Improving project handover – from project delivery into business

If you are interested in improving project handover sign up for the APM webinar on Thursday 12 April 2018. The Webinar will be led by Owen Anthony and you can find out all about it through the APM website. This webinar will also be recorded and turned into a resource that will be made available afterwards for those not able to attend the webinar live.

This APM webinar presentation will focus on practical ways to improve the transition from project delivery into business as usual. It is so important to look at lessons learned from other schemes. By sharing success factors that support better handovers of schemes there are lots to learn. The emphasis of this learning is to help projects deliver benefits to their clients and projects.

“Billions of pounds are spent globally every year on projects and much has been written and taught about how to manage them as effectively as possible, but if they are not then handed over well, what is the point?” says Owen Anthony. “Without focusing on how to pass the project into the business as usual/ end-user environment, the chances of the project delivering the benefits it was commissioned for in the first place are significantly reduced.”

Owen Anthony is currently programme manager at Sheffield Hallam University. Prior to becoming part of a University he had been a project and programme manager for 15 years. He worked in public sector (NHS, Local Authority) and consulting (Mott MacDonald and Owen Anthony Projects). His projects range from education and healthcare construction to IT, service redesign, and move management schemes.

Owen was commissioned to lead an APM research fund study to identify how handovers can be improved. For the study, he drew upon learning from other organisations including Crossrail, The Ministry of Defence, Mediacity and more. The webinar will share the findings of the research report and offer some practical tips and recommendations that can be applied to projects to improve their handover.

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