PMI AND Bournemouth


Creative Futures in Projects and Programmes event in London for ESRC Festival of Social Science 2018

8th November 2018 at 10am

Bartlett Real Estate Institute, 1st Floor, UCL at Here East, 8 – 9 East Bay Lane, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E15 2GW


Dr Karen Thompson of the Department of Leadership, Strategy and Organisations is delighted to be collaborating once again with Dr Paul Summers of the University of Winchester, UCL and the Association for Project Management to host a project management event in London on 8th November 2018 as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

‘Creative Futures in Projects and Programmes’ will bring together project practitioners and researchers for a unique dialogue about the future of project management. With a focus on the human dimension of projects, this will be a showcase for current qualitative research on projects and will feature initiatives from practice and student research. A series of presentations, posters and videos will prompt creative thinking and discussion of what the future might hold for project and programme management. Presentations will include:

Tom Taylor, Principle of Dashdot, founding partner of Buro Four and a vice-President of APM, speaking on “Looking! And Thinking Ahead! Fashions and Trends in the Management of Projects and Programmes”

Emily Miles, University College London, on “Where are the Women in Major Projects?”

Dr Clara Cheung, University of Manchester, on “Measuring what works: workplace well-being of project professionals”

Clive Powell, Middlesex University London, on “Project Management & Improvisation: Research findings from literature review and analysis of first cut qualitative data”

Dr Nigel Williams also from the Department of Leadership, Strategy and Organisations at BU and Karen will provide an overview of their work on Responsible Project Management.

And Daniel Nicholls, APM Research Manager, will provide an update on their latest research.

In addition, there will be opportunities for practitioners to share their project headaches and discuss issues with researchers and other practitioners.  As last year, the event will conclude with a panel of experts sharing their views on a selection of pressing issues suggested by the audience, in an exciting BBC ‘Question Time’ style debate.


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