Catch up: APM Conference 2012
The APM Project Management Conference 2012 marked the APM’s 40th anniversary by celebrating project management as The Art of the Possible. Catch up on all that went on at the conference by watching interviews with selected speakers and downloading their presentation slides. Simply look through the conference programme below and click on the relevant links of the speaker you are interested in.
The conference featured three themes that underpin and showcase the diversity and growing maturity of the discipline.
Making it happen: The last forty years have seen many amazing projects and programmes that have defied complexity and transformed our view of what might be possible. Making it happen featured outrageous ideas, innovative projects, ambitious targets and the determination to succeed, innovate and make a difference. Progress relies on pioneers willing to think outside the box. This theme featured 1000mph cars on the road, space tourism using suborbital flights, the bringing of people and places together through environmental graphics and identity, and the construction of a new high frequency, convenient and accessible railway through the centre of a bustling metropolis.
From vision to reality: The preparations for the London 2012 Olympics and the early delivery of the facilities a year ahead of schedule have been a major talking point in the project management community. The conference offered an unprecedented opportunity to hear the story of the London 2012 Olympic programme direct from the team that delivered it, just before the games open in July. From vision to reality exploits the APM’s privileged position as an ODA Learning Legacy Partner offering a unique opportunity for delegates to engage with the experience, share the insights and learn the lessons from the Olympic programme.
Reconfiguring project management: Successful delivery also relies on identifying new ideas and perspectives that are needed to underpin the discipline of project management. Managers work with people, establish coalitions and alliances, engage with organisations, and endeavour to establish trust, overcome resistance and make change stick. Reconfiguring project management brought together experts and practitioners who are challenging the boundaries of project management by emphasising alternative perspectives, views and concepts that address fundamental aspects related to the delivery of change, innovation and improvement. Focusing on key initiatives, identifying the human element, engaging groups and stakeholders, allowing people to make change possible and the unintended consequences of decisions; the stream provoked, challenged, questioned and offered new ways of approaching the art of project management.
The conference offers a rich diversity of ideas and insights and a unique opportunity to identify with exceptional projects and new ways of thinking. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the triumph of ambition.
Those names in black indicate there is no video interview available.