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

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.

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Boosting PMO's with Lean Thinking

LeadingAnswers

  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.

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Henry Ford and Design Thinking

Zen Project Management

Henry Ford wasn't solving a problem around horses, he was solving a transportation problem. By LibertyGroup25 (Own work) Henry Ford pioneered many of the ideas that are now commonplace in business, including ideas used in Design Thinking.

The Project Management Consultant

Arras People

Change and Transformation across the Transport sector in particular. I’m intrigued. What is a project management consultant? Late last year I did a session for the PMI Virtual Talent Management Conference (it’s still available on demand until March 2016).

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?

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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.

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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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.

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.

Is Software Development Art or Engineering

Herding Cats

Our daily lives depend on complex software-intensive systems, from banking to communications to transportation to medicine. 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 design of the code was straight forward.

What Puts Manufacturing Teams Ahead: Lean Six Sigma

LiquidPlanner

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.

Turbo charge your Personal Kanban with GTD

Digite

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.

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

Paymo App

— Jessica Barrett Halcom is a writer for TechnologyAdvice.com , with specializations in human resources, healthcare, and transportation. Your team’s communication and productivity depend largely on setting clear expectations about goals and keeping individual team members accountable.

Agile Benefits Management

LeadingAnswers

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.

Behind The Scenes: Conferences From An Exhibitor’s Perspective

Girl's Guide to PM

The lucky winner of the iPad was Mr. Subash Tavares, Head of Portfolio Management at Transport for London. I’ve always known the APM Conference is quite a draw.