Project Fundamentals

July 8, 2021
Photo panorama of Florence showing the Duomo

Why projects matter

After nearly six hundred years, the dome of Florence cathedral remains the largest brick-built dome ever constructed.  It was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, and built under […]
July 8, 2021
Photo JCB Dieselmax car on display

What exactly is a project?

Everyone recognises a JCB, the ubiquitous yellow excavator that is found on construction sites the world over.  In the early 2000s the company elected to develop […]
July 8, 2021
Photo Boeing 737 about to land

Fitting the strategy

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines is one of the world’s biggest and most successful airlines.  Its story begins in the late 1960s when Herb Kelleher and two business […]
July 8, 2021
Photo Ferguson tracked tractor Antarctica

What makes a project a success?

The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1957/58 is largely forgotten today, yet it was a hugely important scientific endeavour that tried to understand much more about the enormous […]