How Collaborative working can help deliver successful projects webinar

From: Association for Project Management
Published: Thu Nov 25 2021

Projects by their very nature require many stakeholders to work together to deliver outcomes. The greater the level of collaboration the higher the probability of success. This webinar was held on 23 November 2021.

The impact of relationships and behaviours cannot be underestimated but often this is left to develop organically and can frequently be impacted by external influences directly or inadvertently. A structured approach to placing collaborative working as part of the project plan and execution can help enhance performance.


David Hawkins FICW, FCIPS, Institute for Collaborative Working, Knowledge Architect & Chief Operations Office

David has an extensive career in projects and procurement within the construction industry. For over 40 years he has been associated with the development and implementation of major projects in many parts of the world, which has provided an insight into the many organisational and cultural challenges that projects can generate. He has been an active promoter of partnering concepts and the development of extended enterprises through the building of alliances. As a strategic thinker he has deployed these approaches to support manufacturing to outsourcing programmes, capitalising on the opportunities within project operations to exploit global sourcing. Building on these experiences he has helped a number of major organisations to implement change management programmes in different industrial arenas including chemical processing, oil and gas, power generation, and mining and minerals processing. In 2009 he was acknowledged as one of the world's top 100 thought leaders on CSR.

He was the architect and author of the CRAFT collaborative methodology, technical author of the British standards Institution (BSI) PAS 11000 framework the world's first Collaborative business relationship standard, chairman of the BSI committee that developed BS 11000 as a national standard and led the ISO committee developing ISO 44001 and was appointed as chairman of the International ISO committee post publication in March 2017.

He has been a regular contributor to professional magazines. As an established author he has several publications to his credit including:

  • Sun Tzu and the Project Battleground: Creating Project Strategy using the Art of War published by Palgrave Macmillan 2004
  • The Bending Moment: Energising corporate strategy published by Palgrave Macmillan 2005.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Balancing Tomorrows sustainability with Today's profitability published 2006 published by Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Raising the standard for collaboration; Published by British Standards 2013
  • Raising the standard for international collaboration; published by Melrose 2017

David has very kindly allowed his presented material to be made available for viewing. The slides on Slideshare and the webinar recording on YouTube will be available in our APM resources area within the next five working days.

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This event is suitable for intermediate and advanced professionals.

Company: Association for Project Management

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