This session will look at the various ‘P’s that embody the world of P3M endeavours and PMO models, looking at definitions, perspectives and how different people might identify with the various roles, structures and activities involved.

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SPEAKERS
Dr Brendan D’Cruz

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AGENDA
18:00 - Registration with fruit juices, tea, coffee, biscuits and a networking opportunity with sandwich buffet
18:30 - Presentation by Dr Brendan D’Cruz, followed by Q&A
20:00 - A further networking opportunity with wine and fruit juices.
21:00 - Close

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SYNOPSIS
This session will look at the various ‘P’s that embody the world of P3M endeavours and PMO models, looking at definitions, perspectives and how different people might identify with the various roles, structures and activities involved. Whilst there may be a myriad of certifications, governance structures, bodies of knowledge and competency frameworks that underpin the plethora of activities undertaken within organisations undergoing a transformation, it cannot be forgotten that it is people who deliver change initiatives, however, they are identified or have specific labels attributed to their roles. Inevitably, this does have an influence over how much organisations expect to pay them.

It can seem quite daunting and unfamiliar, and for some transforming organisations, this may feel as if they are exploring vast expanses of the great unknown. Using characters and contexts from ‘Star Trek’, this session will attempt to guide participants on a journey through the nebulous terminology, reflecting on the career and personal experiences of session participants – some of whom will have already operated as project professionals, whereas others may just want to be more involved in the successful delivery of business/digital transformation activities.

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SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES
Dr Brendan D’Cruz
Dr. Brendan D’Cruz is a Chartered Project Professional currently working as a Programme Manager on business transformation programmes at a large social housing association based in Newport, South Wales. He has recently been a Project Management/Education Consultant working with the Association for Project Management (APM), including as Chief Examiner/Chair of the Examination Technical Assurance Group for the Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) and as Lead Verifier and Assessor for the Registered Project Professional (RPP) designation.

Before this, Brendan worked as a senior academic manager at a number of UK universities and contributed to the development/delivery of a number of postgraduate academic courses in project and programme management. He was formerly on the BCS Project Management Specialist Group (PROMS-G) committee as Event Development Manager and Regional Coordinator for Wales, and was the Founding Chair of the BCS Northampton Branch. He has contributed articles and perspectives to Project Manager Today, APM Project Magazine and the BCS Project Eye blog.

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

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THIS EVENT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:
BCS Project Management SG
Visit www.proms-g.bcs.org

It’s a change initiative, Jim, but not as we know it! - Project Management SG
Date and time
18 December, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor
25 Copthall Avenue
London
England
EC2R 7BP
Price
Free