PPS Project Management for Security Managers

Tuesday, 9 December
Breakout 1

Most organizations focus on technical security training courses for security managers and not project management courses that cover methodology, processes, and how to use project management tools. In fact, over the years, not enough emphasis has been on the project management methodology and tools, so when a project to install or upgrade a Physical Protection System comes along, many security managers are left at the mercy of the installation contractor. While technical skills are important for security managers, successful project managers will tell you that the planning, and controlling skills are the ones that separate the best from the rest.

Presented by: David Patterson CPP, PSP, Principal Partner, Patterson & Associates International Consulting, USA

Mr. Patterson has over 30 years of international experience as a corporate safety and security consultant for Fortune 500 companies and Governments. He is a recognized author and lecturer with the ASIS International Physical Security Council in the areas of risk analysis, project management, security systems integration, safety, workplace violence, enterprise systems, policies and procedures, and business continuity planning. He is the author of the book “Implementing Physical Protection Systems - A Practical Guide,” which is used as a reference text for the PSP certification programme and the International Association of Professional Security Consultants’ (IAPSC) examination. He also authored a book entitled "Study Guide for the Physical Security Professional Certification Programme and an on-line course providing on-line training in physical security concepts for the PSP programme.