January 20, 2019

Wolves and bears back in Scotland?

International travel guide Lonely Planet recently named Scotland as one of the top three best countries in the world to visit after Brazil and Antarctica. Never a country ‘to rest on its laurels,’ Scotland is running and planning a wide range of interesting and varied projects that will add to its attractiveness as an international […]

Nuclear power risk balance

The UK government has just announced that a new nuclear power station will be constructed at Hinkley Point in Somerset. It will be the third nuclear power station to be built at the site and will, therefore, be designated Hinkley C. It will be the first new nuclear power station built in the UK since […]

Kuala Lumpur and KL Sentral public transport infrastructure projects – a successful strategy for reducing congestion and pollution

I was teaching in Kuala Lumpur (KL) in Malaysia last week and I was impressed with the number and range of large-scale public transport programmes and projects currently in progress in the city. These programmes and projects emphasise the commitment and determination of the Malaysian Government to construct a world class public transport system for […]

Signing off as Blog Master for October

It is almost time for me to hand over the role of Blog Master to my colleague Iain Lauder. I will be posting further blogs on Project Management and on the EBS DBA programme in future, but for now I will sign off as October Blog Master with a few links to internet articles on […]

The plane that is just too good

  Shock diamond (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Lockheed-Martin/Boeing  F-22 ‘Raptor’ is a fifth generation twin-engine single seat fighter aircraft. It is widely considered to be one of the finest military aircraft ever built. It exhibits a remarkable combination of stealth capability, speed, agility and sensory integration. Most experts would regard it as more than a […]

Blog Master’s Welcome

It’s October and, therefore, time for my term of office as Blog Master for the Edinburgh Business School business blog. I am responsible for the Project Management course and I’ll be making a couple of related posts over the next few weeks. I am also Director of the Edinburgh Business School Doctorate in Business Administration […]

Keeping Scotland Connected

I thought I would kick off the Project Management blog with a post about an exciting major strategic infrastructure project that is in progress right now very close, geographically, to Edinburgh Business School – the new Forth Road Bridge. The new Forth Road Bridge is a good example of a major strategic infrastructure project that […]