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24 May 2018
589 Southmead Road Filton BRISTOL AVON BS34 7RG
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How do you know your project is on track? The role of data

BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG

Project management is fundamentally about delivering a project that meets the agreed objectives on time and to budget. So how do you know if your project is on track to deliver those objectives on time and to budget? Measuring and tracking the right metrics can help with this by providing the information needed to understand project performance and support robust decision making.
In this interactive session, James will set out an exploratory approach to utilising project data, illustrating through case studies how the right data can bring projects back under control and enabling performance to be measured and improved. He will challenge delegates to consider how their own projects could benefit by applying the techniques presented, equipping the audience with practical ideas to take back to their workplace. 

An Oxford University Physics graduate, James Lea, initially worked in consulting roles for the finance and defence sectors before taking time out to do a Masters in satellite communication engineering and running his own aerospace company. Since then he has acquired over 15 years’ experience delivering and consulting on complex projects and major programmes in the aerospace, energy, transport and defence sectors.

James applies what he calls a sceptical empirical approach to restore and maintain control of projects and programmes. This approach focuses on the use of data and mathematical principles for highly accurate estimating and project planning. Focusing on project delivery, James is also a keen practitioner of ultra-low defect approaches that reduce risk and volatility, improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness, and ensure quality.

To share these ways of thinking, he has founded a company project management community of best practice, participated in a range of business improvement initiatives, and continues to mentor new project managers. 

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

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Information management

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