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Global Project Management

Global Project Management

The second benefit may be achieved when international companies implement a set of processes and good practices for global project management, based on the recommendations and templates provided in the different chapters. The project managers, program managers and PMO team members can form study groups, evaluating what recommendations are applicable to their specific situations, and develop new practices from their personal experience. The outcome will be a framework of good practices adapted to the organisational culture and to the cultures of the countries where the company operates. The framework can also be included in the project management methodologies. The organisations that opt for the Global Project Management Framework© as the structure for their good practices will simplify the exchange of information with other companies, the comparison of their practices and the creation of a set of practices specific to cross-company projects. These companies will benefit from an increased level of trust between team members, increased cooperation levels among people from different cultures, effective team leadership over distance and streamlined communication channels among all stakeholders.
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Global Project Management

Global Project Management

Senior executives can use the information in this book to understand the main challenges faced by global project managers and team members, and to identify how the deployment of tools and practices can improve the productivity of global project teams and the quality of the deliverables, while reducing travel and relocation costs. The senior board have a role model during the implementation of the framework, selecting the human resources to work on global projects, creating a project management office and providing organisational support. This book also provides various types of project structure – adapted to different needs – and some suggestions to improve the motivation of a project team that spans different locations, cultures and languages.
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The Challenges of Global Project Management

The Challenges of Global Project Management

• A common, standardized toolset that could be utilized across all project teams in the enterprise. DATA Inc’s Project Management Solutions System was specifically designed to provision and manage team sites, document and meeting workspaces. Powered by Microsoft Project Server and SharePoint® services, the system aimed to provide an intranet-based portal experience that effectively enabled employees to find all the necessary information relevant to their project or work, regardless of location, time and resource alloca- tion. Features include:

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ASTRONOMY, ARCHITECTURE AND SYMBOLISM: THE GLOBAL PROJECT OF SNEFERU AT DAHSHUR

ASTRONOMY, ARCHITECTURE AND SYMBOLISM: THE GLOBAL PROJECT OF SNEFERU AT DAHSHUR

Why Sneferu? The civil calendar would have been probably established several decades before his reign and he, or his sages, could have felt the necessity to check the precise value of 365 days (perhaps they had already noticed a mismatch between the natural seasons – notably the Nile Floods − and the civil calendar due to the shortfall of ~¼ day in the civil year with respect to the tropical year). Hence, the huge burial monuments (or the much smaller pyramidion) of the King were constructed with such an astronomical design that through the illumination effects, the length of the solar year might be properly tested. It is certain that they must have detected that Wepet Renpet and the summer solstice were no longer coincident. Hence, the dual pyramid project included a new – strongly symbolic but also perhaps practical − innovation: a much lower slope for some elements of the King’s burial complex started in his year 10/11: the uppermost layers of the southern Bent Pyramid, its satellite pyramid, and the slope of the core of the northern Red Pyramid (see Table 1).
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Issues of Collaboration within Global Project Teams

Issues of Collaboration within Global Project Teams

When interviewed, many employees expressed the wish to be able to recreate the serendipitous interactions (e.g. a ‘watercooler moment’) that they have day to day with other employees in the AppHaus on a global scale. They spoke about the way in which these casual interactions spark ideas and ignite the creative process. Therefore the need to cater for global serendipitous interactions was highlighted as a major shortfall of the global collaboration experience within SAP. These learnings are corroborated by the fact that more and more software companies are preventing their employees from working at home. Yahoo for example believes that the productivity of one person working solo cannot compete with the richness of ideas and insights which come from hallway and cafeteria discussions [11]. A means to replicate these interactions globally is currently unvailable.
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Commission staff working document on the development of the Schengen Information System II. Progress report December 2005. SEC (2006) 618 final, 12 May 2006

Commission staff working document on the development of the Schengen Information System II. Progress report December 2005. SEC (2006) 618 final, 12 May 2006

In accordance with the global project schedule during the coming six month period, the development of the central system should have made significant progress and be nearing completion. In addition, the site preparations should be finished and the technical infrastructure should be installed. The contract for network services should be finalised early in 2006 and the required network connections should be at an advanced stage. Member States should have made important progress on their respective national projects and be in the process of developing their national systems.
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CURRENT STATUS OF GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS IN NIGERIA

CURRENT STATUS OF GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS IN NIGERIA

Nigeria GI Global project that will adequately support the process that will deliver the classification of products of Nigerian origin as GI. Goal of Making Nigeria GI Global Project.[r]

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Global Media Monitoring Project Foreword by Margaret Gallagher

