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Monday, May 7
 

08:00

First-Time Attendee Congress Orientation
Is this your first time attending PMI EMEA Congress?  Bring your business cards to network with fellow first timers and learn how to make the most of your EMEA Congress experience.


Monday May 7, 2018 08:00 - 08:45
Level B - B09

09:00

#401 Opening General Session and Keynote Speaker: Rowan Gibson - "Winning in the Innovation Economy"
Innovation is now recognized globally as the core driver of growth, strategic renewal, and long-term business performance. In an age of disruption, it represents your company’s only real chance for creating new wealth and sustaining success. But innovation doesn’t come easily to most organizations because it challenges the existing ways of thinking and doing things. Innovation requires managers who can master the delicate balancing act between continuity and change.

In this inspiring keynote speech, globally recognized thought leader Rowan Gibson will look inside the mind of the innovator to reveal the four key mental perspectives you need to develop in today’s innovation economy:

1. CHALLENGING ORTHODOXIES – questioning deeply-held beliefs and conventional assumptions inside your company and your industry
2. HARNESSING TRENDS – using the power of discontinuous change to substantially alter the rules of the game and to drive industry disruption
3. LEVERAGING RESOURCES – repurposing and recombining core competencies and strategic assets in order to stretch into new growth opportunities
4. UNDERSTANDING NEEDS – learning to live inside the customer’s skin, identifying unmet needs and designing solutions from the customer backward

Based on his latest book “The 4 Lenses of Innovation: A Power Tool for Creative Thinking,” Rowan will show that by deliberately and systematically using these four proven perspectives, you and your organization can generate and manage breakthrough strategic opportunities for innovation and growth in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Rowan Gibson

Rowan Gibson

Author of "The 4 Lenses of Innovation”, President of INPIRIUM, Co-Founder of www.innovationexcellence.com
Rowan Gibson is “one of the most recognised thought leaders in business innovation” (Forbes). He is a top keynote speaker and management educator in 62 countries across the globe, and has been a “strategic secret weapon” and change catalyst for a long list of Fortune 500 companies. He is the internationally bestselling author of 3 major books (Rethinking The Future (1996), Innovation to the Core (Harvard Business School Press 2008) and The Four Lenses of Innovation (2015) which have been published in 25 languages. He is a trusted strategic advisor to both the private and public sector all over the world. In 2015, Rowan received the prestigious “Global Leader of Innovation” award for his significant contribution to the field of innovation strategy. He was also nominated and shortlisted for the 2015 Thinkers 50 Innovation Award.Rowan has addressed a long list of major organisations, including Accenture, Apple, Barclays, BASF, Bayer, British Telecom, Carlsberg, Coca-Cola, Credit Suisse, Dell Technologies, Dow Chemicals, Foxconn, Generali Group, Haier, Harley-Davidson, Heineken, Heinz, Hershey’s, Hugo Boss, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, KIA Motors, Levi Strauss, Lockheed Martin, Mars, McCain Foods, Microsoft, Philips, P&G, Roche, Siemens, Steelcase, Swarovski, Telefonica, Volkswagen, Volvo, and many others. Rowan Gibson is President of INPIRIUM and co-founder of... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 09:00 - 10:15
Level C - C01

10:30

#403 Back to Basics to Build the Future: The Industrial Internet of Things Experience Centre
The Industrial  Internet of Things [(I)IoT] experience centre is a space where one can experience (I)IoT use cases of the present, future, and beyond. So what goes into managing or executing such a project?  Do we stick to our basics of project management or is there a shift in the way we build solutions? In this session, I will share my experience as a project manager, and the techniques I used to build the digital futuristic space.


At the conclusion of  this session, participants will be able to:
(1) define the steps involved in managing and executing IoT projects;  
(2) analyse why it is important to stick to the basics while being agile  and innovative—even in times of disruption.

Speakers
avatar for Priya Patra, PMP

Priya Patra, PMP

Capgemini Technology Services India Ltd, Program Manager
Priya is an Agile evangelist and a Project Manager in the technology industry. Her significant experience includes: Speaker for the PMI IT symposium in June 2016; SME for PMI 2015 North America Global Congress; Employer brand for Capgemini for SocioAdvocacy, Expert Connect Progra... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 10:30 - 11:45
Level A - A04

10:30

#405 The Impact of Digitisation on Project Management and Future Skillset Needs
Click here for a Video Introduction from John Daly.

Digitisation, artificial intelligence, and automation are transforming how we interact personally, and professionally, across every industry and vertical. This presentation will review the change occurring around us within this fourth industrial revolution, the changing workforce and workplace dynamics, how we will manage projects, and what skills we will need in just a few years to keep pace with this change.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) explain what digitisation is and how it will impact project management and their project teams;
(2) identify what skillsets will be needed to keep pace with this change, and how a PMO can help accelerate transformation.

Speakers
avatar for John Daly, PMP, PgMP, PfMP

John Daly, PMP, PgMP, PfMP

Cisco Systems, Director
John Daly is a Director in Cisco Advanced Service Global PMO, managing a global team of project and program managers. John began his career as an engineer and quickly moved into project and program management, and has been working in that field for over 12 years. John holds a Bac... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 10:30 - 11:45
Level B - B08

10:30

#402 Stop Managing and Start Leading: The Engaging Leader
Have you ever encountered a ‘disengaged’ team member? How devastating would it be if your project team was full of disengaged employees? This session will help you identify disengaged teams and explain how to engage them.  Traditional project management skills are necessary, but not enough. Today’s project managers should coach, inspire, and motivate their teams to be more creative and go the extra mile.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) identify engaged and disengaged teams;
(2) apply learnings and activities to make the project team more engaged.

Speakers
avatar for Ibrahim Dani, PMP

Ibrahim Dani, PMP

Optus Australia, Director of Governance
Ibrahim Dani (MBA, PMP) is a business leader and a speaker with more than 30 years industry experience, including more than 20 years in project and program management. His experience spans distribution, banking, finance and telecommunication industries.Ibrahim is currently a Dire... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 10:30 - 11:45
Level B - B06

10:30

#404 How Emotions Can Impact Your Success as a Project Management Practitioner
Click here for a Video Introduction from Sunday Faronbi.

Have you ever  wondered why some people who don't have as much knowledge and experience seem  to be more successful than those who do? They tend to get promoted more  often, receive better job opportunities, and seem happier in all areas of  life. The difference is in Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Attend this session  and begin the journey towards developing your EQ to find that unique blend of  social skills to achieve the greatest results.


At the conclusion of  this session, participants will be able to:
(1) explain how your personal preferences and emotions impact your  effectiveness within project teams;
(2) recognise when emotions or personal bias can cause someone to be less  objective.

Speakers
avatar for Sunday Faronbi, PMP

Sunday Faronbi, PMP

Rehoboth Consulting, Inc., President & Principal Consultant
A respected business coach and speaker, Sunny Faronbi’s professional experience of more than 25 years across 4 continents has provided him with a wealth of knowledge that he continues to draw from.Trained as an engineer and project manager, Sunny began to learn what it takes to... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 10:30 - 11:45
Level B - B09

10:30

#406 Addressing Project Risk: Understanding the Role of Reserves
The project management literature is not particularly clear on reserves. There are specialised methods, confusing differences in terminology, and conceptual approaches that are not easy to apply. Yet, contingency and management reserves are important to be in a position to address the inevitable risks and challenges in managing a project. This presentation will clear up the uncertainty: explaining what are reserves, why we have them, how to develop them, and when to use them.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) explain what reserves are, why we have them on projects, and how they fit into your overall risk management;
(2) describe how to create and use reserves—and when to perform these activities.

Speakers
avatar for George Lowden, PMP, PgMP

George Lowden, PMP, PgMP

ICF, Senior Vice President and Director, Project Management Office
George Lowden, PMP, PgMP, is a senior vice president of ICF and directs the firm's PMO. He is recognized for his expertise in project management, having been named earlier as one of the "Power 50" leaders of project management in the U.S. by PMI. During his 35 years with ICF, at... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 10:30 - 11:45
Level A - A05

11:55

#407A Product Theatre: Introducing the Second Edition of HBM Award for Innovation In Project Management
The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management was launched in 2015 under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, with the aim to encourage and promote the innovation culture in the project management field. It includes four categories celebrating individuals, teams, organizations and academia, and offers eight awards recognizing the successes of participants with cash prizes totaling $710,000.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe the eligibility and evaluation criteria for these awards which recognize successful innovation in project management.

Speakers
avatar for Diya Khalil

Diya Khalil

Roads and Transport Authority Dubai, Project Manager
Diya is a Project Manager at Future Section, Roads and Transport Authority – Dubai.



Monday May 7, 2018 11:55 - 12:25
Level A - A08

12:30

#409 Stakeholder Communication: The Revolution Era
This session will help you to develop a good understanding of effective stakeholder communication and how it can be applied to organisations, contributing to their success. It will provide an overview of communication and the stakeholder definition, and present a matrix-based tool that correlates stakeholders to the information, relationship, agreement, and risk parameters they are subjected to, that can be used to interpret and orientate the communication approach towards business strategies.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) summarise the main concepts which can be found in literature and best practices about effective communication and stakeholders;
(2) apply new tools in order to manage stakeholders without neglecting soft factors, social and emotional aspects, and analytic and holistic perspectives.

