Elizabeth’s Diary

Elizabeth Harrin reports on events and conferences in the project management world.

Case Study: Launching Microsoft Project (and other things) at UPEC, Paris

Case Study: Launching Microsoft Project (and other things) at UPEC, Paris

What do you do if you need staff, students and the global research community to all have access to collaborate on projects, but without making everything complicated or publicly available? If you are Gérald Morin, you implement a suite of Microsoft solutions. Gérald, Quality and Methods Manager at the Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC), delivered a…

Organisational Change: the biggest risk to business today #GartnerPPM

Organisational Change: the biggest risk to business today #GartnerPPM

On Monday I attended the Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit in London. Richard Hunter from Gartner was one of the speakers during the opening keynote and he said that when the Standish Group’s first Chaos report came out in the 1990’s it flagged project management as the largest risk facing businesses at the time….

ISO 21500: Angel Berniz explains the impact on project managers

ISO 21500: Angel Berniz explains the impact on project managers

Angel Berniz, Director of ProjectManagers.org, spoke at Nordic Project Zone. He’s talking about ISO 21500, the new project management standard. I caught up with him to find out why this new standard is important and how it will impact project managers. Angel, tell me why the new ISO 21500 standard is important for project management?…

A world where all projects succeed needs a culture change: Adrian Dooley at Conference: Zero

A world where all projects succeed needs a culture change: Adrian Dooley at Conference: Zero

Adrian Dooley, director of APMG and originally a construction project manager before he started helping other people do their projects better, was another one of the Conference: Zero presenters last month. He was reflecting on the APM’s vision of a world where all projects succeed, and his main point was that we need culture change…