APM Sponsored event: Putting social science into Project Management, 9 November

October 26, 2017

The ESRC Festival of Social Science – Putting social science into project management

Recent research has challenged the prevailing view of project management as a technical activity. This one day event will explore how research methods from social sciences have uncovered new understandings within the field of project management through seminar sessions, discussions and a poster exhibition.

APM are proud to support this event  which is part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Social Science and offers a fascinating insight into some of the country’s leading social science research and how it influences our social, economic and political lives both now and in the future.

The event aims to inspire practitioners and researchers alike to think differently about project management.  Project management is widely viewed as a technical activity and the relevance of research to practice has been limited.  This event will focus on research from a human perspective.   A series of presentations on recent research from the field of project management will be followed by a ‘Question Time’ style debate with a panel of experts, alongside a poster exhibition to showcase carefully selected student research.

Attendees will gain:

  • New understandings of the actuality of projects
  • Awareness of the role of research on projects from a social perspective
  • Knowledge of relationships between theory and practice
  • Practical suggestions for improving human interaction on projects.

Date: Thursday 9 November

Timings: 10.30-16.30

Location: Press Centre, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 3BS (Visit the UCL website for directions)

Visit the website for more information or to register

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