London delegates take a futuristic look at the project management profession with Paul Major
Posted by APM on 8th Mar 2012
APM London branch had the pleasure of holding an evening with Paul Major at the Iconic BBC Television Centre who gave a passionate and energetic presentation on the future of the project management profession. Strange coincidence that Matt Smith and Colin Baker (AKA Doctor Who past and present) were in attendance at the home where the popular series was initially broadcast and the event being a look at the future of project management added to the value. A Timely and Robust Distribution of Information Sequenced (TARDIS) by general discussion groups and thought rendering videos made the evening entertaining and a great learning curve to all attending the event.
Paul was able to raise and create debate on the role of the profession in shaping the future of the world in which we live and work, challenged us on the way PMs engaged in this future, and provided the reasons why commitment is not optional; far from the Science Fiction of television particularly in the world where projects should not be allowed to fail. As Paul commented The world needs project managers but we have to change our view from just delivering capability to being enablers of organisational and societal change.
Delegates left not only with the warm feeling of being able to visit such a historical location but with deep thought from the presentation Paul gave that evening. Fortunately the Daleks and Cybermen decided to take the evening off! APM London branch and delegates would like to thank the BBC PMO team who not only ably assisted during the evening but without their help this event would not have taken place in Television Centre.
Paul's presentation can be seen by clicking on the document below.