ProgM SIG event entitled “Great Programme Managers – Listen, Learn and Lead” organised on 29th May, to coincide with the election of members for the committee.
Listening, learning and Leading are the trademarks of Programme Managers and something for members of the committee – a combination of subject matter experts, caring professionals and interested parties - to aspire to.
Committee members share a common vision and mission namely:
- To be recognised internationally as the leading group for programme management, supporting a world in which all projects succeed.
- To provide a forum for effective learning and development, that promotes the science, discipline, tools and techniques of programme management
Merv Wyeth provided his Chairman’s report which was purposefully kept short and to the point thus freeing up the bulk of the evening for two excellent speakers to address the 90+ delegates on the topic.
Report is based on ProgM’s May 2014 Newsletter http://bit.ly/progmnews
• Introduction to ProgM
• Peeling back the covers on government programmes, Richard Bacon, 18th June 2014 http://apm.org.uk/events
• Delivering more for less Conference #apmmore4less 26th November 2013
• Reaching out using webinars – including Paul Rayner Tribute
• Blogging matters
• Taking social media further
• Working with others
• Thinking systematically
• #eva19. Supporting the new ABC “Agile, Benefits, Complex” http://evaintheuk.org
Thanks to all who served on ProgM Committee for the period 2013-2014. There were a total of twelve nominations for 2014-2015 as per below:
• Adrian Pyne
• Paul Yeomans
• Merv Wyeth
• Ed Wallington
• Neil Walker
• Matt Kidner
• James Dale
• Andrew Gray
• Alan Macklin
• John Chapman
• Carl Connor
• Geoff Reiss
In a short meeting that followed Merv Wyeth and Jim Dale were re-elected as Chair and Secretary respectively.
To kick off a number of books were reviewed / commended to the audience who were then given the opportunity to vote on the following question: Imagine you win the book prize for most engaged member of the audience which book would you choose?
- Practical People Engagement - Leading people through the power of relationships: Patrick Mayfield
- The Culture Builders - Leadership Strategies for employee Performance: Jane Sparrow
- Conundrum - why every government gets things wrong and what we can do about it? – Richard Bacon
- Validating Strategies – Linking Projects and Results to Uses and Benefits – Phil Driver
The results were as follows: Practical People Engagement scored 43%, the Culture Builders 16%, Conundrum 23% and Validating Strategies 18% with 44 votes received via Sendsteps from an audience of 90 delegates.
Sendsteps was used to increase audience interaction during the evening, by using their smart phones and tablets to vote and send in questions and observations to the speakers.