UK Project Management Round Up


By Miles Shepherd

Executive Advisor & International Correspondent

Salisbury, England, UK


It’s been a funny old month, as some of our football correspondents might say.  We have had claims that the economy remains weak while on the other hand we have claims its picking up accompanied by dire warnings from various quarters about our economic weakness.  So what is happening in the UK financial world and how does it affect our project world?

A lot has been happening in the professional society world here in UK so we need to look at that and see how it affects individual Project Managers and last but not least, a quick look at new or altered projects in the public domain should complete my report.

I usually report on what I have seen or heard, and what I find interesting.  I appreciate that you might not have the same tastes as me so if I am missing matters you think should be included here, please let me know.  And now to business…

Economic News

My personal measure of the economy is pretty basic.  I look out of the train window as I travel into London and count the number of construction cranes I can see.  On a recent trip, I was struck by just how many had sprung up since the completion of the Shard.  Another anecdotal measure was the number of new construction sites there are in the City of London, the nation’s financial heart and one of the principal centres of commerce world-wide.  It is not just me who uses such measures… 


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About the Author

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Salisbury, UK 

Miles Shepherd is an executive editorial advisor and international correspondent for PM World in the United Kingdom. He is also managing director for MS Projects Ltd, a consulting company supporting various UK and overseas Government agencies, nuclear industry organisations and other businesses.  Miles has over 30 years’ experience on a variety of projects in UK, Eastern Europe and Russia.  His PM experience includes defence, major IT projects, decommissioning of nuclear reactors, nuclear security, rail and business projects for the UK Government and EU.   Past Chair and Fellow of the Association for Project Management (APM), Miles is also past president and chair of the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  He is currently Director of PMI’s Global Accreditation Centre and the Chair of the ISO committee developing new international standards for Project Management and for Program/Portfolio Management.  He was involved in setting up APM’s team developing guidelines for project management oversight and governance.  Miles is based in Salisbury, England and can be contacted at [email protected].

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