Candidate biography - Nick Johns
Posted by APM on 16th Sep 2013
I have over 35 years experience working in project, programme and portfolio management, both in the private and public sectors. I was a Director in the Senior Civil Service until 2008 responsible for multi-million pound programmes before which I worked in the private sector for over 20 years at various levels. Currently, I am a Director of GPPC Limited.
I am an APM Fellow with an MSc in Project Management and a MBA. I am also Chair of the SIG Steering Group, a member of the Membership Panel and Professional Conduct Committee, a Judge for APM Awards, Study Tour Award and National Planning Awards and a reviewer for the IJPM.
I have multiple links with various universities globally and have represented the APM at the 2011 Brisbane, the 2012 Crete and 2013 Dubrovnik IPMA World Congresses. I am also a Visiting Lecturer at Leeds University, supervising MSC dissertations in project management.
I believe this is a critical time for the APM and wish to contribute to the implementation of our 2020 strategy whilst preserving the best of the current APM model. I support taking an organizational strategic view of change, but without losing sight of the more basic needs of the people who make up the life blood of the organization. I believe that the APM needs to evolve to meet the needs of the 21st century with a new structure and flexibility, but without losing our core beliefs and sight of the value of the individual member. Thank you.
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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.