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Defence Project Management Conference: Meeting the Challenges of Today, Preparing for Those of Tomorrow

3-4 October 2007. RUSI, Whitehall, London

The Royal United Services Institute will hold its sixth annual Defence Project Management Conference on 3 and 4 October 2007 in Whitehall, London. Last year’s conference examined the ways in which partnering and project leadership could contribute to delivering the Defence Industrial Strategy (DIS). With implementation of the DIS now well underway, this year’s conference will focus on the challenges that managers in both the MoD and industry are facing as they strive to successfully deliver projects and programmes in today’s defence environment. It will also consider the challenges that are likely to emerge in future years.

The conference will provide an excellent opportunity for delegates from industry, government, and academia to discuss and debate issues associated with the successful delivery of projects and programmes in an impartial environment. It will study how both equipment and service providers are evolving to meet the challenges of through life capability management and will examine the critical success factors for delivering capabilities that meet current and future operational requirements. There will be track sessions examining in detail six areas which are critical to improving project performance: risk management; technology management; knowledge sharing; stakeholder management; performance management; and people management. The inputs and discussion from each of these sessions will be used as the basis for post-conference papers on each topic which will be distributed to all delegates. The conference will finish with a session that looks ahead to identify the likely challenges that will emerge to test project and programme managers in defence, and suggests steps that should be taken within both the MoD and wider industry to ensure continued success.
Aug 07. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Charity Cricket Match
Sunday 12th August.

Arundel Castle Cricket Club, Arundel Park, Sussex BN18 9LH
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission created in 1917 commemorates the 1.7 million men and women from the Commonwealth Forces who died in the two World Wars and cares for their graves and memorials at almost 23,000 locations in 150 countries.

A programme of events designed to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Commission are being organised to raise awareness of the vital role it plays in remembrance of our war dead. One such event will be a cricket match at the picturesque Arundel Castle Cricket Club in Sussex.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission will host a charity 35 over cricket match on Sunday 12th August, between an Old England XI managed by Jim Parks (Somerset, Sussex and England) and captained by John Lever (Essex and England) versus a Commonwealth War Graves XI in aid of the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League. This event is in conjunction with an exhibition ‘Playing the Game – Cricket and the Two World Wars’ at the MCC Museum at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

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