North West branch reward successful student PMs at Salford University
Posted by APM on 30th Aug 2012
Students at Salford University in their last year of studying for a degree in business and management have the opportunity to undertake live projects in participating organizations to help solve the kind of real-life problems all businesses face. The students gain the experience of working in a group of five or six as consultants and the business in industry, commerce and the private, government and third sector get new insights into their problems and the chance of helping educate our next generation of professionals. The students have to make use of their project management skills and knowledge in order to plan and organize themselves and the achievement of the tasks set by the businesses under tight constraints of time, quality and cost.
There were 41 project teams and over 250 students involved in live-projects this year and all were competing for the Association of Project Management North West Committees prize for the best project management team. The selection of the winning team was based on an assessment of the teams use of project management tools and techniques and on how successfully they delivered value for their client.
The winning team team members: Richard Chambers; Artur Geseck; Cheryl Johnson; Marco Macdonald; Mladen Marinov; Rebecca Parr (Team leader); Lucy Smith
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How most projects are at the same time both wildly successful and spectacularly disappointing, and everything in between, depending on the point of view of different stakeholders.
So what do people actually do on projects, and in particular do they collaborate with each other? If they do collaborate how has this come about?, and if collaboration is lacking, how then do we as project managers and leaders, encourage more collaboration?