Speakers
avatar for Damiano Bragantini, PMP

Damiano Bragantini, PMP

Megareti SpA, Metering Office Chief
Damiano Bragantini is a Civil Engineer with more than 15 years of experience in Civil Infrastructure and Information Technology. Currently he is working with Agsm Group, an important Italian utility in generation, distribution and supply of electricity and gas. Mr. Bragantini is... Read More →
avatar for Stefano De Vido

Stefano De Vido

Electronic Engineer
Stefano De Vido has a master’s degree in Electronic Engineering and 20 years’ experience in Telecommunications, Electronics, Energetics and Environment. He worked in R&D and Production Departments for companies having important customers, such as Italian Telecom and Fastweb i... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 12:30 - 13:45
Level A - A04

12:30

#407B Augmented Project Management? Why ‘Less Is More’ When Facing Complexity in Projects
Today we live and work in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world in the age of business transformation. The project management profession has passed through many revolutions and is now challenged.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe the deep nature of the challenges that a project manager has to face in the VUCA world;
(2) choose and apply the most-effective adaptive approach towards the team, the organisation, and yourself.

Speakers
avatar for Stefano Setti, PMP, PMI-RMP

Stefano Setti, PMP, PMI-RMP

BLUPEAK Consulting, CEO
Stefano Setti is CEO and Founder of BLUPEAK Consulting and a past Technical Director at Blulink, a software company leader in Quality & Compliance systems. He is a consultant and coach in Innovation, Project & Portfolio Management, Business Analysis & Requirements Management, Ris... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 12:30 - 13:45
Level B - B08

12:30

#408 Project Managers, Change Makers: What Would You Do? Ethical Decision Making in Global Teams
A joint collaboration of the PMI Ethics Member Advisory Group (EMAG) and PMI Academic Resources, this session is based on a global survey (>3,400) of 10 scenarios describing common ethical quandaries and the response that best matched the respondent’s likely decision. Project managers will work in teams to examine the situation, the responses, and the ways in which culture influences preferred decisions. Participants will discuss the information that they believe is essential to arrive at a more informed ethical decision.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe the relationship between values, ethics, and decision making;
(2) explain the impact and influence that ethnicity, culture, and other sociodemographic characteristics have on ethical issues.

Speakers
avatar for Lily Murariu

Lily Murariu

Government of Canada, Senior Program Manager
Lily Murariu is a Senior Program Manager with the Government of Canada, Sector Operations Branch; previously, she was Senior Advisor to the Treasury Board of Canada (TBS), Chief Information Officer Bureau office (CIOB). Trilingual, Lily has extensive experience in engineering, pr... Read More →
avatar for Alan Richter

Alan Richter

QED Consulting, President
Alan is the founder and president of QED Consulting. He has consulted to corporations and organizations for many years in multiple capacities, primarily in the areas of leadership, values, culture and change. He has provided strategic consulting and facilitation and program desig... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 12:30 - 13:45
Level B - B09

12:30

#410 From Business Case to Realising Benefits: A Case Study of the Journey
**An encore of this session is available on Wednesday, 9 May, 12.30 [#613].

In its starkest form, a business case is no more than an evaluation of costs and benefits to see if the change is worth it. There must be agreement about what needs to be done, how much is worth spending to get it done, and how value can be measured at the end. The project/programme is the formalised conduit for achieving this using the business case as the control document throughout.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) manage the business case as the control document for delivering requirements and benefits—and the tools for measuring them;
(2) demonstrate the value of the business case in maintaining the thread for the stated benefits (and more) to be realised.

Speakers
avatar for Heather van Wyk, PMP

Heather van Wyk, PMP

Engen Petroleum, Business Programme Manager
A Senior Project Manager by profession, Heather has been consulting to the Legal Department of a large multi-national as a Business Programme Manager on a Contract Management Solution programme for the past 2 years. Her job description includes managing all aspects of a corporate... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 12:30 - 13:45
Level A - A05

12:30

#411 Linear Scheduling Methods: A Relevant Alternative for All Project Managers
The critical path method  is today’s most-used scheduling technique in any kind of project. After a short literature review on Line of Balance technique and location-based scheduling, this presentation focuses on linear scheduling methods: How do they work and what benefits can they bring? Presenters will propose an application of linear scheduling and the tools that support it in iteration-based software projects, especially when leveling resources in stable teams is needed.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) apply a linear scheduling model to a software project or, in general, to generic projects;
(2) describe the benefits of linear scheduling methods to resource management.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Cristina Barbero, PMP, PMI-ACP

Maria Cristina Barbero, PMP, PMI-ACP

Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, Director of Project Management Center of Excellence
Since January 2017 Maria Cristina is in charge of the Project Management Center of Excellence of Engineering, the largest Italian Group of IT Services (www.eng.it). This Center aims to cultivate knowledge in project management, keep together in a single unit Engineering's profess... Read More →
avatar for Hagit Landman, PMP, PMI-SP

Hagit Landman, PMP, PMI-SP

H. Landman Consulting, Senior Consultant
Hagit Landman, PMP, PMI-SP, MBA is a program and project management consultant with more than 25 years of experience in multidisciplinary projects.Ms. Landman specializes in program and project management methodology and implementation and has defined and implemented Enterprise P... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 12:30 - 13:45
Level A - A08

12:30

#412 Busting Myths and Misconceptions: How Governments Can Use Agile Methods to Improve Public Sector Project Delivery
There are a number of myths and misconceptions regarding agile methods in the project management profession. Agile is often considered to be a fluid method which only start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises can access. As PMI’s Agile Practice Guide demonstrates, agile methods can be integrated into all manner of projects to improve outcomes. Governments across the world conduct complex projects where agile can be used to improve efficiency, improve focus, and cut waste. This session will explore the varying ways in which governments across Europe are using agile methods.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) explain how government agencies are integrating agile methods into their projects;
(2) discuss how to better integrate agile methods into their own projects, large and small.

Speakers
avatar for Murat Bicak

Murat Bicak

Senior Vice President, Strategy, Project Management Institute
As Senior Vice President, Strategy, Murat Bicak is responsible for overseeing the shaping of PMI’s long term strategy, supporting the execution for the company’s business objectives, increasing footprint in high growth markets, and advancing PMI’s capabilities in partnering... Read More →
avatar for Alex Segrove

Alex Segrove

Government Digital Service, Head of Delivery GOV.UK Verify
Alex Segrove leads delivery for one of the Government Digital Service's most high profile programmes. She has been working in digital for nearly 20 years, with experience across the private and public sector focusing on user-centred service design.Alex completed a Bachelor of Fin... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Wagner

Thomas Wagner

Federal Office of Administration, Head of Division Software Development and Project Management
Thomas Wagner is responsible for delivering document management and workflow systems at the Federal Office of Administration. He has been working in the field of information systems for over ten years, covering both theoretical and practical aspects of these systems in different... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 12:30 - 13:45
Level B - B06

14:15

#417B Product Education Session: Project Management 2.0: Work More Collaboratively and Efficiently - An Introduction to Wrike
Less status meetings, faster decision making, and an end to digging through endless email chains. Project managers can work more efficiently by being able to effectively collaborate with all team members involved in a project on the same platform.

In Wrike, tasks and projects can be organized, assigned, scheduled and reported on. All relevant information and documents are gathered in one location so team members can access this Single Source of Truth anytime, anywhere.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) explain collaborative project management;
(2) describe how to implement a digital work structure.

Speakers
avatar for Craig McCoy

Craig McCoy

Wrike, Customer Success Manager
Craig has been working as Customer Success Manager with companies spanning a broad range of industries such as marketing, pharma, engineering and IT for the past five years. Since October 2016 he has been assisting Wrike clients to help implement the tool successfully. He works c... Read More →



Monday May 7, 2018 14:15 - 14:50
Level A - A08

14:15

#416 The Flow of Time Is an Illusion: Sign an Energy-Based Contract
One of the main concerns of project managers is keeping their projects on schedule. The difficulty in managing project duration may be mitigated, thanks to understanding the nature of time and the application of the physics theories that explain that time, as an independent concept, has no place in physics. Learn how the PMBOK® Guide helps you to deliver a kinetic energy of change, making your customers happy—even when you are late.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) utilise resource allocation and deliver their projects on time;
(2) practice transparency in the network of relations between stakeholders.

Speakers
avatar for Antonio Lentini, PMP

Antonio Lentini, PMP

Schindler AG, PMO Manager
Antonio Lentini holds a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University Politecnico di Milano. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP®) and a member of the Project Management Institute – Northern-Italy-Chapter (PMI-NIC) since 2014. After an experien... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 14:15 - 15:30
Level B - B08

14:15

#413 The Airbus A380 Airplane Case Study
The Airbus A380 airplane is used as example to explain the complexity of the aircraft-industry market with particular emphasis on the relationship between the ‘product’ and  ‘customer needs.’ The case study highlights how achieving good results in terms of product quality and ultimate customer satisfaction is not a guarantee of success. In addition, the related lessons learned that were encountered by project managers during the aircraft development are discussed.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe the complexities of developing a successful, multi-billion-dollar, 40-year, product-market strategy based upon variable customer needs;
(2) explain the complex decision-making challenges that project/programme managers face when managing multi-billion-dollar programmes.

Speakers
avatar for Luigi Morsa

Luigi Morsa

SII Deutschland, Deputy Stress Team Leader
Luigi Morsa started to work as a consultant stress engineer in Naples in November 2011 and soon moved to Germany (April 2012). Since November 2013 he has been working as “Deputy Stress Team Leader” in the Aircraft Industries. In parallel with the Stress Analysis (FEM model, T... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 14:15 - 15:30
Level A - A04

14:15

#414 Better Your Project Management via Lean Six Sigma
**An encore of this session is available on Wednesday, 9 May, 12.30 p.m. [#612).

