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Managing successful analytical and research projects – OR Society Training

Tomorrow, I’m running a 1-day workshop for the OR Society on project management skills for analytical and research projects. Virtually every piece of work done by analysts and researchers is a project or could benefit from applying project-thinking. This course is designed specifically for them and provides time for participants to apply the learning to their current … Continue reading

Project over-runs – the answer is in the data

10 years ago, I ran a workshop on Project Benefits Management for a group of central government Project Sponsors. Our guest speaker was Steve Jenner and his book “Realising benefits from Government ICT investment – a fool’s errand” was one of the handouts. I read it from cover to cover and spent some time exploring … Continue reading

“Completing Autumn 2019” – don’t you just love Construction Project Plans?

I’ve just walked past a major construction site where the hoardings proudly proclaim the project will be completing in Autumn 2019. How is it possible for a major project that, presumably, has a detailed plan can have a completion date as vague as a whole season? With climate change, can we even be certain what … Continue reading

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