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Practical-Guide-to-Dealing-with-Difficult-Stakeholders,-A-9781409407379Stakeholder Management in a Matrix Organisation  – Gower author Jake Holloway presents a webinar for the APM on Tuesday 25th at 12:30pm BST. Join the 300 who have already registered! See here for more details on the earned CPD and how to register. Jake Holloway is the co-author (with David Bryde and Roger Joby) of A Practical Guide to Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders.  Jake Holloway is an experienced Project Manager, Management Consultant and Business Development Director in the areas of IT, Digital and Marketing. He has managed and sponsored 100’s of projects and portfolios, and has been involved in building and designing project management systems. Jake’s interest is in the difference between the reality of how people behave at work and how it is described in management theory. 

Fusing the Project World Conference 2015, ITER HQ, Route de Vinon-sur-Verdon, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France On Friday 4th September 2015 visit one of the world’s most important projects. Join with more than 200 members of the ITER and Global Projects community to learn, network and share experience. Be a part of the conference that explains the importance of fusion energy in a world rapidly running out of resources. Understand how project managers have a significant role to play in delivering the projects that will cope with living in a changing world. How do you make sure you and your organisation are in the right shape to do this? The value of the projects required to achieve this will make this THE biggest global project sector ever.

Socialising the PMO. The PMO as a builder of P3M communities. The APM PMO SIG autumn conference is the perfect opportunity for you to celebrate their 15th Birthday with them! Throughout the day, they will reflect on the evolution of the PMO, debating and defining the role of the PMO in line with today’s emerging requirement to work in a more ‘social’ and less bureaucratic way; whilst acknowledging the elevation of PMO into the APM Competence Framework and what this means for the industry. They will investigate the role of the PMO using methods and tactics such as social media, to engage with, build, enable, and encourage communities of practice within an organisation’s wider P3 community; whilst maintaining its key role as a governance and assurance function.
Meet Gower Publisher Jonathan Norman at this event!

ICCPM 6th Annual Conference Building Capability in Complex Environments 27-29 October 2015 Canberra Australia. Increasingly there are pockets of excellence where individuals who are empowered to apply appropriate strategies, methodologies and concepts to manage in truly complex environments deliver outstanding results.  The ICCPM Conference provides an opportunity for these individuals to share their experiences with a focus on the transfer of practical knowledge to the delegates and their organisations, providing benefits which will outlast the conference. Learn how some of the best practitioners in the world deliver solutions to complex problems.

Now in it’s Fifth year, the PMI’s Synergy Conference has become one of the largest celebrations of Project Management in the UK. Combining education and fun like no other event you may have attended – this year is no exception. A world class group of speakers will both entertain and inspire. Synergy is aimed at anyone who shares the PMI’s passion for the Project Management profession. It will be held at Central Hall Westminster London on Thursday 12 November 2015. For the full list of speakers, delegate attendees so far, and details of PDUs can be found here:Tickets are only £79 (inclusive of VAT / fees ) for PMI UK Chapter Members and £99 (inclusive of VAT / fees) for Non-Members.