How to deliver a solution addressing transport challenges

Addressing Transport Challenges – Part 5 Delivery

In the previous articles I described the first four steps in addressing transport challenges. In this article I will outline the fifth step – Delivery.

Delivery means outlining the approach to deliver a solution address a transport challenge(s), including consultation and coordination and subsequently evaluating the results.

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How can you get resources to address transport challenges?

Addressing Transport Challenges – Part 4 Decisions

In previous articles – Strategy, Analysis and Instruments – I described the first three of the steps in addressing transport challenges.

Decisions is the fourth article in this series on addressing transport challenges, here I outline a systematic approach to evaluating transport proposals and presenting a business case to decision-makers.

The decision-making process involves selecting the intervention or package of options that is expected to deliver the best outcome for the investment required, and within resourcing, political and institutional context and constraints.

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How to select interventions to solve transport challenges

Addressing Transport Challenges – Part 3 Instruments

In the two previous articles – Part 1 Strategy and Part 2 Analysis – I described two the steps in addressing transport challenges: Strategy and Analysis. In this article I will outline the third step – Instruments or Interventions.

Once you have determined a strategy and desired outcomes, and analysed transport challenges, the next step is to identify the most appropriate instrument or intervention or package to address the problem.

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Provide a systematic approach to analysing complex transport challenges

Addressing Transport Challenges – Part 2 Analysis

In the previous article – Part 1 Strategy – I described the five steps in addressing transport challenges (S.A.I.D.D.), and outlined the first step, Strategy. In this article I will outline the second step – Analysis.

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How to establish a results focus in addressing transport challenges.

Addressing Transport Challenges – Part 1 Strategy

There are 5 steps in addressing transport challenges – I use the acronym S.A.I.D.D. (SAID and Done):

  1. S: Strategy. Describe the specific challenges, the desired results, and who you need to work with.
  2. A: Analysis. Identify the specific problem(s) being faced, the cause and effect.
  3. I: Instruments (or Interventions). Choosing from the range of solution options available.
  4. D: Decisions. Build the case for the investment in the preferred solution.
  5. D: Delivery.Provide a systematic approach to implementing transport policy.

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What are some of the challenges in evaluating public transport?

The difficulty in the appraisal of public transport projects is well understood.

The main issue relates to accurately identifying and describing the costs and benefits.

Any initiative that improves public transport could be expected to increase public transport use.

Costs are short term (capital infrastructure and vehicles) and long term (operations and maintenance), and low or high cost.

Benefits can be short or longer term, quantifiable in monetary terms or described in qualitative terms and difficult to isolate from a whole range of other factors.

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Are you a rational or biased professional?

We like to think we are rational decision-making professionals. But the research shows we all have a vast number of biases. Cognitive biases are systematic patterns of behaviour, which means we deviate from making rational judgments. Many of these biases are mental shortcuts, called heuristics, that our brain uses to help us make decisions. Wikipedia … Read more

Evernote resources you can use

Evernote is one of my favourite applications for collecting research and storing information. It can also be used for sharing your work with others and presenting your work!

It is an indispensable tool in my tool box and a key productivity tool.

While it is easy to get started with Evernote, it is has many features, incredibly deep and rich. Just when I think I am happy with how I use Evernote, I discover a new trick.

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How to find time for your professional development

You need to make building capability a priority in your life

Do you want to become more marketable and be able to win that promotion or new job or get selected for the best projects? Then you have to regularly take time to learn a new skill and develop your knowledge.

But do you struggle to make the time for personal development, even though it’s on your ‘to do’ list?

The urgent or important tasks that need to be done crowd out your work day, and beyond! And you want to spend time with your family and friends and have some time for yourself.

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A Whole New Mind – a whole new world

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel Pink describes the dawning of the ‘Conceptual Age’. Just as information workers surpassed physical laborers in economic importance, Pink claims, the workplace terrain is changing yet again, and power will inevitably shift to people who possess strong right brain qualities – inventiveness, empathy, … Read more