In collaboration with APM and UCL, Karen Thompson (Bournemouth University) is organising an event in London as part of the national ESRC Festival of Social Science, called Putting Social Science into Project Management.

The event is free to attend and will bring together practitioners and researchers to discuss the ‘people’ side of managing projects, and will showcase relevant recent research, including research on social impact.

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.

Details of the event can be found here:
https://www.apm.org.uk/event/the-esrc-festival-of-social-science/

The direct ticket booking link is:
https://esrcfss-bu-projectmanagement.eventbrite.co.uk

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