How Project Data Analytics Can Transform How We Deliver Projects

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This is our first meetup in Bristol so we would like to start with a double bill to provide some context, summarise the challenge and the opportunities ahead of us.

Andy Murray will outline the challenge.
With a career spanning 30 years, Andy Murray has worked on numerous complex projects and contributed to developing/advancing the application of best practice guidance globally. Andy will reflect on this experience and will give his thoughts on how the project management profession has been slow to embrace data analytics to improve productivity, predictability and effectiveness of projects, particularly when compared with disciplines such as marketing, manufacturing and R&D.

Martin Paver will outline a possible future
Martin has also worked in project, programme and portfolio delivery for 30 years, leading $billion projects and portfolios. He has always been frustrated that we struggle to leverage the experience of the past to shape how future projects are delivered. With the emergence of cloud solutions we are now in a position to transform how we deliver projects.

If we understand how risks have evolved on thousands of projects, are we in a better position to manage it in the future. If we understand how schedules evolve, will we be in better position to manage them? If we know that certain benefits are notoriously difficult to deliver, should we be leveraging the dataset to give us insights into why. The opportunities are almost limitless. Its an opportunity to get on the ground floor of something really special.

Together, Andy and Martin will establish the foundation for future events and canvas opinion on preferred areas of interest.

The event starts at 18:00 for networking and food with the talks beginning at 18:30. We look forward to seeing you there.

Andy Murray, RSM
Andy is a chartered director and management consultant specialising in implementing strategic change through Project, Programme and Portfolio Management, with over 25 years of varied experience (public sector/private sector, SME/corporate, domestic/international). Andy has a focus on project/programme governance and the treatment of inherent project/programme complexity. He has worked with Axelos, HM Treasury, Cabinet Office and the Association For Project Management (APM) in developing guidance on delivering successful projects/programmes, such as IUK Project Initiation Routemap, Directing Change, Co-Directing Change, PRINCE2® and P3M3®. Andy is a sought-after speaker and was cited in the Sunday Telegraph’s business supplement as one of the most influential people in project management. Andy is a partner in RSM UK Consulting LLP, responsible for the Project and Programme service line and is also RSM’s Head of Infrastructure sector.

Martin Paver, Projecting Success
Martin Paver is a Registered Project Professional, FAPM and Chartered Engineer. In Dec 2017 he established the London Project Data Analytics meetup, which now has >2100 members and is expanding the community to Bristol. He also set up Project:Hack, a community hackathon for advanced project data analytics. He is also in the process of helping to establish a series of data trusts. Martin has had a range of experience including leading a $billion project with a team of 220 and a multibillion PMO with a team of 50. He has a detailed grasp of project management and combines this with a broad understanding of recent developments in the field of data science. He is on a mission to ensure that the project management profession readies itself for a transformed future.