What to expect at APM Presents
Posted by Kirsten on 12th Apr 2017
We invite you to join us at APM Presents – the unique professional development event and expo put together by APM, the Chartered body for the project profession, in conjunction with the APM Specific Interest Groups (SIGs), to be held on 7 July in London. Focusing on their areas of speciality, 10 SIGs have put together a program to introduce you to key topics in your profession aimed at empowering you in your day-to-day tasks.
We are living in an era of continuous transformation where standing still in today’s ultra-competitive and constantly changing business environments is simply not an option. The Benefits Management SIG will explain the fundamentals of benefits management and how this (the single reason for investment in business change) is at the heart of successful change.
Relating also to the issue of dealing with constant change, the Enabling Change SIG will be looking at transformation projects and will help you to improve the change capability of your organisation, your teams and individuals.
Should you be looking to build on your stakeholder engagement skills, the People SIG will be explaining where to find the resources necessary to support all levels of practitioners, helping you to positively develop your stakeholder engagement relationships.
As a P3 manager you are expected to manage a diverse set of circumstances. Often you may be “parachuted-in” to run a project that is already experiencing some issues. Projects that involve significant contracted work are often the most demanding. Are you prepared? Can you hit the ground running? Join the Contracts and Procurement SIG as they advise on how to deal with contractual scenarios. If Planning, Monitoring and Control is your thing, attend a presentation based on the Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk Guide which was written by the PMC SIG and captures recognised good practice and the in-depth experience.
The Programme Management SIG plans to discuss its fundamental principles – what a programme is, how it works and how to review progress and will add new insights as to what programme management is all about as well as introduce their latest publication.
The APM PMO SIG will take delegates through the journey of PMO detailing what matters now in the 21st Century in any kind of organisation and industry. And finally, the WiPM SIG will be looking at ways to encourage women to enter the profession through broadening awareness of various roles in all industries and particularly what is available within project management for diverse skill-sets.
APM Presents is a uniquely interactive event which will provide those across the profession with unrivalled insight into real projects with presentations and discussions facilitated by expert advisors and specialist practitioners.
Presented as a series of small round table discussions, delegates will also learn about opportunities for professional development that exists. In total delegates will be able to attend around 4 sessions during the course of the day providing lots of opportunities to ask questions.
Why attend APM Presents?
- You will gain essential insight into the fundamentals of project management
- You will come away from the day knowing where to go to find out more, with lots of new contacts
- Interactive professional development sessions so you can leave this event with all your essential project management questions answered.
- Lots of opportunity to ask questions and learn from our specialist practitioners which will be of great advantage to those who are early into their career
- Earn up to eight hours of CPD which equates to nearly a quarter of your expected professional development for the year.
- Exhibition with leading organisations giving you the opportunity to discover how the latest products and services that can help you in the development of your career.
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“There is only one cake,” I stated to the rather amused group in front of me. “And it’s only fair, if more than one person helped bake that cake, that they each get a slice of the cake.”
Many people think of an initiative in terms of “deliver the project” and then “realise the benefits”. I thought I would share an approach concerned with a business, or technical, “capability”, that focuses on use of the capability to realise the benefits.
Providing essential insight into professional project management and specific interest groups