Friday 17 May 2019

Project Management for Publishing

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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

"Very interesting with some great ideas and tips to use on next project.." Jenny Hudson, BMJ

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

“Very good introduction to project management, gave good real world examples. A very interesting and informative introduction to Project Management.” Tom Lowen, The Royal Society

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


Jim Russell, RPM Associates

Jim RussellJim is a highly experienced project management consultant who runs his own training and consultancy company. He has extensive experience in the publishing industry where he has managed and advised on many projects as well as providing training, coaching and strategic consultancy. He has worked with a broad range of organizations within the publishing sector and continues to be a practising project manager which ensures his training retains a practical and current edge.

Stuart Tucker, IOP Publishing

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 17 February 2019*

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            £382.00 (+VAT where applicable)
Members full price             £425.00 (+ VAT where applicable) 
Non Members full price     £619.00 (+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.
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.
Any discounts will be applied at checkout.

*In order to take advantage of the early bird discount for ALPSP members, you must (i) make a booking by 17 February 2019 and (ii) be an ALPSP member on the date of the event. In the event that you cancel your membership prior to the event, you agree to pay ALPSP the difference between the discounted price and the full price for the event.


Upcoming Dates for this event

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