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Transport for London’s Signal Failure – £886m more than planned*

Ron Rosenhead

Horrible headlines and a horrible situation. The above costs come from a report published by Budget and Performance Committee of the London Assembly. Some of the statistics and comments in the report are astounding and some are below: · ….TfL The broader economy will also suffer…. · TfL relied on Bombardier to provide an end-to-end solution. The Assembly experienced this first-hand.

Boosting PMO's with Lean Thinking

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  Lean thinking has its roots in lean manufacturing and so several of the common forms of waste have titles that are associated with physical production, such as Over Production, Inventory and Transportation.   Transportation – In knowledge work projects unnecessary handoffs are like transportation waste. It’s about people first. O verproduction. W aiting.

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See you at the Digital PM Summit

The Digital Project Manager

Now just over a month away, if I was going to cycle (my preferred method of transport) to San Antonio from Vancouver, I should probably start riding tomorrow. Posted in General. 3,828.7 km, that’s all that separates me from this year’s Digital PM summit. That said, I think I’ll settle for flying – after all, I want to be in tip-top learning shape and when I get there, not just a sweaty mess. I’m off to the Digital PM Summit. The post See you at the Digital PM Summit appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

Can Project Management Transform Our World?

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As an individual I can contribute to the SDG by choosing public transport over my own private car. In September 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. Poverty in all its forms everywhere.

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Megaprojects in Latvia

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Some interesting megaprojects in Latvia are: Rail Baltica (4 billion EURO), Riga Northern Transport Coridor (1,5 billion EURO), e-Health implementation , Kurzemes loks (200 million EURO). Riga Northern Transport Coridor (around 1,5 billions EUR budget). Riga Northern Transport Corridor is the largest transport infrastructure project in Riga of last decades.

One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence – impacts on PM!?

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The study focuses on eight domains: transportation; service robots; healthcare; education; low-resource communities; public safety and security; employment and workplace; and entertainment. I thought it might be interesting to draw your attention to a study launched in 2014. This study, called the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI), is a series of periodic studies initiated by Eric Horvitz with focus on how AI will affect automation, national security, psychology, ethics, law, privacy, democracy and other issues. What is AI? Will AI replace a project manager?

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Projects and project management in Thailand

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billion US$ for 2017, including 36 infrastructure projects, covering rail, roads, air transport and ports throughout Thailand. The Kingdom of Thailand, formerly also known as Siam, is with nearly 70 million inhabitants one of the most populous countries in South-East Asia. Thailand retained a tradition of trade with its neighboring states, from China to India, Persia, and Arab lands.

Against all odds – learning from great projectors: Ferdinand Zeppelin

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Up until 1914 nearly 40,000 people on more than 1,500 flights were transported without any incident. Zeppelin shaped the age of air transportation. The Zeppelin was used as a means of transport on a global scale. With this article we´d like to start a series of pioneers and projectors to learn from. It refers to people that “project” into the future and thus make them real.

Agile Benefits Management

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We can have projects to build transport infrastructure, create attractions and hire employees, but the benefits of opening a theme park only come about when all are accomplished at the appropriate times. Benefits are why we undertake projects. Projects are expensive to undertake and have a risk of failure. This is why benefits management is usually the domain of program management.

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Projects and project management in Indonesia

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food, transport equipment, textiles, chemicals), construction, trade and transport, telecommunication and financial services. The Republic of Indonesia is a country in South-East Asia, situated between the Indian and Pacific Ocean. It is the world´s largest island country, constituted of more than 13.000 island, bigger and smaller ones. Indonesia´s main religion is the Islam.

Projects and project management in Sri Lanka

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Other projects are related with energy, transportation, tourism, Tsunami-affected Area Recovery and roads. The name of “Ceylon” may still be more familiar for the island south east of India nowadays being the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Actually, the island´s name changed quite often. This exemplifies already the eventful history of Sri Lanka. Featured Know how News Opinion

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An Introduction to Operations Management

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Plus, all kinds of industries need talented operations managers, which means you can have a varied career working in retail, transportation, technology, healthcare… whatever field strikes your fancy. . When it comes to understanding the key aspects of business operations, yo—z;soidfj of;z8srfguhnzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Sorry, I just fell asleep on my keyboard. Start Working Smarter Today

How good are you at starting off your project?

Ron Rosenhead

Related Posts: Transport for London’s Signal Failure – £886m more… What a great report – every company should read it Optimistic planning bias strikes again? I came across an interesting report published by the National Audit Office (NAO) – which exists to provide independent opinion and evidence to assist Parliament and hold government to account. Summary Page 4).

