Adrian Dooley to speak at APM Conference




21 January 2015 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced another leading expert to the speaker line up for the APM Project Management Conference 2015 sponsored by 20|20 Business Insight. The Myth Busting event taking place in London on 19th March has added APM Conference favourite, Adrian Dooley.

150121-pmwj31-adrian-PHOTOOriginally a construction project manager, Adrian founded The Projects Group in 1986 and for 25 years conducted training and consultancy assignments in many industry sectors including rail, airlines, retail, manufacturing, finance and IT.

Adrian was one of the original authors of the Pertmaster planning software package, a founder member of Project Manager Today magazine and its technical editor for six years, and a founder member of Project Management Exhibitions Ltd. His most recent project has been the creation of an open and free project, programme and portfolio management framework called the Praxis Framework. The model; covering knowledge, method, competency and maturity; will have an accompanying guide published by APM in the coming weeks.

Full list of conference speakers:

  • Opening speaker – Dr Ben Goldacre, award-winning writer and “Bad Science” columnist for The Guardian
  • Closing Speaker – Matthew Syed, award-winning sports journalist and Commonwealth Games champion
  • Geraldine Barker, director at the National Audit Office
  • Caroline Blackman, director for Laing O’Rourke
  • Manon Bradley, development director, Major Projects Association
  • Adrian Dooley, lead author of the Praxis Framework
  • Dr Linda Holbeche, co-director of Holbeche Partnership
  • Bridget Jackson, audit manager at the National Audit Office
  • Dr David Pendleton, co-founder of Edgecumbe Group

Plus more speakers to be announced soon.

This year’s conference will focus on uncovering myths that surround project management and help increase the likelihood of successful project delivery.

Exclusive video – Watch the new Myth Busting trailer 

Those who attend will also receive copy of the best-selling books: Bad Pharma by opening speaker Dr Ben Goldacre and Bounce: The Myth of talent and the power of practice by closing speaker Matthew Syed.

Book your place today – special rates are available for groups of 4 or more by e-mailing mailto:[email protected]?subject=Group%20booking%20-%20APM%20Conference

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Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members. The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA). More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

Source: APM