28 GIVE & TAKE
* When forming partnerships, companies and not-for-profit organizations must invest the same due diligence as they would on any other project.
In attracting potential corporate partners, not-for-profit organizations should emphasize both the business benefits as well as the social or environmental implications of the project.
Both sides of the project team should involve end-users from design to delivery.
38 BEYOND THE NUMBERS
* Not all projects will necessarily boost profits and revenue, but that doesn't mean they don't have a proven ROI.
Companies must define and communicate methods for determining whether a given project has lived up to its initial promise.
44 TRIAL BY FIRE
* An antiquated manual system inhibited Australia’s oldest fire brigade from carrying out its operations efficiently.
The new automated system aimed to improve personnel tracking and resource management. Tackling change-management issues ranked as high as handling the technical aspects of the project.
>“[Corporate social responsibility] projects
can be difficult, but
they are also very
fulfilling. The expertise
and experience our
partners bring to
the table keeps us
PG. 37, KAY MONROE, INSTITUTE FOR
ONE WORLD HEALTH, SAN FRANCISCO,
50 CLEANING OUT THE ATTIC
* The National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., USA needed a renovation to better showcase exhibits.
Although the museum's exterior was left untouched, the interior was gutted to provide more natural light.
54 ALL FOR ONE
* PMI’s Global Congress 2009—North America will be held in Orlando, Florida, USA on 10-13 October.
Attendees will have their choice of more than 150 presentations covering everything from agile to the economic crisis.
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HAD TO BE STORED
AS PART OF A
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56 BREAKING WITH TRADITION
* Project managers can sometimes benefit from non-traditional courses that encourage more creative thinking.
Project managers can get bogged down in details and unconventional training programs can help them take a broader view.