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A presentation made by Paul Johnson (South Wales and West of England - SWWE - branch committee member) and Mike Donnington of Babcock International Group to the newcomers of the APM SWWE branch, at The University of South Wales, Newport campus on 10th October

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Newcomers event

  1. 1. Kick-Start Your Career! ‘Networking Event for Newcomers to Project Management’ 10 Oct 2013 University of South Wales
  2. 2. Housekeeping      Fire Alarm Smoking Toilets Mobiles Food and drink
  3. 3. Agenda  Chairman’s Welcome – Martin Gosden  What is Project Management? – Paul Johnson, MoD  A Career in Project Management – Mike Donnington, Babcock International Group  Breakout Sessions  Q&A Session  Networking (and buffet!)
  4. 4. Chairman’s Welcome  Martin Gosden – South Wales and West of England (SWWE) Branch Chairman – Registered Project Professional – 30 Years PM experience with the MoD  SWWE Branch – Why are we here? – For those new to project management as a potential new career path – An opportunity to take advice from experienced professionals
  5. 5. Chairman’s Welcome  South Wales and West of England Branch – One of the most active APM branches in UK – Around 20 members events per year – suitable for all levels of experience – Extensive engagement with Academia and Corporate members – Fantastic networking opportunities with employers across many different sectors including Aerospace, Defence, Finance – 2470 individual and 37 Corporate members – APM Chartership
  6. 6. What is Project Management?  Paul Johnson, Ministry of Defence (MoD) – Chartered Engineer and Registered Project Professional – 10 years PM experience with MoD – Deputy Head of Armoured Vehicles Programmes  £10Bn expenditure over next 10 years  Creation of Hub Programme Office to support delivery
  7. 7. What is Project Management?  What is a project? - A project is a unique, temporary endeavour, undertaken to achieve planned objectives (APM BoK Ed 6). – Project management is an effective way of managing change, to turn strategic intent into reality.  Uniqueness – Projects are separate to business-as-usual activities, requiring people to come together temporarily to focus on specific project objectives. As a result, effective leadership and teamwork is central to successful projects.  Temporary – A project has a specific start and end point and is set up to meet specific objectives, to create a specified result, product or service.
  8. 8. What is Project Management?  Scope – Projects need to be controlled to meet their stated objectives which will enable the delivery of the required benefits. Objectives are defined in terms of expectations of time, cost and quality.
  9. 9. What is Project Management?  The role of the Project Manager primarily involves controlling the introduction of the desired change. This involves: – Understanding the needs of stakeholders. – Planning what needs to be done, when, by whom, and to what standards. – Building and motivating the team. – Coordinating the work of different people. – Monitoring work being done. – Managing any changes to the schedule. – Managing Risks – Delivering successful results.
  10. 10. A Career in Project Management Newcomers’ Networking Event Michael Donnington BSc (Hons) MSc CEng CMarEng MIMarEST Dismantling and Disposals Programme Manager Babcock Marine and Technology Division 10 Oct 13
  11. 11. What do you want to be when you grow up? 11 I want to be a Project Manager!
  12. 12. Babcock International Group: In Brief Annual Revenue over Headquartered in The UK’s London leading engineering support services organisation Delivering circa 600 services across six continents Employing a workforce of £3.2 billion c.26,000 skilled personnel Order book circa £12 billion FTSE 100 Managing customer assets currently worth over £40 billion Established in1891 company listed on London Stock Exchange
  13. 13. Babcock Group: Divisional Structure Babcock International Group Chief Executive, Peter Rogers Defence & Security John Davies • • • Air Infrastructure Land and Sea International Peter Rogers • • Africa Middle East Marine & Technology Archie Bethel • • • Marine Technology Australia Support Services Kevin Thomas • • • • • Education & Training Emergency Services & Infrastructure Mobile Assets Network Engineering Nuclear
  14. 14. A leading position across all markets Airports Communications Teach Vital Mining & Construction Skills - Nuclear Education Manage Critical Assets - Property Management Emergency Services Deliver Complex Rail Energy Programmes Training
  15. 15. Devonport 15
  16. 16. Submarine Business Unit 16
  17. 17. My Career Progression 2013 2008 Project Management Roles Dismantling and Disposals Programme Manager Secondment to MoD 2004 Facility Management Roles 2002 Graduate Scheme CEng CMarEng CPD Roles Bachelors Degree CPD APMP APM Risk L1 CPD Masters Degree CPD Academic and Professional Qualifications 17
  18. 18. Project Manager Vanguard Main Static Converters Responsible for the safe delivery of an equipment upgrade to a Vanguard Class Submarine. Replacement of Motor Generators for Main Static Converters in the Electrical Power System on Vanguard Class Submarines. A complex development project that started from a requirement in the Concept Phase of the Project Lifecycle. Statistics No lost time accidents Highly complex equipment upgrade including design, prototype test, manufacture, test and Delivery. 4.5 years £Million + 18
  19. 19. Overview of organsiation Dismantling & Disposals Programme Manager Submarine Dismantling Project Manager 19 Footer Disposals & Recycling Redundant Equipment Project Manager Health Physics Technical Support Project Manager
  20. 20. Personal Reflection • Being able to change things. • Sense of achievement. • Love a challenge. • Great feeling of creating a team and standing back and watching the team perform. • Helping others. • Embracing risk. • Enjoy making big decisions. What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a Project Manager! • Engaging with professional people. • Always learning, always. • Professional development. • Learning from experience. 20
  21. 21. Supporting the Community • Industry Liaison Partner with University of Plymouth. • Mentor graduate engineers. • IMarEST accredited interviewer for Chartered Engineers. • Company assessor for Graduate Scheme. 21
  22. 22. We need Project Management 22
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  24. 24. Breakout sessions Table Facilitator Discussion 1 Mike Donnington What makes a successful project manager - qualifications or experience? 2 Martin Gosden What three core 'personal' competences or attributes must I demonstrate to have a chance of success as a professional project manager? 3 Nick Malinowski What does project success look like? 4 Paul Johnson What are the challenges for managing a project which is highly complex and technically challenging? 5 Allan Reid Are project managers born or bred??
  25. 25. Q&A Session  Panel members – Mike Donnington, Babcock International – Martin Gosden, APM – Nick Malinowski, Fujitsu  Around 15 - 20 minutes
  26. 26. Networking  Buffet is provided  Take the valuable opportunity to discuss topics of concern with experienced practitioners  Student membership – just £20.00  Thanks for your support this evening