Martha Tong

Martha Tong

My work in both public and private sectors has focussed on designing and implementing strategies to improve organisational performance. Having a background in management systems, programme management and organisational planning, I can quickly understand business needs to develop practical, cost-effective solutions.

My experience spans government (local and central), professional services, manufacturing, logistics, facilities management, events and not-for-profit.

Specialties: Strategy Development, Business Management, ePMO, Programme and Project Management, Change, Environmental Management, Sustainability.

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Martha Tong
  • Strategy affects projects, project managers affect strategy

    Martha Tong, a Project Manager, discusses the challenges and implications of a particular project, emphasizing the importance of foresight and setting realistic expectations.

    Martha reflects on a potential regeneration project and highlights the various obstacles it faces, such as high costs and...

  • Standard project frameworks have benefits and challenges

    Martha Tong, a Project Manager, offers an insightful commentary on the dynamics of managing diverse personalities within a project. She emphasizes that while uniformity may seem desirable for simplifying project management, it can lead to a lack of creativity and stagnation.

    Here's a breakdown o...

  • Lessons: benefits, baselines and stakeholder engagement

    Martha Tong, a Project Manager, emphasizes the importance of clear communication and understanding at the outset of a project, particularly when collaborating across different teams or sectors. Here's a breakdown of her main points:

    Differences in Similar Sectors: Martha acknowledges that while ...

  • Communicating with project people

    Martha Tong, a Project Manager, shares her thoughts on the importance of understanding the context and concerns of stakeholders in a project. Here's a breakdown of her statement:

    Importance of Understanding: Martha emphasizes the need to spend time genuinely trying to understand the issues at ha...

  • Benefits of urban regeneration projects

    Martha Tong, a Project Manager, discusses the challenges of maintaining a focus on project benefits, especially when there is no financial constraint.

    Martha highlights an interesting scenario:

    Lack of Financial Constraints: Projects often face challenges when budgets run tight, but here Martha...