However, many issues throughout the Rio Olympics could have been avoided with effective project management, in order to streamline the lead-up to the Games. While some 11, athletes from national Olympic committees NOCs were rounding off their training programmes and preparing to compete, the Rio organizers were facing immense pressure to get the venue up to standard for the Games. The news was littered with details of organizational setbacks that raised concerns about the quality of the project — the collapse of a sailing ramp at the Marina da Gloria, for example.
I visited the site recently and expected to find a flurry of last minute, near-panic construction activity. There were a few bored-looking guards stationed around the site at gates, but beyond that—nothing. If I were in charge of this project, I would be on the phone with my contractor right now, leaving an urgent message or six.
At ground level, things did not look ready. I took the Tube to Stratford Station, the last stop on the line, and got disgorged into the basement of a huge shopping center. From there, I followed my way toward the huge construction cranes poking into the drizzling sky.
Temporary wire fences were everywhere and most level surfaces were filled with construction trailers, puddles, and piles of dirt. Streets and pathways end abruptly into orange barriers or concrete walls.
Yet for all of its unfinished glory, the only noticeable human activity came from a pub called The Cow that overlooked the puffy prow of the water polo venue. Patrons spilled out onto the patio in front of the building and onto the gallery of the massive shopping mall that forms the center of the Olympic Park.
I later learned that the major venues were finished right on schedule nearly a year ago—a perspective afforded by taking the elevator to the top of the tall parking garage at the back of the shopping mall. From that height, I could see down into the impressive 80,seat Olympic Stadium that crowns the site.
Right next to the stadium was the swooping, gull-winged Aquatics Centrea brilliantly designed facility that will reduce greatly in size after the Olympics when the wings are removed for a practical,long-use facility.
On my way back down from the parking garage roof, I accidentally pushed the wrong elevator button and the doors opened to reveal an entire floor of the parking garage packed with hundreds of brand-new BMWs, each one sporting the official Olympics paint job and numbered—waiting silently to be called into its pre-planned assignment.
No matter what it looks like close up, this massive project involving thousands of people, hundreds of groups, and billions of pounds, will be ready when they light the flame on 27 July.
As for me, the experience offered a nice refresher course on a few easily overlooked laws of leadership: A view from a higher altitude offers a clearer picture of overall progress and remaining challenges.
What looks like chaos on the ground can turn out to be a well-planned schematic when you got enough distance to view it properly. With the opening ceremonies just a couple weeks away, for example, Olympics officials recently decided to close down a portion of the M4, the main road from Heathrow Airport to central London.
Engineers discovered cracks in an elevated part of the motorway and closed it for at least three days to make repairs.
But they had the resources reserved to make it happen. I, for one, will have a totally different appreciation for the Games this year as I watch them from my house. I would love to be sitting in the Olympic Stadium when the athletes march onto the track.
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The ceremony was the second time the Queen had opened an Olympic Games, the first being the Summer Olympics in Montreal in her capacity as Queen of Canada. It was also the first time any individual had opened a Summer Olympics twice (two more Olympiads had been opened on her behalf, with a further two Winter Games opened on her behalf).