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Will you visit this finished project? Great views.

Last Sunday saw me rise pretty early and take the London Underground and Overground system to visit a new project. Britain’s first urban cable car service was opened across the Thames just in time for the Olympic Games on 28 June and I paid it a visit. The crossing is from Royal Victoria (Docklands tube line) and North Greenwich (Jubilee … Read More >

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We don’t need project management training, we have PM software!

A few weeks ago, I had an interesting conversation with a senior manager. He originally wanted some project management training for a group of around 50 staff. I explored the issues and possibilities and sent him some information by email suggesting a follow up. When I called him back – around 10 days later; all change he told me. They … Read More >

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Do you Deliver?

By Alison Smith Yesterday I received through my letter box a leaflet about how postal services will run during this summer’s London 2012 games. Royal Mail have said that between 27th July – 9th September the 2012 the games will be on and that deliveries will be affected in certain postcodes. The postcodes quoted cover most of London.  Royal Mail … Read More >

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Harry Potter station refurbished – platform 9¾ set to stay

Kings Cross Station in London serves 45million passengers a year and this will rise in the next decade to 55 million. It is major railway station and interchange for the underground alongside a link to St Pancras station which is next door. The station is being restored at a cost of £400million and has a roof that can cover three … Read More >

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I just do it – why do I need any processes for my projects?

I had an interesting experience recently running a project management course for a group of staff. I asked the group what issues they faced in running their projects. A range of problems were raised: legislation not yet in place but the project still needing to be planned and have a risk assessment!! key people leaving lack of specific resources including … Read More >

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What are your project management New Year’s resolutions?

She told me directly; “I made this New Year’s resolution and I was good, really good for a week and then, it simply slipped away…” I  started to think about New Year’s resolutions that some project managers may have made: to focus on the risks that my projects may well face and how to manage them to ensure that changes … Read More >

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