There's never been a better time to embrace Lean Six Sigma into the project management life cycle! Lean Six Sigma can complement existing project methodologies and reduce costs and risks. Join a Master Black Belt in her case study of applicability of Lean Six Sigma into project management.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) apply Lean Sigma techniques into the project management life cycle;
(2) adapt successful Lean techniques that will allow any project manager to become more Lean.

Speakers
avatar for Brigid Carney, PMP

Brigid Carney, PMP

The Argus Group, Vice President of Operations
Brigid Buchheit Carney brings more than 20 years of Project and Program Management experience in the Health Care field. Carney worked for several Fortune 100 Healthcare companies including WellPoint (Anthem), UnitedHealthcare, and Aetna, as well as smaller Managed Care companies... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 14:15 - 15:30
Level A - A05

14:15

#415 Mindfully Achieving Cognitive Readiness to Manage in Changing, Complex Projects
Cognitive readiness is the ability to manage amid fast change, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. Cognitive readiness is an integration of mindfulness with leadership qualities and the skillful application of traditional technical skills and business acumen. In this session, we will define cognitive readiness and its importance to effective project, programme, and portfolio management. We will identify core foundation capabilities—mindfulness and emotional and social intelligence—for participants to begin to cultivate cognitive readiness.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) define and discuss the importance of cognitive readiness to effective project management;
(2) identify the foundation capabilities necessary for cognitive readiness.

Speakers
avatar for George Pitagorsky, PMI-SP

George Pitagorsky, PMI-SP

Pitagorsky Consulting, Consultant and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at NYC DOE
George Pitagorsky is Executive Director and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the NYC Department of Education’s Office of School Support Services, a multi-billion dollar organization that runs pupil transportation, school food services and high school sports programs operatio... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 14:15 - 15:30
Level B - B09

14:15

#417A The Servant Leader in You: Eight Everyday Stories to Learn from
What is the path towards servant leadership? With the help of eight stories—each with a focus on one or more servant leadership aspects—this presentation describes the approach that distinguishes a servant leader, how this has emerged over time, and how a servant leader brings value to the team.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe who servant leaders are in real life, what they do, and how they act;
(2) examine how to foster servant leadership.

Speakers
avatar for Dario Morandotti, PMP

Dario Morandotti, PMP

Principal Consultant
Dario Morandotti is a believer in passion - personally and professionally - in intelligence, in courage and wisdom of the team. He has the privilege to work with scary smart people - either colleagues, friends, clients and partners - who are solving hard problems and change the w... Read More →
avatar for Dalia Vodice, PMP

Dalia Vodice, PMP

Consultant
Dalia Vodice has 15 years of experience in project management, consulting and training. She manages projects often involving a large number of stakeholders and acts as a coach for team members, facilitating communication and knowledge transfer. She is certified as a Project Manag... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 14:15 - 15:30
Level B - B06

14:55

#417C Product Education Session: How to Leverage Automation in Your Project Management Workflow with Wrike
With the rapid pace of digital transformation, project managers increasingly need to be more agile in order to keep up with the steadily growing complexity of work. Automation has become vital in the digital economy and will assist project managers to scale and focus on strategic tasks. We will show you how to utilize Wrike's automation features to reach operational excellence.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe how to automate work intake with request forms and auto assignment;
(2) identify how to optimise processes with templates and proofing and approval feature

Speakers
avatar for Craig McCoy

Craig McCoy

Wrike, Customer Success Manager
Craig has been working as Customer Success Manager with companies spanning a broad range of industries such as marketing, pharma, engineering and IT for the past five years. Since October 2016 he has been assisting Wrike clients to help implement the tool successfully. He works c... Read More →



Monday May 7, 2018 14:55 - 15:30
Level A - A08

15:45

#423 Applying the MERIL-DE Model to Drive Successful Strategy Execution
Click here for a Video Introduction from Anton Olivier.

A new conceptual model to improve strategy execution will be presented. The ‘MERIL-DE Model’ integrates nine vital strategy execution components, namely: 1) Leadership, 2) Strategic Planning, 3) Project Management, 4) Alignment, 5) Performance Management (MERIL cycle of Measure, Evaluate, Report, Improve, and Learn ), 6) Drive, 7) Engagement, 8) Risk Management, and 9) Stakeholder Management. To apply this model,  each organisation has to build its own unique, tailor-made ‘Stratex Car’—with the wheels representing project management.


At the conclusion of  this session, participants will be able to:
(1) integrate the nine vital strategy execution components of the MERIL-DE  conceptual model (project management being one);
(2) apply the MERIL-DE model by developing their own ‘Stratex Car,’ based  on their calculated Total Strategy Execution Capacity.

Speakers
avatar for Anton Olivier, PMP

Anton Olivier, PMP

Stratex Consulting, CEO
Anton is a PMP and PhD graduate with research in developing a conceptual model for closing the strategic execution gap in the public sector. He also holds two engineering degrees and two masters degrees in management. As CEO of Stratex Consulting with 30 years’ experience in 10... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 15:45 - 17:00
Level B - B09

15:45

#419 Agile Droplets in a Waterfall World
We all know that life is not in black and white; nor is project management. An experienced project manager knows when and how to adapt project management tools and techniques so that they can help the most, are relevant, and add value to their projects and organisations. This presentation advocates using agile practices in waterfall projects, and gives examples from real-life situations where specific practices (scrum, Kanban) were successfully used.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe how today's business conditions require the best mixture of tools and techniques, no matter if they are predictive or agile;
(2) analyse projects and their environments and decide when and how agile practices can be applied.

Speakers
avatar for Simona Bonghez, PMP

Simona Bonghez, PMP

Colors in Projects, Managing Director
Simona Bonghez, Ph.D., Managing Director of Colors in Projects, has over 20 years’ experience in Project and Change Management. Author and speaker at Project Management conferences, she is leading the delivery of consulting services and training programs of her company both in... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 15:45 - 17:00
Level B - B06

15:45

#421 Engaging Stakeholders: Whose Job Is It Anyway?
We never hear about ‘outsourcing’ the human side of projects to a third party. Rather, they incorporate principles of leadership, team building, and stakeholder engagement into project management practices and standards. Good project management relies not just on managing requirements, but also on managing change and ever-evolving stakeholder needs. Crises come without notice. Are you equipped to get the good, the bad, and the ugly stakeholders to buy-in?


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) demonstrate the skills necessary to address the myriad issues affecting stakeholder engagement and change adoption;
(2) identify tools and techniques for better stakeholder engagement as well as strategies for obtaining stakeholder buy-in.

Speakers
avatar for Mohammad Abdulaal, PMP

Mohammad Abdulaal, PMP

ISFD, Crowdfunding Consultant
BSc. Comm. Engineering, PMP. Volunteer leader, education leader and corporate leader; PMI-AGC Chapter Leader with PMI-AGC since 2004, supporting Onboarding program and Certification & Education. Education Leader, Teaching (part-time) project management courses for the local engin... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 15:45 - 17:00
Level A - A04

15:45

#420 Transformers: Navigating Complexity in Projects of the Future
Using interactive activities, this session will allow participants to learn about the trends that are transforming the projects of the future. Participants will walk away with skills that they can use to navigate the complexities of such projects.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe how the future of work is changing;
(2) explain what project managers need to do today to be ready for the projects of the future.

Speakers
avatar for Mohamed Khalifa, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-SP, PMI-PBA

Mohamed Khalifa, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-SP, PMI-PBA

Lifelong, Director, Consultancy & Solutions
Mohamed Khalifa Hassan, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, LIMC Alumni, is a renowned project management consultant and speaker. Mohamed possesses a unique combination of broad-based skills, gained from more than 20 years of project management practice. He has developed... Read More →
avatar for Muhammad A. B. Ilyas, PMP, PgMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-SP

Muhammad A. B. Ilyas, PMP, PgMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-SP

Lifelong, CEO
Muhammad A. B. Ilyas is an organizational transformation specialist with expertise in organizational project management, information systems and corporate governance. With over 16 years of experience in the industry, he has also trained hundreds of professionals from different se... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 15:45 - 17:00
Level B - B08

15:45

(ENCORE) #424 The Impact of Digitisation on Project Management and Future Skillset Needs
Click here for a Video Introduction from John Daly.

Digitisation, artificial intelligence, and automation are transforming how we interact personally, and professionally, across every industry and vertical. This presentation will review the change occurring around us within this fourth industrial revolution, the changing workforce and workplace dynamics, how we will manage projects, and what skills we will need in just a few years to keep pace with this change.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) explain what digitisation is and how it will impact project management and their project teams;
(2) identify what skillsets will be needed to keep pace with this change, and how a PMO can help accelerate transformation.

Speakers
avatar for John Daly, PMP, PgMP, PfMP

John Daly, PMP, PgMP, PfMP

Cisco Systems, Director
John Daly is a Director in Cisco Advanced Service Global PMO, managing a global team of project and program managers. John began his career as an engineer and quickly moved into project and program management, and has been working in that field for over 12 years. John holds a Bac... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 15:45 - 17:00
Level A - A08

15:45

#418 Ethical Leadership and Decision Making: The Business Case and Construction Tools
Ethics, workplace situations, sustainable development, and social responsibility are becoming the cutting-edge value differentiators in today’s market. Having a clear strategy for addressing these dimensions is the key success factor that will make the difference between surviving or disappearing. But there's also a business case in ethical leadership, one that will allow you to increase profits, performance, and efficiency on your projects—and throughout your organisation.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) identify the aspects of business ethics, corporate social and societal responsibility, and define a strategy integrating these aspects;
(2) explain how to realise objectives by harnessing benefits of an ethical business framework and enhance your reputation as a trusted partner.

