Bridget Boylan and Nicola Shepherd speak about Project Management success.
Two excellent speakers will draw on their extensive knowledge and experience to inspire us all to run better projects. Bridget shares her insights from a 30 year career of project and programme management. Starting out as a project manager is tough and you have to make your mark and deliver projects successfully. You are often running projects yourself with little or no extra resources – you are in fact a one-man band. Bridget’s hints and tips focus on the skills to acquire first, and how to run projects when you’re responsible for everything.
Nicola will add her knowledge and experience, adding an operations perspective. Mid way through your career, you’ll be running larger projects with a team of 20+ staff.
Bridget gives hints and tips on how to manage project teams with a mixture of staff and contractors. After several years delivering successful projects you’ll be asked to run programmes (groups of projects) managing multiple teams, with 100s of business stakeholders. Bridget’s advice focuses on how to manage multi million programmes spanning several years in length. There is something for every project manager to learn from this presentation – no matter what your stage of career.
About the speakers
Bridget Boylan RRP MAPM
With over 20 years experience in managing multi £million projects and business change programmes in the UK and Europe, Bridget has first-hand experience of leading project teams, managing project and programme boards, and communicating with hundreds of staff.
Bridget has mentored and coached project professionals throughout her career and has chaired a Community of Practice for Project Managers. She specializes in helping project professionals, managers and directors to deliver projects and programmes confidently, using their individual style and flair.
Bridget is a Registered Project Practitioner (RPP) with the Association for Project Management (APM). She is also a Practitioner in PRINCE2; Managing Successful Programmes (MSP); and, Change Management.
Nicola Shepherd has been working in IT for over 15 years, originally starting out as a helpdesk analyst and progressing over the years into third line support and management. Since then, she’s flitted between Project Management and IT Management roles at various companies. She’s a PRINCE2 Practitioner which is put to good use in her current role of IT Operations Manager as in addition to managing two teams that are responsible for the infrastructure, VMware and Citrix environments, she also project manage a number of the technical implementations and major system upgrades.