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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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.

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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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).

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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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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.

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. Here I am.

Vietnam War Helicopter Memorial

Herding Cats

Helicopter pilots and crew members risked their lives, again and again, to lead offenses, transport troops and save lives. Helicopter pilots from Vietnam War finally get their due with Arlington memorial. ‘To To the men fighting the war, it was the sound of hope … to carry them out of hell!’.

An Introduction to Operations Management

Wrike

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. .

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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What to Look for in an Agile Project Management Tool

Hive

Jessica Barrett Halcom is a writer for TechnologyAdvice.com , with specializations in human resources, healthcare, and transportation.

The 'triple threat' work skills for the future

Lynne Cazaly

These are a triple threat because they are adaptable, flexible and transportable. Trying to make sense of the ongoing changes in the world seems like a tough ask sometimes; as soon as you’ve got your head around one shift or change. ‘thud’, along comes another, and then another. This is the world of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity ( VUCA ) after all. So what are we to do? And the emphasis is on ‘do’ We can’t just sit and wait things out.

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.

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.

Super Bowl vs World Series: A Project Manager’s Point of View

LiquidPlanner

construction, transportation, outdoor events), it always adds uncertainty and requires mitigation plans.

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.

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

Ganttic

People generally help to lift strollers to public transportation. 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. I know there is a lot of good planning tools out there whether you need something to create to do lists for yourself, need to make plans for a small team, manage a project portfolio or plan hundreds of resources.

Once upon a project time…

Kiron Bondale

This is the contemporary fable of the frog who is unwilling to transport a scorpion across a river. Storytelling is a powerful tool to educate young and old alike.