8 lessons from digital megaprojects

Digital megaprojects are the biggest challenges a project manager can face. Here are four smash-hit successes and four dismal failures, with the lessons to be learnt…

Big data: the next big thing in project management

Although project managers have yet to embrace wholeheartedly the power of big data, early adopters can grab the advantage

The team effort behind Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium

Star project manager Paul Mitchell at engineering consultants Arcadis tells how he netted success building Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium

Nasty surprises and incorrect forecasts: learning from project failure

Is it unrealistic to expect major projects to be delivered on time and within budget, especially when they are spread over a long timescale?

Flexible and agile management at the heart of project success

As project management moves towards leaner, more agile processes and practices, project managers must demonstrate an aptitude for flexible thinking

Moving earth, iron, ice and a community

Relocating an entire town in the Arctic Circle must rank as one of the most challenging projects to manage ever attempted

Using project management software to drive productivity

Project management software is increasingly sophisticated, but may benefit from improved integration to link systems on major contracts

Mindset and not toolset - it’s all about people

Project management is a dynamic growth industry, but the boom brings with it significant challenges which must be overcome to establish this young profession