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How to Make Your Project Great in 5,329 Steps


Project management is broken. The use of out-dated methodologies and techniques that were created to support machine-working has little relevance to the modern world of work, in which smart ‘phones link us instantly to immense stores of information. In this contemporary environment, events and ideas fluctuate with irritating frequency and ensure that schedules put together carefully at the beginning of a project are not worth the paper they’re printed on.

August 18, 2016 11:45

Don’t Be Last For Wireless First


Wireless networking has been delivered for many years as an ‘overlay’ network, supplementing traditional wired infrastructure.  The proliferation of consumer wifi has driven adoption, and most corporate wireless networks have delivered connectivity to mobile devices and laptop users only.

June 14, 2016 18:42

Process mapping for automation, it's all about context


Most of you will be familiar with this graphic, highlighting how misunderstood requirements can result in a solution, which at best isn't ideal, and at worst is unusable.

December 18, 2015 08:30

Green Lane Programmes – Managing Delivery Expectations

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Having delivered multiple projects and programmes in my 35 year career, I am convinced that many of the challenges that we as Programme or Project managers encounter arise at the outset of the initiative.

October 26, 2015 22:30

Outsourcing your IT? Look at process first before people, tools and price

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Many IT professionals would agree that the quality of an IT operations people, process and tools, is intrinsically linked to the quality if service it delivers.

September 22, 2015 08:46

How to Measure the Mood of a Project


Have you ever played creative games with metaphors? My teenage son is going through the grunting phase at the moment, and I read somewhere that a good way to engage adolescents is to make your questioning more creative.

August 25, 2015 18:00

Leaders are Dealers in Hope


There has been a lot written on 'leadership', but I’ve always been drawn to this five-word sentence uttered by Napoleon Bonaparte (presumably in French).

March 24, 2015 08:00

Making Programme Meetings a Contact Sport


Those of you who know me are aware of my dislike of conference calls. The great digital revolution has brought many good things, but being stuck at the end of a hot ‘phone for three hours while you struggle to hear Carla from Boston is not one of them.

February 16, 2015 22:42

The future of Digital Signage

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Digital Signage is already in use in a wide variety of applications and the core technology has been around for a while now but recent developments have seen some exciting new uses-cases emerging.

January 16, 2015 09:35

Internet of Things; the disruptive technology of the future?


I commonly hear about disruptive technologies and thought I would have a look into how they apply and add value to the enterprise?

December 8, 2014 12:25