Headlines’ editor stars at international online conference

Headlines editor stars at Conference: Zero summit

October 18, 2013

Headlines’ editor Andrew Hubbard took centre stage at a world-renowned online project management conference this week.

He was one of the first speakers at Conference: Zero, which saw project management professionals from around the world gather in a virtual room, known as the ‘QUBE’, on October 17.

The aim of the revolutionary 12-hour conference was ‘to help create a world in which all projects succeed’, with more than 30 speakers exploring the key issues throughout the day.

Integral themes discussed during the conference included purpose, performance indicators, perspective and incidents, practitioner insight and performance and implications mentoring.

Andrew, editor of award-winning titles Project magazine and digital newsletter, Penguin, led a discussion about the importance of embracing lessons learned and best practice.

Andrew Hubbard at Conference: Zero

He said: “Presenting in the QUBE was a really great way of reaching out to a new audience and it allowed me to engage with professionals from around the world.

“I used different case studies of success from my time as editor of Project and shared these with people present.”

The path to Conference: Zero began almost 20 years ago.

Conference organiser and founder of Pentacle Virtual Business School, Professor Eddie Obeng, wrote ‘All Change!’ – a project leader’s handbook explaining how most project failures followed the same patterns.

Since then, Eddie has been looking at ways to ensure that surprises were eliminated from projects, and was encouraged when the Association for Project Management outlined its vision of ‘a world in which all projects succeed’ two years ago.

The virtual conference was then launched in a bid to energise a movement of common language and themes within project management.