Businesses take part in a Big Ballot at Aston Business School

Businesses take part in a Big Ballot into the future of Project Management at Aston Business School

Organisations across the private and public sectors are invited to make their vote count in the ‘Big Ballot’ as part of a debate at Aston Business School which could change the way in which project management is undertaken in the UK.

The ‘Big Ballot’ is set to ask business professionals their opinion in the lead up to a debate on Wednesday 3rd of June at the Business School which will assess whether PRINCE2 (Projects IN Controlled Environments), the leading Project Management model for global business, is the future for Project Management or is ‘strangling projects in bureaucracy’. 

With the ballot in place, academics and practitioners from leading businesses will come together for a groundbreaking debate to understand the relevance that this formal body of knowledge, which is promoted through OGC (the Office of Government Commerce), has in the current economic climate.

Dr Naomi Brookes, Aston Business School said: “Project Management is crucial in order to help businesses innovate.  Organisations need to be certain that the way that they are managing projects is going to give the most benefit to their business.

“At a time when people are looking for cost-effective solutions that make a real difference, our ballot and debate with key thinkers will give organisations a clear insight into whether PRINCE2 will work for them.”

To make your vote count log onto and to attend this lively debate with world renowned experts; Andy Murray (lead author of PRINCE2) and Harvey Maylor (Director of the International Centre for Programme Management at Cranfield University) as well as Aston Business School experts email: or contact: 0121 204 3937


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