This year’s school is on the highly relevant and topical subject of Responsible Project Management, Thursday evenings in March.


Dr Brendan D’Cruz


6:30pm - Event starts
8:00pm - Event ends


This interactive session will look at ‘Responsible Transformation’ by identifying the areas where strategic leaders, change agents and project management professionals involved with IT-enabled business change can enable transformation, including how the principles of Responsible Project Management influence the mindsets, capabilities and professionalism required to make a positive difference.

Coverage will include:

  • What is transformation and who is involved? Why should those involved with IT-enabled business change become more ‘responsible’?
  • The key activities required in transformational leadership of strategy, change and delivery and how these integrate with the ‘responsibility principles’.
  • BCS codes of conduct and how they influence the actions of professional body members – is this enough or too much?
  • Moral, ethical and professional standards – why and how they matter in terms of converging mindsets.
  • Towards better transformation: how session participants can make a bigger difference in what they do and how they do it.

About the speaker

Brendan D'CruzDr Brendan D’Cruz

Dr Brendan D’Cruz describes himself as a ‘pracudemic’ and has been involved with BCS and the Project Management Specialist (PROMS-G) as a former committee member. He has facilitated workshops and presentations for BCS that include:

“All Quiet on the Ethical Front: Behaviour and Professionalism in Project Management”

“Why teams must work”

“It’s a change initiative, Jim, but not as we know it!”

“Ethics, Projects and ICT”

Brendan is currently a business transformation consultant. A recent role was as Veterans Project Manager for a large housing association, Riverside, focusing on the No Homeless Veterans Roadmap research project and business development/improvement activities.

Brendan’s varied career to date has included consultancy roles for the Association for Project Management (APM) to help establish competence-based qualifications and designations, including Registered Project Professional (RPP) as the precursor to Chartered Project Professional. He has also undertaken P3M capability/toolset development work for Social Care Wales and delivered varied business transformation programmes for Newport City Homes. He previously held senior academic management roles in South Wales, East London and Northampton universities.

Ticket Costs:

(Prices stated are inclusive of VAT and fees)

  • BCS members: £61.20
  • Non-members: £120.00
  • Students / Unwaged: £30.00

Early Bird Rate: 15% discount on the above ticket costs is available until the end of Monday 16 January 2023. (Excluding Students/Unwaged)

The ticket costs include the day's refreshments and catering.


A refund, excluding fees, will be issued if a cancellation request is received within 14 days of the booking date or by noon on Thursday 2 March 2023, otherwise, name substitutions will be allowed after this date.

Other sessions you may be interested in as part of the Spring School

Week 1 - Why RPM? Background into the aims and activities of RPM
Week 2 - RPM and Project Case Studies
Week 4 - Lessons for the future of RPM, followed by Panel discussion on Institutionalizing RPM Management

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

BCS is a membership organisation. If you enjoy this event, please consider joining BCS. You’ll be very welcome. You’ll receive access to many exclusive career development tools, an introduction to a thriving professional community and also help us make IT good for society. Join BCS today

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.


BCS is following government guidelines and we would ask attendees to continue to also follow these guidelines. Please go to for more information, advice, and instructions.

This event is brought to you by: BCS Project Management specialist group (PROMS-G)

Enabling Responsible Transformation - Spring School (Wk 3)
Date and time
Thursday 23 March, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor, 25 Copthall Avenue
£30 - £120 GBP