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Agile For Oil and Gas - mixing lifecycle models

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Facilities – creating the infrastructure for oil or gas extraction, initial processing and transportation to market. Introduction. This post is about Implementing agile at the organizational level across multiple technical domains. I was in Bogotá, Colombia recently working with an oil and gas company to introduce agile to their organization. The Bigger Picture.  Mixed Project Types.

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What Everybody Should Know About Controlling Risks

Project Risk Coach

Old Blue was not the Starship Enterprise, but it was a reliable source of transportation. Many project managers do a great job of identifying risks. Some even evaluate risks and develop response plans. However, project managers get busy as their projects progress and fail to control risks, resulting abandoned or wrecked projects. So, what does it mean to control risks? ” Why?

A Seriously Challenged Project

The Tao of Project Management

Another one from the Why Do Projects Fail website: Edinburgh City Council: Tram Network (Sep 2003 to May 2014) When originally conceived the project was intended to reduce traffic congestion, reduce carbon emissions and help the city cope with the increased demand for public transport in the next decade. Today the project is regarded as a shambles and although Edinburgh does now have a tram, what they’ve ended up with falls far short of what was envisaged. Needless to say the public aren’t happy with what they got for their money. The tram eventually took its first passengers in 2014.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Backup For Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

While DVDs are easily transported around, tape drives can store very large volumes of data. This is a guest article by Mauricio Prinzlau. Are you backing up your project and personal files effectively? Today’s practical option is a cloud storage solution. There are various types of data backup techniques. Conventional backup techniques use tape, DVDs and USB connected devices. Hybrid cloud.

Free Professional Development in London in October

Arras People

John will illustrate his talk with examples and case studies drawing on international applications of these ideas in transport, water, utilities, social care, paper manufacturing, pharmaceutical research and professional services. It’s back in London next month – Project Challenge – the seminar and exhibition show at London’s Olympia. Herbert A. Simon. Click To Tweet.

Can You Contribute to the UN’s Social Development Goals with Project Management?

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As an individual I can contribute to the SDG by choosing public transport over my own private car. In September 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. Poverty in all its forms everywhere.

What Puts Manufacturing Teams Ahead: Lean Six Sigma

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The Lean community looks for waste in Transportation, Inventory, Motion, Waiting, Over-processing, Overproduction, and Defects (abbreviated as TIMWOOD). In any given year, I attend a lot of project management conferences. There are always common themes that come up at these conferences, but these days it seems that you can’t turn around without getting smacked in the face by Lean Six Sigma.

Projects and project management in Japan

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Like the many high risers in town, the price index is sky rocketing and the public transport is one of the most crowed in the world (it´s really interesting to experience the Shinjuku Station in the morning of a business day). Japan is a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean, located in East Asia. Sometimes it is also called the “land of the rising sun”. SPM was already founded in 1999.

Tunisia 2020: An opportunity for Project Management

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The conference organised under the patronage of the Tunisian President is addressing the future of Tunisian strategic economic sectors: among them transport, IT, renewable energies, heath and services. Tunisia is starting the road to inclusive and sustainable development. The Government of Tunisia is determined to carry out structural reforms and promote private investment. Country. Qatar.

Turbo charge your Personal Kanban with GTD

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The two most elementary buckets are: “Work” and “Home” Of course, if you have a long commute and don’t usually transport yourself, you might also consider “Commute” as a third bucket. Personal productivity and time management tools/methods have always been a subject of interest. Numerous methods and tools have been developed over the years. That was about 8 years ago.

Agile Benefits Management

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We can have projects to build transport infrastructure, create attractions and hire employees, but the benefits of opening a theme park only come about when all are accomplished at the appropriate times. Benefits are why we undertake projects. Projects are expensive to undertake and have a risk of failure. This is why benefits management is usually the domain of program management.

If you want to know what are the Breakthrough Competences to Manage Change in energy sector in coming years or geopolitical and economic change connected with the implementation of New Silk Road project – come to the 30th IPMA World Congress in Astana, 5th -7th September 2017!

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New Silk Road” or “New Silk Road Economic Belt” means the creation of a set of international hubs in key transport corridors of Kazakhstan for trade and logistics, finance and business, innovation and technology, and tourism as well. Astana is a city that can be called a living advertisement of project management on its own. To register click here: [link].

Advocating the benefit of project management: the example of Morocco

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With this mind set Morocco can meet the ambitious development goals it has set in strategic sectors such as education, utilities, transport, energy, construction and telecommunication. Advocacy is an activity by which an individual or a group aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions. Featured Know how News Opinions Advocacy IPMA Morocco