ALPSP Training Course: Project Management for Publishing (1305PMP)

Wednesday 15 May 2013
General Publishing
Level 2 (2-3 Years' Experience)
Institute of Physics, London, W1B 1NT Tel: 0207 470 4884 (Map)


Projects are fundamental to all publishing organisations. Everyone gets involved in them. They may be developing new products, new processes and systems, adopting new technologies, reaching new markets, acquiring new business, selecting new suppliers or improving how things are done. Projects are also challenging and often fail to achieve the desired results. This course provides a template and many supporting tools that can be applied to all projects, large or small, to help ensure successful outcomes. It has a strong emphasis on getting things right at the start because this is where most problems on projects arise.

The course tutors are practising project managers with a wealth of experience from the publishing sector. The programme is highly practical and includes break-out sessions using real project scenarios provided by delegates as well as providing publishing case studies as examples of what works and what doesn’t. It provides an excellent introduction for those new to taking responsibility for projects as well as a great refresher for those facing new project challenges.

Speakers/ Tutors
Jim Russell
Rowena Roche

Prices: Member £355.00 plus VAT (please log in for this price), Non Member £515.00 plus VAT

• The need for project management
• Project management overview, principles and life cycles
• Project management methods – starting projects, planning, tracking and controls
• Publishing case studies
• Avoiding failure – managing risk, issues
• Managing change
• It’s a team game – roles and responsibilities
• PLUS break-out sessions throughout using real publishing project scenarios from delegates

Follow up telephone and email consultancy support now available.

This course will commence at 09:30 (registration, with tea/coffee, from 09:00) and end at approximately 17:00

By the end of the course delegates will be able to
Appreciate the benefits of a structured, common sense approach to projects; make new projects achievable and manage them with confidence; bring struggling projects back on track; be aware of the ‘people’ and related ‘change’ factors that can undermine projects; bring together cross-discipline teams to achieve success; make a bigger difference!

Who should attend
The course will help first line managers and others responsible for managing projects that introduce change in any area within an organisation. It will also be suitable for those who are involved in projects as team members. It is relevant to ALL functions within publishing organisations.

Delegate Comments

'The combination of methodology, theory and case studies was really useful. Thank you! ' Emma Bohan, School of Advanced Study

'I found it useful and helpful and applicable. ' Zoe Holman, School of Advanced Study

'I feel I learned a lot but was not overwhelmed with new information. The handouts will be great to refer back to following the course. A lot was covered during the day, at the right pace. ' Merryn Smit, Oxford University Press

'The course was really well run. Jim & Rowena made the content easy to understand and presented some excellent material I will be sure to refer to when I'm back in the office! The information was presented excellently and contained great tips and advice. ' Cesca Watson, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

'Good and comprehensive course to get a good idea of how to run a project. ' Maija Mantymaa, SAGE

'The presenters were incredibly prepared and knowledgeable ' Timea Williams, Oxford University Press

'I found the level to be ideal – gave me a good overview and I felt I could grasp the concepts discussed. ' Rachel White, European Respiratory Society

'Very interesting with some great ideas and tips to use on next project. ' Jenny Hudson, BMJ

'A good overview – great to take time out to think about these things. Great to have all the notes/diagrams there. ' Daniel Pearce, Cambridge University Press

'Great examples, good pace. ' Charles Martinez, The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Coordinator: Melissa Marshall
Telephone: 01622 871035