Best Practice User Group Ltd
PO Box 345
CW12 9BU
020 8144 5909 (UK national rates)

Welcome to the Best Practice User Group®

As the official user group for the Cabinet Office's PPRM best practice methods, we provide a platform for individuals, organisations and the community as a whole to share knowledge and exchange ideas.

Our mission is to help you make the most of your investment in the best practice portfolio.

BPUG® has been set up to help users adopt, use, share and shape the application of the Cabinet Office’s P3RM products, PRINCE2®, MSP®, M_o_R® and P3O®. We achieve this through a programme of newsletters, regional workshops on a wide variety of topics, an annual members conference, online forum, provision of downloadable resources and by involving users in the process of feedback to the Cabinet Office.

Find out more about our membership benefits and grades, or download our brochure (pdf).

Our regional workshops give you the opportunity to network and to discuss matters of interest to you with other users. Members receive a number of free workshops each year and find these of immense benefit.


2013 Events

BPUG WORKSHOP - Thursday 26th September 2013
'Project Blowback'
Venue:  Met Office, Exeter - 10am - 4pm
This workshop examines the concept of the unexpected consequences of project outcomes, using the terminology of "Blowback" first coined by the CIA and explored by the American authors Chalmers Johnson and Tom Weiner in their book "Blowback" published in 2004, as well as the subject of a new book "Blowback in Business" by Andrew Holmes, to be published in November 2013.  We will be exploring if and how unintended consequences can be mitigated in projects and programmes and what role PRINCE2/MSP might play in the process.

'Project Management in Heritage Projects'
Venue:  Didcot Railway Centre, OX11 7NJ
(followed by a Tour of the Railway Centre)

If you are interested in attending, hosting or presenting a Workshop or presenting at our Member’s Conference in 2013 please contact Marie at or call 020 8144 5909.


BPUG Annual Members' Conference

BPUG XX - Celebrating 20 Years of BPUG
20th & 21st November 2013
VENUE:  Novotel, Cardiff City Centre

Featuring the last 20 years of BPUG, Project Management and Best Practice, and looking forward to the future.  A diverse range of presentations from members and industry experts.

Confirmed Speakers:

Patrick Mayfield – Pearce Mayfield
Andy Murray – Outperform
Dot Tudor – TCC-net
Lindsey Scott – Arras People
Ann Cheung
John Fisher
Mike Acaster
Clive Billenness

Further speakers and session details will be released shortly.
If you would like to present a case study, presentation or interactive session/workshop at this year's conference or if you would like to sponsor our event please contact us at

If you are a Member with conference places included in your membership you MUST register your attendance.  
Please use this link to our conference booking page and follow the instructions: 
Please ensure that you state any special dietary requirements during the booking process.

Members without conference places included can attend if membership is upgraded.  Additional colleagues from Corporate memberships can attend for £165 + VAT.  
Non-members can attend the conference for £250 + VAT and this will include Individual BPUG Membership for one year.

Please note that accommodation is NOT included in your conference place.
The conference venue is holding accommodation for BPUG members at a rate of £85 per night B&B.  You must reserve your accommodation directly with the venue by contacting Alexandra Williamson, Conference Co-ordinator on 02920 475018 or


Accommodation will be held until 8th October 2013 at which time it will be put on general release.

Important Information - APM CPD Points
Please note that attendance at BPUG Workshops and Annual Conference count towards your CPD Points with APM.

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