Using Mentoring for Better Project Outcomes

Posted on 08/09/2020 by Stuart Copeland

Times are tough for organisations at the moment. Many need to change but are struggling to justify bringing in external expertise when they have furloughed people. However, there is another way to benefit from this expertise.

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Projects as Homework

Posted on 04/08/2020 by Stuart Copeland

In our opinion, there is a risk that the pandemic means organisations inadvertently increase the proportion of composite projects. Why is that and so what?

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Twenty Years of Stonac Ltd

Posted on 25/06/2020 by Stuart Copeland

I’ve had just the two jobs – 16 years at Lex plc and 20 years at Stonac Ltd. In hindsight, the first job was the apprenticeship for the second. And just as well because it prepared me for a fascinating journey. This is a jaunty and sideways look at what happened.

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What Project Leadership Means to Us

Posted on 18/05/2020 by Stuart Copeland

We created a video for another project and so decided to use it again here with some animated effects. It describes what our blend or project management is and why.

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New Season, New Start… New Partnership

Posted on 12/05/2020 by Fiona Copeland

As Spring transitioned to Summer, and the UK entered lockdown, four organisations embarked on their own metamorphosis. The result was the birth of Atonic4; an alliance of four industry-leading organisations, each with their own strengths and demonstrable successes, but together, forming the ultimate medley of skills, experience and practical industry knowledge.

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Our Book is Launched!

Posted on 22/04/2020 by Stuart Copeland

Our contention is that, increasingly, as businesses have become leaner, medium important, medium complex projects are staffed by in-house resources working on them as ‘homework’.

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More Collaboration

Posted on 18/12/2019 by Stuart Copeland

We are a small consultancy and we don’t pretend otherwise. But the relationships we have with people in business mean we work for some very big companies. How is this possible?

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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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