Behaviours That Manage Projects

Date:
Tuesday 13 September 2016, 6.00pm - 8.30pm

Venue:
HSCIC - 1 Trevelyan Square Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6AE

Cost:
Free to both BCS and Non BCS Members

Speaker:
Martin Price

Agenda:

  • 6.00pm - 6.30pm -  Registration and networking
  • 6.30pm - 6.45pm -  Short introductions to the PMI & the BCS
  • 6.45pm - 8.00pm -  Behaviours That Manage Projects - Martin Price
  • 8.00pm - 8.30pm - Refreshments and networking

Synopsis:

The PMI UK Chapter Yorkshire and Humber Branch are delighted to be collaborating with the West Yorkshire Branch of the BCS to organise a cross-industry event entitled "Behaviours that Manage Projects".

Our speaker is Martin Price, CEO of the consultancy Engagement Works and author of the book 'The Single Minded Project - ensuring the Pace of Progress.'

In this session, Martin will outline and demonstrate Eight Compelling Behaviours as they can be applied in the real world of managing projects. Research has shown that it is behaviours that manage projects and Martin will explore the vital human and organisational behaviour of project players, organisations and groups. Moreover, such an examination of the human side of the workplace can be applicable to diverse job roles that are not just confined to the management of projects.

An organisation's behaviours can never be prescribed or even codified. So when players decide how they are to conduct their work, they are faced with a profusion of possibilities. How can we become more reliable and effective in our application of processes and methodology? In many organisations today, how players relate to one another and how arguments and issues are resolved receive little attention. It is too often taken for granted and the price that a project must pay for this neglect is high.

A more practical and reliable approach lies through players focusing on behaviours and resolve that are known to characterise successful project management and general management practice. Through a greater understanding of the human factors that govern the workplace, we can take advantage of learning relating to the most positive or compelling behaviours that are now known to be features of management conducted at its best.

We are sure that this topic will be of great interest to members of both the PMI and the BCS and we welcome interested members of the general public who would also like to attend this free event.