APM Assurance & Governance SIG Conference 2021 - Data driven

Project ring of confidence - Data driven governance and assurance

The ability to make fast, high quality decisions is essential in today’s fast-moving and volatile world. Projects, programmes and portfolios often become non-aligned with strategic objectives, disconnected from BAU, battling for resources that are limited, and struggling to deliver against a strategy that changes and is not well understood - often due to slow or poor decision making.

We need good quality, reliable data, delivered fast and that we can trust to enable good governance and reliable assurance, giving us confidence in achieving outcomes successfully. So how do we get that reliable source data and how best do we then use it within governance and assurance forums to radically increase the occurrence of successful project and programme outcomes?

Too often the data we collect is isolated in silos and not shared, leading to multiple versions of the 'truth'. Surely that can't be right? But how do we ensure that the right data gets to the right people at the right time to enable effective decision making? And how will artificial intelligence emerge to help, and how will we build confidence in that and machine learning?

This conference attempted to answer these and other questions so we can start to collect and use the right data for better decisions.

Date: Tuesday 25 May 2021

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APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition reference

    Section Description
Establishing governance and oversight
Assurance, learning and maturity

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Headline sponsor - The Oakland Group

The Oakland Group delivers project-based data analytics, governance, and process improvement. Helping businesses embark on the journey to get more from their data or allowing them to solve particularly challenging analytical problems.

Technology agnostic – we specialise in combining the best of new tech with the realities of corporate systems. 


Networking sponsor - KPMG LLP

KPMG’s Major Projects Advisory team support public and private sector organisations to maximise value from both major capital investments and from transformation programmes. We help clients to create Change that Matters and enhance delivery confidence by harnessing disruptive digital technologies that are changing the way projects are planned, built, and operated. We provide focused industry knowledge, multidisciplinary teams, and substantive experience in managing both the financial and technical aspects of major capital investments and transformation programmes.  Our methodology encompasses both “Doing the right project” and “Doing the project right” .


Explore each speaker bio and presentations synopsis below. 

Tuesday 25 May 10:00 - 16:15

Martin Samphire, APM Governance SIG chair
10:00 Welcome and scene setting

🕑 15 mins

David Dunning, Co founder, Deepteam
10:15 Chocolate chip on top, or baked through the cake?

🕑 45 mins

Break / Networking

🕑 30 mins

Lisa Kelvey, Partner - Major Projects Advisory, KPMG
11:30 Bridging the gap between the Board and what's really happening

🕑 45 mins

Richard Corderoy, Managing director, The Oakland Group
12:15 How project analytics can transform your governance and assurance activity

🕑 45 mins

Lunch / Networking

🕑 30 mins

Carol Deveney, Managing director, See Change International ​Consulting Ltd
13:30 What data do sponsors need?


Gary Flanagan, Deputy director for assurance and systems learning, Infrastructure and Projects Authority,
Ruth Kelly, Chief analyst, National Audit Office and
Kay Pate, Deputy head project & programme management function, HM Treasury: Government Internal Audit Agency
13:30 Data driven assurance

🕑 45 mins

Break / Networking

🕑 15 mins

Adrian Pyne, Head of governance, MyMelanoma
14:30 AI and projects – Terminator or flight of the navigator?

🕑 45 mins

Break / Networking

🕑 15 mins

APM SIG committee members and conference speakers
15:30 Final panel debate and close

🕑 45 mins

APM Assurance & Governance SIG Conference 2021

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