It’s a change initiative, Jim, but not as we know it!

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Brendan D’Cruz

We are pleased to welcome Dr Brendan D’Cruz to talk at the next BCS Mid-Wales session. This will be an online session, at 6:30pm on Tuesday 26th May 2020.

The event is free and open to everyone.

To register for the event, go to Eventbrite. Details of the event link will be emailed to those who register.

Abstract

This session will look at the various ‘P’s that embody the world of change initiatives. We’ll look at definitions, perspectives and how different people might identify with the various roles and activities involved.

Organisations undergoing a business/digital transformation can face a myriad of certifications, governance structures, bodies of knowledge and competency frameworks that underpin transformation. We also need to remember that it is people who ultimately deliver change initiatives. 

There is often a great difference between the given job titles for people undertaking these various roles and activities. Inevitably, this does have an influence over how much organisations expect to pay them. It can seem quite daunting and unfamiliar. For some transforming organisations, this may feel as if they are exploring vast expanses of the great unknown.

Using characters and contexts from ‘Star Trek’, this session will attempt to guide participants on a journey through the nebulous terminology.

Speaker Biography

Dr. Brendan D’Cruz is a Chartered Project Professional who until recently was working as a Programme Manager on business transformation programmes at a large social housing association based in Newport, South Wales. He has also been a Project Management/Education Consultant working with the Association for Project Management (APM), including as Chief Examiner/Chair of the Examination Technical Assurance Group for the Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) and was previously the Lead Verifier and an Assessor for the Registered Project Professional (RPP) designation.

Brendan’s early career was as a senior academic manager at a number of UK universities, contributing to the development/delivery of postgraduate academic courses in project and programme management. He was formerly on the BCS Project Management Specialist Group (PROMS-G) committee as Event Development Manager and Regional Coordinator for Wales. He was also the Founding Chair of the BCS Northampton Branch. He has contributed articles and perspectives to Project Manager Today, APM Project Magazine and the BCS Project Eye blog.

Copy of the slides from the presentation