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19 July 2018
Village Hotel Farnborough Pinehurst Rd, Farnborough Hampshire GU14 7BF GU14 7BF
  • 2018-07-19 18:00:00 2018-07-19 20:00:00 Europe/London ‘Developing Project Controls – Leap of Faith or Path to Enlightenment?’ The Village Hotel, Pinehurst Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7BF Please do not forget to book onto this event through the APM website. Village Hotel Farnborough
Member ticket: FREE
Non member ticket: £10.00
Thames Valley branch

‘Developing Project Controls – Leap of Faith or Path to Enlightenment?’

Village Hotel Farnborough, Pinehurst Rd, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7BF

The challenges of developing a foundation for project controls in a transforming corporate environment. The interactive session will aim to promote the PMC discipline and educate those attending.

The discipline of project controls and planning is one that has been developed and demonstrated across many industry sectors over many years, with good practice being readily available through organisations such as APM. Yet, there is still a great deal of confusion and misunderstanding within many sectors of the difference between project controls and project management, and what benefit the former adds to overall business performance.

This presentation outlines the speaker’s approach to developing such a capability within a rapidly transforming (and potentially skeptical) organisation. This development will focus on where the two ‘force multipliers’ of coaching and collaboration can lead to enhanced business performance, raising the bar on individual competencies and ultimately lead to career development opportunities for all within the discipline.

The session is intended to be interactive as this organisational change is in the early stages of design, and any and all views and counter views are welcome. The practicalities of turning a ‘leap of faith’ into the ‘path to enlightenment’ (at least in the sense of project controls!) will be discussed.

Paul Bradley has worked in the Defense and Aerospace sector for nearly 30 years in senior management roles and has experience of working on high profile and complex international partnerships and programmes. Having joined QinetiQ in October 2015, Paul is currently the Group Head of Programme Controls, Planning & Reporting in the Performance Excellence function.

With experience in portfolio, programme, project, bid leadership, communications, business strategy and customer / stakeholder engagement, Paul is an active member of the APM Planning, Monitoring & Control Specific Interest Group. Paul is also a PRINCE2 and Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner, management of portfolios practitioner; Chartered aeronautical engineer; member of the Royal Aeronautical Society and member of APM.

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

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


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