How to Wreck a Project

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18 May 2021 18:00 - 19:00
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Talk Title - How to Wreck a Project
18th May 2021 at 18:00hrs

Speaker- Prof Andy Gale, Professor of Project Management

Join Professor Andy Gale to discuss the lessons to learn on now not to fail when it comes to project planning and execution.

Key points covered in this session:

•          Lessons learned – we don’t learn from history

•          Everyday learning

•          Project Strategy

•          Risk

•          Stakeholder perceptions

We do not need to look very far to find failure. Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport opened in October 2020, ten years late, 14 years after the start of construction, costing three times the original budget. In 2016 the OECD reported on the reasons for failure, blaming inexperienced management, inaccurate budget estimates, poor planning and procurement, unnecessary changes and poor internal communications.

At this point we can reflect on Cobb’s Paradox (Standish Group, 1996): “We know why projects fail, we know how to prevent their failure – so why do they still fail?”

 

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OUR SPEAKER:



Andy Gale

Andy Gale is Professor of Project Management at the University of Cumbria and Professor Emeritus within The University of Manchester’s Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering.  Andy has a background in creating opportunities such as his collaboration in the successful delivery of the Project Academy for Sellafield, worth over £13m.

At Manchester he led the development of project management education for industry in the UK, USA, Singapore, Russia and Rwanda. Professor Gale's role is key to the future development of the Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership at the University of Cumbria.

Professor Gale has a strategic role within the University of Cumbria, focusing on project management education and research and working with public and private sector employers and other organisations, within the Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership.

The Institute is leading the development of education and research provision for industry and public sector led demand for education, training, consultancy and research.

Speaker(s)

Andy Gale is Professor of Project Management at the University of Cumbria and Professor Emeritus within The University of Manchester’s Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering.

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