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Cobb’s Paradox states that “We know why projects fail, we know how to prevent their failure – so why do they still fail?” This presentation describes the barriers to implementing and embedding good practice in project and programme management. It considers evidence from lessons learned reports and views on the effectiveness of conventional training approaches to understand why project success rates are not greater.

The audience will learn about techniques applied in the World Health Organisation; personality based approaches to understanding project management; the advantages of a long term approach to developing project managers; the workings of diverse teams and a low-cost way of developing organisational capability maturity in project, programme and portfolio management.

About the speaker

Adrian DooleyAdrian Dooley

Adrian has had a 45 year career in project management. Originally a construction project manager, he became involved in software development and was part of the team that produced one of the first software packages to be own-branded by Apple.

In 1984 he founded The Projects Group, which provided project related training and consultancy to many different blue chip companies. Adrian personally worked with Unilever, BT, EDF and Siemens on a variety of projects and programmes.

Other roles include founding Project Manager Today Magazine, being an Executive Council Member of the APM and a non-exec director of APM Group Ltd.

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

Breaking down barriers to implementing good practice in Project Management
Date and time
Wednesday 17 May, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor, 25 Copthall Avenue
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