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

Logistics Management 101: A Beginner’s Guide

ProjectManager.com

In doing so, logistics management deals with integrating the flow of information and its management tools , materials handling, production packaging, inventory, transportation, warehousing and sometimes security. Logisticians focus on inventory management, purchasing, transportation, warehousing, consultation and the organization and mapping of these processes. This includes transportation of the materials as well as a place to store them. Transport to deliver product.

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Go slow (to go fast later)

Kiron Bondale

The January 2020 issue of PM Network provide a case study for one of the 2019 PMI Project of the Year finalists, the Société de transport de Montréal’s (STM) eight-year project to modernize the underground Montréal rail system.

2020 245

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. To find out more about how we work with this transportation giant, download the free Case Study here

How To Ask To Work Remotely

Girl's Guide to PM

I worked from home more often when I was pregnant, especially towards the end when travelling on public transport was an effort. During 2020, many of us didn’t have to ask to work remotely. It just happened.

2020 230

Six Sigma: A Simple Guide for Project Managers

ProjectManager.com

Lean focuses on eliminating eight areas of waste: defects, overproduction, waiting, non-utilized talent, transportation, inventory, motion and extra-processing. It’s been around for three decades, but Six Sigma can still be somewhat of an enigma.

2018 427

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.

2016 207

If Risk Is Your Business, Do It Better Than Captain Kirk

LiquidPlanner

In return, he offers humanity access to knowledge centuries more advanced than warp drives and transporters. He orders Dr. Mulhall to the transporter room and prevents the security detail from beaming down. As a great philosopher and chewer of scenery, Star Trek ’s James T. Kirk once said, “ Risk is our business ”—nothing great can be accomplished if you’re not willing to take some risks. I like to say, “If failure isn’t an option, then innovation isn’t an opportunity.”

Project Managers Change the World

Project Bliss

There have been amazing projects carried out in technology, healthcare, architecture, transportation, business, and many other industries. It’s not only visionaries and dreamers who change the world. It takes more than just an idea to make a change. The idea must be put into motion – it must be executed. And that’s what Project Managers do. Ideas Without Action Have No Impact. People come up with ideas every day. Most people don’t act on them.

2017 176

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. Usually, a wait of almost an hour for main courses would be highly frustrating; especially on an empty stomach, but on this occasion it gave us a great opportunity to understand how cloud-based project management software had helped their business.

Construction Sites Still Open! For Now

Arras People

Site workers will be encouraged to follow particular procedures like: Get to site on your own (not on public transport preferably). Get to site on your own (not on public transport preferably), stay two metres away from everyone, take your own lunch, and sing Happy Birthday lots and lots with soap and water.

The Perfect Storm for The Project Economy

Leading Answers

The housing may happen organically, but the infrastructure for transportation, power, water and hospitals all need projects to make them happen. The winds of change were strong before the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 78

How to Make Your Office Eco-Friendly

ProjectManager.com

Fortunately, there are a lot of transportation options if you are willing to get them a try. An easy switch is to take public transportation. Organize carpooling groups, give preferred parking to electric cars, install charging stations, provide stipends for public transportation, and reward those who come on bike or foot.

2019 158

From Order Taker to Opportunity Maker…IT’s Digital Transition for Driving the Business

Leading Agile

Professions such as Medicine, Law, Beauty, Teaching, Transportation, Security, Accounting, Engineering, and Project Management all have one thing in common; certifications and internal governance. Think of all the breakthrough advancements in just the last 20 years in the medicine, transportation, accounting, and engineering professions. Here are some fun facts: The first company founded to provide software products and services was Computer Usage Company in 1955.

2020 51

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. I was surprised as I had not seen this report before.

2015 159

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? Photo courtesy of Adobe Stock (edited in Canva).

What is Lean Six Sigma?

Project Health Check

Lean Six Sigma, a management buzzword that seems to persist and many don't understand. But what is it and how is it related to Project Management? Lean Six Sigma is an approach for Process Improvement Projects, combining many different conceptual tools depending on the situation. Essentially Lean Six Sigma is a fusion of two ideas: "Lean" and "Six Sigma": Lean Lean is a approach that seeks to eliminate Waste during a production process; it originated in Japan on the production lines of Toyota.

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3 Ways to Manage Work to Stay Productive

Project Bliss

Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration created guidelines for Fatigue Risk Management Systems for aviation safety as a “fatigue mitigation tool that minimizes the acute and chronic sources of fatigue and manages the potential risks associated with fatigue.” This week I’m on vacation with my family and featuring a post by Ari Farrow of Cerri. .

2018 131

What are Project Constraints and How to Manage Them

ProProfs Project Management

For instance, those in charge of transport to a particular location might stumble upon issues last minute, so a backup solution should always be available if you need to meet the desired deadline. .

Get to Know InLoox: Linh – Marketing & PR Manager at InLoox Headquarters in Munich

Inloox

Definitely all projects that the MVV/MVG (Munich public transportation) is currently implementing. Linh has been with InLoox since 2015 and previously studied English and Communication Sciences at the LMU Munich. She is part of the Marketing team and responsible for search engine and display marketing. She also organizes and holds webinars on the topics InLoox, Outlook and project management.

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. This year it attracted hundreds of delegates and a range of exhibitors, including Dimitar Janevski, who flew over from Macedonia to be on the Seavus stand with his colleagues. I caught up with him to find out what it was like being an exhibitor at a project management conference.