Speakers
avatar for Olivier Lazar, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-SP, CAPM, PMI-PBA

Olivier Lazar, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-SP, CAPM, PMI-PBA

The Valense Palatine Group, Managing Partner
Olivier Lazar is an organizational architecture consultant, coach, and trainer, as well as a graduate with a master’s degree and an executive MBA in strategy, project, and program management from the Lille Graduate School of Management and from the PMI Leadership Institute Mast... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 15:45 - 17:00
Level A - A05

15:45

CANCELLED - #422 Wisdom of Governance, Path to Success
This session is focused on presenting a programme governance framework, Contingent Governance Framework for Programs, which is adaptable to the context of the programme. In order to be effective, the governance frameworks have to adapt to the evolving programme context. This will result in provisioning of effective organisational oversight that will assist the programme in delivering its objectives, instead of creating additional layers of reporting, resulting in delayed decisions and an inefficient working environment.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) explain the impact of context and situation in governance of projects and programmes;
(2) design and implement a governance framework for programmes that is sensitive to the programme's context.

Speakers
avatar for Muhammad Ehsan Khan, PMP, PgMP

Muhammad Ehsan Khan, PMP, PgMP

Inseyab Consulting and Information Solutions LLC, CEO and Co-Founder
Dr. Muhammad Ehsan Khan is an entrepreneur and an internationally acknowledged professional on the subject of Governance of Strategic Initiatives. An award-winning strategist with over a decade of leadership success, and a career that has driven multi-million dollar projects for... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 15:45 - 17:00
Level A - A08
 
Tuesday, May 8
 

08:00

#506 Off-site Learning Session: Airport Berlin Brandenburg BER
Under construction since 2006, the Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) was designed to serve 27 million passengers and intended to open November 2011.  Take part in this unique off-site learning session where we will begin with a short presentation on the strategic planning efforts followed by a walking tour of airport.  Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and casual clothing.  

Group transportation from the bcc to BER will be provided (pick up at the bcc is 8.00).  

Advanced reservations are required.  Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. If already registered for EMEA Congress, please access your registration confirmation to reserve your seat.

Video Introduction: Berlin's Brandenburg "Ghost Airport" Still Shut

Tuesday May 8, 2018 08:00 - 12:00
TBA

08:15

#501 Product Theatre: Hybrid PPM with ONEPOINT Projects - From Simple Projects to Strategic Management
ONEPOINT Projects integrates simple, traditional, agile, and Jira projects into a single, easy-to-use, web-based PPM solution. By scaling from an ultra-lightweight base product to extensive PPM functionality ranging from detailed project planning, controlling, and status reporting to strategic management via optional modules, ONEPOINT grows with your project organization and maturity level. Learn how we can help you to further professionalize your project management without a steep learning curve or introducing unnecessary complexity.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) evaluate how ONEPOINT's unique approach to hybrid project management can effectively support and improve their existing PPM processes.

Speakers
avatar for Gerald Aquila

Gerald Aquila

ONEPOINT Projects GmbH, Founder and CEO
Gerald Aquila is the founder and CEO of Onepoint. His core responsibilities include marketing, finance, business development, as well as product management. Since 1996 Mr. Aquila was able to gain substantial experience in the areas of software development, project management, pro... Read More →



Tuesday May 8, 2018 08:15 - 08:45
Level B - B09

09:00

#504 Winning Well: Becoming a More Strategic Project Manager
Click here for a Video Introduction from Karin Hurt and David Dye.

What differentiates a GOOD project manager from a GREAT one? Two critical skills: strategic thinking and influence. In this strategic, highly interactive program, you will learn and practice tools and techniques for becoming a more strategic project manager. We will start with 8 foundational leadership behaviours guaranteed to build your influence and impact, and then work with practical tools to help you take your strategic influence to the next level.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
(1) identify and give examples of strategic objectives, roadblocks, and the strategic impact of ongoing projects;
(2) demonstrate influence with executives, peers, and project teams during times of uncertainty and change.


Speakers
avatar for David Dye

David Dye

Let's Grow Leaders, President
Author and international keynote speaker David Dye gives leaders the roadmap they need to transform results. David works with leaders around the world who want to achieve breakthrough results without losing their soul (or mind) in the process. He gets it because he’s been there... Read More →
avatar for Karin Hurt

Karin Hurt

Let's Grow Leaders, CEO
Author and international keynote speaker Karin Hurt inspires transformational change.Recently named on Inc’s list of 100 Great Leadership Speakers and American Management Association’s 50 Leaders to Watch, Karin Hurt helps leaders from around the world achieve breakthrough re... Read More →


Tuesday May 8, 2018 09:00 - 12:00
Level B - B06

09:00

#505 Apply Your Strengths to Build Productive Teams
**This workshop includes 45 minutes of pre-work.  Space is limited - reserve your seat!

Decades of research have proven that when people are given the opportunity to do what they do best every day, the effect on the individual, team, and organizational performance is powerful. The problem is that most people aren’t able to accurately identify their own strengths and therefore can’t intentionally use them.

In this interactive workshop, you will learn more about the research behind a strengths-based approach to leadership and management.

Pre-work
In order to maximize the learning from this workshop, participants will need to complete a personal StrengthsFinder Assessment in advance of attending this workshop. Once completed, you will need to bring a copy of your assessment results to this workshop. Details regarding how to complete this assessment will be emailed to participants once your reservation to attend has been received.

Space is limited.


At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
(1) identify how you use your innate talents and learn how to focus on your strengths in a weakness-based world;
(2) explain what you bring to a team and where to form complementary partnerships to be more effective.

Speakers
avatar for Conor Traynor

Conor Traynor

AECOM, Project Manager
Conor is currently a consultant project manager for AECOM in Cambridge, UK. He has responsibility for coordinating construction projects and works on everything from small office fit outs to multimillion pound new builds and renovations. He works with a veriety of teams and clien... Read More →


Tuesday May 8, 2018 09:00 - 12:00
Level B - B09

09:00

#502 Making Innovation Happen!
This is your chance to join Rowan Gibson – the man Forbes magazine calls ‘one of the most recognized thought leaders in business innovation’ – for a unique workshop experience that will change the way you think about business creativity.

In an inspiring atmosphere, together with your project management peers, you’ll get the opportunity to learn firsthand how to use Rowan’s proprietary 4 Lenses of Innovation™ methodology - one of the world’s most powerful tools for systematic innovation. After briefly introducing the process, the participants will be split into four sets of teams, one dedicated to each of his lenses:

(1) Challenging Orthodoxies – questioning deeply-held beliefs and conventional assumptions inside your company and your industry
(2) Harnessing Trends – using the power of discontinuous change to substantially alter the rules of the game and to drive industry disruption
(3) Leveraging Resources – repurposing and recombining core competencies and strategic assets in order to stretch into new growth opportunities
(4) Understanding Needs – learning to live inside the customer’s skin, identifying unmet needs and designing solutions from the customer backward.

During this workshop, you and your peers will use the lenses to stretch your thinking along new lines and generate exciting strategic insights for innovating around products, services, processes, markets, strategies and business models – to create new value for your customers. Most importantly, you will be able to take away a practical and proven methodology for innovation that you can start using right away inside your own organization. It’s a workshop you definitely don’t want to miss!

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
(1) describe the 4 Lenses of Innovation methodology;
(2) demonstrate tools for generating innovative processes within your organisation to create new value for your customers.

Speakers
avatar for Rowan Gibson

Rowan Gibson

Author of "The 4 Lenses of Innovation”, President of INPIRIUM, Co-Founder of www.innovationexcellence.com
Rowan Gibson is “one of the most recognised thought leaders in business innovation” (Forbes). He is a top keynote speaker and management educator in 62 countries across the globe, and has been a “strategic secret weapon” and change catalyst for a long list of Fortune 500 companies. He is the internationally bestselling author of 3 major books (Rethinking The Future (1996), Innovation to the Core (Harvard Business School Press 2008) and The Four Lenses of Innovation (2015) which have been published in 25 languages. He is a trusted strategic advisor to both the private and public sector all over the world. In 2015, Rowan received the prestigious “Global Leader of Innovation” award for his significant contribution to the field of innovation strategy. He was also nominated and shortlisted for the 2015 Thinkers 50 Innovation Award.Rowan has addressed a long list of major organisations, including Accenture, Apple, Barclays, BASF, Bayer, British Telecom, Carlsberg, Coca-Cola, Credit Suisse, Dell Technologies, Dow Chemicals, Foxconn, Generali Group, Haier, Harley-Davidson, Heineken, Heinz, Hershey’s, Hugo Boss, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, KIA Motors, Levi Strauss, Lockheed Martin, Mars, McCain Foods, Microsoft, Philips, P&G, Roche, Siemens, Steelcase, Swarovski, Telefonica, Volkswagen, Volvo, and many others. Rowan Gibson is President of INPIRIUM and co-founder of... Read More →


Tuesday May 8, 2018 09:00 - 12:00
Level C - C01

09:00

#503 Escape from Earth! A Project Management Board Game
Do you like playing board games? Join us in this unique workshop where you be able to better understand and put into practice your project management skills!

The year is 2117.  Earth is in danger.  The planet became hostile to human life some years ago.  The future of humanity is at stake.  The only option is to leave Earth.

