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Tom DeMarco: "Controlling Software Projects - Management Measurement & Estimation"


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Sat, 18 Sep 2021 16:00:00 +1000
Vaccine maker Moderna looks to tap into local research talent
As the first doses of Moderna’s mRNA vaccine land onshore, its chief medical officer says the company is focused on Australia well beyond the pandemic.
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Sat, 18 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +1000
Why saying you’re doing your best is hardly ever good enough
Can one ever say faithfully ‘I am doing my best’? The phrase smacks of absolutism, that a ‘best’ exists. There is no open mind to work on improving your performance.
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Sat, 18 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +1000
After ‘chopping off all our limbs’, Brad Banducci is ready for a new Woolworths
Brad Banducci is embarking on an ambitious reimagining of the 98-year-old supermarket chain, one even he admits he’s had reservations about at times.
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Sat, 18 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +1000
Manly Q Station sale to whet hotel operator appetite
The leasehold of the hotel on the historic Quarantine Station on 30 hectares of Manly’s North headland is for sale with the private owners, the Mawland Group, expecting interest from an array of tourism operators and mixed-use hoteliers.
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Sat, 18 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +1000
Hong Kong comes calling for Chinatown hotel
A Hong Kong investor has swooped on a Chinatown hotel paying $14 million for the City Limits and its adjoining carpark.
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Sat, 18 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +1000
Colours define Australian Centre for the Moving Image refurbishment
Melbourne’s Federation Square has created an indelible mark on the city.
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Sat, 18 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +1000
Development sites to set market trend in Sydney Central hub
Developers and investors are defying market jitters and circling the burgeoning tech hub in Sydney’s Haymarket and Central Station precinct to snap up more mixed-use projects for the expected growth in the post pandemic environment.
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Fri, 17 Sep 2021 19:45:00 +1000
Shoppers tired and frustrated amid ‘intense’ Delta strain pressure, says Woolworths boss
The head of Australia’s largest supermarket chain has said shoppers in Melbourne and Sydney are tired and worn out.
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Fri, 17 Sep 2021 15:52:45 +1000
Qantas boss delays decision on $3.7 million COVID-19 bonus
Qantas boss Alan Joyce will wait for at least a year to decide whether he will accept performance bonuses worth $3.7 million awarded to him during the biggest crisis in the airline’s 100-year history. 
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Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:51:28 +1000
Iron ore’s freefall hits Australian miners as China curbs steel output
The price of Australia’s biggest export is plunging as top customer China seeks to cut steel output and reduce carbon emissions.
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Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:56:06 +1000
Property values are at risk in climate change hot spots, RBA warns
Houses in parts of Australia exposed to climate change and wild weather could experience valuation declines that leave banks with less protection in the event of a default, the central bank says.
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Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:30:00 +1000
Work from home experiment must find some common ground
Research suggests workers and employers want different things from the shift towards working from home, setting the scene for years of negotiation.
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Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:52:36 +1000
As it happened: Market declines for second week with ASX down 0.8%
Regulators could set restrictions on new home loans by the end of the year as house prices surge, analysts say.
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Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:50:31 +1000
Ex-employer of GameStop saga star ‘Roaring Kitty’ fined
Market regulators said insurer MassMutual, which employed online trader and YouTube star Keith Gill, failed to adequately supervise his activity at the heart of the “meme stock” frenzy.
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Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:30:40 +1000
China’s nightmare Evergrande scenario is an uncontrolled crash
China watchers are gaming out worst-case scenarios if Beijing allows Evergrande’s downward spiral to continue unabated. Pressure to intervene is growing on the government as signs of financial contagion increase.
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Fri, 17 Sep 2021 06:50:08 +1000
Big Oil boss warns of high energy prices ‘for a long time’
The world is facing high energy prices for the foreseeable future as oil and natural gas producers resist the urge to drill again, says Chevron’s chief executive.
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Fri, 17 Sep 2021 06:38:08 +1000
US stocks fluctuate; ASX set to open lower as iron ore price tumbles
Wall Street swung between gains and losses and iron ore prices slumped, dragging on the US shares of mining heavyweights BHP and Rio Tinto.
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Fri, 17 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +1000
Latest lockdowns bring fresh finance horror for Pallas
Deeper deficits, higher debts and a longer wait for a balanced budget as a result of state’s latest lockdowns.
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Fri, 17 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +1000
You don’t want to be called ‘teacher’s pet’? Don’t act like one
We teach people how to treat us. If you’re being called nicknames in the workplace you need to immediately cease answering to it - and make sure there’s no truth to it.
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Fri, 17 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +1000
Didi doldrums: The rise and fall of the world’s ride-hailing giant
Didi CEO Cheng Wei pushed the limits and thrived in legal grey areas. Until China cracked down.
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