- 5 March 2019
(Horizon Hall) Gypsy Patch Lane Filton, BRISTOL AVON BS34 7QE
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Project leadership in practice – how to do it effectively
It is recognised that good leadership is fundamental to able to deliver a successful project outcome. But what makes good leadership? Simon Baldwin will share his experience to provide some answers.
Leading projects (or programmes) is essentially a fairly simple process. Understand what you’re trying to achieve and by when, what resources and constraints you have, then get on and deliver a successful outcome.
Sounds simple but in reality, it rarely proves so, especially if the project is technically complex, collaborative in nature or has requirements which can change during the project lifecycle. Simon Baldwin has over 30 years of experience leading and delivering projects in both the military and industry. He will share his views of how effective leadership can help shape a successful project outcome.
Simon Baldwin has been a Programme Director with Rolls-Royce Defence for 12 years, during which time he has led the majority of Defence UK aero engine programmes including TP400, EJ200, RB199, Adour and Pegasus. Prior to Rolls-Royce Simon spent 28-years as an Air Engineer Officer in the Royal Navy.
During his military career he served on frontline Sea Harrier and Sea King squadrons, worked in a variety of project and technical management appointments as well as staff appointments in the Ministry of Defence HQ.
In 2000 he set up and lead the Helicopter Engines Integrated Project Team as part of the MoD’s Smart Procurement initiative and then managed the Merlin Helicopter programme before retiring as a Commodore in 2007.
This event is suitable for professionals with up to an intermediate level of experience.
APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition reference