Transport for London and former APM director to speak at APM Presents
Posted by APM on 29th Aug 2014
APM is pleased to announce two senior speakers have been confirmed for the brand new conference; APM PresentsProject Management in Practice.
The all-day event on project management fundamentals will see Roy Millard, senior audit manager for Transport for London and Dr Peter Parkes, programme director for Peak Performance and former director of APM, give an introduction to the topic of project assurance on Thursday 16th October.
They will also both facilitate a workshop on:
- individuals knowledge and experiences of assurance
- what is assurance, and what isnt
- barriers to assurance and overcoming them
The session will be designed for participants to gain a better understanding of the basics of assurance on project, programme and portfolios (P3) environments, as an essential element of P3 management, as well as learning how to get the most benefit out of these.
Roy Millard and Peter Parkes will be also joined by other field experts from the various APM Specific Interest Groups.
Dr Peter Parkes FAPM, NLP master practitioner and best-selling author of NLP for Project Managers
Peter has held programme director roles in the private sector, public sector, public private partnerships and Big 4 management consultancies. He is a founding member of Specific Interest Groups on governance, assurance and portfolio management.
Roy Millard, senior audit manager for Transport for London
For over ten years Roy has led assurance activity over TfL's major portfolio of capital investment and commercial activities. In recent years he has introduced an innovative and successful integrated assurance approach within TfL, and has led on this topic in the development of best practice for APM.
Roy is also the founder and chairman of the APM Assurance SIG as well as a Fellow member of APM.
During an interview marking the launch of A Guide to Integrated Assurance Roy said: Projects are increasingly subject to types of assurance activities.
"These have cost implications and may even jeopardise the success of the project itself.