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I'm Steve Wake

Steve Wake founded the EVM and the PMC Sigs in the Association of Project Management (APM) and was the Chairman of APM who led it to chartered status. He is now a member of the Guild of Educators, has set up a working party to develop a GCSE in Project Skills and is Chair of the British Standards Institution M/S 2 committee with responsibility for national standards in project programme and portfolio management.

He is leading the development of BS202001 Project Controls in which MOD is a participant and working closely with PsACE community harmonising estimating practice in government and its supply chain. Also he represents BSi on ISO WG12 developing an Implementation guide to EVM and is Strategy Director of the Association of Cost Engineers, helping to shape its future.

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What are the tools the projects community needs to
survive – and thrive – in challenging times? 

Speakers Preview

Stephen Carver

Senior Lecturer
Cranfield University

Stephen is a Senior Lecturer in Project & Programme Management at Cranfield University. He has a reputation of fast moving, educational and fun lectures.

Joseph Lee

Joseph is a Fellow Member of APM and a highly respected and experienced programme and project director. Joseph has a wealth of experience within project and programme management; he has led major projects and programmes such as Kew Capital Development Programme, BT 21CN Property & Infrastructure (P&I) Programme and has significant experience of major relocation projects. His breadth of experience also includes offices, infrastructure, high containment facilities and managing an IT R&D project for the BBC. He is an award-winning project manager who prides himself on being a reflective practitioner; since completing his MSc in Major Programme Management he continues to research his research into dynamic capabilities within project and programmes and the importance of cognitive diversity and psychological factors on programme performance.

Edward Davey

Head of , UK Office,
World Resources Institute

Edward Davey is Head of WRI Europe's UK office, where he represents WRI (including its 70 UK-based staff) to the UK government, philanthropies, private sector, NGOs, and WRI's Royal Patron, HM King Charles III. Edward also serves as a Senior Advisor (previously Country Director and Partnerships Director) to the Food and Land Use Coalition, and as an Advisor to the New Economy for the Amazon and Congo Basin. He worked on secondment for the UK Government's Cabinet Office on COP26, including the Glasgow Leaders Declaration on Forests and Land Use, and as an Advisor to the UAE COP28 Presidency on the COP28 Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems, and Climate Action.

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Conversation Club is a broadcast series of linked discussions linked to EVA also takes place around the year. 1 hour Thursdays at 4. c.40 per annum. There is an archive of 60 recordings since October 2020. Attendees are invited to a free subscription. 1 hour CPD per broadcast.

Want to talk? Get in touch and talk it over.

Recent Conversations

Conversation Club s3, ep 4:

Scandi Sauna Suggestion Box Bob Arnold Ben Fitzgerald

Conversation Club s3, ep 2:

Admitting your project is in trouble Tony Welch



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Responsible Project Management is a movement that brings together educators, researchers, and practitioners to explore what responsibility means in the context of projects and their management.  

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