University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

Masterclass

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2017

27
Nov

Driving success through good project management

An interactive session presented by Professor Alistair Brandon-Jones

Registration from 18:00

Masterclass / live webinar: 18:30-19:30 BST followed by refreshments. The Executive Development Suite, The Edge
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Optional Application Surgery: If you'd like a 1-2-1 discussion about applying to the Bath MBA you can make an appointment with Zoe Whittle, MBA Recruitment Manager, between 16.00 and 18.00pm. Email Zoe at z.whittle@bath.ac.uk

Introduction

While the last ten years has seen the 'projectification' of many organisations and their supply chains, the majority of projects are at best only partially successful.

In this masterclass, we explore the critical role of good project management in delivering projects in line with key stakeholder expectations.

We will consider real examples of project success and failure, and in doing so look to make sense of the key factors project managers must consider to meet performance objectives. We will examine the importance of project differentiation, stakeholder management, project definition, and learning effects.

Professor Alistair Brandon Jones

Biography

Professor Alistair Brandon-Jones (PhD, PGDip, BSc Hons) is a Chaired Professor of Operations and Supply Management at the University of Bath School of Management. He formerly held academic positions at Manchester Business School and Warwick Business School, where he also completed his PhD.

Alistair is an active empirical researcher in the field of Operations and Supply Management, focusing on e-enabled operations and supply, healthcare operations, and professional service operations. He is co-author for the world's leading portfolio of Operations Management textbooks, including Operations Management, Operations and Process Management, Essentials of Operations Management, and Quantitative Analysis in Operations Management. Alistair has led Operations Management, Project Management, Supply Chain Management, and Service Operations modules at executive, MBA, master's and undergraduate levels and has been invited to lecture at a number of academic institutions, including Hult International Business School, Warwick Business School, NOVA University (Portugal), DTU (Denmark), SDA Bocconi (Italy), Edinburgh Napier, Warwick Medical School, and University College Dublin. In addition, he has extensive consulting and executive development experience with a range of organisations around the world, including Qinetic Defence, Schroders, Royal Bank of Scotland, Baker Tilly, Rowmarsh, Eni Oil and Gas, Crompton Greaves, Bahrain Olympic Association, and the Singapore Logistics Association.