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The Future Project Manager according to Mary McKinlay

The Future Project Manager according to Mary McKinlay – Interactive event planned for 20 November in Durham, UK

3 September 2012, London – Where is project management going? what will a good project manager look like? These will be some of the questions that will be explored and shared with the project management community, on this interactive presentation conducted by Mary McKinlay on Tuesday 20th November 2012 at Durham County Council, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL, UK.

In recent years we have seen many changes in project management, Mary will look at these changes and examine what they mean to project managers.  If someone picks up a flat-pack box marked ‘Project Manager’, what will they get and how do they assemble it for success? How can we move towards “A world in which all projects succeed”?

Mary McKinlay is a Trustee and Board Member for both APM and the International Centre for Complex Project Management based in Australia.

Following a degree in Systems Engineering, Mary’s career has encompassed working on large multinational projects as well as internal IT projects.  She is a project management practitioner and, after 30 years in aerospace and defence , founded Mary McKinlay Projects Ltd in September 2005.

In 2005, Mary was appointed as an Adjunct Professor of Project Management at Skema where she teaches at the Lille and Paris Campuses.  She also works as a Visiting Professor for the EMBA Course in Complex Project Management that is run at Queensland University of Technology, in addition to working as a teaching fellow at the National Centre for Project Management at the University of Middlesex in the past year.

Her industrial experience has been complemented by work on research programmes, involving collaboration internationally between industry and academics. She has produced many papers and is a frequent conference speaker worldwide.  The job of interesting young people in engineering careers is a passion of hers and she is also a STEM Ambassador with special responsibilities as a Bloodhound Ambassador (Bloodhound SSC project).

This event is sponsored by the APM North East Branch and is free to APM members; £10 for non-members.  For more information or to book a place, go to http://www.apm.org.uk/event/project-manager-future.

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 is committed to developing the profession through its three strategic themes: Development and maintenance of standards and knowledge; The promotion and application of those standards and knowledge; and Development and maintenance of the APM infrastructure.  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