The purposes of this collection include:
- To record, promote and celebrate with pride the achievements and provisions of projects and project management, in London; within the project management community, as individuals, teams and organisations; and well beyond in society.
- To stimulate and entice new entrants from the London area and further afield into the world of projects and project management as a career and lifestyle of first choice from school or college or university; or on reflection, later on in life, as a rewarding and achieving alternative direction.
- To attract visitors from other parts of UK and internationally to share the diverse achievements and appreciate the cumulative contributions available and on display in London to civilisation, progress and success.
- To encourage students and academics to consider London as a destination; or as a source of material or collaboration for studies and for research,
- To demonstrate that UK, including London, has knowledge, experience and expertise in the arts, sciences and practices when it comes to projects and project management – for application in London, in UK and round the world. And is certainly “open for business”.
Possible users of this Collection might include people, groups, teams and organisations that are interested in projects and project management including those who may be:
- Living as residents in London – and wish to know more about their city or be reminded; including the retired and the unemployed.
- Working in London – a large number of people commute into London to work on a daily basis – through to those occasionally calling in or passing through for work purposes.
- So that would also cover people who may be both living and working in London.
- Studying in London – on a full-time, part-time or occasional basis with universities, colleges and training establishments and providers; or for specific research or experience purposes.
- Visitors as first time or regular PM tourists and travellers – seeking a little or extensive project and PM exposure or engagement, including for events and conferences, as individuals and in groups, with London as a visitor destination in isolation or as part of a wider tour or set of visits; and as an international transport hub, a berth for cruise ships and on-route for globe-trotting back-packers.
- Hosts – who wish to celebrate and promote the PM features of London to visitors, guests and possibly to themselves.
We know within this material there may be mistakes, inaccuracies, gaps, omissions, misinterpretations, duplications and contradictions. Some are accidental.
This initiative is open for comments, corrections, contributions and criticisms to keep this portal and its data, information, knowledge, wisdom, advice and links current and useful. These include contacts and connections.
Approximately every six months the current material will be reviewed, updated and corrected as appropriate; or when notified for significant issues.
The founder and principle editor of this collection is Tom Taylor of Dashdot; assisted and advised by Rob Dee. Tom has worked in London and for London based organisations continuously throughout his professional career – so far. He has lived in Central London in 1970s and for last twenty years – so far. He is a previous active Committee Member and Chairman of London Branch of Association for Project Management (APM) – before becoming overall Chairman, President and a current vice President. Tom is a principal of dashdot; and a founding director and retained advisor of Buro Four – both London based. Tom believes London is a great place to live and work on projects as a project manager. So he decided that everyone else should know likewise – hence this collection and active encouragement; and participation with visitors. Further information on Tom can be found at www.tomtaylor.info. Further information on Dashdot is available at www.dashdot.co.uk. Very many thanks are due to friends and colleagues who have provided suggestions and directions on this enterprise – so far.