This project is called Possible Mission.  How will you plan to move humanity to another planet?  The entire world depends on YOU for this mission.

At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:
(1) illustrate waterfall versus adaptive planning;
(2) describe the benefits of good program management;
(3) demonstrate the practice of Earned Value Method.

Speakers
avatar for Miguel Rodriguez, PMP, PMI-ACP

Miguel Rodriguez, PMP, PMI-ACP

Netmind, Consulting Director
Miquel Rodríguez is an experienced trainer and consultant who has dedicated his career helping organizations get the most out of their IT projects and teams. Currently he is the Consulting Director at Netmind, working with large enterprises to lead organizational improvements an... Read More →
avatar for Santi Alcaide, PMP

Santi Alcaide, PMP

Play To Growth, CEO
Santi has a passion for games. He believes playing guarantees that knowledge and experience flow anchors each learning topic into our deepest brain. His 20-year career includes several experiences in dot com start-ups, General Manager positions in IT Consultancy and Training comp... Read More →


Tuesday May 8, 2018 09:00 - 12:00
Level A - A04

09:00

#507 Off-site Learning Session: Berlin Central Station - Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the central train station in Berlin and is also the largest railway station in Europe.  After 10 years of construction, this facility is considered a masterpiece in logistics that included excavations of 1.5 million cubic meters of earth.  Join this off-site learning session to learn more about the history of this site and complexities involved in constructing what is considered to be the station that became Berlin’s importance as the capital city of a reunited Germany. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and casual clothing.  

Group transportation from the bcc to Berlin Train Station will be provided (pick up at the bcc is 9.00).  

Advanced reservations are required. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. If already registered for EMEA Congress, please access your registration confirmation to reserve your seat.

Tuesday May 8, 2018 09:00 - 12:00
TBA

13:30

#512A Treat Stakeholders With the Spirit of Omotenashi for Project Success
Omotenashi is a keyword for a winning 2020 Tokyo Olympics. With an estimated 8.5 million international visitors, according to the Tokyo metropolitan government, how do we meet the expectations of all these stakeholders? Omotenashi is a Japanese word which loosely translates as ‘selfless hospitality.’ We will look at how some businesses in Japan practice omotenashi, as well as how omotenashi and agile relate to developers and users.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) define the concept of omotenashi from a historical and contemporary point of view;
(2) apply omotenashi towards achieving stakeholder satisfaction for project success.

Speakers
avatar for Hiroko Nagaya, PMP

Hiroko Nagaya, PMP

Aska Planning, Inc., CEO
Hiroko received her MBA from Ohio State University, Ph.D from Hokkaido University, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She worked as a project manager for over 25 years at several multi-national companies. She served as the Secretary General of the PMI Japan... Read More →
avatar for King To Chu, PMP

King To Chu, PMP

Aska Planning, Inc., Adjunct Professor, Hokkaido University
King T. Chu is an adjunct professor at Hokkaido University lecturing on project management. King is also a project manager for a mobile and web applications development company based in Singapore.He has over 25 years of experience in the finance and IT industry, covering banking... Read More →


Tuesday May 8, 2018 13:30 - 14:45
Level B - B09

13:30

#508 A Brazilian Project Experience from an Italian Project Manager’s Perspective
Click here for a Video Introduction from Paola Mosca.

This presentation details an Italian project manager’s experience in leading a project in a big, Brazilian city. The team she had to manage was mainly composed of local people who had the goal of acquiring knowledge and skills about an Italian product. Both the project manager and the internal team had to reach mutual trust and commitment. The focus of this presentation is on cultural differences.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) compare cultural differences between team members and various stakeholders;
(2) describe valuable skills to help manage intercultural teams and projects.

Speakers
avatar for Paola Mosca, PMP

Paola Mosca, PMP

Project Manager
Paola has a degree in physics and started working in a famous Italian company, Olivetti in the 1980s. Today we call that period IT archaeological time. She started as a programmer, working with a small group dedicated to the first prototypes of industrial automation. It was a fan... Read More →


Tuesday May 8, 2018 13:30 - 14:45
Level A - A04

13:30

#509 Dude, Where's My Control?! Transitioning from Project Manager to Scrum Master
Many project managers are transitioning into the role of scrum master, and are failing or struggling with the change due to the lack of support or limited training from their organisation. Come with me on this journey to discover what the most common issues are, how they are presented in the real world, how you can think more agile in your projects, and what you can do to be a better scrum master.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) review the issues that project managers find when transitioning to scrum master;
(2) identify the strategies that you can implement in your own projects to resolve issues that you face.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Luijbregts, PMP

Emily Luijbregts, PMP

EmThePM, Project Manager
Emily has been working in Project Management for over 10 years. She's held a variety of different positions so has a detailed understanding of what it takes to be part of a successful project and what to do when it fails. She excels working within international organisations and... Read More →


Tuesday May 8, 2018 13:30 - 14:45
Level B - B08

13:30

#511 Digital Transformation: Leading Organisations to the Promised Land
Click here for a Video Introduction from Dan Lefsky.

The past few decades have seen businesses and their leaders become largely buzzword-driven. Each year or two, a new buzz comes out that is going to disrupt the existing model. ‘Disruption’ itself has become too much of a buzzword, and its overuse is diminishing its value. In this session, we will discuss how to successfully drive an organisation forward on digital transformation, and see the value creation promised by Big Data and business intelligence.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe the challenges of digital transformation and learn how to successfully lead an organisation to realise its benefits;
(2) identify best practices for managing major digital initiatives, driving adoption, and obtaining stakeholder buy-in.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Lefsky, PMP

Dan Lefsky, PMP

BlueSoft Sp. z o. o, Vice President, US and Western European Operations
Dan Lefsky is the Vice President of Bluesoft Sp. z o. o and has been building state-of-the-art technology solutions for major global organizations for 20 years. Three years ago, he moved from New Jersey to Paris to grow his business and to be able to help organisations around the... Read More →


Tuesday May 8, 2018 13:30 - 14:45
Level B - B06

13:30

#512B Product Education Session: Scaled Agile - Opportunities for Project Managers in the Lean-Agile Enterprise with SAFe®
The shift towards Lean-Agile approaches for software and systems development continues to grow at an accelerated rate. As a result, the opportunities for project managers in the midst of this transition have never been greater. Over 70% of the Fortune 100 are using the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) to implement Lean-Agile practices. This session will outline the opportunities for project managers within the context of SAFe, as well as how SAFe addresses core PMI knowledge areas such as:

- Scope management
- Time management
- Cost management
- Quality management
- Risk management

There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the end of the presentation.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) demonstrate a high level understanding of SAFe®, the Scaled Agile Framework®
(2) identify the opportunities for Project Managers within the SAFe context

Speakers
avatar for Michael Stump

Michael Stump

Scaled Agile, Vice President of Partner Development
Michael Stump is a Lean-Agile Leader and mentor to executives on state-of-the-art SAFe practices in and beyond the software industry. His consulting and management experience enables him to lead, manage, and advise companies through great organizational change. As an advisory boa... Read More →



Tuesday May 8, 2018 13:30 - 14:45
Level A - A08

13:30

#510 Beyond Humans: Using Machine Learning to Calculate Contingency for Systemic Risks
**An encore of this session is available on Wednesday, 9 May, 10.30 (#607).

Systemic risks are seldom considered by project teams when risk assessments are done, yet systemic risks are very often the cause of spectacular project overruns. Systemic risks include factors such as speed of decision making, project team competence, project management methodologies, and the socioeconomic environment. This presentation shows how machine learning in the form of artificial neural networks can be used to predict the impact of systemic risks on a project.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) identify and classify the systemic risks that may impact your projects;
(2) use artificial neural networks to model systemic risks and predict their time and cost impacts to your projects.

Speakers
avatar for Werner Meyer, PMP

Werner Meyer, PMP

ProjectLink Consulting (Pty) Ltd, Director
Dr. Werner Meyer is a director at ProjectLink, a project management consulting and training company in South Africa.Werner obtained his PhD in Strategy, Program, and Portfolio Management from SKEMA Business School France, and has more than 20 years’ experience in project, progr... Read More →


Tuesday May 8, 2018 13:30 - 14:45
Level A - A05

15:15

#513 Improve Organisational Flow and Performance by Climbing Kanban’s Maturity Ladder
Click here for a Video Introduction from Annette Vendelbo.

Kanban is often used at the team/project level, but the fact that Kanban scales to the portfolio/strategic level is still a well-kept secret. This presentation will reveal this secret, and explain how you can lead your organisation step by step towards higher agile maturity. Kanban’s six maturity levels will be explained, and you will receive practical advice—spiced with real-life examples—on how you can climb the maturity ladder and maximise the benefits of your Kanban implementation.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) assess where your organisation is on its agile journey, and how applying Kanban's maturity levels can help you get further;
(2) identify how the different types of Kanban boards will move you from team/project Kanban to mature portfolio and strategic Kanban.

Speakers
avatar for Annette Vendelbo, PMP, PMI-ACP

Annette Vendelbo, PMP, PMI-ACP

Xvoto ApS, Project Director, Agile Specialist
Annette’s background is 25 years of project management/line management in global consultancies, eg. Digital/Compaq/HP, and Avanade. In 2008 she founded Xvoto, a consultancy delivering agile project/program management, and Kanban/Scrum coaching and training. During the past year... Read More →


Tuesday May 8, 2018 15:15 - 16:30
Level A - A04

15:15

#515 Reforming Transfer of Knowledge on Projects of the Future
This session provides a critique of traditional approaches used in transferring lessons, and advocates the use of techniques that not only make it fun to perform the exercise, but also ensure more objective outcomes which can be effectively leveraged on future projects. Strategies for handling troubled initiatives are also presented.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe the shortcomings of the traditional approaches used for transferring lessons;
(2) use fun-filled strategies that ensure objective documentation and the transfer of lessons learned.

