APM Governance Conference on 6th October in London



Theme: Successful Change – Good Culture and Governance Matter

18 September 2016 – London, UK – The APM Governance SIG will hold its second autumn conference on 6th October 2016 at the Holiday Inn Regents Park, Carburton Street, London W1W 5EE, with registration from 9.00am. The conference will build on the success of their first conference, by addressing the theme ‘Successful Change – Good Culture and Governance Matter’.

160918-pmwj51-apm-photoThe keynote presentation will be given by Melanie Franklin of Agile Change Management Ltd and Chair of the Change Management Institute, on practical steps for creating an effective change culture.

The right culture needs to be present to nurture and sustain good governance and ensure project success. You can’t have one without the other. Speakers will discuss how the intrinsic link between good culture and governance are necessary in order to achieve successful change outcomes.

Recent research has confirmed a direct correlation between good governance and change success. Good governance is the critical success factor in delivering successful outcomes. Should boards not take note? Should they ensure that ’making improvements to governance’ is a strategic objective?  But good governance can only exist if the culture of an organisation is right.

It is a major concern of all stakeholders in the change process. The level of accountability in the P3M environment is now greater than ever, and as the scale of projects and programmes increases (and success rates are still low) their complexity demands fully informed effective decisions to be made at the right level and within an appropriate culture. So we need to get better.

The conference programme will appeal to two audiences, with speakers who have practical experience of good culture and project governance in their fields: those who are in a position to influence the organisation board on matters of P3M governance; and those who are actively involved in the delivery of project, programme and portfolio change on a day to day basis.

Other speakers at the event will include:

  • Richard Palczynski (Crossrail) – Crossrail’s approach to creating a world class mindset
  • Tanya Durlen (TfL) – TfL Surface Transport Governance Journey
  • Adrian Pyne – No project is an island – the Agile Governance of projects – process and culture
  • Boris Lucic of Network Rail – Keeping collaborative delivery arrangements in focus and on course…a case of LBSR
  • Joanne Bradshaw of DWP – The challenges of blending waterfall and agile cultures and governance processes in transformation projects
  • Ivor Bennett (BMT-HQS) – Managing Change in a multi-national, multi-market environment
  • Danny Trup of Thames Tideway – Project sponsorship
  • Iain Murdoch, Shell – Culture and change within the oil and gas industry

The afternoon session will include workshops led by Ivor Bennett and Adrian Pyne, based on the topics of their preceding presentations.

Delegates will be free to attend whichever presentations they wish.

The conference will be supported by Wellingtone, the project management consultancy. Wellingtone is an Association for Project Management alliance partner.

Full details of speakers and how to book are on the APM website

Delegates attending the conference will receive on the day a 50% discount code to purchase the Directing Agile Change guide, which has recently been published by the Governance SIG and APM.

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 Governance SIG