Targeting success and excellence

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Posted by APM on 10th May 2011

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On April 5th Tony Teague provoked, entertained and reminded APM members of the South-East Branch of their responsibilities as members of a project management community. His talk was given at the Village Hotel in Maidstone and was entitled Targeting Success and Excellence.

The audience were amazed although not surprised to learn that Tonys career started at the age of six. His guilty secret was that he had once been a banker. His talk was concerned with his view of unresolved issues in project management and was wide-ranging over many controversial topics. He dwelt on the importance of using processes if they exist, why we dont learn from experience, the impact of behaviour on project success. What is project success and the tenuous links between projects and strategy not supported by organisational structures. Competency is a frequently used word but what does it mean? Why do Boards not tend to have enough information about projects and benefit realisation? This was a very well received lecture and gave the appreciative audience a lot to think about. We look forward to hearing from Tony again soon.

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