The Academy of Certified Professional Managers (ACPM) has announced the development of its training programme for professional managers during its regular meeting. The various business owners and everyone interested in the outcomes were encouraged to join the committee dedicated to the development of this training course.
After the Prime Minister David Cameron announced a possible exit of the UK from the EU and the July referendum which followed, businesses were impacted by the reaction of the markets and understood how far from ideal their plans were.
ACPM met with entrepreneurs & managers
ACPM members, noting the impending wave likely to be caused by Brexit, met with entrepreneurs and managers to discuss possible outcomes and the most lucrative possibilities of further development. During the meeting, ACPM announced its plans to develop a training programme for managers – a project management course.
According to George Wharton, an ACPM executive:
“Unstable times are coming. The UK is going to leave the EU after all. The news has already affected the national currency and there is a national referendum coming soon. No matter what happens next, my colleagues and I want to contribute to strengthening the positions of business during this period.”
“The horizon of planning is getting narrower and now managers have to orient towards the period ahead from one to three years. This means that they have to reorganise their work using project management.’”
Businesses significantly affected by geopolotics
The members of the academy and all involved concluded that geopolitics, as always, greatly affects business. However, businesses could not stand up against current events. It was felt unanimously that they had to be prepared for every possible scenario to avoid losing potential benefits. Therefore, it was decided that it was worth doing the following:
- minimising the budget of any start-up
- reducing company risks to zero
- ensuring the success of every project
- optimising the resources and time to accomplish certain tasks
It was felt that in the current situation, it would be profitable for most companies to switch their focus and priorities to short-term projects, thereby increasing their flexibility and manoeuvrability. Such measures would impair a longer-term strategy, but they would help preserve what was already created and allowed businesses to wait out the period of change ahead.
It was widely recognised that businesses actively switch from a process of management by intuition to one of project management, so dividing all operations of a company into separate projects. The quality of implementing such projects, it was seen, depended entirely on managers’ qualifications. The ACPM was certainly ready to take up this challenge.
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