Demystifying Project Management

University of Bath

Thursday 6 February 2020

09:30 to 16:30

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Thursday, 6 February 2020 | 9:30 to 16:30 | University of Bath
Member: £245+VAT | Non member: £345+VAT

Event overview

In recent years the pressures facing Higher Education professional services staff have intensified. The pace of change in the sector and the increasing challenge to deliver more with less, has created a growing interest in project management approaches and the structured frameworks they offer. However, with so many methodologies available in today’s project management world, it can be difficult for the HE professional to decide which one to adopt.

This thought provoking session will cover some of the essential principles of project management, and how they can help the HE professional organise their work more effectively, before moving on to explore the different tool kits available.

Using a mix of theory and group discussion, you will be provided an overview of the more traditional ‘waterfall’ methodologies, as well as their newer ‘agile’ competitors. We will look at the benefits and pitfalls of each approach, considering how to apply them, and also how to combine them to get the best outcomes.

Target audience

This workshop is relevant to mid-level to senior managers, and those looking to greater their understanding of project management.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session, delegates will be able to:

• Describe the essential principles of project management, and how they can benefit HE professionals in their work

• Recognise the alternative methodologies available, and the differences between them

• Appreciate the benefits and risks of different approaches, and choose when to apply them.

• Understand how to adapt and combine elements of these methodologies to suit the context they are working in and develop their own personal approach

Agenda for the day

AUA Demystifying project management Agenda