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John Williams provided attendees at the Coventry CPD event with an informative talk on 30th October 2013 exploring the three elements for project success.  The event provided knowledge and valuable tips on what project success actually looks like and how project managers can improve their performance to align with a model of success.

A series of useful exercises were run at the start of the event and these examined the levels of project success or failure within the attendee’s organisations and the reasons for project failure. 

John’s style from the start of the event was engaging and allowed the audience to really challenge how their organisations or they as individuals could improve performance.  John also discussed the terminology within project management to ensure that everyone was singing from the same hymn sheet.

The area of project failure and the reasons behind it was explored in detail and John produced some very pertinent statistics and research in this area.  He compared these findings to those of high performing organisations so that conclusions and patterns could be found.

The key focus for this event was to uncover the three elements for success and these were:

  • Process and framework
  • Tools and templates
  • Competence

Attendees went away with excellent understanding of success and how the three elements for success could be benchmarked against their own performance.

The evening was a great success, was informative and engaged all attendees.  There were plenty of questions to follow and opportunities to provide other opinions and experiences. Thank you to everyone that attended to make the event one to remember.

John has kindly provided a link to his white paper: Why do project managers fail and what can you do about it?


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