Global Media Monitoring Project Foreword by Margaret Gallagher

so as not to compromise the reliability of the study. In addition, data was checked at four stages during the analysis process. Data was scanned when it was received by MMA for any apparent inconsistencies and to ensure the correct numbers of media were monitored. Any discrepancies were checked with the national coordinators. The data was then submitted to dedicated GMMP team members in MMA where further data checks were run. These included random sampling as well as consistency checks. As data was captured, to reduce any potential errors, comparison checks were run where samples were selected and compared with what had been entered into the database. Where MMA received a completed country database a series of automated quality control queries were run. Where any inconsistencies occurred they were checked back with the country coordinator concerned. In some instances, coding sheets were submitted and data recaptured to ensure greater accuracy. One of the challenges encountered related to minor differences in coding information which resulted in MMA rechecking all data from Spanish language participants. Finally, data was checked again as each of the results were produced. In a global project of this nature and scope, some errors in interpretation as well as in coding may be expected. In most instances these errors were quickly identified and rectified. Similarly to GMMP 2005, less than 0.5% of all results were excluded from the final data set. In all, MMA made substantive corrections to less than 10% of all data received, indicating an extremely high accuracy level.
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Services Going Global - KIBS and trade. Project report

Services Going Global - KIBS and trade. Project report

The growth and development of Technopolis Group was initially opportunistic. The company was formed in response to slow-moving university administration that could not decide in a timely way whether one of the founders could be involved in a large evaluation project in Sweden.They therefore set up Technopolis in order to respond to the opportunity. Technopolis has successively added offices through people ‘knocking on the door’ and suggesting they set up a branch in their own country. Since the key resources needed to address Technopolis’ markets are specialized skills, local knowledge and networks, the company has not been tempted to enter markets where it does not have local connections, although it does sell a substantial proportion of its work across borders.
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Globalisation and rural development in Africa: the case of the Chad Cameroon oil pipeline

Globalisation and rural development in Africa: the case of the Chad Cameroon oil pipeline

Were the communities therefore ready for the project when it arrived? Data collected from the communities showed mixed reactions. That they participated in the discussions, about the project, few said the contrary. What is important is what they came away with from the participation, and how that influenced their lives and reaction to the project. Community members participated in discussions about the project necessarily without understanding the implications. These apparently led to the formation of expectations that were different from those of the project executants. The participation process did not allow the local communities to internalise the objectives of the project to make it possible for them to position themselves to benefit from the project. Those who were employed as temporary labour to work on the project were sometimes more fascinated and overwhelmed by the equipment being used to dig and lay pipes than by what they were to get from working on the project, and how that was going to reshape their lives. This may sound trite, but it indicates the degree of asymmetry between the villagers and the project executants.
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Cooperative Flood Detection Using SMS Through IoT

Cooperative Flood Detection Using SMS Through IoT

The project cooperative detection using SMS through IoT is deemed as a success.The project found able to be integrated between software development and hardware design. The system able to detect increase of water level and would send SMS alert to the respective user. System also had been tested under several conditions to check the viability and ease of usage. The system could be placed at riverbanks, dams and drainage system. It can also be placed in water tanks and even controlling and monitoring is carried out using IoT. The SMS alert received by the user is an real time basis and this feature allowed user to take early preventive measures.
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Global constitutionalism and East Asian perspectives in the context of political economy

Global constitutionalism and East Asian perspectives in the context of political economy

international lawyers from the West and international lawyers from East Asia could further naturalise neoliberal biases and forms of organisation. My concern about this potential is based on two observations: First, that the dominant ideas of global constitutionalism, although diverse and multiform, all share the liberal tenet of the separation between public and private authority, which is mapped onto a separation of political and economic activity and state and civil society. This separation privileges the deregulation and ultimately the depoliticisation of private economic activity – one of the main precepts of neoliberalism. Given that the conversation with East Asian international lawyers on global constitutionalism is unlikely to take place on the footing of a common values debate (regardless of whether this is a good or bad thing), it means that a debate would most likely take place on an economic basis. Despite the differences between the states in question and their approach to political economy, they nevertheless appear to agree on the division of political and economic activity in law and international relations. The second observation concerns the almost universal reach of neoliberalism as the dominant business model as well as its pervasiveness beyond business, reaching to all aspects of life. Neoliberalism is a term commonly used to describe the political-economic form of organisation which prioritises private property and enterprise over public goods, has a preoccupation with markets and profits, with the individual (and individual freedoms), furthers a declining appreciation and understanding of ideas of community and commonality, and consequently the domination of a small class of ruling elite who have gained and maintained their wealth at the expense of the rest. These priorities are not only evident in commercial relations (the so-called private sphere of legal relations) but are also becoming more and more evident in previously public spaces such as health care, education, and other public and social services. East Asia occupies an interesting space here – and certainly China’s economic model of a so-called socialist market economy could not be described as neoliberalism in the ‘Washington Consensus’ sense of the term. 4 What the East Asian economies, including China, have in common with neoliberalism, however, is a general consensus on ‘the need for less government
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Research Survey GLOBE Project (Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness Project) Form Alpha