Speakers
avatar for Mohamed Khalifa, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-SP, PMI-PBA

Mohamed Khalifa, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-SP, PMI-PBA

Lifelong, Director, Consultancy & Solutions
Mohamed Khalifa Hassan, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, LIMC Alumni, is a renowned project management consultant and speaker. Mohamed possesses a unique combination of broad-based skills, gained from more than 20 years of project management practice. He has developed... Read More →
avatar for Muhammad A. B. Ilyas, PMP, PgMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-SP

Muhammad A. B. Ilyas, PMP, PgMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-SP

Lifelong, CEO
Muhammad A. B. Ilyas is an organizational transformation specialist with expertise in organizational project management, information systems and corporate governance. With over 16 years of experience in the industry, he has also trained hundreds of professionals from different se... Read More →


Tuesday May 8, 2018 15:15 - 16:30
Level B - B08

15:15

#516 Digital Thinking as a Change-Booster in the Public and Banking Sectors
‘Digital thinking’ is a commonly used term in today’s business environment. It is increasingly impacting daily business operations. That is why it is essential to pose some vital questions: How does digital transformation impact the day-to-day routines of project managers? Does a change of how business operates impact our project management habits? Shall we stick to well-known and already proven project management approaches? Is ‘being agile’ enough for being the successful manager of the transformational project?


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) generate your organizational-leadership skillset in the world of digital;
(2) illustrate the link between global trends and daily project management activities.

Speakers
avatar for Olga Nadskakula, PMP

Olga Nadskakula, PMP

HSBC London, Global Risk Programme Manager
Olga is a results-driven manager with broad experience in consulting, programme and project management, process optimization and change implementation. She has experience in driving complex business solutions to all levels in the organisation. Olga has over 12 years of experience... Read More →
avatar for Slawomir Polukord, PMP

Slawomir Polukord, PMP

Qumak S.A., CEO
Slawomir Polukord graduated from the Wroclaw University of Technology with a degree in Computer Science as well as from the Polish-American Business School, Executive MBA program. Expert in project management, a George Washington University’s Associate in Project Management, me... Read More →


Tuesday May 8, 2018 15:15 - 16:30
Level A - A05

15:15

#514 Pivot-Point – From Me to We: A True Story of Leadership Transformation
Choosing the path of an examined life enhances your humanity and accelerates your capacity to influence. Becoming alive to how words and actions impact others puts this journey into motion. However, this choice is not for the faint of heart. Great leaders know what to DO and how to BE. Knowing and demonstrating this balance is the essence of leadership. Attend this session to hear about a journey from force and coercion to influence and commitment.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) identify and assess career-limiting behaviours;
(2) prepare an action plan to enhance the ability to motivate and inspire others.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Bristol, PMP, PMI-SP

Phil Bristol, PMP, PMI-SP

Projectivity Solutions, Inc., CEO
Phil has over 25 years of business experience with a focus on strategic planning, business process improvement, enterprise-wide project management, and leadership development. He has produced significant bottom-line results for Fortune 500 companies such as Sun Microsystems, Appl... Read More →


Tuesday May 8, 2018 15:15 - 16:30
Level B - B06

15:15

#518 Tips and Techniques for Managing Those Difficult Project Stakeholders
Click here for a Video Introduction from Dana Brownlee.

One of the biggest challenges project managers face is trying to manage a wide variety of stakeholders with different personalities, perspectives, and priorities.  More often than not, they don't align and the project manager is left trying to keep everyone happy while ensuring project results don't suffer. This session explores different varieties of the ‘difficult stakeholder’ and provides specific techniques that project managers can use to effectively manage each one.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) examine key project management tools and templates to get everyone on the same page and avoid confusion;
(2) construct a culture of accountability and manage key stakeholders to create a more positive project environment.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Brownlee, PMP

Dana Brownlee, PMP

Professionalism Matters, Inc., President
Dana Brownlee is an acclaimed corporate trainer, speaker, and workshop facilitator helping individuals and teams reach new levels of performance. After years of team leadership and project management experience with AT&T, IBM Consulting, and EMC, in 2003 Ms. Brownlee founded Prof... Read More →


Tuesday May 8, 2018 15:15 - 16:30
Level B - B09

15:15

#517 The Military Decision-Making Process for Civilian Project Managers
This presentation teaches participants a subset of the Military Decision-Making Process, providing a repeatable way to prioritise requirements and select between multiple Courses of Action. Participants will learn when, how, and where the creating of a weighted scorecard system can be used to differentiate between multiple options, incorporate different subject matter experts, streamline cost and schedule, and transfer risk in decision making.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) utilise the Military Decision-Making Process to prioritise requirements, minimise risk, and maximise return on resource investment;
(2) utilise the Military Decision-Making Process to back-up and legitimise controversial decisions.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Langdon, PMP, PMI-ACP

Michael Langdon, PMP, PMI-ACP

RBR-Technologies, Project Manager
Michael Langdon started his career as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps. After commissioning as the youngest commissioned officer in the military, he spent 5 years as a Communications Officer supporting the warfighter in the Far and Middle East. After starting a family... Read More →
avatar for Donald Ruschaupt, PMP

Donald Ruschaupt, PMP

RBR-Technologies, Project Manager
With over 20 years of professional experience, Mr. Ruschaupt is a senior project leader with proven excellence in technology and strategic delivery projects within the federal, commercial, and nonprofit sectors. Mr. Ruschaupt’s background and experience enables him to communica... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Lee, PMP

Daniel Lee, PMP

RBR-Technologies, Project Manager
Daniel Lee is a trusted national security adviser with over 14 years of experience consulting for US Federal Government Agencies.  As a project manager with RBR Technologies, Mr. Lee leads PMO activities focused on delivering technical cybersecurity solutions for the US Departme... Read More →


Tuesday May 8, 2018 15:15 - 16:30
Level A - A08
 
Wednesday, May 9
 

08:15

(ENCORE) #600 Product Theatre: Introducing the Second Edition of HBM Award for Innovation In Project Management
The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management was launched in 2015 under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, with the aim to encourage and promote the innovation culture in the project management field. It includes four categories celebrating individuals, teams, organizations and academia, and offers eight awards recognizing the successes of participants with cash prizes totaling $710,000.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) describe the eligibility and evaluation criteria for these awards which recognize successful innovation in project management.

Speakers
avatar for Diya Khalil

Diya Khalil

Roads and Transport Authority Dubai, Project Manager
Diya is a Project Manager at Future Section, Roads and Transport Authority – Dubai.



Wednesday May 9, 2018 08:15 - 08:45
Level B - B09

09:00

#601 Delivering Real Value in Business Consulting Projects – The Agile Way
As a business consultant, how do I know if my consulting project delivers genuine value? Do I know how to guarantee it? How can I convince my sponsors that this is a fact? If you ask yourself these questions more than once a week, you are lucky—you have a very exciting consulting project! Let me share my experience of dealing with delivering value in such projects.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) select the right business analysis and project management approach techniques for successful business consulting;
(2) effectively validate the results of consulting efforts together with key stakeholders.

Speakers
avatar for Maciej Kaniewski, PMP, PMI-PBA

Maciej Kaniewski, PMP, PMI-PBA

EOS Sp.j., Partner
Maciej Kaniewski is an experienced project manager, business analyst and software architect focused on the automotive market: wholesale import and distribution, car finance, fleet management, after-sales, new mobility and insurance. He is a service provider for several car brands... Read More →


Wednesday May 9, 2018 09:00 - 10:15
Level B - B06

09:00

#602 Complex Project Success: Practical Steps to Create Problem-Solving Teams
Click here for a Video Introduction from Henk van Huyssteen.

If a project is too complex to understand up front, how do we plan for its delivery? The answer is to view the project as a changing collection of complex problems, and the delivery team as a complex, problem-solving organisation. Practical steps are explored for project leaders to set up projects as learning teams and to recognise and resolve the typical learning impediments that lead complex projects to failure.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) set up, enable, and lead problem-solving teams that are able to successfully deliver complex projects;
(2) describe the social factors that influence collaboration and decision-making effectiveness in delivery teams.

Speakers
avatar for Henk van Huyssteen, PMP

Henk van Huyssteen, PMP

Deloitte Consulting, Senior Programme Manager
Henk van Huyssteen delivers complex, business technology programmes for large organisations. He specialises in defining delivery strategies and models to achieve aggressive timelines or to turn around projects in trouble.Originally qualified and practicing as a chemical engineer... Read More →


Wednesday May 9, 2018 09:00 - 10:15
Level B - B08

09:00

#603 Implementing a Programme Management Office Model for Testing – aka TMO
A programme management office (PMO) is a well-established discipline on large programmes across industries. Application of this principle on specific domains allows increased focus or implementation of project management best practices. This session will cover the what, why, who, when, and how of the PMO model, and how it can be applied to specific disciplines such as testing. Testing is an area that is critical to complex projects, but it often has the least project management knowledge and cadence.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) apply the PMO model to a specific discipline or software development phase (e.g., testing);
(2) scale or apply the project management discipline in nontraditional ways.

