Spring School 2017 - Management of Smaller Projects

Part 1: Why small projects are special

Date:
Monday 6 March 2017

Time:
6.00pm - 9.00pm (refreshments available 30 minutes before)

Venue:
BCS London, Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Fees:
(Prices stated are inclusive of VAT @ 20%)

Early Bird Rate (up to and including 31st January 2017):
BCS members: £61.20
APM members: £73.44
Non-members: £81.60
[No Early Bird Rate] - Unwaged/Students: £19.20
[Please select 'Yes' to the 'Are you a full-time student?' question, during your booking]

Full Rate (after 31st January 2017):
BCS members: £72.00
APM members: £86.40
Non-members: £96.00
[No Early Bird Rate] - Unwaged/Students; £19.20
[Please select 'Yes' to the 'Are you a full-time student?' question, during your booking]

The PROMS-G Spring School 2017 - this is part one in a series of four events. Book once for access to all four events.

Introduction:

Our unique format of Spring Schools has been highly successful for more than 10 years and enables us to explore a number of related aspects of an overall theme. The 2017 Spring School will be on the crucial topic of the Management of Smaller Projects.

It should be of great interest to project managers at all levels of experience: those beginning their careers in project management and those looking to compare management approaches.

It will also provide many insights to those who manage project managers - including senior project and programme managers and there is a complete session looking at aspects of coaching and mentoring.

The Spring School will bring together audience members combining a broad range of experience from the public, private, charity and education sectors and the post presentation networking opportunities are particularly rewarding.

Feedback from previous Spring Schools:

  • I really enjoyed it and I think I've gained a lot from attending. I'll definitely be attending again if I can.
  • It's a great format, having focussed input on one particular topic for four consecutive weeks.
  • My overall impression was very positive. The subjects covered are of crucial importance in project management and it was very useful to learn more about them. The three speakers made the events both informative and thought provoking. The networking sessions rounded off the evening nicely, in a convivial atmosphere.
  • Top quality speakers uniquely focusing on a specific topic area over four evenings. Great value for money.
  • Well organised and run. I liked the content and the friendliness.

Presenter: Bridget Boylan

Drawing from her own experiences and referencing specific case studies, Bridget will highlight the project management techniques which work well for small projects, including specific issues on start-up, obtaining funding and dealing with stakeholders.

The talk will highlight the different risks, planning techniques and training options for smaller projects. Bridget will suggest how best to incorporate Agile techniques and address when it becomes necessary to pull the budget plug and close the project.

As well as addressing ‘hard’ skills, Bridget will give hints on time management, communication, change management and how to manage junior or part-time project managers.

Agenda

6.00pm - Registration with tea, coffee, fresh fruit juices and biscuits
6.30pm - Presentation including Q&A
Followed by a networking opportunity with a sandwich buffet, wine and soft drinks
9.00pm - Close

About the speaker:

Bridget BoylanOver a 30 year career, Bridget has managed all sizes of IT projects, from single person projects to multi-million pound programmes lasting 2-3 years, with multiple workstreams and dozens of team members.

Bridget specialises in implementing large IT systems for London Universities and previously worked in the private sector with Barclays Bank and United Biscuits managing IT projects and programmes for subsidiaries in the UK and Spain.

Bridget coaches, mentors and trains junior project managers and shares her project management hints and tips through writing articles for magazines and giving talks, to support the Association for Project Management 2020 vision of ‘A world in which all projects succeed’.

The PROMS-G Spring School 2017 - this is part one in a series of four events. Book once for access to all four events.

Part 2 Mentoring and Coaching for Project Management

Part 3 Making Project Management Work in the Voluntary Sector

Part 4 Panel Debate