How to Develop Olympic Project Management Skills

July 10, 2013

This is a contributed article by Ian Needs, Marketing Manager at KeyedIn Solutions. It’s been about a year since the London Olympics. Imagine you were the manager of transportation programmes during the Games. That’s a huge responsibility. Where would you start? How would you stay organised? For most of us, Olympic project management is a […]

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First Secondary School in UK to trial project management skills in the classroom (video)

March 6, 2013

This video shows the follow up for a project I first heard about at Synergy 2011: using project management techniques in UK schools to equip young people for school projects and also their future working lives. This video shows the end of that particular initiative and what happened at the school after the project management […]

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PMI Synergy Conference: video diary

November 16, 2012

Here is my video diary of my day at the PMI Synergy event for International Project Management Day. In it you’ll see Lord Digby Jones, Dame Tessa Jowell, Thomas Juli and some other footage from the day to give you an idea of what the conference was like. This video is approximately 7m37s long.

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Building the Olympic Park: a PM success story

July 18, 2012

Louise Hardy, infrastructure manager for the construction work for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, gave a presentation at a PMI event about the project work involved in preparing for London 2012. She said she had been involved in the programme for five and a half years and that as part of the delivery partner […]

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Project managing the Olympics: milestone timeline

July 16, 2012

With the Olympics kicking off in London next week, I’ve picked out the major project management milestones for the event in this timeline. Use the zoom bar to change the timescales. You can also move from left to right to see all the milestones. If you can’t see it properly, you can view it online […]

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Jubilee Projects!

June 4, 2012

“I’m project managing our street party,” a friend said on the phone last week. “We’ve got a team meeting next Saturday.” “And how much work will actually get done at this team meeting?” I asked her. “Ha! You know me so well….” I could imagine it: neighbours gathering in her spacious lounge, some early evening […]

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Delivering the Olympic Legacy through the construction programme

June 1, 2012

  Here’s the transcript for this video, as sometimes the audio is hard to hear. Elizabeth: I’ve come to the Charing Cross hotel in the middle of London. It’s just raining and I’m here for an Association for Project Management Learning Legacy event about the Olympics. What we’ll be looking at this evening – I […]

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Synergy 2011

November 7, 2011

Last Thursday was International Project Management Day, and, along with 800 other project managers, I attended Synergy, a ‘day of celebration’ in London. None of us really knew what to expect. It had never been billed as a traditional conference and it was held at the IndigO2, part of the O2 arena which mainly hosts […]

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London riots: one week on

August 15, 2011

I was due to bring you a book review of On Top of Everything today. Instead, I wanted to interrupt the Summer of Books schedule to say thank you to everyone who has sent their thoughts and good wishes to us in London after the riots last week. The book review will now appear on […]

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New Change

January 14, 2011
At New Change

Project management is everywhere – even in London street names.  This street is near St Paul’s Cathedral.  I’ve just been for lunch at the sushi restaurant nearby.

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