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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com.