27 March 2019
University of Southampton Building 2 Room 3043 Highfield campus SO17 1BJ
  • 2019-03-27 18:00:00 2019-03-27 20:00:00 Europe/London The tortoise and the hare - and the winner is… Don't forget to book your place on the APM website University of Southampton, Building 2, Highfield Campus, Southampton, SO17 1BJ University Of Southampton

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The tortoise and the hare - and the winner is…

University of Southampton, Room 3043, Building 2, Highfield Campus, Southampton, SO17 1BJ

By 2027, employers will need 87.7 million individuals working in project orientated roles. It is anticipated that the competence gap could result in a loss of US$207.9 billion in GDP (11 countries analysed) throughout 2027 (PMI, 2017).

The 2017 APM study suggest that only 22% of projects wholly met their original objectives, while 87% rated competent project teams critical/very important, and 88% said effective governance was important. Both are highest ranked in terms of importance as success factors.

Worryingly, research continues to demonstrate that organisations are failing to deliver successful project outcomes. Project management still lacks some of the academic rigour in conceptualised approaches - with team competence, decision making and governance aspects being critical to project success. This seminar will give you some practical guidelines in merging the knowledge-based view of strategy and project management to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage for your organisation.

Dr Serkan Ceylan joined Southampton Business School in October 2018. He previously worked as an enterprise and project manager, and senior lecturer at several universities. Serkan's inspiring business acumen and international communication skills have generated a wide network of international contacts in countries such as Germany, Austria, Turkey, Nigeria and China. He is an accredited lead trainer for professional qualifications such as PRINCE2, AgilePM and AgileFrame project management, and has consulted and implemented project management solutions for a variety of companies.

Serkan is a visiting academic for the University of Heilbronn in Germany and the University of SanJorge in Spain. His particular research interest is in the knowledge-based view of project management, linking project management to competitive environments, and looking for knowledge value chains to explain competitive advantage. Serkan is also an external examiner for project management related courses and modules for Lancaster University and the University of Bedfordshire, and is a member in the APM Wessex Committee.

This event is being run in conjunction with Southampton University, and is suitable for professionals with any level of experience.

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APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition reference

Section Description
1.1 Governance 
1.1.1 Project management
1.1.5 Knowledge management
1.1.6 Life cycle
2.1.1 Communication
2.1.7 Teamwork
3.1.2 Control

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