7 September 2017
18:00 - 20:00
leopold Hotel Sheffield
  • 2017-09-07 18:00:00 2017-09-07 20:00:00 Europe/London Dealers in hope - project leadership in 2017 Don't forget to book your place on the APM website Leopold Hotel, 2 Leopold Street, Leopold Square, Sheffield S1 2GZ leopold Hotel Sheffield
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Dealers in hope - project leadership in 2017

Leopold Hotel, 2 Leopold Street, Leopold Square, Sheffield S1 2GZ

This event explores the meaning of ‘leadership’ in modern project management and its significant links to stakeholder and benefits management.

Many books have been written and courses devised around the nature of ‘leadership’, and it is frequently cited as one of the most important contributing factors in high performing projects. At this event we will consider the paradox that project leadership is both simple practice and complicated art form. We will explore the importance of clear articulation of the vision, and the strong links between this, stakeholder identification and benefits management.

Organisations often find the articulation of benefits difficult, and struggle with their prioritisation and delivery. We will explore together why this is so, and begin to map out some pragmatic methods for benefits realisation.

The APM’s Body of Knowledge will be explicitly referred to and used as a way of understanding some of the challenges behind this core skill. Benedict starts with the research project into benefits realisation funded by the Department of Health and draws on his experience as technical advisor to the Major Projects Association. As well as presenting the findings of the research, he looks at the importance of stakeholder engagement as well as stakeholder identification for major ICT projects. The act of defining benefits will play a central part in deconstructing the process.

Benedict Pinches is the managing director and founder of Oxford Major Programmes; a company dedicated to revolutionising the management of major projects and programmes. His team develop software that combines elements of social media, benefits tracking and a holistic approach to status reporting in order to produce innovative visualisations to aid the decision-making of Programme Directors and Sponsors. He is involved in a number of research projects with world leading academics from Oxford University.

A graduate from the first cohort of the MSc degree in Major Programme Management at Saïd Business School, Benedict is also active with voluntary work focussed on bridging the worlds of project management practice and academia.

Prior to setting up his own company in 2011, Benedict was a programme management contractor for more than fifteen years and led programmes in the public and private sector both in the UK and overseas.

This event is suitable for professionals with an intermediate level of experience.

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

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


APM Body of Knowledge reference

Section Description
Stakeholder management
Benefits management

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