Four key messages from the APM Conference 2015
Posted by APM on 14th Apr 2015
Individuals travelled from across the UK to Kings Place in London to spend a day at the sold-out event to explore and discuss the theme of Myth Busting with our profession’s leading speakers.
The award-winning conference got delegates thinking about dispelling three key myths: people myths, delivery myths and big projects myths. This led to them to describe the event as ‘innovative’, ‘inspiring’, ‘professional’ and ‘thought-provoking’.
There were many lessons learned and ideas explored but below we have four key messages from the conference:
- Work with your teams strength to compliment your differences
“I’ve got to work with people who are unlike me… there is no point having duplicates of me and therefore I can talk about diversity in a different way… which is all about complimentary differences” Dr David Pendleton, Edgecumbe Group
- Draw on and learn from past experiences
“Step back. Take a look at what we do and truly learn from what has worked in the past” Adrian Dooley, Praxis Framework
- Innovation is key
“What innovation will bring is benefit to the project, cost efficiencies, new ideas, reputational benefits, behavioural change, collaboration- at the end of the day you have to ask the question, why wouldn’t you innovate?” John Pelton MBE, CH2M Hill/Crossrail
- Invest in people
“People deliver projects- Process delivers consistency, it gives us great structures and it’s a great way to train and develop our staff – but process needs to be scalable, needs to be appropriate and needs to evolve with best practice” Jason Dalrymple, NATS
Watch speaker interviews and access a selection of presentations to discover how the profession’s thought-leaders dispelled myths to increase the likelihood of you successfully delivering your projects, programmes and portfolios.