Spring School 2018 - Making Project Teams Work

When: 7th Mar 2018, 18:00 - 7th Mar 2018, 21:00
Where: BCS London, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Town/City: London
Organiser: BCS Project Management (PROMS-G) Specialist Group
Further Information: Further Information

Part 2: Making Project Workshops (and Meetings) Work!

(Prices stated are exclusive of VAT @ 20%)

BCS members: £60

APM members: £72 (10% discount on other non members)

Non-members: £80

Unwaged/Students: £16

The PROMS-G Spring School 2018 - this is part two in a series of four events. Book once for access to all four events.


Once again the PROMS-G Spring School is focusing on an important aspect of project management. Our next school will focus on how to maximise the performance of traditional and Agile project teams. It will explore how to identify and harness individual skills, personalities and cultures of team members. It will look at techniques for engaging all team members as effectively as possible and for motivating them through the project lifecycle. Hands on exercises and case studies will form an important and effective part of the school.

A six hour participation certificate is available following the series. 

The PROMS-G Spring School is a unique series of events held across four evenings.

It examines a subject matter in depth and from different perspectives.

For a modest entrance fee, you have access to all of the events and an opportunity to meet leading figures in the industry in an intimate environment. Pose your questions to the speaker and absorb the debate.  A buffet is provided, along with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to aid networking.

The Spring School has proved to be overwhelmingly successful with audience members bringing a broad range of combined experience from the public, private, charity and education sectors.  As this makes the PROMS-G Spring School such a success, you are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment!


How can we connect authentically with others on projects? How can we show up wholeheartedly for project meetings so that our stakeholders leave them with a smile? When so many of us work far away from others in our teams, how do we form strong connections and communicate deeply when we only meet on conference calls or virtual sessions? In our fast paced world of work, where multi-tasking is the norm, how do we engage people when they are likely to be distracted and pulled away by everything else that is happening around them? While this session will be lots of fun, Penny is deadly serious. Without leadership and engagement, project leaders might as well go home. Tricky projects need far more than processes, and project workshops and meetings are a great place to focus your energy. Penny will touch on: leadership, mind-set, identity, facilitation, risk, change, culture, creativity and lots more. She’s likely to draw live graphics and invite you to join in a simulation of virtual problem solving. Her hope is that you’ll leave reinvigorated to tackle your tricky projects and engage your stakeholders and team, wherever they are based.

Dr Penny PullanDr Penny Pullan works with people in multinational organisations who are grappling with tricky projects: uncertain, with ambiguous requirements, stakeholders who need to be engaged and teams dispersed around the world. When they work with Penny, clients notice that communication, collaboration, and confidence grow and change doesn't seem quite as tricky as before.  Penny's latest book is 'Virtual Leadership: Practical strategies for getting the most out of virtual teams and virtual work'. Writing it involved immersing herself in the work of virtual projects, listening to countless stories of success or, all too often, just muddling through. Her next book is entitled: ‘Making Workshops Work’ and will be published in late 2018. Penny tweets at @pennypullan.


  • 6.00pm - Registration with tea, coffee, fruit juices and biscuits
  • 6.30pm - Presentation including Q&A
  • 8.00pm - Networking on the concourse with a sandwich buffet, red and white wine plus soft drinks
  • Close by 9.00pm

The PROMS-G Spring School 2018 - this is part two in a series of four events. Book once for access to all four events.

Part 1 Why Project Teams Must Work

Part 3 Creating an effective team in a distributed product environment

Part 4 Engaging teams to deliver real benefits