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PCSpring14_HRProject Challenge, the UK’s leading project management show opens its doors again in London on the 14th and 15th October. With free entry and a full programme of stimulating seminars and talks, Project Challenge also gives you the opportunity to meet the leading project management organisations.

To register please visit the website

The show includes four zones with presentations across the two days. Delegates can visit the Masterclass, Learning and Development, Case Studies and Solutions areas and a full programme is now available to help select the presentations you are most interested in. To help plan your day you can also check out the latest news postings, a new area recently launched as part of the new website.

A selection of presentations include:

Making the programme visible – enabling Enterprise-level decision-making from Richard Butterfield, Service Development Director, Amey Consulting, Rail and Strategic Highways

Amey is a diverse business, providing services in virtually all infrastructure environments in the UK and overseas.As one of Network Rail’s largest suppliers, Amey is pursuing an enterprise approach to the management of its complex portfolio of projects and programmes spanning multiple Network Rail routes and involving numerous disciplines.

Organising project plans on this basis allows Primavera P6 dashboard reporting, incorporating bespoke KPIs, which enables executive level focus on critical milestones across the entire portfolio and permits critical specialist resources to be balanced effectively.

Beneficial Change: Building the Business Case from Barry Gray, Project Manager, Liverpool Victoria

Recognising that organisations today are constantly challenged to improve the speed, accuracy and agility of IT whilst continuing to manage risks and costs, LV= Liverpool Victoria initiated a project to investigate the potential use of a PPM tool to address this seemingly endless conflict in priorities.

This presentation discusses the journey that LV= Liverpool Victoria took from inception to current day and looks at how focussing on beneficial change principles helped to drive the success of the project.

Delivering Strategic Objectives Using Effective Change Management from Chris Ferguson, Director Novare Consulting

Chris is a Change Leader who has successfully delivered portfolios, programmes and projects across all sectors. He is an accredited Trainer for Change Management and 10 more P3M Accreditations, Chris has made valued contributions to the Best Practice Portfolio, including White Papers commissioned by TSO.

The session will consider how organisations implement strategy successfully using P3M, but remembering the “4th P – PEOPLE.

Chris will explore the elements of Change Management essential for success and how these relate to Portfolio, Programme and Project Management.

The session will conclude with an overview of the exciting changes for the APMG International Change Management Qualification planned for 2015, which include alignment with the Change Management Institute Body of Knowledge.

To view all the presentations and a list of exhibitors, please visit the Project Challenge website

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