What it takes to be a successful project manager is more than understanding a management framework or methodology, or even being able to tailor it to your environment.

In this presentation, Elizabeth Harrin discusses how to be successful as a project manager. You'll learn:

  • 7 essential skills and competencies to help you succeed
  • Common team structures for projects and how to work successfully within them
  • Why understanding strategy is the key to ultimate success as a PM

Packed with practical advice for real-world projects, you’re sure to go away with strategies and tips for making yourself indispensable at work. Whether you are interested in making the leap into project management, are new in your career, or you lead junior project managers and are looking for some straightforward advice to take back to them, this session will arm you with the knowledge you need to succeed. There will be plenty of time of questions so bring along all your queries about how to make it as a PM!

Speaker synopsis:

Elizabeth Harrin, MA, FAPM, MBCS is a programme manager and author. She has over fifteen years’ experience in projects. Elizabeth has led a variety of IT and process improvement projects including ERP and compliance initiatives. She is also experienced in managing business change.

Elizabeth spent eight years working in financial services (including two based in Paris, France) before moving into the healthcare sector. Elizabeth is the author of 5 books: Communicating Change; Shortcuts to Success: Project Management in the Real World; Collaboration Tools for Project Managers; Project Manager; and Customer-Centric Project Management.

She also writes the award-winning blog, A Girl’s Guide to Project Management. You can find Elizabeth online at GirlsGuideToPM.com or on Twitter @girlsguidetopm.

This is a joint event with BCS PROMS-G


Please note, Carpark 7 is immediately behind Jubilee.

What it takes to be a successful Project Manager - Sussex Branch
Date and time
Wednesday 10 July, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
University of Sussex
Jubilee 144
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