Alan Macklin - candidate statement
Posted by APM on 22nd Sep 2015
Thank you for reading this far. This demonstrates your commitment to APM’s democratic processes: in the 250 words I am allowed, I shall ask you to do 3 things.
1. Last year we achieved 17.8% voter responses. Whilst upper-quartile in class, this is hardly a compelling electoral mandate for your Board to drive the most aggressive change programme in APM’s history whilst striving to achieve Chartered status against a robust legal challenge. My first request is that you find 2 APM colleagues who were not going to vote in this election and persuade them to do so.
2. In 2 years we have lost both longstanding leaders: Chairman and Chief Executive. We have a new Chief Executive: our new Chairman has to resubmit for re-election to the Board. In light of the challenges above, we need continuity. My second request is that you vote to re-elect our current chair, Steve Wake, to the Board.
3. My third request is for your second vote: My ‘set-question responses’ are linked from APM website’s election page. In summary I offer: 34 years leadership, drive, service and self-discipline from the Army; 20 years in Public Sector PPM including being an OGC High Risk Review Team Leader; 5 years with the worlds #1 Programme Management Company; and 3 years on the APM Board - currently Board Deputy Chair and Chair of the Portfolio & Performance Committee. I stand to support Steve and Board colleagues in delivering the ‘unfinished business’ that is our change programme.
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Agile refuses to analyse requirements beforehand – and thus declines to provide an initial certainty. This will probably always scare any stakeholder trying to understand whether or not they can show results to the board with the budget that they are granted.
You have a choice. You can either muddle on, stand firm and fix it – or look elsewhere.