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

Ron Rosenhead

The report can be found at [link]. · TfL’s external auditors, KPMG, conducted a lessons learned review that found that TfL’s procurement process was not well thought out. · TfL seemed to change its procurement process as it went along.

The Osborn Parnes Creative Problem-Solving Process

Project Bliss

The Osborn Parnes creative problem-solving process is a structured way to generate creative and innovative ways to address problems. Origin of the Osborn Parnes Creative Problem-solving Process. The two collaborated to formalize the process.,

5 key benefits of streamlining your project management processes

Keyedin

At our recent annual user conference in London, we had the pleasure of going for dinner with one of our customers from the transportation industry. In the past the company had no generic project management software in place and they were finding their existing systems and internal processes too cumbersome and time consuming. After shortlisting various project management solutions, they decided to implement KeyedIn Projects to streamline their internal processes.

5 key benefits of streamlining your project management processes

Keyedin

At our recent annual user conference in London, we had the pleasure of going for dinner with one of our customers from the transportation industry. In the past the company had no generic project management software in place and they were finding their existing systems and internal processes too cumbersome and time consuming. After shortlisting various project management solutions, they decided to implement KeyedIn Projects to streamline their internal processes.

What is Lean Six Sigma?

Project Health Check

Lean Six Sigma is an approach for Process Improvement Projects, combining many different conceptual tools depending on the situation. Lean Six Sigma Process ImprovementLean Six Sigma, a management buzzword that seems to persist and many don't understand.

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Logistics Management 101: A Beginner’s Guide

ProjectManager.com

But that work isn’t a one-time activity, of course: it’s a process that flows from one task to the next. Managing that work process is called logistics management. Logistics management is a detailed process of organizing and implementing an operation.

7 Logical Fallacies That Can Harm Your Decision Making (With Examples)

ProjectManager.com

People act on their feelings, and feelings are fleeting, which means that we’re constantly shifting positions and getting nowhere in the process. How can logical fallacies harm your decision-making process? Logic appears to have been thrown out the window nowadays.

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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. Evaluating Risk Process Effectiveness. So, you’ve implemented the PIER-C risk management processes: P lan for risk management.

Continuous Planning Equals Business Agility

Planview

This blogs provides a simple analogy about leveraging continuous planning when planning a trip, how to evaluate planning practices within your organization, steps to consider when beginning your planning process, and the capabilities needed to advance your continuous planning process.

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How good are you at starting off your project?

Ron Rosenhead

The report gives examples of good projects – where the initiation process has contributed to success and sadly, examples where this has not happened.

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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.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Backup For Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

Even where the organization does not have a standard process step for backup, it is incumbent upon you as a project manager to ensure that all data related to your project is being backed up at regular intervals. This is a guest article by Mauricio Prinzlau.

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Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

Not just technology companies (like Google, Apple) but every sector is being disrupted by software including retail (Amazon), banking (PayPal, cryptocurrencies), transportation (Tesla, Uber), and travel (Airbnb).

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The Project Management Consultant

Arras People

Project Process Project Diagnosis PM People Development Project Tool Development Project Supervision & Monitoring. Change and Transformation across the Transport sector in particular. I’m intrigued. What is a project management consultant?

7 Tools for Multi-Project Management to Test in 2020

Epicflow Blog

The tool is tailored to satisfy the demands of many industries: IT, Electronics, Transportation and Logistics, and retailing needs. . ClickUp is a process, task, and time management program that helps you to run your multiple projects successfully.

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7 Tools for Multi-Project Management to Test in 2020

Epicflow Blog

The tool is tailored to satisfy the demands of many industries: IT, Electronics, Transportation and Logistics, and retailing needs. . ClickUp is a process, task, and time management program that helps you to run your multiple projects successfully.

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A Balanced View of the Competing Demands through the Lens of Evaluation

The IIL Blog

parking space vs. neighborhood park), a study may be performed to determine the short and long-range benefits of each option, using different evaluation approaches, such as transportation traffic analysis. By Dr. Willis H. Thomas, PMP, CPT .

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Biases in Project Management and How to Remove Them

Herding Cats

Cognitive bias - a mistake in reasoning, evaluating, remembering, or other cognitive processes, often occurring as a result of holding onto one's preferences and beliefs regardless of contrary information. Because of that, we don't separate the thinking processes into a dual-system.

A Short History of Project Management

MPUG

By default, these people were doing early project management by obtaining/transporting the heavy blocks of stones and related materials (procurement and quality management) and acquiring and scheduling the slave workers (resource and communications management) to do their work.

Kanban vs Task Lists: How to Determine What’s Best for Your Team

Paymo App

In response to the increasing demands of modern teams and processes, the market has seen the advent and continued development of tools based on both task lists and Kanban.

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What Puts Manufacturing Teams Ahead: Lean Six Sigma

LiquidPlanner

It basically looks at the process, the design, and the outcome and makes data-drive decisions to guide you in improving them. Lean Six Sigma strips down all of the processes to their shiny, bare essentials and then tunes them to be highly reliable. Stop and look at your process.

Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

Not just technology companies (like Google, Apple) but every sector is being disrupted by software including retail (Amazon), banking (PayPal, cryptocurrencies), transportation (Tesla, Uber), and travel (Airbnb). The goals (satisfied stakeholders and value delivery) will remain the same but the tools, titles and processes employed will be vastly different. Yet the scientific project management that grew out of the industrialization of process is largely left behind.

Project Sign-Off Sheets: Where, When and How to Use Them (Free Template)

Workamajig

This sample sign-off sheet from the US Department of Transportation , for instance, lists delivered documents along with stakeholder comments for them: What about deliverable sign-off sheets? Project sign-off sheets are an important part of the project closing process.

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Why Use Ganttic Instead Of A Free Resource Planning Spreadsheet Template?

Ganttic

This can draw out the process of planning and create extra work for someone to sort out conflicting modifications. Managing global resources from people, to transport to machinery can be a global affair. Failing to plan is planning to fail according to the father of time management, Benjamin Franklin. This popular adage is true of any size business.

Biases in Project Management and How to Remove Them

Herding Cats

Cognitive bias - a mistake in reasoning, evaluating, remembering, or other cognitive processes, often occurring as a result of holding onto one's preferences and beliefs regardless of contrary information. Because of that, we don't separate the thinking processes into a dual-system. And of course, those are biased, filtered are fed back into System One at a later date, creating more bias to the decision-making process in the future. Buhl, Transport Reviews, 24, 1, 3-18. [2]

How To Lead Your Manager

Girl's Guide to PM

This does not end with the want of a new car, or the need of transportation. We'll process your data in accordance with our privacy policy. This is a guest post by Nick Nuss from VocationCultivation. Nick Nuss.

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6 Steps Every Team Should Follow?—?A Project Management Guide for 2019

Proofhub

In simple words, it’s a process where a project manager plans, organizes and manages the efforts of his/her team in order to accomplish a successful project over a fixed period and within certain costs. Now, putting a control process in place is not as hard as it seems.

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The 3 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Scaling Up Your Business

Teamweek

For the business to be scalable, it must design its processes to encourage a more efficient operation. By planning in advance and building your team, you can make this process simpler and more successful. Inefficient Hiring Processes.

Knowledgeline: Building e-Discovery Teams:: by Tom Baldwin

Knowledgeline

Vendors are popping up all over the globe to process data, on-line review tools are being heavily touted and more additional forums are now available to get religion on e-discovery. The best e-discovery processing tools cant ensure that the collection efforts are solid. David Cain is currently the Chairman of the advisory board to TTI (Texas Transportation Institute). At SBALowDoc centers, the agency processes completed applications within 36 hours.

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Is Software Development Art or Engineering

Herding Cats

I started my career as a Software Engineer , writing Fortran 77 signal processing algorithms to find and track missile launchers in the middle eastern desert. This skill was an extension of the signal processing work I did as a grad student looking for information in the data stream of a particle accelerator. The PDP-15 was a machine that ran Fortran but also Focal, a language suitable for formula calculations needed for signal processing.

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.

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Newbies’ Guide to Scrum Project Management 101

nTask

Some of its approaches, other than Scrum , include Extreme Programming (XP) for quality upfront building, Lean thinking for waste elimination and the Agile Unified Process (AUP) approach to developing business application software using agile techniques. Developed by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland in the early 1990s, Scrum Project Management provides a lightweight process framework that encompasses iterative and incremental practices.

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Agile or Waterfall: How to Choose Which is Best for Your Project

Project Bliss

Much like trying to determine which is the best form of transportation for your travel, there are various considerations to take into account. Yet different modes of transportation and routes could be good for different reasons.

Turbo charge your Personal Kanban with GTD

Digite

Put the ToDo’s on a board where you can see the process you follow and track the progress of your work. In the process, it consciously deprioritises what I cannot work on now. Personal productivity and time management tools/methods have always been a subject of interest.

2017 78

Do You Need A Resource Planning Tool Or Is A Whiteboard Enough

Ganttic

People generally help to lift strollers to public transportation. You can also draw up reports to optimize your planning process. I’m going to be honest here. I would prefer a whiteboard over any software for planning anyday. Not because I don’t believe there is a software out there that is good enough for me.

An Introduction to Operations Management

Wrike

Operations managers solve the puzzle of how work gets done: uncovering the biggest bottlenecks, fine-tuning processes to save time, fixing their team’s most persistent frustrations.

10 Reasons Projects Fail: Lessons from the Death Star

Wrike

If I hadn’t been reassigned to a transport ship as punishment for getting ambushed by Solo and Skywalker, I’d be a sprinkle of space dust right now. That way your process is always getting better instead of growing stale with repetitive, fruitless, or counterproductive projects.

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