Darren Dalcher of NCPM to chair APM Conference
The annual APM Conference on 27 June 2012 will be investigating and celebrating project management as 'The Art of the Possible'. The conference will again be chaired by Prof Darren Dalcher of NCPM.
Projects and programmes, by their very nature, deliver that which has yet to be proven possible - a new and innovative design, an upgraded or more reliable product or service, a more efficient way of working, a programme of transformational change, or a record-breaking building. Each project has different stakeholders, expectations, issues, risks, opportunities, challenges and outputs, making achievement a triumph of the art of the possible.
The conference will include interactive sessions, multiple streams, an array of influential speakers, and the opportunity to network with other professionals and organisations.
Further conference information
Experts' Forum: Working with Uncertainty, Ambiguity, Complexity
first NCPM Experts' Forum was held on 17 June 2010. Participants
looked at how organisations are applying techniques of risk, governance,
human factors and leadership in order to successfuly manage large,
uncertain and complex projects and programmes. (Notes from the speakers'
presentations can now be downloaded below.)
management is a key competence for most organisations in the public
and private sectors. The discipline has grown and matured since
its emergence in the 1950 and offers a range of approaches and techniques
for delivering desired outcomes and their associated benefits. However,
the areas and domains where project management is utilised seem
to become progressively more demanding. Many organisations struggle
to apply traditional models of project management to their new projects
in the global environment.
projects increasingly viewed as managing the change efforts of society,
project management is called upon to cross functional and organisational
boundaries, demanding new approaches for handling the inherent complexity,
ambiguity, uncertainty and risk typical of such environments. Practitioners
are thus forced to grapple with problems that are not clearly addressed
through traditional tools and approaches. Many have started searching
for solutions outside traditional project management.
Experts' Forum included a series of short, state of play presentations
from international thought leaders including David
Hillson, Michel Thiry and
David Cleden, who were later joined for a panel discussion by Elaine
Harris and David Hancock.
were also able to browse a selection of project management books,
including the latest publications in the "Fundamentals of Project
Management" and "Advances in Project Management"
series, published by Gower and edited by Prof Darren Dalcher.