Speakers
avatar for Amruta Oak, PMP

Amruta Oak, PMP

Kaiser Permanente, Executive Director, Program Management Services
Amruta Oak is a leader in Program management and Delivery across multiple industries over the past 20 years. She has been a Project management expert and helped organizations and project teams establish best practices in this field. Amruta leads project management adoption and ma... Read More →


Wednesday May 9, 2018 09:00 - 10:15
Level B - B09

09:00

#604 Leading Effective Virtual Teams - Open Forum
In today’s business environment, virtual teams are becoming the norm as more workers opt to telecommute and organizations work to leverage distributed talents around the world. According to research, virtual teams, if managed well, can dramatically improve employee productivity and outperform co-located teams. Yet, leading an effective virtual team requires specific leadership skills. Join this open forum to learn how to lead virtual teams that  successfully deliver value.

Note: We will be using the brainwriting technique in this session.

At the conclusion of this open forum, participants will be able to:
(1) demonstrate leadership skills to encourage collaboration across cultures, time zones, and multi-generational divide;
(2) apply communication tips to develop performance from afar;
(3) achieve an effective and functioning team in a virtual context.

Moderators
avatar for Fiona Charonnat, PMP

Fiona Charonnat, PMP

Ericsson, Customer Project and Program Management Process Owner
With almost 30 years in the telecommunications business working with Ericsson in project, quality, change and  process management,  Fiona  Charonnat is currently the Business Requirements Manager and process owner for Customer Project and Program Management models, processes... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hagit Landman, PMP, PMI-SP

Hagit Landman, PMP, PMI-SP

H. Landman Consulting, Senior Consultant
Hagit Landman, PMP, PMI-SP, MBA is a program and project management consultant with more than 25 years of experience in multidisciplinary projects.Ms. Landman specializes in program and project management methodology and implementation and has defined and implemented Enterprise P... Read More →
avatar for Ibrahim Dani, PMP

Ibrahim Dani, PMP

Optus Australia, Director of Governance
Ibrahim Dani (MBA, PMP) is a business leader and a speaker with more than 30 years industry experience, including more than 20 years in project and program management. His experience spans distribution, banking, finance and telecommunication industries.Ibrahim is currently a Dire... Read More →
avatar for Sunday Faronbi, PMP

Sunday Faronbi, PMP

Rehoboth Consulting, Inc., President & Principal Consultant
A respected business coach and speaker, Sunny Faronbi’s professional experience of more than 25 years across 4 continents has provided him with a wealth of knowledge that he continues to draw from.Trained as an engineer and project manager, Sunny began to learn what it takes to... Read More →


Wednesday May 9, 2018 09:00 - 11:45
Level A

10:30

#605 Empowering Organisational Agility with Enterprise Architecture
This session will present how Enterprise Architecture (EA) can help an enterprise to become more agile by applying common agile practices. It will review the advantages of having proper EA practices applied at the organisational level, and confirm them with the organisational strategy. The presentation will also provide a blended approach of implementing agility in organisations. The session will end with a case study demonstrating how successful EA implementation can empower an organisation’s agility.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) prepare theoretical and technical frameworks for implementing agility in organisations/projects;
(2) explain how different architecture layers help organisations become more modular and responsive to change.

Speakers
avatar for Mustafa Dulgerler, PMP

Mustafa Dulgerler, PMP

Takaful Emarat Insurance PSC, Enterprise Architect
Mustafa Dulgerler has managed IT projects across industries ranging from intelligent transportation and healthcare to manufacturing and banking.  Mustafa specializes in leading mid-sized teams of highly skilled engineers to solve some of the most pressing challenges in enterpris... Read More →


Wednesday May 9, 2018 10:30 - 11:45
Level B - B06

10:30

#606 Half-Double Methodology: Creating Double the Impact in Half the Time
Click here for a Video Introduction from Michael Ehlers.

Despite developments in agile methodologies over the last 20 years, the potential for optimisation in projects is still significant. Current research shows that there are methodologies that can be used to reduce lead time and increase value creation of projects by 30% or more. Join this presentation to learn about the three core elements of the half-double methodology so that you can lead your projects to double the impact in half the time.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) summarise the half-double methodology and core elements of impact, flow, and leadership;
(2) explain how PMI’s project management tools can be integrated into the half-double methodology and applied to current projects.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Ehlers, PMP

Michael Ehlers, PMP

Implement Consulting Group, Partner
Michael Ehlers is a partner and consultant within Strategic Innovation and Project Execution at Implement Consulting Group. He has been dedicated to elevating the project management competencies in Global and Danish companies with Implement Consulting Group since 2006. Michael le... Read More →
avatar for Per Svejvig

Per Svejvig

Aarhus University, Associate Professor, Department of Management
Per Svejvig is an Associate Professor at the Department of Management, Aarhus University in Denmark. He holds a PhD in Enterprise Systems from Aarhus University and has more than 25 years of business experience as a manager, project manager and consultant. Per’s research intere... Read More →


Wednesday May 9, 2018 10:30 - 11:45
Level B - B08

10:30

#607 Beyond Humans: Using Machine Learning to Calculate Contingency for Systemic Risks (ENCORE)
**An encore of this session is available on Tuesday, 8 May, 13.30 [#510].

Systemic risks are seldom considered by project teams when risk assessments are done, yet systemic risks are very often the cause of spectacular project overruns. Systemic risks include factors such as speed of decision making, project team competence, project management methodologies, and the socioeconomic environment. This presentation shows how machine learning in the form of artificial neural networks can be used to predict the impact of systemic risks on a project.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) identify and classify the systemic risks that may impact your projects;
(2) use artificial neural networks to model systemic risks and predict their time and cost impacts to your projects.

Speakers
avatar for Werner Meyer, PMP

Werner Meyer, PMP

ProjectLink Consulting (Pty) Ltd, Director
Dr. Werner Meyer is a director at ProjectLink, a project management consulting and training company in South Africa.Werner obtained his PhD in Strategy, Program, and Portfolio Management from SKEMA Business School France, and has more than 20 years’ experience in project, progr... Read More →


Wednesday May 9, 2018 10:30 - 11:45
Level B - B09

12:30

#608 The Copernican Revolution in Business and Project Management
Are you aware of the Copernican revolution underway in business and management and its impact on project management? Find out how this revolution is challenging the traditional ideas of the last hundred years. In this engaging session, you will gain new insights and learn how next-generation project, programme, and PMO managers can raise their game to thrive in today’s turbulent environment. Find out what matters, how to make it matter, and how to measure what matters.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) identify the sweeping changes impacting project management, and what next-generation project managers need to do to thrive in it;
(2) discover what matters in today’s disruptive world, and how to prioritise and measure what matters.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Duggal, PMP

Jack Duggal, PMP

Projectize Group, Managing Principal
Jack Duggal is a sought-after keynote speaker, change-maker and executive. His passion is to provide new perspectives on how to manage the DANCE [Dynamic-Ambiguous-Nonlinear-Complex-Emergent] nature of projects and life in today’s disruptive world, and inspire people and organi... Read More →


Wednesday May 9, 2018 12:30 - 13:45
Level B - B08

12:30

#611 Speak with Confidence - Learn with a European Champion of Public Speaking
Break through fear and anxiety, build your confidence, increase your presence and identify your speaking strengths to develop your personal communication style for impactful speaking. Experience the combined power of mindset, message and movement to get you speaking with confidence and having FUN on any stage! Get ready for a challenging experience in an encouraging, supportive and fun environment. Did we mention challenging? Some lucky candidates will have a chance at live one-to-one feedback and coaching!

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) use simple strategies to reduce anxiety and boost confidence when speaking before an audience;
(2) identify thoughts and body language that support more confident behaviour (when speaking).

Speakers
avatar for Denise Banks-Grasedyck

Denise Banks-Grasedyck

DBG Personal and Professional Development Coaching, Speaker/Coach/Trainer
Denise Banks-Grasedyck brings out the best in leaders and teams alike. An award-winning speaker herself, she transforms smart professionals , who dream of speaking in public but fear they "aren't ready," into ever-ready, confident and influential speakers.As a semi-finalist in th... Read More →
avatar for Dyane Neiman

Dyane Neiman

Moving Speaker, Owner
With her business Moving Speaker, Dyane uses her own performance & creativity-based method to help speakers of all types influence and win audiences, customers, and deals.Business executives, leadership teams, public figures, and professionals at all levels work with her for more... Read More →


Wednesday May 9, 2018 12:30 - 13:45
Level A - A05

12:30

#612 Better Your Project Management via Lean Six Sigma (ENCORE)
**An encore of this session is available on Monday, 7 May, 14.15 [#414].

There's never been a better time to embrace Lean Six Sigma into the project management life cycle! Lean Six Sigma can complement existing project methodologies and reduce costs and risks. Join a Master Black Belt in her case study of applicability of Lean Six Sigma into project management.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) apply Lean Sigma techniques into the project management life cycle;
(2) adapt successful Lean techniques that will allow any project manager to become more Lean.

Speakers
avatar for Brigid Carney, PMP

Brigid Carney, PMP

The Argus Group, Vice President of Operations
Brigid Buchheit Carney brings more than 20 years of Project and Program Management experience in the Health Care field. Carney worked for several Fortune 100 Healthcare companies including WellPoint (Anthem), UnitedHealthcare, and Aetna, as well as smaller Managed Care companies... Read More →


Wednesday May 9, 2018 12:30 - 13:45
Level A - A08

12:30

#609 Signs of Leadership: Are You Change-Resilient and Emotionally Mature?
Click here for a Video Introduction from Fabiola Maisonnier.