Research Survey GLOBE Project (Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness Project) Form Alpha

If you believed that being tall contributes to a person’s being an outstanding leader, you would write 5, 6, or 7 on the line to the left of “Tall,” depending on how much you thought b[r]

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A SURVEY ON ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION AND OZONE RESEARCH

A SURVEY ON ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION AND OZONE RESEARCH

[115] World Meteorological Organization (1990): Scientific assessment of ozone depletion, 1989, Global Ozone Research and Monitoring Project, Report No. (2011): A global climatology of [r]

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Design Monitoring Position System Of UTeM Bus

Design Monitoring Position System Of UTeM Bus

The positioning accuracy has been achieved with the Global Positioning System (GPS) in continuously operating GPS network has been considerably improved during the last few years. The rapid development of the positioning accuracy with GPS, mainly under the umbrella of the international GNSS Services for Geodynamics consortium, provide more précised determination of satellite orbital parameters, through the enlargement of the GPS satellite constellation, and the improvement of the global Continuous GPS (CGPS) tracking system coverage (U. Dogan et al 2014).
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Smart Handbag system with location 
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Smart Handbag system with location tracking

GSM is a standard developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to describe protocols cellular networks used by mobile phones, and has become the default global standard for mobile communications. The GSM standard originally described a digital, circuit-switched network optimized for full duplex voice telephony. This expanded over time to include data communications, first by circuit-switched transport, then by packet data transport via GPRS (General Packet Radio Services) and EDGE (Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution or EGPRS). Subsequently, the 3GPP developed third-generation (3G) UMTS standards followed by fourth-generation (4G) LTE Advanced standards, which do not form part of the ETSI GSM standard.
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Enhancing Cross-cultural Competence in  Multicultural Teacher Education: Transformation in Global Learning

Enhancing Cross-cultural Competence in Multicultural Teacher Education: Transformation in Global Learning

We identified two areas where further research would enhance effective CCC development projects. More action research is needed to ascertain what scaffolding in CCC project design is effective in enhancing flexibility in encounters with others. At the outset we presumed that our culturally encapsulated students would be less than willing to be open to others. Yet, in our study MWU teacher candidates surprised us with the level of willingness to be positive about the differences they encountered in their communication with the other. Further research is also needed to determine developmental steps within the CCC standards in order to construct an evaluatory rubric for teachers’ use. Long-term research studies will be needed to follow teacher candidates into several years of their teaching lives to trace the effects on students’ cross- cultural disposition of cross-culturally trained teachers. In addition, these would have to be carefully modeled studies to properly account for intervening and interacting factors.
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Contribution of Solar Energy for Sustainable Urban Development in Rwanda

Contribution of Solar Energy for Sustainable Urban Development in Rwanda

Sustainable development is related to the utilization of renewable energy resources. Cites and countries should put much effort into discovering sustainable energy resources and environments in terms of renewables. The Solar PV urban planning project (CPP) forms part of the Gigawatt Global Program of Activities, hereinafter “Gigawatt Global PoA” which their purpose is to promote the development that is the sustainability of grid connected renewable energy projects in Rwanda. The CPP is located in Rwamagana District, at the ASYV, approximately nine kilometers from the main Kigali- Kagitumba highway.
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Global media monitoring project national report: New Zealand

Global media monitoring project national report: New Zealand

The 2015 results for NZ are disappointing. While GMMP5 shows the continuation of a relatively gender- balanced journalistic workforce (at least in terms of those writing and fronting the news), women are becoming less visible as news subjects, and the news agenda remains highly “masculine”, as evidenced in the dominance of sports news and the continued low proportions of stories engaging with gender issues. The data indicate that female reporters in NZ are less likely than their global counterparts to write stories with women as a central focus and to use female news sources, and are more likely to identify women in terms of their family status. This is against a backdrop of little local media attention paid to issues of gender equality and human rights, which is again at odds with global shifts over recent years.
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High-resolution global climate modelling: the UPSCALE project, a large-simulation campaign

High-resolution global climate modelling: the UPSCALE project, a large-simulation campaign

Additional suites of valuable scientific simulations were performed to further our understanding of the role of reso- lution vs. the role of other aspects of numerical simulation. This exercise included ensembles of present and future cli- mate simulations at N216 (60 km) resolution on HERMIT and MONSooN and N96 (130 km) resolution on HECToR with parallel settings for both climate conditions. A set of N512 runs with an updated scientific configuration, Global Atmosphere 4 (GA4) (Walters et al., 2013), were performed for present climate conditions to explore a number of sen- sitivities. These sensitivities included entrainment rates and the dynamics and radiation time steps. The final set of runs performed, again using the GA4 configuration as a basis, was a perturbed initial conditions ensemble consisting of six sim- ulations, each a year long, to expand the sample size in 1 year (2003) that produced particularly intense weather and climate events.
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