2017 207

The Osborn Parnes Creative Problem-Solving Process

Project Bliss

But it’s turned out in many cities to be a great mode of short-distance transportation. The Osborn Parnes creative problem-solving process is a structured way to generate creative and innovative ways to address problems. If you want to grow in your career, you need to show you can provide value. This is true no matter where you sit in an organization. You likely do this in your day-to-day activities.

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.

2016 222

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. Conventional backup techniques are now complemented by the availability of cloud-based backup.

2016 219

EV charging stations: why we need more and how to deploy them

Sitetracker

We are seeing a major overhaul in the transportation sector. The US is the world’s second-largest producer of greenhouse gases with transportation creating the largest share of emissions. You probably have noticed more EV charging stations in parking lots and on the side of the road. Some states, like California, are leading the electrification charge to combat our emission output.

Challenges of Gender in Project Management

Arras People

Their first careers stemmed from the more traditional and male dominated sectors such as engineering, construction, manufacturing and transportation. Gender equality in the work place is a massive topic in today’s world. The movement for gender equality is bigger than ever and this has been emphasised recently in Hollywood ( even the Queen got paid less than Prince Philip! with reports and stories of the gender pay gap in that sector being bigger than anyone could’ve imagined.

2018 192

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 .

2018 98

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).

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). “ Software is eating the world ” claimed venture capitalist, Marc Andreessen in his 2011, New York Times article. Seven years on, the trend continues, and project managers are also on the menu.

2018 103

2020 Trends and Challenges in Manufacturing

Epicflow Blog

Advanced Transportation. Since manufacturing industry functioning is impossible without goods transportation, proper and smart logistics is a good weapon in the fight against environmental pollution. Today manufacturers put much effort into this trend by looking for local suppliers, making the number of goods for one transportation session bigger to reduce their total number, and also, of course, engaging AI to analyze and suggest the most optimal logistic ways. .

2020 51

Continuous Planning Equals Business Agility

Planview

You need to consider flights, lodging, cities to visit, where to eat, ground transportation, and more. Your organization’s ability to react quickly and pivot to changes and disruptions is crucial to remaining relevant to your customers.

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What To Do Before Assigning Team Members

Bridge the Gap Consulting

Transportation for materials. “We need Todd on this project. He’s critical!” ” “What’s Todd’s role? What other roles do we need? Does Todd have the tools he needs?” ” “I don’t know, but Todd needs to be on this. He’s on all projects.” ” There was a couple problems with this conversation. First, Todd (who was a senior developer) was assigned to all projects.

2020 40

What Is Lean Project Management? It’s Origin, Principles & Benefits

ProProfs Project Management

In many ways, project management is a recent craft; but one that has learned a lot from the world of old manufacturing processes. And project managers are constantly finding ways to implement the knowledge and experiences of 20th-century manufacturing to contemporary project management.

Lean 72

Project Budget Example: How to Create an Accurate Project Budget for Junior Project Managers

PM Basics

Transportation expenses. Do you want to see a project budget example? A real one. The one that comes from practical experience ? Then, you are in the right place! Project Budget is a tool that calculates the total funds authorized to execute the project.

Creed Over Greed: Motivation and Purpose

Leading Answers

The Tesla vision and mission statement used to be: “ To accelerate the world's transition to sustainable transport. There have been a couple of news stories in the news recently that reveal some important facts about motivation and purpose. Ex-Tesla Workers Are Still Believers.

2018 101

Can Project Duration Estimation be done without Assumptions?

MPUG

The mapping app will take mode of transport, route, current traffic, and current weather into consideration before giving you an estimate. One of the most frequently asked questions when someone is about to start a new task is likely, “how much time will it take?”. Time is limited. Our lives are limited, and unfortunately, we just cannot wish away time limitations. That is why duration estimation is one of the most important aspects of project management.

Innovation in project management: Inspiration from Dubai

Susanne Madsen

To help achieve their vision the Dubai Future Accelerators Program is investing $275 million over a five-year period in companies spearheading innovative projects in healthcare, transportation, renewable energy, sustainability, education, security and urban planning. I recently spoke at Dubai International Project Management Forum ( DIPMF ) and was struck by the innovative theme of the conference. Perhaps it shouldn’t have come as a surprise.

Coronavirus and More - Arguments for Managing Employees and Projects Remotely

Brad Egeland

For now, let's just consider transportation and transport time (and for purposes of this example I'll work with $90,000/year for base pay and a 30 minute drive to and from work each day using 1 gallon of gas each way): 30 minute drive to work = gas and car wear and tear and 1 hour roundtrip of your time = $5 gas and vehicle usage per day + $45/day of your time = $50/day = $13,000/year (assuming 260 work days).

2020 95

7 Productive Things to Do When Bored

nTask

The best thing about these podcasts is that you can listen to them taking a break, driving to your next meeting or commuting to work in public transport.

2018 147

Biases in Project Management and How to Remove Them

Herding Cats

1] "What Causes Cost Overrun in Transport Infrastructure Projects?" Buhl, Transport Reviews, 24, 1, 3-18. [2] There is always lots of complaining about the biases introduced into managing projects and making the estimates needed to make project decisions. In Kahnemann's Thinking Fast and Slow there are three biases. †.