27 September 2017
09:15 - 16:15
Bawa Health and Leisure
  • 2017-09-27 09:15:00 2017-09-27 16:15:00 Europe/London Agile project management seminar Don't forget to book your place on the APM website BAWA, 589 Southmead Rd, Bristol BS34 Bawa Health and Leisure
Member ticket: £28.00
Corporate member ticket: £28.00
Non member ticket: £38.00
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South Wales and West of England branch


Agile Project Management Seminar

BAWA, 589 Southmead Rd, Bristol BS34

Agile project management is a term that is increasing widely used, but is often not well understood, with many myths and misconceptions about what it is and is not. This one day seminar aims to dispel those myths and investigate what agile project management is, where it can be best utilised and how it can be implemented successfully.

1. Introduction to agile. Adrian Pyne, APM Agile Working Group.

Agile project management is surrounded by a plethora of misinformation and misunderstanding. This is leading to expensive mistakes for organisations and for many, failure to deliver value using what they think is agile. Adrian will share his personal experience of what ‘good looks like’ and how best to establish an effective agile culture.

2. Latest thinking around agile. Geof Ellingham, Chair of the Agile Business Consortium.

From its roots in software development at the end of the twentieth century, “Agility” is becoming one of the latest boardroom buzzwords. At the Agile Business Consortium, we want to ensure that the best elements of the agile mindset – like transparency, collaboration, empowerment, experimentation – survive that transition. We are working with organisations and individuals who share our values to bring together the best ideas, products and services, and people to build a Business Agility network. Geof Ellingham, Chair of the Consortium, will share the emerging framework and the journey so far.

3. Governance of agile projects. Martin Samphire, Chair of APM’s Governance SIG.

The APM Governance SIG produced the Directing Agile Change Guide. Martin will explore some of the myths regarding agile project management and its governance, the challenges of governing agile projects, when to adopt an agile approach and how to gain value from agile project management.

4. Contracting for agile. Jenny Tuohy, PWC.

The SWWE Branch works with local corporate members to promote the profession in the region. Jenny led a working group of local corporate members to explore how to contract for agile. This can be a challenge because of the fluid nature of the requirement. Jenny will discuss the groups work and findings.

5. Case Study: Using agile techniques to implement a change in the organisational structure and operating model of a pharmaceutical company. Steve Messenger, former chair of the Agile Business Consortium.

In this case study, Steve will explore how agile techniques were used to good effect to implement a change in the organisational structure and operating model of a pharmaceutical company.

6. Case Study: The challenges of adopting an agile organisation in a software development team. Rob Saddler, Head of solutions development and architecture at Swansea University.

Prior to his current role, Rob ran the software development team in the university for 6 years and this talk will describe the transformation his team undertook in moving from a collection of siloed individuals to a high performing cross functional scrum team.

Martin Samphire is the owner and Managing Director of 3pmxl Ltd, a consultancy that is based in the UK and specialises in implementing major transformation and helping clients to transform their business using structured PPPM approaches. He has over 30 years management consulting, change, project, programme and portfolio implementation experience in both the private and public sectors - in the UK and internationally. He has directed and contributed to a number of complex business and organisational change programmes to fundamentally reshape and improve client business performance, often enabled by technology. He has also led a number of assignments to improve an organisation’s capability to better manage portfolios, projects and programmes.

Martin is Chairman of the UK based Association for Project Management (APM) Specific Interest Group (SIG) on Governance. This Governance SIG has developed guidelines for Governance of Project Management, including 'Directing Change', 'Governance of Multi-owned Projects', 'Sponsoring Change' and ‘Directing Agile Change’. He also authored chapter 19 of the Gower Programme Management Handbook 2nd edition 2016.

Adrian Pyne is a consultant whose practice for more than 20 years was the delivery or rescue of change programmes and the design, build, operation of portfolio, programme and project management capability. Most of these recognisably agile.

Starting in telecoms he has led change in commercial and public sectors: e.g. investment/retail finance, central & local government, diversity, nano & energy technologies, aviation and mining. Adrian is a visiting lecturer at Nottingham & Kingston University Business Schools. He has always specialised in and championed the people aspects of our profession, notably leadership, stakeholder management and behaviours.

In recent years much of Adrian's practice has focused on developing cultures and organisations in which programmes and projects can thrive and not merely survive. Usually, this means building Agility into the project capability. 2017 has seen Adrian appointed as an advisor to the main Board of a Dutch software company.

Adrian has been a long time contributor to the APM, is co-author of new APM guides on Agile Governance and Assurance and a member of APM’s Agile Working Group and a member of APM’s Audit Committee. He is a frequent speaker, in the UK and internationally, and is co-author of the Gower Handbook of Programme Management. Adrian is RPP certified and a current RPP Assessor and Champion.

The event programme and speaker biographies can be found on the attached document.

Future events and branch information can be found on the branch community page.

This event is suitable for professional with any level of experience.

Previous presentations and webinars can be viewed on the APM Slideshare and YouTube channels.


APM Body of Knowledge reference

Section Description
Project Management
Change Management

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