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Unpacking project management: How Apollo 13 and President Kennedy can help you become an outstanding project manager, and decide which qualifications best match your role

Join us for this unique opportunity to interview Steve Kendall, Director of a successful project management training consultancy, and a Fellow of the Association for Project Management, and learn from his thoughts on everything Project Management drawn from 30+ years of experience.

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Summary

Join us for this unique opportunity to interview Steve Kendall, Director of a successful project management training consultancy, and a Fellow of the Association for Project Management, and learn from his thoughts on everything Project Management drawn from 30+ years of experience.

We will discuss what makes projects, and project management, and how it differs from operations and general management; we’ll take a look at the role of the project manager, diving into what it entails and the characteristics and attributes that make some project managers stand out. 

We’ll also look at how people become project managers and what qualifications are available, as well as the pros and cons of the different qualifications. 

Steve will share some of the projects and project managers that have inspired him and explain why. We’ll also consider some projects that have famously gone wrong, and what we can learn from them. 

Finally, there will be information about what to do next, what support is available, and where to find out more. 

 

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Who should attend?

If you think that this webinar is not for you because you don’t ‘project manage’, you’re wrong.

As Steve shows, this is something we all do and therefore is a critical skill for anyone in the workplace who wants to perform better and accelerate their career. It’s also for anyone who is considering becoming a project manager – or who currently is and wants to up-skill.

Finally, it’s for anyone who wants to attend an invigorating and illuminating discussion from someone who has spent their career in Project Management and has invaluable nuggets of wisdom to share, and from whom tangible lessons can be learnt.

How will I benefit?

  • have a deeper understanding of current PM options
  • be in a position to make informed choices about your career
  • know where to find more information
  • decide whether to obtain training in project management and the benefits. 
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Key topics

  • What makes Projects and Project Management, and how it differs from Operations and general Management
  • Investigate the role of the Project Manager and what it entails
  • Discuss what characteristics and attributes are required in a good project manager.
  • How people become Project Managers, the qualifications are available and the pros and cons of each.
  • Inspiring projects and project managers, and what we can learn from them.
  • Projects that have famously gone wrong, and extract key insights.
  • Information about what to do next, what support is available, and where to find out more. 


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  • Steve Kendall

    Steve Kendall

    Steve has worked as a consultant and trainer for over 20 years, helping organisations large and small, private and public to deliver their projects on time, in budget and with no nasty surprises.

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