BAE Systems Project Management Council to host Free learning event in Farnsborough


BAE Systems Project Management Council to host Free learning event in Farnsborough

29 June 2012 – London – The APM Thames Valley Branch has announced a unique learning event being held on Monday, 15 October 2012, on the subject of “Project governance for delivering successful maritime projects”.  Co-sponsored by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IME), the event will feature a presentation by Ian Williams, Head of Project Management of BAE Systems Maritime Services.  The event will be held at BAE Systems, Farnborough, only 10 minutes from Junction 4 of the M3.

What do we mean when we talk about project management governance? This event, run by APM Farnborough Chapter and sponsored by BAE Systems Project Management Council, will provide a useful opportunity to consider what project management governance is and its implications for the individual project manager.

When it comes to managing a project, a project manager will naturally have a primary focus of meeting the project requirements and satisfying the customer. In the longer term though, what can often be more important is that everything the project manager is responsible for is discharged in a responsible and transparent way and meets the overarching governance requirements.  So, what do we mean when we talk about project management governance?

This briefing will help project managers understand what is expected of them from a governance perspective as they go about the task of delivering increasingly complex projects.

Ian Williams is an accomplished project manager and engineer with more than 30 years’ experience designing, developing and delivering complex electronic systems in engineering and project management roles across defence, automation and process control markets. He has delivery experience in high value projects and project portfolio management. He is a specialist in bespoke system design, systems integration and product development.

Currently Head of Project Management of BAE Systems Maritime Services business, Ian is responsible for the development of the project management capability within the business and the deployment of project management disciplines, in particular, planning, monitoring and control, risk management and project management governance, across several hundred projects.

Ian is chairman of the BAE Systems Risk Management Steering Group and a member of the BAE Systems Project Management Council. He joined GEC Marconi Radar Systems in 1991 and became part of BAE Systems following the merger of the defence arm of GEC Marconi with British Aerospace in 2000.

The evening event on 15 October will begin at 6:45 p.m. with registration and refreshments, followed by the presentation at 7:30 p.m. and ending at 9:00 p.m.  Location is BAE Systems, Park Centre, Farnsborough Aerospace Centre, Farnsborough, Hants, UK, GU14 6XN.  The meeting is free to APM and IME members or £10 for others.  More info at http://www.apm.org.uk/event/project-governance-delivering-successful-maritime-projects

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