The value of assurance
This presentation will unpack the value that can be derived through the appropriate use of assurance when delivering projects.
In the past, the focus of discussion around assurance in projects has been about ensuring that everything that needs to be covered is covered, but without inefficient duplication. The existence of assurance as being a necessity has been a given, although turf wars, and arguments about when and how it should be done, have been common. More recently, though debate has developed about knowing whether there is enough, or too much assurance; what level of guarantee of project success does assurance bring; and how can we get the best value out of assurance? These questions are difficult to answer. This talk breaks the topic down into elements to make it easier to address; proposes a way of better understanding relationships between assurance and project success; and looks at future trends in assurance that will impact on its value.
Chair, APM Assurance SIG
Until November 2017, Roy Millard was responsible for the planning and delivery of all internal audits of Transport for London’s Investment Programme, covering project and programme management, procurement and contract management, and for a period health, safety & environment. Prior to that, Roy worked as an electronic engineer and project manager on many communications systems projects of values ranging to £1bn+. He now works as an independent consultant (trading as P3 Risk and Assurance) providing advice and support on matters of governance, risk and assurance in project organisations.
Roy has an Honours degree and a post-graduate Diploma in Management Studies; is a Fellow of the APM and a full member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology; was until recently an APM Trustee; and is the founder and Chairman of the APM Assurance Specific Interest Group.
Registration and refreshments: 18:00
This event is suitable for professionals with an intermediate level of experience.
APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition reference
Audits and assurance