Early Mornings Are Officially Bad For Your Health

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This new study says a LOT about why we struggle to wake up in the morning…..

For those of you that aren’t good at the whole early mornings thing (we’re with you), Dr Kelley is about to become your new BFF.

You’re also about to become armed with the perfect comeback to any complaints of being sleepy.

Dr Paul Kelley, Honorary Clinical Research Associate in Oxford University’s Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, has given us the news we’ve all been waiting to hear.

According to his findings, starting work before 10am is seriously detrimental to our health. It doesn’t match up with the natural human body clock, which is something that cannot be taught.

Speaking at the British Science Festival, he advised: “This is a huge society issue, staff should start at 10am. You don’t get back to [the 9am] starting point until [the age of] 55“. Continue reading Early Mornings Are Officially Bad For Your Health

Managing The Business: Project Management Part 2, The process

So as we have seen in Part 1, we all manage projects every day, but these are simple projects that can easily be visualised and planned without the use of sophisticated tools and techniques.

Project managers (PMs) tackle much more complex problems and projects that encompass many elements that interact and are interdependent. They need to adopt a formal approach and use tools and techniques to ensure that complex projects achieve their goals and are delivered to time and budget.

A lot of planning is required to produce a schedule that covers all activities, is achievable, reports progress against milestones, can accommodate change if necessary, and can certainly accommodate slippage.

So PMs takes a planned event with a lot of uncertainty surrounding it and its management, and turn it into a well-planned event that can be managed and delivered to an agreed schedule and budget. They reduce, and attempt to eliminate, the risk of failure. They also aim to eliminate problems by planning in great detail, and build in contingencies wherever possible.

To do this they will use established, tried and tested Project Management methods, tools and techniques to help with planning and management. They organise resources and activities, and plan in minute detail.

To achieve this, a common process is normally followed.

These will be the usual stages;-
Stage 1 A project description or business case is drawn up. Continue reading Managing The Business: Project Management Part 2, The process