PMI UK Webinar: The Tay Bridge Disaster; A Study in Ethical Failure. 21st February 2024

PMI UK Webinar: The Tay Bridge Disaster; A Study in Ethical Failure. 21st February 2024

Tay Bridge webinar 21st February 2024 min


The Tay Bridge opened to great fanfare on 1st of June 1878. The longest iron bridge in the world. It was a key link in the Scottish east coast railway line. For the main players it brought honours and business success. But that success was short lived.

On the night of 28th of December 1879, in one of the worst storms in living memory, the bridge collapsed, taking with it the Edinburgh train and 59 passengers. The subsequent public inquiry and later analysis identified several technical failures.  But this is a tale of an inspirational project, a pinnacle of Victorian engineering, that was undermined by greed and lack of leadership.




Jim Benvie PMP, The History PM is a project manager and speaker with TyauvinOn Solutions.

His blog and presentations, combine a lifelong passion for history with four decades of project and operational management experience, to provide inspiration from history for project managers and leaders.

The concept is not simply to copy historical precedents, but to use them to expand your awareness, develop your thinking and stimulate your curiosity.

Do not expect, “Five simple steps to becoming a stellar project manager”, instead expect “Some assembly required”.

However, he believes that like Aesop’s Fables you will find the content both entertaining and informative.

A long-term volunteer with PMI Houston, he lives with his wife Juliet in the Tomball area and his interests are reading, studying history, and cycling.

Event Properties

Event Date 21-02-2024 12:00 pm
Event End Date 21-02-2024 1:00 pm
Individual Price Free

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