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August 3, 2021
Old and new Zavanak home pages

ZAVANAK gets a Blue Cow makeover

I launched Zavanak.com in October 2019, using a basic WordPress theme. It worked well enough from a functional standpoint, and was an easy way into creating […]
June 28, 2020
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Project Speed: Six ways to accelerate big UK projects.

Updated 27 July 2021 A year ago the UK government set up a ‘Project Speed’ task force under the chairmanship of the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak. The […]
June 8, 2020
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Is it time for Total Sustainability Management?

The pressure is on for organisations of all kinds to become truly sustainable. There’s quite a debate about what ‘sustainability’ actually is. But we can broadly […]
June 1, 2020

And you think COVID-19 is bad…

On 1st September 1859 telegraph operators were using the latest technology to send and receive messages along wires that stretched across North America and Europe. Outside […]
May 24, 2020

5 project mistakes we’ll still make after the COVID-19 crisis

In my previous article I was pretty sanguine about how, in coming out of the Covid-19 crisis, we could do projects rather better. However, the realist […]
May 18, 2020

5 ways projects ought to be better after the COVID-19 crisis

Whenever we get to the new normal, whatever that looks like, we’ll have the chance to do things a little differently, a little better, after our […]