Project Initiation: Set up for Success - North West branch conference 2018

Collaborating, Influencing and Conflict Management

This year’s conference seeks to address a number of the key elements that are critical for ensuring projects are effectively initiated – having a robust foundation is essential for ensuring project success. 

Key factors that will be focussed on in this conference include team set up and development, stakeholder engagement and management and the role of the sponsor.   

The conference will also: 

  • provide a range of learning experiences, both in terms of topic and format
  • provide practical learning that will help delegates improve project work
  • provide excellent networking opportunities with other like-minded project professionals 

Join us for what will be a fun, informative and collaborative conference!

Venue and information

Alderley Park conference centre, Alderley Edge, Macclesfield SK10 4TG

Date: 09 October 2018

Time: 09:00 - 18:15

Clicking on the speaker profiles at the bottom of the page will allow you to see more information about the speaker session and their background.

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Start Time End Time Activity
 9.00 9.20
Registration, refreshments and networking (break out area)

 9.20 9.30
Introduction and welcome (Auditorium)

 9.30 10.30
Keynote lecture (Auditorium)
Nick Fewings
Cracking the code of high-performance teamwork

 10.30 11.00
Tea & Coffee break (break out area)

11.00 11.45  (Auditorium)
Setting up projects right
Nassar Majothi
the criticality of requirements capture and management

(Helix Room 1 & 2)
Fran Bodley-Scott
Stakeholder engagement & management

 11.45 12.30

(Auditorium)
Lisa Kelvey
Effective decision making at project initiation 

(Helix Room 1 & 2)
Dr. Christine Unterhitzenberger
Importance and Role of the Sponsor at the Project Initiation

 12.30 13.30

Buffet lunch (break out area)

 13.30 14.30

Workshop (Auditorium)
People Deliver Projects
Experiential team building case study

14.30 15.30

(Helix Room 1 & 2)
Marion Thomas and Sarah Walton
Creating the right business case  

(Helix Room 3)
Andrew Wright
Requirements capture and management workshop 
 15.30 16.00

Tea & Coffee break (break out area)

 16.00  17.15

Workshop (Auditorium)
People Deliver Projects
Experiential team building case study

 17.15 17.30

Conference close: summary of the key themes and messages from the day (Auditorium)
APM NW Chair (inc 2 minute epilogue from Andy taylor)

 17.30 18.30

Drinks reception and close (break out area)

Speakers

"The workshop with the actors carrying out different scenarios incorporating the audience was fantastic and a great way of learning and seeing how different approaches can lead to different outcomes." - 2017 delegate.      

"Overall a great conference, not like any I have been to before." - 2017 delegate.                   

APM North West branch has this year collaborated with the APM Systems Thinking SIG to develop another distinctive, educational and interactive day conference, different to any other you would have attended.    

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available. Please contact APM's Sponsorship and Development team.  

 



Nick Fewings
Keynote speaker
Cracking The Code Of High-Performance Teamwork


People Deliver projects
Experiential learning


 Nassar Majothi
Setting up projects right - the criticality of requirements capture and management


Fran Bodley-Scott
Stakeholder engagement & management


Dr. Christine Unterhitzenberger
Importance and Role of the Sponsor at the
Project Initiation

 


Andrew Wright
Requirements capture and management workshop


Marion Thomas and Sarah Walton
Creating the right business case


Exhibitors




www.qa.com/APM

QA are the UK’s leading training provider for project and programme management courses.

As an APM accredited training provider we offer a full range of APM qualification courses, from the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) up to supporting your application for Registered Project Professional (RPP). These are available as classroom courses or through a new range of self-paced eLearning courses to suit individual needs.

Our approach is to provide delegates with a combination of practical skills development together with the coaching required to pass the examinations, making our project management training a popular choice for thousands of delegates per year.


  

www.trainingbytesize.com

Training ByteSize is a family run business with offices in Cheshire, London, Sydney, South Africa and USA.

We offer accredited project management qualifications to both consumers and businesses. We are renowned for the e-learning packages we provide and we also offer a range of classroom based courses for our corporate customers and public courses.

Courses include APM Project Management Qualification, APM Project Fundamentals Qualification, Project Planning and Control, Business Analysis, PRINCE2, Change Management and Better Business Cases. We also offer bespoke project management courses for those who need something more specific to their organisation.

New 2016 companies who have come on board with us recently include Bentley, Rolls Royce, YKK, AWE, Home Office, House of Lords, Houses of Parliament among many others. Come and have a chat to see how we can help you.

 

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