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Tomorrow, Gower is sponsoring and attending PMI Synergy 2012 at Indig02, London. You will find Jonathan Norman (Publishing Director) and Anton Clark (Marketing) on stand S-9, who will be displaying a bumper crop of project management books from industry experts, along with a special prize giveaway. Please do come by the stand and say hello.
Synergy is a celebration of project management. Held on International Project Management Day in London, the event will inform, educate, entertain and provide great networking opportunities. Proudly, it is one of the largest events of its kind in the UK.
We are proud to be part of such an important and influential event and very much hope to see you tomorrow.
Communicating complex information, possibly to various different audiences, can be a challenge for the best of us. In the first of four articles for the website Communique, John Clare offers some very helpful advice. Well worth checking out.
John is author of Gower Publishing’s Communicating Clearly About Science and Medicine.
Written by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, The Goal has transformed the way people across the world have approached management and proved a valuable resource to managers and companies alike.
I came across a list of misconceptions about fraud in Mike Comer’s seminal 1998 book Corporate Fraud. Right up there at the top of the list were the two misconceptions that (a) the police detect fraud and (b) regulators prevent fraud. 14 years after this book was published, the current LIBOR scandal and the latest pharmaceutical industry scandal seem to suggest that these misconceptions are as current as when the book first highlighted them. Interestingly, the fourth misconception in his list was ‘Catastrophic frauds are rare’. Once again, Mike was bang on the money! Mike Comer is author of a number of Gower titles on fraud.
Gerald Bradley author of Gower’s Benefit Realisation Management recently conducted a webinar for The International Institute of Business Analysis titled – Benefit Realisation Management: A Practical Guide to Achieving Benefits Through Change. You can take a look at this webinar and other expert offerings from the IIBA at their website.
Antonio Nieto Rodriguez is author of The Focused Organization published by Gower, and an expert in strategy execution and project management. He currently works with BNP Paribas as Head of Transversal Portfolio Management. Previously he was Head of Post Merger Integration at Fortis Bank, and Global Lead Practitioner for the Project and Portfolio Management practice at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He is a visiting professor to the MBA courses at Solvay, and Nyenrode Business Schools where he teaches strategy execution and program management; a founder member of the PMI European Corporate Council; and an active speaker and presenter on strategy execution and project portfolio management. Here is his speaker schedule for May/June:
22 May 2012 - ’The Focused Organization at Solvay Business School – Brussels.
13 June 2012 – PMI London Chapter meeting (Thomson Reuters) – London.
19 June 2012 – Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit – London, UK
26 June 2012 – European PMO Symposium 2012 – Berlin
A free case study chapter can be downloaded at: www.gowerpublishing.com/focusedorganization
Authors often wonder how far their book will travel and what opportunities it may lead to. I recently had a note from Ira Haimowitz (Healthcare Relationship Marketing) to alert me to the MBA Course on which he has been invited to teach at Rutgers University. The particular module for which he is responsible is Marketing for Decision Making. Was his book influential in securing him the role? I like to think so and, just as importantly from our point of view, it will be one of the required texts for the course; a good example of a virtuous publishing circle … a book that creates opportunities for its author, which in turn leads to further sales.
The forthcoming event for the London Constructing Excellence Club will be taking place on 17th April. Uly Ma will be speaking at the event which is focussed on the areas of sustainability and retrofitting. He will be talking about his NoWaste Project which is part of the London Learning Legacy, along with providing information from his book, No Waste.
Uly Ma has received fantastic recognition for his NoWaste project within the Olympics construction, winning two awards. The project has also been selected as part of the London 2012 Learning Legacy. What a fantastic achievement!
Uly’s two awards are:
- Most Effective Training (2009) from the Safety, Health and Environment Leadership Team (SHELT)
- Special Achievements Award (2011) from National Skills Academy for Construction- London 2012 Construction (NSAfC- London 2012).
Uly’s NoWaste project is currently on-going at the Olympic Park and Village and is based on his book.