Neil Runciman - candidate statement
Posted by APM on 25th Sep 2015
A highly successful project, programme and transformation leader, with a 35 year proven track record, delivering high profile multi-million pound projects in Telecommunications and IT. A strategic project and programme manager, developing and delivering strategies in a number of industries, whose strengths include multiple Stakeholder management, Bid management and Change management. Highly organised with excellent communication skills; adept at devising best practice, turning round troubled projects, mentoring project managers and supervising contractors to deliver success across the private and public sector.
I developed my strategic thinking in a senior management role in BT with training by PA consultants and refined those skills running my own company for sixteen years, managed a charitable organisation for eight years and with fellow Directors set up a company importing and selling orthopaedic shoes.
I am PRINCE2, MSP and Change Management qualified, and has been awarded the Registered Project Professional designation, a Fellow of the APM, Member of the Institute Engineering Technology and Associate of the Institute of Physics. My qualifications include City & Guilds Full Tech in Telecoms, HND Business Studies and National Vocational Qualifications Assessor D33. I have recommended to my peers and supported many APM events in the North West and I am a member of the APM Professional Conduct committee.
Additionally, I mentor a project manager and am an active STEM Ambassador.
We have nine sheep, two cats, I sail dinghies and I am a keen walker.
Elect me to the Board to serve you and this wonderful profession, thank you.
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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.