New frontiers in programme management

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New frontiers in programme management

The world today is rapidly changing, and it is the programmes of the future that will both help deliver and mitigate against these changes. However, globalisation, increasing social and political change and the rise of disruptive digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, internet of things and augmented reality means that the fundamental approach to programme management will be similarly changed.

How do we therefore prepare ourselves to execute programmes of the future if the whole field of play changes? Whilst there are many unknowns, what we do know is that the behaviours and values of the programme teams of the future are likely to be the constant which prevails. If we get these things right we are likely to succeed whilst the tools, techniques and frameworks evolve around us.

The APM Programme Management SIG annual conference, Transformational Programme Behaviours and Values, is at the Museum of Docklands in London on Thursday 14 March 2019.

There are a number of permanent exhibitions[1] including Trade and Expansion 1600 to 1800, and First Port of Empire when London was the hub of the world’s largest empire. Those pioneers of trade, industry and expansion had their own challenges to overcome, the level of change at the time affecting people across the globe. This has continued into the 21st century albeit with different types of issues.

The conference will bring together individuals who are leading this move to new frontiers in programme and project delivery. There will be the opportunity to learn from their lessons, meet like-minded individuals and expand your own professional network.

Book your place today


Posted by John Chapman on 11th Dec 2018

About the Author

John Chapman is Programme Director for Touchstone FMS His twitter is An experienced Programme Director, Programme Manager, Project Director and Project Manager; having led Programmes of business change, implemented Financial Accounting Systems, Spend Control systems, and Document Management solutions International Project implementation experience, with a good understanding of the challenges of working with different cultures, and the logistics of international project delivery. Publications include: Author of a. Your Project Needs You, b. Kafka, Pulp Fiction, Beer and Projects, c. ‘Project and Programme Accounting, a practical guide for Professional Service Organisations and IT’ published by Project Manager Today Publications. d. Member of the authoring group of the Gower Handbook of Programme Management 1st Edition. e. An acknowledged contributor to Managing Successful Programmes, 1st Edition and the APM Introduction to Programme Management 1st edition. The author of a range of educational video podcasts which are published at He is Communications Lead for APM Programme Management Specific Interest Group  (

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