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Prof Stephen Carver to tell The Battle of Hastings in Basingstoke on 10 September

Reported by Miles Shepherd in UK

The Wessex Branch of the Association for Project Management (APM) in the UK have announced that Stephen Carver, HonFAPM, professor of project management at Cranfield Business School, will retell the story of the Battle of Hastings with lessons for today’s project managers.  The APM Wessex Branch meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn on Grove Road in Basingstoke, England on Monday, 10 September 2012, with registration starting at 6:30 p.m.  The event is FREE to APM members, or £10 for others.

This will be a special opportunity to benefit from a unique telling of the ‘Battle of Hastings’ story. A vital contribution to your CPD portfolio – and a thoroughly entertaining evening.

Almost a thousand years have passed since this battle changed the course of England’s history. Recent research has uncovered a wealth of new data which shows that the battle was won not by the best warrior or even the best leader but rather by the best project manager!

This lively and highly entertaining case study included in Channel 5’s Battlefield Detectives series shows not only how a risk manager from 1066 can still teach present day practitioners a few tricks, but also raises the topical subject of how “company cultures” often find it difficult to manage their project managers after the project is over!

  • Risk leadership styles
  • Risk appetite
  • Project vs. business risk
  • Learning from the past
  • Management of luck!

Learn about these and other critical project management topics in this invaluable presentation steeped with the knowledge and experience of experts – from the present and the past!

Stephen Carver is one of the top three lecturers at one of Europe’s top Business Schools – Cranfield. He has a reputation for taking complex project risk management concepts and distilling them into informative and fun lectures – often using “storytelling” techniques.

His attitude is “if you haven’t done it – you shouldn’t be teaching it!”

For more information or to register for this event, visit http://www.apm.org.uk/event/risk-1066-battle-hastings-4

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with around 19,000 individual and 500 corporate members.  The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond.  With branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, APM 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