Project Success - Ensuring that you and your clients achieve it

Thursday 10 September 2015

6.30pm - 9.00pm

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2 7HA | Maps

BCS, CMI & IC Members £10 (+VAT @ 20%), Non-members £15 (+VAT @ 20%)

A joint event between Institute of Consulting London & SE and the BCS Consultancy Specialist Group

The annual AGM will take place at this event

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If we are to deliver successful projects we must understand our clients and the benefits they are seeking. Clients, their staff, suppliers and customers will all, usually, have different expectations. This interactive event explores the meaning of project success for the client and all stakeholders.

Project success, often defined as meeting cost, time and quality expectations, rarely matches client needs. We need to understand more fully what success is, and what organisations intend to achieve through their projects, something more than finishing on time, on budget, and to a specified quality. The benefits can only begin to be realised after the project is completed.

Based on workshops developed in conjunction with experienced consultants, and carried out with a range of organisations, this interactive event explores the client’s deeper long term expectations to ensure that success is included and understood as part of the project brief so that every aspect of the project contributes towards the client’s goal.

Attendees are asked to come prepared with their own examples of success and failure to ensure that discussions provide real examples.

Topics will include:

  • The project - or assignment - brief
  • Purpose and benefits
  • Success criteria and success factors
  • Project controls
  • Stakeholder management
  • The value chain
  • Attendees’ examples
  • Tips

The objective is for every attendee to be able to take away ideas to improve the chances of success for their current and future projects. Professional networking opportunities will be available before and after the event.

Speaker Bio:

Barry TuckwoodBarry Tuckwood has over 20 years’ experience in consultancy, with previous roles in engineering and construction management in the UK and middle east. Projects range from oil refinery development to business modelling, strategic change, and national data management. He also works with Durham University Business School, and is co-author of their current project management course.

He has been Chair of the Richmond Group ( (2012-14), and was a Trustee on the International Management Board of the Association of MBAs (2010-13). Currently he is on the Information Systems Panel for the Institution of Civil Engineers.


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