This year’s school is on the highly relevant and topical subject of Responsible Project Management, Thursday evenings in March.
Rashik Parmar; Panel session with previous speakers and Dr Nigel Williams
6:30pm - Event starts
8:00pm - Event ends
Lessons for the future of RPM
This session will explore the societal issues that future computing technologies will need to address. Such as the climate crisis and digital poverty. The responsible computing framework will provide a practical approach for all project managers to understand their role their responsibilities in stewarding future digitisation programmes.
Panel discussion on Institutionalizing RPM Management
Embedding responsible project management into organisations requires a systemic transformation of how a company views their employees, their community and the wider society in which it operates. This is a distinct challenge for professionals as we are all required to engage with environmental and social responsibility as part of our professional practice. In this session, we discuss approaches for institutionalising responsibility in organisational systems, drawing from discussions in the previous four sessions. The session aims to identify the individual and systemic changes that professionals would have to navigate in order to embed Responsible Project Management in organisations.
About the speakers
Rashik Parmar is Group CEO of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Rashik was till July 2022 the IBM Fellow and Vice President responsible for creating and driving IBM’s European technical strategy. His focus has been helping clients on the journey to becoming a cognitive enterprise leveraging Cloud, AI and IoT technologies whilst creating a dependable IT platform. Drawing on thirty-nine years of practical experience in IBM, he is uniquely placed in developing strategies that are realistic whilst providing tangible business impact. He has worked with financial, retail and manufacturing clients on IT transformation projects of all sizes. Overall, he specialises in ensuring the technical success of complex IT projects that transform business models. Some of his work is summarised in the HBR Article he co-authored - “New Patterns for Innovation” – Jan-Feb 2014.
Dr Nigel L. Williams
Dr Nigel L. Williams, PMP: Reader, Project Management and Research Lead, School of Organizations, Systems and People, the University of Portsmouth with the following responsibilities: research strategy formulation; design and implementation of department research roadmap; lead global engagement research strategy,;. Nigel is the co-founder of the ‘Responsible Project Management' domain of research and practice and is a co-author of the RPM manifesto. He is also a volunteer for PMI UK and leads the activities in Responsible Project Management.
Dr Karen Thompson, FSI FAPM FHEA
Co-founder of Responsible Project Management, member of the British Standards Institute Committee for Project Controls, member of the Project Management Institute Curriculum Review Committee and Adjunct Faculty at the University of Southampton. A career in information technology preceded academia and in 2017 she was awarded a PhD in Project Management from Bournemouth University. Her work at the intersection of sustainability, project management and education has won awards for teaching excellence, research impact, innovation and social good. She has been a judge for ENACTUS and East London Community Heroes Awards.
Dr Petrena Prince
Dr Petrena Prince has over 20 years of experience as a Consultant and Program Manager, helping our clients and IBM transform through digital transformation, and sustainability. Over the last few years, Petrena helped establish the industry Responsible Computing consortium, of which IBM is a founding member. Petrena subsequential became the IBM Global Offering Leader for Responsible Computing for IBM Sustainability Services before her most recent move, where she is now the Global Sustainability Program Manager for IBM Global Real Estate. Prior to IBM Petrena achieved her PhD from the Scottish Office Fisheries Research Laboratory and the West of Scotland University for her work on the Biogeochemistry of PBCs in estuarine systems and her graduate degree from the University of Edinburgh in Environmental Chemistry.
Dr 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.
(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.
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BCS is following government guidelines and we would ask attendees to continue to also follow these guidelines. Please go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for more information, advice, and instructions.
This event is brought to you by: BCS Project Management specialist group (PROMS-G)