Andrew Bragg to share APM Vision – a world in which all projects succeed – at Annual Branch Dinner in Bristol


Reported by Miles Shepherd in UK

29 June 2012 – Bristol, UK – the APM South Wales and West of England Branch has announced that Andrew Bragg, CEO of the Association for Project Management (APM), will be the featured speaker at their annual dinner meeting on 16 October 2012.  The event will be held at the The Aztec Hotel, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4TS.

Projects deliver beneficial change in a world of increasing pace and complexity. With scarce resources and infinite opportunity, society demands greater effectiveness, transparency, accountability and a zero tolerance of failure.  APM’s manifesto vision for the profession is ambitious, challenging and radical. Above all, it reflects what society expects: a world in which all projects succeed.

Having explored some of the research findings which underpin APM’s 2020 Strategy and its manifesto vision, the presentation will examine what it would mean to realise such a vision. It will explore the current environment for the profession in the UK and highlight how APM seeks to provide leadership to all those who share APM’s passion for improving project outcomes.

This event will provide a lively opportunity to explore and discuss the implications of this big vision for the profession, APM’s traditional stakeholder groups and, importantly, the APM’s membership and volunteer community.

Since joining APM in 2004, Andrew has taken a leading role in the extensive organisational change programme which has prepared APM to seek chartered status on behalf of the profession.  During that period, APM membership has increased from 11,000 to 19,750; the APM Body of Knowledge has undergone two major revisions; the re-designed website now attracts 350,000 unique annual visitors; APM Registered Project Professional standard has been launched; income has grown from £2.5m to over £6.0m; and APM’s engagement and influence within public and private sectors have both increased significantly, with APM championing the cause of ever-increasing professionalism.

Andrew represents APM within the International Project Management Association and has presented widely on the topic of professionalism.  His particular interest in the pan-sector nature of project management reflects the range of sectors such as print, packaging, multimedia, stationery, lighting manufacture and publishing in which he has worked – for the last 20 years as chief executive and prior to that, as marketing specialist.

As well as contributing to Re-inventing Influence, judged by the Management Consultancies’ Association as best management book of the year in 1996, he co-authored Developing New Business Ideas, published by Pearson in April 2005.

He holds an MBA from Cranfield University as well as Diplomas from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Paris Chamber of Commerce. His first degree was in Modern Languages at Trinity College, Cambridge, to which he won an entrance exhibition. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

The APM SWWE Branch 2012 Annual Dinner on 16 October will begin with registration at 7:00 p.m., followed by dinner and presentation by Andrew Bragg, concluding at 10:30 p.m. Cost is £35 for APM members or £45 for others.  For more information or to book a seat, go to http://www.apm.org.uk/event/world-which-all-projects-succeed-unreasonable-ask-or-compelling-vision-and-swwe-branch-annual-.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with around 19,000 individual and 500 corporate members.  APM’s mission is: “To develop and promote the professional disciplines of project and programme management for the public benefit.”   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: Association for Project Management