Shout about success
Thank you to all those that who part in our recent Project magazine readership survey. I am personally looking through each and every answer to find ways of bettering our magazine in the future, so that it truly remains the voice of project management.
Interestingly, a few that took part called for less of a focus on the Olympics.
I understand that there has been a lot of coverage in recent months in our publication and indeed every other news platform in the country, but it as an historic event for London, the UK and the profession. Not only that, it was one of the most successful projects ever undertaken and we should all be able to celebrate that.
As an extension of this, I believe it is vital that the Government does everything it can to lift the ban on construction firms advertising their association with the Games.
As it stands, the companies that delivered the projects of London 2012 may have to wait until 2013 to speak of their success. Sir John Armitt, chairman of the ODA (Olympic Delivery Authority), is on the same page. He recently released a report that called for urgent action to be taken. Sir John argued that the companies involved should be able to cash in on their good work. He said that UK businesses had a small window of time in which to capitalise on their involvement in the project.
When it comes to accomplishments like those seen during the construction of the Olympic Park, the Government, and indeed the profession, need to stand tall and shout loud. Success is something to shout about. Spread the word.
Andrew is the editor of Project magazine. He began his career working as a freelance journalist. At the time his clients included Northcliffe and BSkyB. He became editor of Project at the end of June 2012.