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PMI North West Event: Project in practice. 19th March 2020

PMI North West Event: Project in practice. 19th March 2020

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PMI North West Event

Project in Practice

19th March 2020 at 5.30 pm

Assmann Design Studio located at 39 Spring Gardens, Manchester M2 2BG


Join the PMI North West branch for an upcoming unique knowledge-sharing opportunity for professionals to meet and reflect upon some of the biggest challenges they face in delivering projects for our community.

This month we will be debating the role of Project and Programme Management in response to climate change and extreme weather events. The talk will focus on learnings from post disaster rebuilds across multiple infrastructure assets across the globe, including the multi award winning Cumbria Infrastructure Recovery Programme. The takeaways will include Programme management strategies, use of technology toolkits and novel contracting methodologies that can be applied to a diverse set of projects.

Event Details; The Earth's climate is changing throughout the years, yet the last 50 years have seen the most significant changes to the global temperature resulting in extreme weather events, consequently having a major impact on the communities that we serve. It is critical to think & predict future anomalies and responses to them now, as it may be the most critical part in race of saving billions of people around the world.

A Project Manager could play a key part in saving millions of lives!

Project Managers lack the framework required to deliver accelerated recovery and rebuild phases after disaster events. Traditional CPM methods are too slow and Agile can be perceived to be too chaotic. Drawing on broad experiences, the case study will explore the programme management and technology approaches that can help Project Managers deal with fast track, high volume and emergent scope while delivering the critical benefits to impacted communities, within the boundaries of traditional constraints.  



Event Properties

Event Date 19-03-2020 5:30 pm
Event End Date 19-03-2020 8:30 pm
Cut off date 16-03-2020 9:00 am
Individual Price Free
Location Assmann Design Studio





Introduction to PMI NW and Project Economy


Managing Disaster Rebuild; A Project Manager Toolkit


Q and A


Saurabh Bhandari

Major Projects director for Mott MacDonald

Saurabh is a Major Projects director for Mott MacDonald, with 18+years of construction and design management experience in major public and private infrastructure projects in UK, Australia, and MESA. As a front-end delivery practitioner, he is passionate about increasing the role of project and programme management disciplines in disaster recovery. He has led and participated in delivery of many award-winning projects; including the Cumbria Infrastructure Recovery Programme, and specialises in developing fast response programme delivery teams. Saurabh is also the Chair of PMI NW region Chapter.

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