POWER OF PROJECTS 2020 - EDINBURGH

The APM Power of Projects Conference in Edinburgh will be the first in a series of three flagship events designed to provide knowledge, networking and career focus for project professionals from all sectors, at all career stages.

2020 will be the tenth year that APM holds a conference in Scotland. The event, sponsored this year by Leidos and 20/20 Project Management, offers content to make you proud to be a project professional; inspirational stories and ground-breaking projects that make real impact to society will be showcased alongside practical project management tools and valuable tips for career development.

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SUZIE IMBER

Associate Professor
at the University of Leicester

 


KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCED

Suzie Imber is an Associate Professor at the University of Leicester, specialising in studying the environments of the planets in our solar system. As well as her academic work she undertakes public education programmes to increase understanding of science, she travels to some of the most inhospitable places on the planet, and she won BBC Two's search for future astronauts.

Heavily involved in the European Space Agency’s BepiColombo mission to Mercury, Suzie's research group-built instrumentation that the craft carried. Her other area of expertise is Space Weather; using a combination of ground and space-based instrumentation to better understand the influence of the Sun on near-Earth space. This work has significant implications due to our increasing dependence upon satellite technology, and also as we look at the chances of colonising first the moon, then Mars.

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THE EDINBURGH CONFERENCE WILL COVER THREE MAIN THEMES...

INVEST IN YOURSELF

SPONSORED BY LEIDOS

This stream offers project professionals the tools to not only invest in themselves, but also their wider teams. This stream will include tips on career development from the youngest Chartered Project Professional (ChPP), guidance on managing stress in the project environment and advice on ensuring diversity in your project teams.

PROJECT: NOW

Every day the project profession delivers another ground-breaking project; whether it’s a research project to cure disease or implementing new technology to deliver renewable energy – the future is now. Come to this stream to learn about the innovative Edinburgh Biomes project as well as the latest on ground-breaking research projects.

DELIVERY MASTERCLASS

Project professionals never stop learning; this stream aims to equip delegates with valuable tools and techniques to help them to deliver more successful projects. Here we’ll tackle subjects as diverse as the hybrid approach, coping with project delays and getting more from benefits management.

EDINBURGH PROGRAMME

Delegates can choose from three sessions from the three different streams on the day with no need to pre-register - Invest in yourself, Project: Now and Delivery masterclass.

09:30

Registration

10:00

Conference Chair's opening remarks

 10:05

APM Address

Debbie Dore CEO, Association for Project Management

10:15

Opening keynote

Suzie Imber Associate Professor at the University of Leicester 

11:15

Break

11:45

Invest in yourself

Project: Now

Delivery masterclass

Craig Scott ChPP Qatar Project Manager for Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH

Journey to Charter: story of the youngest ChPP

David Hamilton Trustee for Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

Vision for our future: the Edinburgh Biomes Programme case study

Mark Vincent Managing Director Applied Change Ltd

Managing stakeholders through change

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Neil Crewdson Head of Project Management for Sellafield Ltd

Managing stress in the project environment

Roslyn Neely Chief Executive, Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity

Fiona O'Sullivan Arts Programme Manager, Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity

Projects inspire communities - case study

Waterfall, Agile or Hybrid? How to choose the right approach for your project

14:15

Room change

14:20

How to get more diverse teams and reap the benefits

Projects to make you proud: how research projects are changing the world

John Tavendale

Beyond benefits: how to get more from your projects than you thought you would

15:05

Break

15:35

Closing keynote

16:35

Conference Chair’s closing remarks

16:45

Drinks reception

18:00

Close

Please note - Programme may be subject change

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