Terminal 5 shambles brings holiday chaos

Not a great headline from The Times newspaper here in the UK this morning. Who would be a BA or a BAA executive? For those that do not know after 19 years of planning and building (much of this was in getting planning permission to build the terminal) the 5th Terminal at Heathrow opened yesterday and by the end of … Read More >

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Help needed for research project – read on…

I was contacted recently by an undergraduate student who is doing some research into project management. After Stuart interviewed me, I had an email asking me for help in widening the numbers involved in the research. Let Stuart take up the story: My name is Stuart Murray and I am a 4th year undergraduate student doing research into Project Management … Read More >

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It’s all in the head!!

FREE TEMPLATES – GO TO THE END TO FIND OUT HOW TO DOWNLOAD THEM!! Why do we use so many templates in project management? Great question isn’t it? You can name many project templates: business caserisk loglessons learned logcommunications chartPIDetc, etc But why oh why do I say it’s all in the head? On two recent project management programmes participants … Read More >

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When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn*

How many times do we read that we must learn from our mistakes (I would also add from our successes!)? We encourage all of our clients to: use lessons learned reports or learning logs throughout projects hold end of project reviews where learning is at the centre of the meeting However, our experience shows that few projects use both of … Read More >

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Let the train take the strain

I set off in really good heart – off to Project Challenge at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. I was early for my train so I planned to have a cup of tea and then wonder onto the train. But I had not accounted for the really strong winds that cancelled my train. The next one was 30 minutes … Read More >

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Quote, quote quote..

I was on the motorway yesterday on the way to a meeting and one of the BBC stations (Fivelive) gave out quotes from listeners. here are two that relate to project management (and time management) “a lack of planning on your part does not make it an emergency….” “I don’t have a plan, so nothing can go wrong” This was … Read More >

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