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Posted by Kirsten on 20th Apr 2017

There is just one week to go until the multi-award winning APM Project Management Conference 2017 where 13 thought-provoking speakers will explore the conference theme Making the mould – transform, diversify, revolutionise. Book soon to avoid disappointment!

The theme, Making the Mould, is a challenge to the profession to recognise that the world is in a constant state of accelerating change. The ways we embrace and manage that change must therefore keep evolving to meet new demands. Building a world-class profession in this constantly changing world means challenging norms and thinking, breaking and then re-making the mould, reinventing project management for a new generation. The conference has three streams which you can attend:

New Generation (sponsored by Jacobs)

We are in the middle of a digital revolution with new technology enabling us to deliver increasingly complex and interrelated projects, to work in different ways and to engage with a broader spectrum of users. But, are we ready to embrace this change? How will our skills need to adapt to use technology to enable human relationships rather than replace them? Are our current commercial and financial models sufficient to support new technologies where the lines between project roles blur? How will the workforce gain the skills needed in an ever-changing landscape? This stream will explore how we may work in the future. 

New Projects (sponsored by Ramboll)

As projects increase in complexity and scale with expectations changing, the way we deliver projects will change. We can gain an insight into what future projects will look like by looking beyond project management’s traditional heartlands – where failure can mean success, where uncertainty is an acceptable norm and where planning and control are sacrificed for benefits and change. This stream will help us understand how to manage ‘known unknowns’ by looking at the challenges, opportunities and new ways in which we must embrace and manage change.

New Practice (sponsored by Planview)

Both in government and industry, the ambition and scale of the largest projects continue to grow apace, alongside their social impact. Delivering projects in this context requires collaborative and co-creative ways of working; methods for accommodating constantly shifting stakeholder perceptions of need and value; and consistent models for projecting requirements and benefits far into an unknown future. Embracing these ideas changes the way we deliver projects. This stream explores the implications of these changes on how we work and the future capabilities of our project teams.

Join us for our Royal Charter celebration drinks reception

Following the announcement in January that APM has been awarded a Royal Charter on behalf of the project management profession, the APM Project Management Conference will hold a celebratory drinks reception in the Stalls Foyer, Level one at the Barbican, from 17:10 to 18:10.

This will offer attendees the opportunity to network with the leaders of the profession immediately after the conference. 

Why not join us for this historic event to learn about the future of your profession and your professional body? We'd love to see you there!

Book now


 

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