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Thursday 11 May 2017

Project Management for Publishing

Really great overview of PM skills and methods. Thought this was an excellent course. Both tutors were clearly very knowledgeable and this was great

Liz Dunn, Royal Society of Chemistry

Please contact Melissa Marshall to find out if this course is running in 2018. If you are interested in running this in-house contact - this option is available to ALPSP members only.


Projects are vital for all publishing organizations to move forward and implement change. Everyone gets involved in them. They may involve developing new products, new processes and systems, adopting new technologies, reaching new markets, acquiring new business, selecting new suppliers or improving existing processes. Projects are also challenging and often fail to achieve the desired results. This course provides those managing projects as well as those working on them with 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 outset because this is where most problems with projects arise. 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.


  • 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 and the people side of projects
  • It’s a team game: roles and responsibilities
  • Break-out sessions throughout using real publishing project scenarios provided by delegates.

What will you learn?

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 (Level 2)

The course will help first time managers and others responsible for managing projects that introduce change in any area within an organization. It is also suitable for those who are involved in projects as team members. It is relevant to all functions and disciplines within any publishing organization, ranging from large publishing groups to smaller society publishers.

Delegate Comments

"The course was wonderful. I learnt a lot. It should be mandatory for anyone running a project to go on this course, found it so helpful and practical. The speakers were really engaging, the venue was great and the day whizzed away. I'm going to tell my colleagues all about it." Elizabeth Moylan, BioMed Central

"Jim didn’t just read through the notes, lots of discussion which was interesting and the course notes will be useful for reference." Rachel Walker, Society for General Microbiology

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


Bridget Pairaudeau, IOP Publishing

Bridget PairaudeauBridget has worked for IOP Publishing for 17 years first as a project manager, then programme manager and she is now Head of Programme Office. She has extensive experience of running IT and business change initiatives. Her favourite projects include the rebuild of the journals publishing platform, replacement of in-house peer review system with ScholarOne and the on-boarding of a significant partner with complex change requirements. Bridget’s project management style varies to suit each project, from traditional waterfall to agile. Whatever the approach her focus is on benefits-driven design that delivers real positive change within the organization. 

This course will commence at 09:30 (registration, with tea/coffee, from 09:00) and end at approximately 17:00.
Members           £372.00 (+ VAT where applicable)
Non Members   £541.00 (+VAT where applicable)
Academic          £409.00 (+VAT where applicable)
Venue: West One (De Vere), 9-10 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PR, T: +44 (0)207 034 9700 (Map)
Contact: Melissa Marshall  T: +44 (0)1622 871035 E:

How to book
Please note that you will need to log in to your account or register a new account to book a place on this training course. If you have any questions about this please email Melissa Marshall or any of the ALPSP team

Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Thu 11 May 2017
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