The Symbiocene Age – part Deux

This is the second part of a three-part series on the new Symbiocene age. Digital Pangaea.  The previous article concluded with the notion of a digital Pangaea made up of four plates: artificial intelligence (AI), the block chain, the energy lattice, and the digital-industrial (also known as the IIoT – industrial internet of things).  In […]



The new reference for all things project management is here!

 18 AUGUST 2017 Calgary, Alberta It is my pleasure to announce the official release of Investment-Centric Project Management, coming out globally this coming August, under the diligent care of J Ross Publishing, Inc., of Plantation, Florida, USA. Read more about the game-changing features of the book in the BOOKS page.  Your can pre-order ICPM directly […]





Capital projects in the era of $50 oil – Part 2

The two-legged stool.  In this second installment of my exploration of the new reality of capital project delivery, I take on a sacred cow of the project management dogma: the constraint trifecta, named for the trade-off triangle familiar to anyone who was ever associated with projects (see image below).  Traditional project management (TPM) practice states […]



Oil and Gas 3.0 – The Reboot

Nostradamus Lite.  The past two weeks have witnessed a flurry of movements in the industry far and wide, spurred on by the arrival of a new US administration and the ramifications of the OPEC deal struck back in December.  Signs abound about the long-awaited rebound in drilling, exploration, capital project approvals and renewed investment intentions […]


Turning admiration into inspiration

Nuclear is the new green.  This week’s post comes by way of two enlightening articles written by Jim Conca, Forbes Magazine contributor.  Two weeks ago, Jim reported on an stupendous technology breakthrough by two laboratories operated by the US Department of Energy, Pacific Northwest (PNNL) and Oak Ridge (ORNL) national laboratories.  The technology in question […]