Will ISO 21500 help? Well, you tell me. ISO is telling us the background and offers to purchase the document. A pocket guide can be pre-ordered at Amazon. You should go for that one; I had it in my hand. But beware of other initiatives. Some have already offered pricey courses for a kind-of-certification for certificate-hungry organisations and people. You cannot get a certification for ISO 21500. You will be much better off by spending money on downloading from ISO and hearing it from the horse’s mouth. There are also useful comparisons with PMBOK® Guide. Will ISO 21500 help? Pat Weaver’s blog tells a longer and interesting story about this. It would help me and my fellows though, if ISO 21500 were accessible for a reduced price through our associations, like PMI and IPMA.
Megan M. Raftery of KellyOCG published an interesting study on The ‘Always Connected’ Worker. It seems that many of us do not believe this is improving productivity, and even more are feeling stressed and pressured as a result. Read the full report here. She has more on that topic, check out her blog.
The Economist looks at the four giants dominating the consumer internet: Google, Apple, Facebook being at each other’s throats. There is a nice map of the internet ‘Middle Earth’, take a look and have a laugh.
Ever got weary of reading business cases, statements of requirements, risk analyses…? You should try applying a tag cloud to highlight the most important things in them. Take a look at the tag cloud of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The most important word really sticks out, does it not? Just try this on your project documents.
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