Looking to the future beyond the pandemic
.... a key role for the project profession
Eight years ago, the eyes of the world were on the east end of London as the London Olympic games were delivered with such aplomb in front of thousands of spectators and millions of viewers. This was the culmination of meticulous planning and huge creative effort against a hard deadline, with brilliant precision, execution and a supreme volunteering effort all buoyed up by the genuine warmth of public spirit.
In recent weeks – but for a much less joyous reason – the eyes were once again on east London as the first in a series of Nightingale hospitals – to be replicated around Britain – was delivered at breathtaking speed by an unusual coalition of military and NHS project management expertise (with support from many others). This was one example of the speed and imagination of people to deliver in ways previously unimaginable.
Posted by Sue Kershaw on 16th Apr 2020
About the Author
Sue Kershaw became the first female president of APM in 2019. A well-respected international and high-profile project management practitioner and leader, Sue holds the roles of managing director, transportation at Costain. She is also a member of the Mayor of London’s Infrastructure Advisory Panel.