On Tuesday 2nd February 2010 almost 90 people attended the APM East of England Branch event entitled Getting started ensuring new projects deliver real business benefit cost effectively.
The event was billed as a masterclass in business case development, cost reduction and applying lessons learnt. The three speakers were John Edmonds, Head of training at Pearcemayfield, Dave Rochford and Dr. Charles Willbe.
John spoke about how the 2009 edition of PRINCE2 has changed, and how its principle-centred approach helps to shape and tailor a project at initiation and how to ensure lessons learned on previous projects can be included in the start-up phase.
Dave ran a workshop, supported by case studies and real life examples thatlooked atcommon problems and pitfalls (with case studies), understanding what drives costs and how to control them andgave an overview of project management methods which impact on costs eg Earned Value, PERT, CPA.
Dr Willbe spoke about business case preparation including best practice for options appraisal and benefits.
All the presentations from the day can be downloaded below.