Combining theory and practice

Building the Bridge III, Westminster Business School’s third project management conference runs on 13 January 2015. Continuing in its mission to build the bridge between theory and practice, it’s open to all project management professionals and students, and features leading academics and business practitioners, who, as in the previous two years, will gather to share ideas, anecdotes, techniques and standards, initiating a dialogue between the worlds of theory and practice.

Student prizewinner

Hosted by students on Westminster Business School’s Project Management MSc and supported by APMG International and the Association for Project Management, the speakers include Olga Bugajenko, a recent graduate of the MSc, who won the best project award for her work on factors affecting project finance and its impact on economic growth. She says

“My study fills the gap in the literature on the use of project finance following the global financial crisis in 2008. I analysed the period between 2004 and 2013, using the global data from 96 countries and discovered a positive global effect of project finance on economic growth both before and after the financial crisis.”

Olga, originally from Latvia, will speak about her project, which also explored the regional effects of project finance on economic growth in middle-income countries, Non-EU Europe and Central Asia.

About the conference

The previous two Building the Bridge conferences – which developed from an idea suggested by a student in the first cohort of the Project Management MSc – proved highly successful in providing project management students, academics and practitioners the opportunity to exchange opinions and experiences and enrich their personal views on project management. As well as being a creative and inspiring forum for idea sharing, it’s also a terrific networking opportunity.

Building the Bridge is free to attend. You can book your place on Eventbrite. Other speakers include Tom Snelgrove of Accenture, who will speak on Managing Technology Strategy Projects in Accenture, Dr Michael Snelgrove who will explore leading through project complexity, and Paul Hodgkins who will present a case study on developing a global project business capability.

Westminster Business School’s masters degree in project management is led by academic, businessman and IT specialist, Dr Nicholas Lambrou. It covers all the project management bodies of knowledge, which, Nick says, “we like to discuss and critique at every opportunity.” The course is assessed in a way that emulates the problems faced by project managers in real-world settings.

3 essential project management resources

Association for Project Management (APM) website

ProjectManagement.comonline community of Project Managers offering over 12000 how-to articles, templates, project plans, and checklists

Project Manager Today – online magazine for project managers

Project management courses at Westminster Business School

Project Management MSc

AgilePM® – Agile Project Management™ Certification

PRINCE2® – Foundation and Practitioner

Watch a video about PRINCE2® at Westminster Business School

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