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Technology, Enabling Society: Twist App for Learning Disabilities From Education Center de Twijn, Marjan Vervat has coordinated development of the Twist-App. This is an application, usable on any device such as laptop, PC, tablet, intended for pupils with severe multiple disabilities (EMB) who could not handle......

  Executive Commitment For Delivery of Responsibility & Oversight It might seem obvious if NJMC has been approached by a potential client that executive buy-in has by definition been secured, however we do not make this assumption. NJMC like to make sure that the PMO’s......

InnoRobo Paris The InnoRobo meeting in Paris is an event to stimulate interest and conversation on the role of robots in our society. It also aims to show the impact of the new robotics technologies in our everyday professional lives and strives to heighten awareness of the potential......

The Project Management Office has made it into mainstream project management, and for very good reason – they can considerably enhance programme/project value. Companies that benefit from project management offices (PMOs) are those which has the PMO and the programme and project managers working in......

NJMC Delivering Service by Making the Customer the Centre According to Forrester Research, 93% of corporations consider customer experience improvement as a key item on their strategic priorities. Amongst them, some 23% of organisations, have re-prioritised it up to the top-most position. To deliver the......

The Unmanned Systems Expo (TUS Expo) in Den Haag was dedicated and focused on bringing business and robotic research together with European and global companies. It certainly provided us here at NJMC was an intensive start to the week. The RoboBusiness Europe and TUSExpo conferences......

As NJMC seeks to go further into the rail industry world I have just returned from attending the SmartRail Europe conference in Amsterdam, and what an eye opening event that was. This is a bit of a long post for a blog but I hope......

Boosting Productivity Through Service   There is a concept in the rail industry called “Power by the Hour”. It was developed by the Burlington Northern Railroad (BN) operating department as they sought to improve locomotive availably rates.  Power by the Hour means that the BN......

NJMC Institutional Memory Service (I.M.S.) Many business processes are transactional in nature – individuals draw on institutional knowledge to execute recurring tasks with defined outcomes but many organisations have lost institutional knowledge. In the arena of project/programme management this loss can be felt particularly keenly,......

What is Institutional Memory (IM)?   I am going to make a distinct differentiation here between what is commonly referred  to as ‘knowledge management’  and institutional memory: Institutional Memory is the protocols, facts, the human experience and human skill that should inform organisational practice which......

Programme & Project Management Office – The Compass at the Heart of Programmes   A successful PMO requires sponsorship from upper-level management in order to build and maintain a presence across the organisation with the flexibility required to address various important project management issues while providing......

The PMO Problem   In today’s business environment, contracts with suppliers, and service providers often require that a Programme Management Office (PMO) be created and managed so that correct and  good governance, record keeping, data collection and visualisation, progress and cost management requirements can be......

    SMEs: Looking to the Co-Operative Business Model There are nearly 7,000 independent co-operatives across the UK, working in all parts of the economy. Together they contribute more than £34.1 billion to the British economy (in other words, the size of the British Defense......

OUTSOURCING – What we are not talking about. Introduction In the years that I have been working I have seen a great many changes sweep like waves though industry and while I appreciate that we must always progress forward there are times I wonder at......