Near northamptonshire: Project success or failure – what’s governance got to do with it

Joint Event between Bedford College and the Bedford branch of the British Computer Society

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Date: Tuesday, 14 October, 2014

Title:  “Project success or failure – what’s governance got to do with it”
             Agile Project Management and Project Assurance

Speaker:  Carol Long, CEO Three Triangles Performance Ltd, Fellow of the BCS, Chartered Engineer, founder member of ‘BCS Women’ and Professional Services Manager for Advanced NFP.

Time:  6.00pm for 6.30-8.00pm

Location:  Studio Theatre, Bedford College, Cauldwell Street, Bedford MK42 9AH


Carol Long has a software background and has been using Agile approaches for software and other types of project with success for a decade or more. Carol has also seen agile projects go badly wrong.

As a consultant and interim manager, Carol has provided assurance and worked with senior managers in large multi-nationals (like Philips and Infor) in the UK public sector and in smaller enterprises to put challenged projects back on the right track.

This lead her to a study of what makes projects fail or deliver successfully which has covered quality management, engineering, business management and many aspects of programme and project portfolio management.

Carol is convinced that governance and working discipline are more important than many realise. Carol is also an advocate for software craftsmanship, so how do the two ideas (governance associated with control and the professional freedoms of craftsmanship) sit comfortably?

Come and find out!

While Carol is at heart a practitioner, Carol has contributed to the project management body of knowledge with publications for APM and the PMI BoK. Carol is a Fellow of BCS, a Chartered Engineer, was a founder member of BCS Women and is a Trustee of the Women's Engineering Society. Carol holds MSP Advanced Practitioner, PRINCE2 Practitioner and postgraduate qualifications in management.  Carol Long is CEO of Three Triangles Performance Ltd.


6.00pm           Registration, refreshments and networking
6.30pm           Introduction ‘Project Success and failure
7.20pm           Opportunity to question the speakers

7.45pm           Opportunity to network and talk to the speakers