Applying the Principles for Project Success in a Crisis

Host: Stuart Wilson 

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The global pandemic has had massively disruptive and worrying consequences for us all. It has impacted hugely upon the people and governments of nearly every country and region, worldwide. Moreover, in many countries the impact of COVID-19 has been compounded by and has sometimes exacerbated other, pre-existing, critical economic, social, and political challenges – not least, in the United Kingdom, where the COVID-19 crisis has been unfolding.

In order to respond to the crisis, the UK Government has started a number of projects and programmes with variable degrees of success. The webinar will explore why some projects have been more successful than others in supporting the efforts to manage the COVID-19 crisis and what lessons can be learned.

This webinar will consider the application of the UK Government’s “Principles for Project Success” to the UK’s recent experiences of the COVID-19 crisis. Participants will be invited to broaden the discussion by sharing their own national and local experiences. We will consider:

  • The key components of project success
  • The 8 principles for project success
  • The importance of learning from experience to improve success.

The webinar will be led by Stuart Wilson, an Associate Director of Studies with PAI. He has over 30 years of experience of managing a variety of projects and programmes which include: IT, business change and construction projects. His main areas of expertise are project planning and control, project leadership, project risk management and strategic planning. He was seconded to the UK Government Olympic Executive where he was responsible for improving the planning and coordination standards of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Stuart is also an elected district councillor who sits on his council’s strategic investment board and is a member of its urban planning and development committee.