ALPSP Training Course: Project Management for Publishing (1212PMP)

Tuesday 11th December 2012
General Publishing
Level 2 (2-3 Years' Experience)
Said Business School, Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP Tel: 01865 288847 (Map)

Increasingly, PM techniques are being used by publishers in order to handle change effectively. For example, moving a journal from one typesetter to another, or planning a marketing campaign with complex time-critical interdependencies are examples that will be familiar. In both of these cases and many others, PM techniques can be employed to ensure a successful outcome. The course will demonstrate, through the use of case studies, how to apply effective PM techniques within publishing.
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
• Publishing case studies
• Avoiding failure
• Managing change
• It’s a team game – roles and responsibilities

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

Learning Objectives
By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
Appreciate the benefits of a project management approach when introducing change;
understand the principles, tools and techniques of project management;
be able to apply the skills learned through practical exercises;
be aware of the importance of personal and cultural factors in effective management of change.

Who should attend:
The course will help first line managers and others responsible for handling change in any area within an organisation. It will also be suitable for those who are involved in projects as team members.

Delegate Comments

'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

'Good balance between theory, practical examples and case studies. Accessible to a beginner. Extensive and very useful. ' Simon Addison, Royal Society

'A useful taster of project management as applied to publishing. Motivating and educational. ' Natalie Wilder, Society for General Microbiology

Coordinator: Melissa Marshall
Telephone: 01622 871035