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APM Programme Management SIG Conference videos available

The PM Channel was invited to record presentations from the excellent APM Programme Management SIG (ProgM) annual conference held at CH2M on 10 March 2016.

Watch Reinhard Wagner for free on The PM Channel.

Reinhard Wagner

Reinhard Wagner, President of Executive Board of IPMA

The APM Programme Management SIG (ProgM) annual conference 2016 has a theme of Equipping Programme Managers for Global Success. It is now widely accepted that the only constant is change, and as the programme management environment becomes increasingly more mainstream and widely adopted, there is a need to ensure current and future programme managers have the skills and experience necessary to succeed.

Videos of all speakers were obtained and include:


Sir John Armitt, politics and major infrastructure
Reinhard Wagner, The evolution of programme management – insights from an international perspective
Eddie Obeng, Project champions – rising to the challenge


Chris Fairhead, From primary school to PhD: gaining generation’s interest in science and technology
Bruno Kahne, What programme managers can learn from the deaf world to improve their communication
Jonnie Jensen, Why is social media important to my programme?
Emma-Ruth Arnaz-Pemberton, The PMO: Organisational glue to make change stick
Amanda Clack and Alan Muse, International Construction Measurement Standards: What are they and why have them?
Les Squires, 10 social marketing concepts that change everything

APM Conference 2016 videos available

The PM Channel were delighted to be invited to film simultaneous streams at the APM Project Management Conference 2016 held in London on 21 April at Kings Place.

The theme for the APM Project Management Conference 2016 explored how the project profession can transform into one recognised as being world class. It considered how to create a world-class mindset and how that can transform you, your organisation and our profession.

In a competitive, globalised and connected world, the challenge to set new standards of achievement grows exponentially. How do we go beyond good practice, beyond best practice and all the way to world class when delivering change?

Watch the excellent talk by Isabel Dedring on the role of politics in project management for free on The PM Channel

Isabel Dedring

Watch Isabel Dedring speak about the role of politics in project management

The speakers recorded on video at the APM Project Management Conference 2016 included:

Stream one: Individual
An Introduction to Conversational Leadership by David Gurteen (Gurteen Knowledge)

Learning and Leadership: the foundations of successful transformation by Ann Alder and Geoff Cox (RSVP Design Ltd)

Conducting the Project Team: the lessons that project managers can learn from great musical conductors by Andy Cooke (PA Consulting)

Values and Elite Performance by Rob Coulthard (Judgement Index UK Ltd)

Stream two: Profession
Project and Programme Management, a profession at the heart of the London and national economies? by Michael Flynn (Transport for London)

What is the role of politics in project management? by Isabel Dedring (Arup)

Stream three: Organisation
World Class Programme and Project Management – Are We There Yet? by Steve Elliott  (HydroFormer Project Management Services)

A World-Class Mindset by Richard Palczynski (Crossrail)

Tfl Knowledge management journey – learning to be world-class by Liz Hobbs (Transport for London)

Closing keynote speaker:
The IPA: The future for government projects and programmes by Tony Meggs ( Infrastructure and Projects Authority)

APM Risk SIG Conference – videos available now!

David Hillson video

Watch David Hillson speaking at the APM Risk Management SIG Conference

The PM Channel were pleased to be invited by the APM to film this one-day event held by the Risk SIG.  Ken Evans, SIG chair, welcomed everyone to this conference and emphasised that this was part of the Risk SIG’s on-going commitment to bring together thought leaders, experts, practitioners and Risk SIG members to share the latest insights into risk management, from high level approaches to practical applications.

100 delegates attended the conference. They listened to presentations by six invited speakers on QRA, discussed risk tool software with nine of the leading vendors in the field and, of course, networked with other delegates, speakers, vendors and SIG committee members. At the end of each presentation, questions were invited and at the end of the last presentation, all the speakers together provided a further opportunity for delegates to ask more questions.

The conference had an international dimension with speakers, delegates and vendors from Europe, Africa and the USA. A special thanks goes to those who made the journey to London from beyond the UK shores. David Hillson is an award-winning thought-leader and expert practitioner who speaks and writes widely on risk management, with ten major books on the topic.

Watch David talking about ‘How Risky is Your Project?’. As a reminder for the delegates, here is a list of the speakers and the title of their presentation.

  • Dr David Hillson – How Risky is Your Project and How do You Know?
  • Mr Egan Naidoo – Lessons Learned in Implementing a QRA Capability – An African Perspective
  • Ms Val Jonas – QRA Throughout the Project Lifecycle
  • Mr Roger Garrini – Quantitative Risk Analysis in Industry
  • Mr Simon White – User-Friendly Risk Management
  • Dr David Hulett – Unknowns, Systemic Risks and Risk Prioritization in Schedule Risk Analysis