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Too busy – well read this to enhance personal productivity

I regularly get comments that “we are too busy” or “there are simply not enough hours in the day”. Others have said “we have more work than we can cope with.” Organizations are really busy places at the moment and many face an uncertain future. Person productivity, personal organizational skills, excellent time management all buzz words that we all need … Read More >

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How long will it take?

Imagine you are in a meeting and discussion is taking place about a possible project. No business case has been developed nor has there been any analysis of project risks. Its very early days in the “life” of this project. Then, a question, directed at you, which you have to answer. “How long will it take and how much will … Read More >

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Project over-runs….again

My earlier blog about Terminal 5 showed a real lack of planning, training and co-ordination. But, at least the terminal was completed on time!What about other transport projects? My thanks to Donnie MacNicol who pointed to a recent report published in the Financial Times. This report suggested that Europe’s 30 most important transport projects will cost far more than first … Read More >

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Project estimates, why are they so wrong? London Olympics 2012

There is a lot of press space being given to the 2012 Olympics here in London – saying that the estimates for the games “has quadrupled”. Now I am NOT going to enter into the debate as to whether the costs have increased or even by how much. However, what I will say is that we are generally really poor … Read More >

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