Monthly Archives: September 2019

New Articles posted to the Web #73

BeaverWe 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:

You are welcome to download and use the information under our Creative Commons licence

New paper on Technical Debt

Technical debt is more than a technical issue – its effect on major projects can be catastrophic as demonstrated by the major blow outs in cost and time on the £17.4billion London Crossrail project!  Two papers looking at this insidious problem are now available to download:

A brief article at: https://mosaicprojects.com.au/Mag_Articles/P044-Technical_Debt.pdf

My presentation from ProjectChat 2019 at: https://mosaicprojects.com.au/PDF_Papers/P204-Technical_Debt.pdf

New Articles posted to the Web #72

BeaverWe 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:

You are welcome to download and use the information under our Creative Commons licence

2 New Presentations Uploaded

Following on from presentations at Monash University and the PGCS Symposium, 2 new presentations have been uploaded to the Mosaic website.

Controlling Agile looks at the the various options for ‘agility’ in a project and then maps potential controls options to the different ‘agile approaches’.
Download the presentation
See more on managing agile.

Setting Your Project Up For Success is a simple paper outlining the minimum elements necessary to have a reasonable chance of delivering a project successfully.

PGCS 2019 Wrap

PGCS Delegates networking

The last major deliverable from Project Governance & Controls Symposium held in Canberra last month is complete! A core objective of PGCS is to make useful information available to the project management profession – our library is open to you and anyone you know who has an interest in project governance, management and controls. To support this aim, all of the available presentations (a few are not available for sharing) from the 2019 PGCS have now been uploaded to the PGCS on-line library. The quickest way to find a paper from this year’s symposium is at:
https://www.pgcs.org.au/library/2019/.

While on the page, you can explore presentations and resources from the last 7 years a well. If you want more information on a specific subject, all available papers grouped into categories are available at:
https://www.pgcs.org.au/library/library/

As good project managers, our 2020 Symposium is already being developed, if you have ideas to contribute or simply want to be kept up to date register your interest at: https://consec.eventsair.com/pgcs-2020/registration-of-interest/Site/Register

PMP Exam Update

PMI have announced a deferment in the major changes to the PMP exam. The new exam will now start on the 1st July 2020 (see more on the scope of the changes).

This change means there is adequate time to complete Mosaic’s Mentored Email course starting at any time through to February 2020. To access this highly successful course:
– For more on our Mentored Email delivery see: Mosaic’s Mentored Email™ Training 
– The PMP course fee is AU $680.00 plus GST for Australian residents only (approximately US$500).
– To request Module 1 ‘on approval’ contact us including your basic address and asking for PMP Module 1.

Our dedicated PMP website was closed in July 2019 based on advice from PMI issues in 2018 that the examination would change on 15th December 2019. We are not in a position to re-open this facility but all of our office systems are still supporting a range of candidates working to complete their course.  Contact us to discuss your PMP training needs.

In addition, our PM Final Exam simulator continues to be a valuable aid in preparing for your exam (it’s included in the course fee). While stock last you can buy a 90 day licence for $50. See more at: https://mosaicprojects.com.au/PMKI-TPI-020.php#PM-Final