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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.
Last month, Gower Author Penny Pullen spoke at the Gantthead virtual conference, PMXPO. For those of you who would like the opportunity to see this – it is an audio-visual presentation (around half an hour) followed by questions and answers. The topic is around making projects work through facilitating risk management. You can register here for the replay.
Penny Pullan is co-author of A Short Guide To Facilitating Risk Management published by Gower.
A few days ago we guided you to a free webinar by Internationally acclaimed risk expert and Gower author David Hillson. On his website you have the opportunity to experience other free full-length training sessions that combine presentation slides with audio. Managing Risk in Projects is one of his latest, each lasts about an hour, and tackles a specific risk topic in detail. We think the webinars offer a great way to learn about a particular subject at your own pace and in your own time. Full details of David’s events, briefings and books can be found at his website .
The APM PMO Special Interest Group will be meeting for their Lean & Light PMO SIG Spring Conference on April 26th in Coventry, UK.
The Conference introduction to the Lean PMO is from PMOSIG Chairman, Chris Walters with: Is my PMO doing too much – and how can we balance how lean we become before the risks become unmanageable?
Pop-Up PMOs from Sion Jones takes a look at what is needed when programmes and projects need a PMO ASAP.
Quick Wins from Peter Taylor – The Lazy Nimble PMO Manager – takes a look at what are quick wins in relation to PMOs.
The fourth session looks at agile and agile PMO from Peter Measey.
Finally they will focus on behavioural skills and look at Strategies for Creating Rapport Quickly from Dr Peter Parkes.
Throughout the day there will be opportunities to network and connect with other PMO professionals. The conference will also include the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Peter Taylor is author of Leading Successful PMOs published by Gower.
The PM National Conference will take place in Ireland on April 19th 2012.
Gower author Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is one of the speakers who has recorded a podcast for ca technologies’ Global IT Illuminaries ’12, a virtual event featuring IT innovators. Nieto-Rodriguez who is Professor of Project Management at the Solvay Business School and Head of Portfolio Management at BNP Paribas Fortis, is speaking on Selling Project Portfolio Management to the C-Suite. This 24hr virtual event is on 29th February – for further information and to register click here.
Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is author of the forthcoming Gower title: The Focused Organization: How Concentrating on a Few Key Initiatives Can Dramatically Improve Strategy Execution.
Most projects have two factors in common i.e. they involve people and they bring about change. These two factors are fundamental to the success of any project yet they are given only scant reference in the ‘models’ of project management.
The psychology of managing people and change is increasingly emerging as a significant success factor in project management. In Wellingtone’s Project Management Blog Sharon De Mascia offers a plan to ensure you pay these factors sufficient attention.
Sharon De Mascia is the Director of a business psychology consultancy by the name of ‘Cognoscenti’. She is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and a member of the Chartered Institute of People and Development. She is also Prince2 qualified. She is a visiting Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University and a Supervisor on the global MBA at Manchester Business School. De Mascia is the author of Project Psychology published by Gower.
Gower, in association with The Lazy Project Manager, APM PMOSIG, the National Centre for Project Management, BOT International and Project Magazine, announce the PMO Leader of the Year Award
The Award will be presented to the PMO Leader, nominated by their PMO team, who shows the most excellent leadership and understanding of what a PMO can deliver to a business. A panel of independent judges will review all submissions to consider how each nominee has led their PMO over at least the last 12 months and how they plan to grow the PMO under their stewardship in the coming months.
For full details, list of judges and entry criteria please go to www.gowerpublishing.com/pmoleader
At what stage in the process do commercial projects go wrong? Some of the worst problems (unrealistic objectives, faulty assumptions, and poorly understood constraints) are ‘programmed in’ at conception when the bid is written, long before the project manager is brought on board. If the bid is misconceived, no amount of clever project management is going to recover the situation. Getting the bid right is the essence of planning for project success, the main theme of David’s book.
Peter Taylor is the author of the forthcoming Gower titles Project Branding and Leading Successful PMOs. David Cleden is author of Bid Writing for Project Managers and Managing Project Uncertainty which is part of Gower’s respected Advances in Project Management Series, edited by Professor Darren Dalcher.