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Monday 04 June 2018

Project Management for Publishing

Please contact to find out if this course is running in 2019. It is available as an in-house event to ALPSP members. Please contact for details.


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

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


Gwyn Bassett, IOP Publishing

Gwyn Bassett PictureGwyn is currently Head of Digital Transformation at IOP Publishing. He has worked across Project, Programme, Portfolio and Transformation Management throughout his career, including OVO, Accenture, National Audit Office, and Atkins. He has also been a Trustee for Bristol Citizens Advice Bureau.

Stuart Tucker, IOP Pubishing

Stuart Tucker picStuart joined the STM publishing industry after 6 years working in Local Government. During this time he has been a Business Analyst, Project Manager and Digital Product owner contributing towards a range of both larger and smaller projects

Early bird rates for members - Book by 4 March 2018 

Not an ALPSP member?  Want to take advantage of the reduced member rates? Click here to find out how your organization can join ALPSP

Members early bird            £372.00 (+VAT where applicable)
Members full price             £413.00 (+ VAT where applicable) 
Non Members full price     £601.00 (+VAT where applicable
Academic rates are available, please contact

Venue: West One (De Vere), 9-10 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PR, T: +44 (0)20 7034 9700 (map)
This course will commence at 09:30 (registration, with tea/coffee, from 09:00) and end at approximately 17:00.
 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.
Any discounts will be applied at checkout.


Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Mon 04 Jun 2018
  • Mon 04 Jun 2018
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