John Gordon - candidate statement
Posted by APM on 21st Sep 2015
A member of APM since 1994, John is a qualified engineer by training with many years’ experience in programme, project and change management. Having delivered a range of technical and business change projects of increasing complexity for both large and small organisations, he is currently a director with a small specialist business consultancy.
Chairman of the Worcester/ Malvern Chapter, John became Midlands’s branch chairman in 2006. A member of the governance working party he contributed to the structure of our modern professional body and eventually became a board member. He is passionate about our regional and specialist interest based communities, those being what is special about APM.
John has served on the Nominations Committee, Chaired the Professional Conduct Committee, been active in reforming the APM Code of Professional Conduct and associated procedures, championed IT strategy and was Deputy Chairman prior to reaching the end of his previous board tenure. Engaged in the selection of our new CEO he has a forward, outward looking aspiration for the organisation. After a break to pursue other roles, with your support he is offering his service to guide the APM through the next period of development and growth.
Experienced at senior level in both the large corporate and small business sectors, John has a good background from which to contribute to APM’s development. Having worked with charities professionally and also privately he has a good insight into the running of organisations.
John is a Fellow of APM, member of: IET, BCS (CITP), IPSE.
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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.