It’s time again for Project Challenge, the biannual free expo for Project Management professionals. I cannot stress enough that those who can steal a few hours out of the office, should call in and take a look at what is on offer. From seminars to demonstrations of systems all current and new within the PPM field. It is also an excellent opportunity to do a spot of networking, you don’t necessarily need to blindly approach people, you can arrange beforehand to meet those you have been talking to on social media such as twitter and LinkedIn. Make a little effort to expand your circle and you will be pleasantly surprised at how beneficial this can be moving forward. I have attended a number of the expos and still have contact with those I met over 5 years ago, I have not only found these contacts to be great for recruitment but also had a fair few contacts come to me for a CV refresh.
At the exhibition you will find many stands from software businesses, training organisations to recruitment agencies and of course you will have the opportunity to sign up for a number of presentations running throughout the day, so you may learn something too.
Here are the details:
14th October 09.30 – 17.00
15th October 09.30 – 16.15
You can pre-register online here
There’s a printable programme here
Hub Events are next week offering an opportunity for IT professionals in senior roles or IT service management, or who are involved in IT or software projects to join in a risk management seminar.
The free 2 hour seminar promises “to take an objective look at the risks associated with IT applications and software projects, and offers practical guidance on how you can reduce risks and maximise your chances of delivering business benefits.
It will provide you with an essential guide to the core principles of good risk mitigation for IT transformation programmes.”
When: 20 September 2012, 2pm – 4:30pm Manchester
Where: Manchester – Double Tree by Hilton
How to book: click here
Case study examples will show how market leaders:
- maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of application portfolios
- manage the risk of legacy IT systems
- reliably deliver the desired business outcome from software projects
- ensure value for money from software development budgets;
- realise the benefits of adopting an agile approach to enhancing and developing software.
“Practical sessions allow participants to gain a good understanding of how these principles can be applied in their own organisation. Attendees will go away from this event equipped with the know-how to address the key risks to IT systems performance and visibly improve the value IT delivers to their organisation.”
This should be an interesting event and a good opportunity for networking with likeminded professionals in the IT field around Manchester. I shall be there and I am particularly looking forward to the interactive sessions which I feel tend to be the most beneficial parts of such events.