Category Archives: General Project Management

Innovation and Design Thinking

Design ThinkingInnovation requires two things:

  1. Someone has to have an innovative idea!
  2. The organisation to have processes to turn the idea into something valuable.

Neither happens routinely by accident. This article looks at what’s needed to create innovative ideas, and then look at one of the ways to transform the best of the ‘bright ideas’ into something useful, ‘Design Thinking’.  Click to download the PDF.

For more papers on initiating the right projects see: https://mosaicprojects.com.au/PMKI-PBK-005.php

New Articles posted to the Web #87

BeaverWe have been busy beavers updating the PM Knowledge Index on our website with Papers and Articles.   Some of the more interesting uploaded during the last couple of weeks include:

You are welcome to download and use this information under our free Creative Commons licence.

Visit our PMKI Library for free access to many more papers and articles: https://mosaicprojects.com.au/PMKI.php

History Papers Updated

As some of you are aware, I’m working on a paper looking at the origins and history of Earned Value.  As part of this work it became necessary to update and reorganize some of the core history papers on our website.  The major change has been separating the work looking at the development of modern management from the work on the origins of modern project management. These are now 2 separate papers that can be downloaded from: https://mosaicprojects.com.au/PMKI-ZSY-005.php#Overview

The Earned Value history will be published in a month or so.

The Changing Role of Processes in Project Management

The next generation of project management standards to be released by both ISO and PMI in 2020 will look radically different to their predecessors.

This article explains why the concept of ‘processes’ is being dropped from the new standards and the use of knowledge management and methodologies (including processes) in supporting the implementation of the standards: https://mosaicprojects.com.au/Mag_Articles/SA1067_Processes_in_Project_Management.pdf

For more on organisational inputs to project management see: https://mosaicprojects.com.au/PMKI-ORG-050.php#Overview

New Articles posted to the Web #86

BeaverWe have been busy beavers updating the PM Knowledge Index on our website with Papers and Articles.   Some of the more interesting uploaded during the last couple of weeks include:

You are welcome to download and use this information under our free Creative Commons licence.

Bathroom Brilliance – The key to creativity.

Creativity is an essential element in problem solving and process improvement. But why do your really good ideas so often bubble up into your consciousness at the most inconvenient moments?

This article looks at some ways to harness your innate creativity: https://mosaicprojects.com.au/Mag_Articles/SA1064_Bathroom_Brilliance.pdf

For more articles on creativity and innovation see: https://mosaicprojects.com.au/PMKI-TPI-010.php#Innovation

New Articles posted to the Web #85

BeaverWe have been busy beavers updating the PM Knowledge Index on our website with Papers and Articles.   Some of the more interesting uploaded during the last couple of weeks include:

You are welcome to download and use this information under our free Creative Commons licence.