Success or Disaster: How Governance, Quality and Projects can win

Following the BCS Quality SG AGM

Date:
Friday 15 October 2010

Time:
6.00pm for 6.30pm

Venue:
Room HC 029, Southampton Solent University, Herbert Collins Building, Ground Floor, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0RD. Map and Directions

Speaker:
Carol A Long BSc, PG Cert Bus Admin, PgDTech, CEng FBCS CITP, MCMI MIBC, MCQI CQP, FIITT, SMIEEE, MAPM, MIMA

Joint with the BCS Hampshire Branch, BCS Quality SG and Southampton Solent University

This event is free, open to all, but please book through the BCS website, www.bcs.org/events/registration both for BCS members and non-members for arranging refreshments.
All can attend the AGM, but only members of the BCS Quality SG can vote.

Success or Disaster: How Governance, Quality and Projects can win, by Carol Long.

This will be a presentation and workshop for IT professionals and business managers. 

The perennial questions about an organisation striving for success are:

  • How can business disasters be averted?
  • How many projects fail and why?
  • How many customers are driven away by poor quality?

So what is Governance? How do you define Quality? What is the best way to manage a Project? Why are we having problems answering these questions? Governance, Quality and Project Management can work together to improve an organisation’s effectiveness and efficiency. What does that mean for the IT professional, Quality Manager, Executive or in the rapidly changing organisation of today?

Carol A Long is an independent advisor to private, public and not-for-profit organisations: solving governance and quality problems to improve project success. She is a Fellow of the BCS, a Chartered Quality Professional and a founder member of the Association for Project Management's Governance SIG. Carol has had to review or rescue many “challenged projects” and believes that the right balance of governance, quality and project management can bring considerably improved chances of success. Carol writes a regular blog at http://www.3triangles.co.uk