US Grand Prix 2019

Posted on 06/11/2019 by Stuart Copeland

As I have said before, I am part of a Fantasy Formula 1 League. I write a couple of race reports each season. I have more success with these than my performance in the actual league. I’m 136th out of 152 at the last look. I hope you like the report. 🙂

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125 Years’ Change in 125 Months

Posted on 25/07/2019 by Stuart Copeland

I have worked in and about the automotive sector since the mid eighties. During that time, plenty has changed but mostly in the detail. Cars are boxes with internal combustion engines. They are sold by manufacturers, through wholesalers, to retailers. Consumers have typically bought the car, albeit using finance products.
In my view, the business change curve was horizontal for 125 years but has now gone vertical. But what does it mean for project management?

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The Use of Language in Project Management

Posted on by Fiona Copeland

I’ve done a few training and speaking engagements over the last few years. I’ve found these very interesting for all sorts of reasons. It was nice to have a room full of people interested enough in project management to listen to me rabbit on. Royal Holloway I support Andy Coaton as one of his guest speakers … Continued

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British Grand Prix 2019 – If Carlsberg Made Sundays

Posted on 18/07/2019 by Stuart Copeland

I write race reports for a Fantasy Formula 1 League and this is the latest from three great days at Silverstone. All the opinions stated are mine and lack much in the way of evidence to support them. Happy reading.

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The Project Triangle

Posted on 23/04/2019 by Stuart Copeland

In simple terms, the project triangle shows the relationship between scope, time and cost. The fourth dimension is quality which sits in the middle of the triangle and, typically, can’t be altered. You might reduce the number of deliverables in a project but those left must work properly!

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Five Lessons from a Freelancer

Posted on by Stuart Copeland

Stonac was set up in July 2000 but I left my job in May that year. The company I worked for was sold and I fancied a change so took the plunge after 16 years at Lex.

It is easy to deduce from that statement that I have been an independent for longer than I had a ‘normal’ job, so I thought I would mark the milestone with this story. It may help readers thinking about the world of the freelancer or those who are new to it.

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