Relay Racing and Projects

Yesterday at the Rio Olympics, the UK’s 4x400m men’s relay team thought they had secured their place in the final, when they crossed the line first in the semi-final.  But they didn’t.  Instead they were disqualified for a technical infringement at the baton changeover. Team sports such as relay running, are great analogies for project teams in many ways. 

Collaborative Contracting & The Project Alliance

Teamwork is the reason collaborative contracting is important on capex projects.  However, most “traditional” approaches to project contracting do not fully enable this kind of team-working.  

The Benefits of adopting Breakthrough Project Management

Breakthrough Project Management is about money and business.  It is a route to lower costs, lower risk, and higher profits, for organisations at any stage in the project process.  Lower costs come from more efficient use of resources and shorter project durations.

Will the oil price fall trigger a “Perfect Storm”?

The media has been full of reports recently discussing the impact of the oil industry of the fall in crude oil prices (such as this one from Reuters).  Maybe now is the time for the industry to stop wasting money and adopt the principles of Breakthrough Project Management?