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Sharing Experience In Project Management

9 June 2016

Costain’s Shane Forth is helping the next generation of project managers to improve their skills.

Shane, Costain Project Management Office (PMO) Director, is now guest lecturer at the University of Cumbria in Carlisle. He recently delivered two lectures to students who are studying for a Project Management Foundation degree (FdSc).

Said Shane: “My lectures were for the Project Management Techniques Module of the FdSc. The first talk was entitled ‘Cost Estimating and Prediction of Construction Labour Hours for Major Projects’ and the second was ‘Schedule Integrity – the Key to Successful Project Management’, a talk I also gave to the recent Association of Project Management (APM) North West event. I always enjoy the chance to pass on best practice to the next generation of project managers, and the lectures went down very well.”

The University of Cumbria has also recently won a multi-million pound contract to create a new Project Academy for Sellafield Ltd. The Academy will provide the specialist education, training and professional qualifications needed to deliver the complex projects associated with the decommissioning of the Sellafield site. It will provide a range of professional, further and higher education programmes ranging from CPD (Continuing Professional Development), certificates and diplomas to full degrees and doctorates, and is due to welcome its first students through the Academy in September this year.

Professor Sheila Pankhurst, the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Health and Science, added: “We are at a very exciting stage in our development of Project Management courses at the University of Cumbria. We are always pleased to have expert guest lecturers such as Shane who can share their wealth of project experience with the next generation of project managers.”

To see slides from Shane’s talk on Schedule Integrity go to:


Caption: Left to Right: Professor Sheila Pankhurst, Shane Forth, Rufus Gardiner, Charles Dobson and Dr Therese Lawlor-Wright



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