Project Management

Grand Designs (on Channel 4 on November 2nd 2005) was all about a build in Belfast. After having seen the organised chaos that is many of the other builds that Grand Designs has showcased, this one was simply amazing. Not only did they finish for the planned date, they also came in under budget! This being despite them running anywhere between 2 hours (yes, their schedule was that tightly planned!) and 2 weeks behind at various times. I guess they really did prevent late tasks from creating late projects. I'm not quite sure how any of the principles in the linked article from Sticky Minds applies to the Grand Designs build, if indeed any do. But, it certainly makes for interesting reading.

The one point that is clearly common between the two though, is that whatever the project, the person managing it has to have their eyes on the ball 100% of the time. Even the shortest amount of time without that focus and it can all start to come rather horribly unravelled.

About Rob

I've been interested in computing since the day my Dad purchased his first business PC (an Amstrad PC 1640 for anyone interested) which introduced me to MS-DOS batch programming and BASIC.

My skillset has matured somewhat since then, which you'll probably see from the posts here. You can read a bit more about me on the about page of the site, or check out some of the other posts on my areas of interest.

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