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 […]