Spring School 2018 - Making Project Teams Work

When: 14th Mar 2018, 18:00 - 14th 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 3: Creating an effective team in a distributed product environment

(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 three 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!


Karim Hyatt will bring his significant practical hands on experience of making projects work by ensuring that all the team (and other stakeholders) are on the same page and working effectively. He will consider good and bad governance and what works and what doesn't work in traditional and Agile projects. He will underline the importance of consistent reporting to make remote working effective. He will concentrate on internal factors and related processes dealing with the team, suppliers and other stakeholders. His broad background, and experience of focusing on practical ways of getting the team and organisation right from project start-up, will provide plenty of food for thought for attendees. Karim works from the premise that the first 100 days are critical and can make or break your programme. 

Karim HyattKarim has over 30 years of experience in software product development and 11 years as an interim Chief Technical Officer. He has been involved with product development in Finance, Manufacturing, Tourism & Leisure, Retail and communications with time equally spent between FTSE 100 companies and start-ups. He is passionate about software development best practice and how to effectively integrate teams in various European and world-wide locations. He has also specialised in company turnaround, M&A due diligence and executive coaching.


  • 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

Part 1 Why Project Teams Must Work

Part 2 Making Project Workshops (and Meetings) Work!

Part 4 Engaging teams to deliver real benefits