Pelorus: a Tool for Business Change

Thursday 23 February 2012

6.00pm - 9.00pm, 6.00pm refreshments for 6.30pm start.

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Vic Stenning FBCS CITP

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Pelorus is a tool for business change. It takes the form of web-based collaboration software that supports a well-defined and innovative approach to change. It can be applied at any level of change - an individual project, a programme, a portfolio, or an overall business strategy. It addresses and ‘dissolves’ some of the central problems of change and, by so doing, increases the probability of meeting objectives and realising the desired business benefits.

The Pelorus approach is centred on mapping of static states. Users of Pelorus co-create maps that show both where they want to be - that is, the business benefits they aim to realise through the change - and the paths they will take to get there. They then follow those maps to reach their desired destination. Throughout, Pelorus places particular emphasis on conversation, continual learning, feedback, adjustment and convergence.

About the speaker:

Building on a background in IT systems engineering and process improvement, Vic’s focus for the past 15 years has been on business change. He helps organisations formulate and manage the entire change cycle, from initial concept to the harvesting of benefits.

His work has covered all levels of change, from formulation and realisation of a new business strategy to management of individual projects. He is conversant with a wide range of change methods, both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’, and employs the most appropriate methods to support the specific context.

He has worked in 20 countries across five continents, with companies including Lufthansa, IBM, Rolls-Royce, Logica, BT, Motorola, and many SMEs. In the public sector he has worked extensively with the UK Ministry of Defence and the European Commission.

On the academic side, he was for twelve years a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London, for nine years a Visiting Professor at the University of Southampton, and for two years a Royal Society Industrial Research Fellow.

Contact details:


18:00 - Refreshments
18:30 - Opening welcome
18:35 - Speaker: Vic Stenning
19:05 - Pelorus demonstration
19:30 - Open discussion
20:30 - Meeting closed

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