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Workshop: Making Projects Effective

There are now a lot of excellent frameworks, methodologies, certifications, courses, and concepts around Project and Programme Management, however many projects still continue to fail.

Part of the issue stems from attempts to apply large-project concepts to smaller projects or smaller-project concepts to larger ones, thereby upsetting the practical balance between rigid management of a project and actual implementation. Additionally, there is often a lack of understanding about when different PM techniques or concepts should be applied.

In this workshop we will examine many of the concepts and accepted approaches towards Project Management and consider how these are scaled to manage projects and programmes from large to small. Through practical examples and discussion, participants will gain a greater understanding of these concepts and how they can be applied in their own environment to make their own projects and project management more effective.

This workshop is absolutely essential for those undertaking project or programme management for the first time, considering a move into this area, or experienced project managers, especially those changing the scale of the projects or programme they manage.

When and Where

This workshop will be held on Wednesday 15th September, 1:30pm to 5pm.

Objectives

At the end of the workshop delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between various frameworks and methodologies, and when they should be applied
  • Gain a greater appreciation of the different requirements of different sized projects
  • Understand how application of methodologies relevant to project size, scope and type can greatly improve the outcome

Target Audience

  • Those undertaking project or programme management for the first time
  • Those considering a move into this area, or
  • Experienced project managers, especially those changing the scale of the projects or programme they manage.

Approach

Interactive group discussion and working through examples and potential approaches.

Lead: Paul Sutton

Paul Sutton operates Project Results bringing hands on experience as a Technology Professional, Project Management Trainer, Coach and Practitioner.  Paul has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Canterbury in Computer Science and Operations Research.

Paul has 20 years of experience as a project management professional. His strengths lie in helping organisations use and apply quality project and programme management techniques to deliver results. He is a firm advocate of a top down approach to ensure that while delivering, projects remain aligned to business benefits, and he believes that approaches must be tailored to work for the customer. He is an articulate communicator in both oral and written forms. Paul has worked across a wide range of public and private sector organisations. Along with being a Full Member of the New Zealand Computer Society he currently holds PMP® and MSPTM Practitioner certifications.  He is also a Gateway Reviewer and an Accredited PRINCE2TM Trainer.

Cost

This workshop costs just $200+GST ($225 incl GST).

Places are strictly limited – please register today.

Registration Details

You can register for this Workshop during conference registration.

If you’ve already registered for the conference and would like to also register for this workshop, please send an email to info@nzcs.org.nz and we will register you and issue an invoice.