Meet the Managers

24pp Illustrated Free to download by clicking here. (5Mb, pdf format) Bistamundi everyone.* The foundation series by dashdot aims to find new ways of explaining and exploring project and programme techniques in an enjoyable and realistic fashion for the real world – to support formal education, academic studies and text books. Titles in this series […]

Management in the Real World

24pp Illustrated Free to download by clicking here. (2.5Mb, pdf format)   Bistamundi everyone.* The foundation series by dashdot aims to find new ways of explaining and exploring project and programme techniques in an enjoyable and realistic fashion for the real world – to support formal education, academic studies and text books. Titles in this series […]

Time Matters

60pp Illustrated ISBN-13: 978-0-9574834-3-9   Time really does matter! Time and again we are told the value and importance of time. On projects time is a constant point in the established iron triangle; and also in modern, wider polygon interpretations. There is always a point for time. This collection of four booklets addresses some of these […]

Recession Recovery… (and beyond) for businesses of all sizes

76pp Illustrated ISBN-13: 978-0-9554132-6-1 This volume looks at a variety of tips and techniques which might be adopted by businesses of all sizes as they emerge or plan to emerge from the lowest part of a depression towards what is generally called a recovery. By considering these issues each organisation can prepare a kit to suit […]

A Recession Survival Kit for Businesses of all sizes

64pp Illustrated ISBN-13: 978-0-9554132-5-4 (Click here to download your recession survival score card.) It does not matter how you package it. When you take stock there will always be recessions. They are the gloom phase of the boom and gloom cycle. For most businesses it is not possible to avoid a recession but it may […]

Good Business Advisors – a guide for organisations of all sizes

48pp Illustrated ISBN-13: 978-0-9574834-2-2 Currently, the roles of advisors to organisations are under scrutiny. Recessions, austerity and difficulties always bring out a critical review of the roles of advisors. Do the advisors accurately predict the downturn and how to tackle the issues arising? Do the advisors offer truly useful and independent advice or can some aspects […]

sixteen stories – for managers of projects, programmes and enterprises

68pp Illustrated ISBN-13: 978-0-9554132-7-8 Once upon a time. Yes, once upon a time, there was a busy ‘manager*’ who sometimes could be tired and tense. What they desired more than anything in the world was lots of suitably comforting and relaxing stories – with illustrations if possible – to be read to them by a loved […]

An Introduction to and a Study Guide for Collaboration for Contractor Contributions to Design Team Activities

128pp Illustrated ISBN-13: 978-0-9574834-1-4 Within this volume there are eighteen separate modules for stimulating and selective self-study including case studies, examples and exercises with model answers. These modules may be of interest to ‘contractors’ who wish to get closer to the design processes and make meaningful contributions. The modules may also be of interest to ‘designers’ […]

an introduction to the ever expanding design team

100pp Illustrated ISBN-13: 978-0-9574834-0-8   Good, integrated, affordable, sustainable, customer satisfying design is essential for the UK built environment, society and civilisation. Good, capable, Design Teams are needed to provide the designs. These modern, ever expanding Design Teams need leadership to be efficient, effective, appreciated, satisfying and rise to the challenges. This book contains analysis, explanations, […]

Characteristics of Effective Project Managers

52pp Illustrated ISBN-13: 978-0-9554132-0-9 Project Management is a new concept for many and project managers are a new breed of people. Where do they come from? How do you recognise them? What do they do? These are all good questions. This booklet is a lighthearted review of eighteen of the many characteristics which contribute to […]