- 9 October 2018
Alderley Park conference centre Astrazeneca Ltd MACCLESFIELD SK10 4TJ
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North West branch
APM North West branch conference - Project Initiation: Set up for Success
More often than not, a project that is not set up effectively at the outset struggles to achieve its objectives. Like building a house, if the foundations of the project, which are developed, defined and set at project start up are not robust, the delivery of the rest of the project will be more challenging, acrimonious, less collaborative and increasingly contractual in nature.
The importance of project initiation is exemplified by the National Audit Office findings following the review of 40 government projects: “One clear lesson we have learned from the evidence base which our back catalogue provides is that the quality of project initiation is highly predictive of project success”.
This year's APM North West branch 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 agenda for this year's conference, including this year's guest speakers, can be found here. Other excellent presenters, talk overviews and bios to this must-attend event will be released over the coming weeks.
"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.
Join us for what will be a fun, informative and collaborative conference!
This event is suitable for professionals with any level of experience.
APM Body of Knowledge reference