Industry Top Names Celebrate Centre Success


A University centre that aims to develop real life solutions for project managers is celebrating the completion of its first successful year in business. The Centre for Project Management Practice (CPMP) which is based at Aston Business School will celebrate its first anniversary on 26th January 2009. Delegates from a diverse range of organisations such as Land Rover, Mouchel, GKN Driveline and Warwickshire Police will be amongst the high-status attendees of the prestigious anniversary event.

The CPMP was created to promote knowledge sharing by exposing project management practitioners and researchers to each other's experiences, concerns and expertise. The principle aim is to develop real time, real life solutions that actually work for project managers and to use these experiences to guide future development.

The anniversary of the launch will bring together influential organisations from various industries to review 2008 and plan for the coming year. Zeenat Ahmad, CPMP Project Manager said: “The first year for the CPMP has been incredibly successful for all involved as we have created valuable links between project management and its practice in industry.”

As the reputation of the CPMP grew, the group were invited to present specialist seminars and sponsor significant industry events. In November they co-sponsored the International Project Management, (IPM) which was attended by international companies such as HBOS, GlaxoSmithKline, Rolls Royce, HSBC and ExxonMobil.

Zeenat added, “Throughout the year we have made our expertise available as a resource to the project management community regionally, nationally and internationally. An indication of the success CPMP has achieved in a very short space of time was demonstrated when we were given the opportunity to assess the maturity of current project management practices within major companies such as DHL Exel Supply Chain.”

Anyone wishing to find out more about The Centre for Project Management Practice should contact Zeenat Ahmad on 0121 204 3937 or e-mail her on z.ahmad1@aston.ac.uk.

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