APM Scottish Conference seeks excellence through evolution
Posted by APM on 22nd Jun 2016
Results from APM's 2016 Salary & Market Trends Survey which is to be published this summer shows almost 75 per cent of Scottish based project managers are now running projects valued in excess of a million pounds.
Further to this, the survey revealed a quarter of project professionals are now working on projects valued at £50m, while six per cent are managing projects worth in excess of £500m.
With such vast sums to account for, the spotlight remains firmly on the Scottish project profession to continue delivering project success, while at the same time embracing new skills and competences demanded of them as the profession beds into large corporations.
This was highlighted throughout the survey with over a quarter of Scottish based respondents from APM’s survey claiming leadership and management skills were "lacking" in their organisation's project management team. And nearly thirty per cent called on greater levels of breadth and diversity of thinking from their project managers.
The upcoming 2016 Scottish Conference seeks to embrace these changes and explore how as a profession we have developed while giving insights into how these improvements have found practical applications across key projects across Scotland.
Speakers including George Lowder MBE, chief executive of Transport for Edinburgh and David Waboso CBE, currently capital programmes director at London Underground will give valuable insights from their decades of experience at the very forefront of our profession and will allow delegates to walk away with the latest techniques for successful project delivery.
Other leading speakers include:
- Sara Drake - chief executive, APM
- Hamish Taylor – founder of the Skills Exchange Network
- Brian Wernham- APM Board Member (RRP)
- Caroline Donaldson - co-founder and executive coach, Kynesis
The event is for project professionals across all levels and sectors who are looking to develop their career or establish a wider knowledge of the profession. Industry leading speakers will give delegates a deeper understanding of where the project profession is heading and with the confidence to thrive in their current and upcoming projects.
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