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Below are links to my articles published on the web. (a brief description is included). For articles written prior to 2019, there is a link at the bottom of this page to my article archive. writing in London


Managing big and complex projects, successfully!

Published on May 10, 2019

Today we read of yet another UK project management disaster! (UK Emergency services radio system). £3.1BN over budget, 3 years late (at least), and apparently not as “resilient to power cuts" as the existing system.

We keep hearing, “software projects are hard”, and “implementing new technology always incurs additional cost and delays”.
All of this can and should be managed effectively!
Programme Management is about successfully completing a project to the agreed quality, costs and timescales, although our recent experience would lead you to believe otherwise!

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Eyes as a window on our minds

Published on April 15th, 2019

It has been said that our eyes are a window into our minds.

I have certainly found that occasionally when someone is speaking to me very enthusiastically about their work or their ambitions, I become aware of an "energy" in their eyes that registers almost subconsciously as another channel of communication. This is not something which happens often, in fact I would go as far as to say it is quite rare. However what I have registered, in these circumstances, is overwhelmingly positive.

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AI for life

Published on April 9th, 2019

Many years ago I attended an event at the MIT Media Lab where we were all given a "glove" to wear. We were all asked to go through a short "calibration" of the glove then the lights in the auditorium were dimmed and some stirring music played.

This work finally led to a way to detect seizures with a wristband and a system equipped with AI which learns about each person wearing the band. This life saving research is described by Roz in the video below - please watch it, it might change your life of the life of someone you know.

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For articles prior to 2019, please click here

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