Program Management

Rural areas are being ruined by ill-conceived projects

Examples of public works gone awry ('The white elephants that blight our city', June 7), poor planning and the waste of public money are unfortunately not limited to urban districts.

Our rural areas are ruined by similarly ill-conceived projects.

Thursday, 17 June, 2010, 12:00am

Planning is key to project success

Middle managers are responsible for executing multiple programmes initiated by their supervisors. Managers should follow a system that encompasses a well-developed governance mechanism, clear objectives and proper planning to manage these projects effectively.

24 May 2008 - 12:00am

It's more than just a makeover

THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY, like most industries, likes its management personnel to come on board with some familiarity with their area of work.

Cosmetics retailer Sa Sa International launched a management trainee programme in 2004 to support the company's long-term plans for development in Asia.

3 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Be master of strategic thinking

PROJECT MANAGERS NEED to be masters of strategic thinking - not only initiating, budgeting and executing projects, but also planning, controlling and managing changes, particularly risks.

A project manager must see a job through from start to finish, catch problems quickly, adapt to change and make tough decisions.

20 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

'Need for speed' on projects

Three non-affiliated legislators are to join forces with construction-related professional bodies to push the Government to speed up much-delayed infrastructure projects.

26 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

10-year project for slopes proposed

The Landslip Preventive Measures (LPM) branch plans to capitalise on the success of its five-year Accelerated LPM Project with the launch of a 10- year project in 2000.

20 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Oxford system boosts training

TECHNICAL and practical skills acquired through the Oxford Management Awards programme have helped a manager at Hong Kong's largest fast food company to apply the knowledge to different work situations.

12 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Troubleshooter in pledge on public works programmes

THE chairman of a new trouble-shooting committee formed to help solve the Government's huge underspending problem yesterday promised that the group would not cause any more delays in public works programmes.

12 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Action pledged to tackle underspending problem

A PUBLIC Works Progress Committee will be set up to oversee the implementation of the capital works plan as part of the Government's effort to address the serious underspending problem.

Mr Macleod also announced the establishment of a computerised management system and more private sector participation to prevent delays.

4 Mar 1993 - 12:00am