Project Management made EASY!

Darryn Capes-DavisEngineer

Project Management

There are many project management methodologies out there. Toolset, frameworks, certifications. Words that come to mind are Prince, Scrum, Agile, Stand up. Confused? Me too. Over time I have learnt to always have a simple guiding project management philosophy. Read on for my secrets. My philosophy has come from reviewing where projects go wrong. A classic issue on many projects … Read More

Remembering H.E.B. Smith and R.A.W. Smith on Anzac Day

Darryn Capes-DavisEngineer

Harold and Roy Smith

Each Anzac Day I remember my two great Uncles, Roy Alfred Walter Smith and Harold Edward Benjamin Smith. They were sons of Frederick Edward William Smith and Mary Ann Seaton. I am a descendant of their sister, Eleanor Margaret (Nell) Smith. The smiths lived in Annandale in Sydney’s inner west. H. E. B. Smith. Lieut., 19th Batt. H.E.B. Smith. Photo … Read More

South Australia set to destroy energy market

Darryn Capes-DavisEngineer, Opinion

Solar panels and electricity towers.

First up, let me say that I am no expert on the energy market but I am trying to follow the current discussion closely, especially with my Engineering hat on. Much discussion around energy supply in South Australia focuses on issues of last September and this February. The SA state blackout experienced last September was rooted in the extreme damage … Read More

Bus 548 Update

Darryn Capes-DavisEngineer

Darryn at Westmead T-Way Stop

With the Bus 548 campaign in full swing there has been great feedback. There has been a story in the Northern District Times which I am finding that many have read as I meet people I know on the street. The Bus 548 Facebook campaign launch has had over 500 post engagements. I have heard from one Carlingford resident who … Read More

Northern Sydney Public Transport Missing Link

Darryn Capes-DavisEngineer

As Head of Operations at Children’s Medical Research Institute I know how much hassle there is in getting to work at Westmead. If you need to drive, parking is horrendous. Many CMRI staff play the 2 hour street parking shuffle, which is a tremendous drain on productivity. At CMRI I conducted a travel survey in early 2016. An interesting piece … Read More

ProCan Launch

Darryn Capes-DavisEngineer

On Friday 16th September 2016 ProcCan was officially launched. I am proud to have lead the redevelopment of Level 5 of Children’s Medical Research Institute in which ProCan is now housed. The redevelopment was completed on time and budget with an elapsed time of 7 months from the ACRF grant award to the commissioning of the redeveloped space. See the … Read More

Work Health and Safety Award

Darryn Capes-DavisEngineer

On Friday 19th August 2016 Children’s Medical Research Institute was awarded the Western Sydney Annual Business Excellence Award for Excellence in Work Health & Safety. I am proud to lead the team that manages Operational safety at the institute and have been working for many years on transformative programs to make WHS be part of the every day culture. Some highlights of … Read More