The Project Management Myth – In The Eye Of The Storm

We hire people to run projects. We call them project managers (PMs). We give them Project Management Offices (PMOs) to support them. Sometimes we get grander and hire Programme Directors, and we give them Programme Offices. Together, these hardworking people produce project and/or programme plans. Beautifully drawn diagrams that show an even flow from task…

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Moving to WordPress – In The Eye Of The Storm

Since the very end of 2001, this blog has been hosted on Blogger (originally developed by Pyra Labs, acquired by Google, in the pre “don’t be evil” days, in 2003).  In that time I’ve written some 1,199 posts.  Not all of those are intact here – various migrations, changes in publishing tools, fiddling around with…

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Filing and Sorting Emails – What’s the Real Problem? – In The Eye Of The Storm

I came across this opportunity in the marketplace today. It’s worth a read. If you want to apply you only have a few days left though. https://www.digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk/digital-outcomes-and-specialists/opportunities/10373 My first thought, on reading it, was “are these folks crazy?” The civil service is, by and large, not at the power user end of the email community….

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Eight Years On From GDS … – In The Eye Of The Storm

… and what have we accomplished? I wrote about Martha Lane Fox’s report on the future of e-government (shortly thereafter to become digital government, though Martha referred to it all as “government online services”) in November 2010.  The recommendations were not particularly new but they were tightly focused and provided the impetus to set up…

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The Future of Filling Stations – In The Eye Of The Storm

According to Zap-Map there are 9,328 public charging locations, 14,821 devices (individual charging stations, so 1 1/2 per location) and 25,225 individual connectors (nearly 2 per device), for Electric Vehicles as of 18th August 2019.  Those numbers will change by the time you look at the link – roughly 1 new location is added per…

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UK Car Industry – What’s the Strategy? – In The Eye Of The Storm

Any meaningful change in the shipping volumes of Electric Vehicles in the UK is going to have a huge impact on workers in the car industry who are based here.  Some figures, from the SMMT (a car industry lobbying group, presently focused on telling us all that diesel is fine (i.e. government has orchestrated a…

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The EV Challenge – In The Eye Of The Storm

Every country around the world, as I’ve written before, has been busy setting targets for EV adoption.  It feels just like the early days of e-government when one country would announce a target for when all of their services would be fully online, only for another country to advance that deadline a year with the…

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