Thinking differently – Introducing the concept of the energised projects organisation.

Date:
Wednesday 29 June 2016

Time:
6.30pm - 9.00pm
Refreshments and networking 6.30pm - 7.30pm 

Cost:
Free to attend for all

Venue:
Waitrose Limited, Doncastle Road, Bracknell, RG12 8YA

Joint BCS Berkshire Branch, BCS Project Management (PROMS-G) Specialist Group event

Speaker:
Dr. Liz Lee-Kelley, FCMA FRSA MAPM MBA PhD

Overview:

With a view to helping managers develop an informed strategy for organisational project excellence Liz’s presentation - based on the ‘thinking differently’ project - gives an overview of the project management profession and introduces the idea of an energised projects organisation. Successful organisations are those that can channel the collective energy to create an organisational ‘can-do’ climate.

“Managers do projects but they don’t feel them”
A Senior Project Manager

The notion of ‘energy’ in organisations as an important and renewable resource provided the impetus for the project..

The energy concept was pilot tested with two large project-based organisations. Further reading and soundings with a number of other business leaders, project organisations, professional bodies and senior project professionals further indicated that collective energy will help us explain the intensity, pace and resilience of certain organisations.

Who Should Attend

  • Senior and Middle Managers - responsible for, or who influence, organisational development
  • Project Managers - responsible for the planning, procurement and execution of projects, in any domain
  • Project Team Members - responsible for the planning, and execution of tasks or work packages
  • IT and Engineering Students, who will undertake projects as part of their course work

Speaker Profile:

Dr. Liz Lee-Kelley, FCMA FRSA MAPM MBA PhD

Dr. Liz Lee-Kelley FCMA FRSA MAPM MBA PhDPartner
Global Management Training & Consultancy LLP

Home Institution
School of Management, Cranfield University

Expertise
Collaborative & cooperative learning and working in project-based organisations 

Summary Resumé
Liz is an experienced practitioner and a respected academic who has worked in a senior management capacity in engineering, distribution and clinical research organisations; receiving the Freedom of the City of London just before she assumed an academic career. Liz retired recently from her full-time Senior Lecturer and Director, International Centre for Programme Management roles at Cranfield University, to concentrate on her research and consultancy. She remains a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield and the UK Defence Academy