16 May 2019

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Midlands branch

How do you know your project is on track?

Sixways Stadium, Warriors Way, Worcester, WR3 8ZE

This interactive event will help you identify and exploit data to enhance your project delivery.

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 presentation, 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, enabling performance to be measured and improved.  He will challenge you to consider how your own projects could benefit by applying the techniques presented, equipping you with practical ideas to take back to your 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 software and aerospace company. Since then he has acquired over 15 years’ experience, delivering and consulting on complex projects and major programmes in the nuclear, aerospace, air traffic control 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.

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

Previous presentations and webinars can be viewed on the APM Slideshare and YouTube channels. Follow @apmevents for future branch events.



APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition reference

Section Description
3.1.2 Control

Information management

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