sustainability Manifesto for Projects.

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Run, Forest, Run!

Our latest blog post from Projects@Work is particularly interesting in that it goes over some recent (and fantastic!) discoveries from the world of life science.  The discoveries are around the way that forests run (thus the lame reference to Forrest Gump in the post title).

It’s about connections.  It involves beagles, mushrooms, a critter named a ‘springtail’, and of course, trees.

We think you’ll like the connections we make to project management and sustainability.  Have a look (and listen!).



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8 Sustainability Trends for 2017




Here – courtesy of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership are your 8 Sustainability Trends Driving Business in 2017.  The title is interesting to us in that in is very similar to our latest book: “Driving Project, Program, and Portfolio Success – The Sustainability Wheel“.

Seems like we’re all … driving.

In any case we recommend this brief report and highlight its 8 trends for 2017 right here for your convenience.  Further to this post, we may blog about these individually during the year.

  1. The impact of climate change goes global
  2. Rising social inequality and disengagement
  3. Increasing pressure on natural resources leads to price hikes
  4. The rise of the city-level state
  5. Tech-driven innovation disrupts societies and industries
  6. Governments look to the private sector to help deliver on Paris Climate Agreement
  7. Business increasingly perceives sustainability as an opportunity
  8. Collaboration is key

Read about it here. And have a great 2017.

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Your Resolutions…. are you ready for the PMP Exam?

Is 2017 your “PMP year”?


A lot of people make New Years’ Resolutions – and for many of us PM folk, that includes getting through that PMP® Exam.  This may be especially, ESPECIALLY true in 2017, since a new exam is coming based on a new PMBOK® Guide due out in the third quarter of this year.  We’ve done our fair share of prep training ourselves.  We also recognize good value, so we share it when we see it.

Here is a selection of exceedingly inexpensive options to get yourself ready – just click on the links to go to the course site and sign up:

Need help with “just the math and formulas”?  How does US$9 per month sound?

Need more?  How about a full-fledged 35-hour course?  This includes over 750 practice questions!

Or just a plain old overview of the exam process?  That’s free.

Or, you can sign up for a full bundle (all of the above) for US$20 per month access.

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