Thinking differently

Introducing the concept of the energised projects organisation

Wednesday 29 June 2016, 18:30 - 21:00

Waitrose, Doncastle Road, Bracknell, RG12 8YA


This is a public event

The essence of the talk is about the need to accept that projects are not done in isolation. They sit within a certain CONTEXT. The organisational environment and INTERFACES affect how PEOPLE act and react; ultimately affecting project DELIVERY

Refreshments and networking 18:30 - 19:30 for a 19:30 program start.


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

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

About the speaker

The speaker for this session will be Dr. Liz Lee-Kelley, FCMA FRSA MAPM MBA PhD

Partner: Global Management Training & Consultancy LLP
Home Institution: School of Management, Cranfield University
Expertise: Collaborative & cooperative learning and working in project-based organisations

Dr Liz Lee-KelleyLiz 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.

This is an event jointly organised by BCS Berkshire chapter and the BCS PROMS-G (Project Management Specialist Group).

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