What if your life changes from one day to the next, and you find out that this change may be helping you to acquire new leadership skills? Real leaders are good in relationships and collaboration. They are accountable and have a virtuous emotional maturity. Good leaders are ready to deal with and manage change effectively, as they see change as a new opportunity and are prepared to take risks.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) practice methods that will stimulate social awareness and leadership;
(2) summarise recommendations and actions to expand emotions and deal with change.

Speakers
avatar for Fabiola Maisonnier, PMP

Fabiola Maisonnier, PMP

Schlumberger, IT Process Project Manager
Fabiola Maisonnier, IT Engineer by background, is currently working as an IT Process Project Manager in Schlumberger. She has received her PMI PMP in 2007 and a certification on Project Management for the Oil and Gas Industry at Herriot Watt University in 2009. Passionate about l... Read More →


Wednesday May 9, 2018 12:30 - 13:45
Level B - B09

12:30

#610 Leading Effective Virtual Teams - Panel Discussion
In today’s global business environment, virtual teams are becoming as familiar as the traditional face-to-face team structure. Leading effective virtual teams is a necessary skill for project management leaders. In this panel discussion, we convene subject matter experts from the Wednesday morning Virtual Team Open Forum to engage in a rich dialogue regarding their insights and perspectives on ways to foster a collaborative environment of virtual teamwork.
(Note – You do not need to attend the Wednesday morning open forum to participate in this session.)

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) develop strategies to cultivate trust, respect, and engagement;
(2) plan and facilitate successful virtual meetings;
(3) enhance your leadership skills to realize effective virtual teams.

Moderators
avatar for Fiona Charonnat, PMP

Fiona Charonnat, PMP

Ericsson, Customer Project and Program Management Process Owner
With almost 30 years in the telecommunications business working with Ericsson in project, quality, change and  process management,  Fiona  Charonnat is currently the Business Requirements Manager and process owner for Customer Project and Program Management models, processes... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hagit Landman, PMP, PMI-SP

Hagit Landman, PMP, PMI-SP

H. Landman Consulting, Senior Consultant
Hagit Landman, PMP, PMI-SP, MBA is a program and project management consultant with more than 25 years of experience in multidisciplinary projects.Ms. Landman specializes in program and project management methodology and implementation and has defined and implemented Enterprise P... Read More →
avatar for Ibrahim Dani, PMP

Ibrahim Dani, PMP

Optus Australia, Director of Governance
Ibrahim Dani (MBA, PMP) is a business leader and a speaker with more than 30 years industry experience, including more than 20 years in project and program management. His experience spans distribution, banking, finance and telecommunication industries.Ibrahim is currently a Dire... Read More →
avatar for Sunday Faronbi, PMP

Sunday Faronbi, PMP

Rehoboth Consulting, Inc., President & Principal Consultant
A respected business coach and speaker, Sunny Faronbi’s professional experience of more than 25 years across 4 continents has provided him with a wealth of knowledge that he continues to draw from.Trained as an engineer and project manager, Sunny began to learn what it takes to... Read More →


Wednesday May 9, 2018 12:30 - 13:45
Level B - B06

12:30

#613 From Business Case to Realising Benefits: A Case Study of the Journey (ENCORE)
**An encore of this session is available on Monday, 7 May, 12.30 [#410].

In its starkest form, a business case is no more than an evaluation of costs and benefits to see if the change is worth it. There must be agreement about what needs to be done, how much is worth spending to get it done, and how value can be measured at the end. The project/programme is the formalised conduit for achieving this using the business case as the control document throughout.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) manage the business case as the control document for delivering requirements and benefits—and the tools for measuring them;
(2) demonstrate the value of the business case in maintaining the thread for the stated benefits (and more) to be realised.

Speakers
avatar for Heather van Wyk, PMP

Heather van Wyk, PMP

Engen Petroleum, Business Programme Manager
A Senior Project Manager by profession, Heather has been consulting to the Legal Department of a large multi-national as a Business Programme Manager on a Contract Management Solution programme for the past 2 years. Her job description includes managing all aspects of a corporate... Read More →


Wednesday May 9, 2018 12:30 - 13:45
Level A - A04

14:00

#614 Closing General Session and Keynote Speaker: Inma Martinez - "Developing Creative Approaches to Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace in the Times of Accelerated Digitalisation"
According to Dell at the World Economic Forum in 2018, 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 still haven’t been invented. Technological advances in the 21st century have exponentially accelerated progress but also digitalised all aspects of life, work and play. With this new data, machine automation will create new horizons not only in how humans assume new tasks at work but also in which ones will be delegated to automated machines, to self-reliant software programmes that will run independently to human intervention. Which will be the new skills and approaches in this new world of human + machine co-operation?

Visit the Congress Event page for more details.

Speakers
avatar for Inma Martinez

Inma Martinez

Deep Science Ventures, Venture Partner
Inma is one of Europe’s leading tech pioneers and entrepreneurs who has been behind the digital transformation of a variety of sectors since the mid-1990s. An A.I. and Innovation scientist her work has disrupted industries and gained acclaim for her ergonomic and humanistic approaches to deliver technologies that personalised and enhanced people’s lives in mobile, web, music and film. She has worked in innovation for major players in the technology and financial services sectors, as well as governments in the design of future smart cities and healthcare services. As a Data Scientist has also been involved in a number of data projects in the private sector ranging from cyberspace in education to precision livestock farming for clients like IBM, NOKIA, Intel, Vodafone, BMW, IDEO, ATOS, ARUP, and advices government agencies in the UK and the European Union in matters of digitalisation such as Big Data, Data Privacy and cybersecurity. She is currently a Venture Partner at... Read More →


Wednesday May 9, 2018 14:00 - 15:30
Level C - C01
 
Thursday, May 10
 

08:00

POST-CONGRESS EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Aligning the Organization through Portfolio Management (Day 1 of 2) [Additional registration & fee required]
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in EMEA Congress registration fee** 
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Berlin – space is limited!
 
Organizations that adopt projects as a mean to achieving change and delivering results often find it difficult to prioritize projects and to make best use of their resources; additionally, many recent surveys have demonstrated that project backlog is a major issue in organizations.  Portfolio management is a management approach that aims to align project efforts with the corporate strategy and optimize the efficient use of resources throughout the organization. This seminar focuses on three major pillars of Portfolio Management:
  • Prioritization of projects and other activities, based on their contribution to organizational benefits and their achievability
  • Allocation and prioritizing of resources between those projects and activities that have been chosen so that they can deliver the expected benefits
  • Monitoring and Controlling of the components of your Portfolio based on the construction and evolution of a Consolidated Risk Profile. 
This seminar is designed for experienced project managers, portfolio managers, chief project officers, project directors and senior managers who need to assign resources to projects to deliver corporate strategies.
 

Click here for more information about this course.

Speakers
avatar for Olivier Lazar, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-SP, CAPM, PMI-PBA

Olivier Lazar, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-SP, CAPM, PMI-PBA

The Valense Palatine Group, Managing Partner
Olivier Lazar is an organizational architecture consultant, coach, and trainer, as well as a graduate with a master’s degree and an executive MBA in strategy, project, and program management from the Lille Graduate School of Management and from the PMI Leadership Institute Mast... Read More →


Thursday May 10, 2018 08:00 - 16:00
TBA

08:00

POST-CONGRESS EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Delivering Strategic Initiatives with Program Management (Day 1 of 2) [Additional registration & fee required]
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in EMEA Congress registration fee** 
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Berlin – space is limited!
 
In the last few years, PPPM roles have expanded to include the delivery of strategic initiatives and the realization of business benefits. This course is designed to help practitioners define what program management is and is not, gain in-depth understanding of program management, and develop capacities to lead business initiatives. This will be achieved by share real-life examples with others and discussing different approaches to program management. In addition, the seminar will provide strategies for marketing program management and your programs to stakeholders.
 
Specifically:
Directors or program sponsors will develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities’ of an active sponsor.
Project managers will learn how projects contribute to a program.
Program managers will participate in role-play to develop techniques applicable for your role, from formulation to transition and closure.
Portfolio managers will develop the knowledge necessary to evaluate the contribution of program management to your business.
PMO managers will identify aspects of program management processes and procedures required to successfully realize benefits.
 

Click here for more information about this course.

Speakers
avatar for Michel Thiry, PMI Fellow

Michel Thiry, PMI Fellow

SeminarsWorld Instructor
Michel Thiry has extensive worldwide experience and has worked in many cultural environments. He is recognized as a worldwide authority in strategic applications of project, program, and value at the organizational level and has supported the development and implementation of a n... Read More →


Thursday May 10, 2018 08:00 - 16:00
TBA

08:00

POST-CONGRESS EVENT: SeminarsWorld | First Steps Toward Agility: Incorporating Agile Practices in a Waterfall Environment (Day 1 of 2) [Additional registration & fee required]
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in EMEA Congress registration fee** 
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Berlin – space is limited!
 
Both traditional (Waterfall) methodology and Agile methodology have pros and cons and can be effective ways to structure a project. For teams that are not practicing Agile, there are still Agile practices that can benefit them. Daily standups, retrospectives, and many other key Agile practices and ceremonies can benefit even a Waterfall team. For many, the most arduous part of transitioning to Agile in a waterfall environment happens at the beginning—in the uncertainty of how to put the initiative into motion.
 
In this seminar, strategies and best practices to begin incorporating Agile practices are revealed. Real-world experiences working with existing project teams to begin incorporating Agile practices and ceremonies are shared. By initiating practices, teams start to understand Agile principles and mindset and become better prepared to take the next steps on their Agile journey. Specific Agile practices, and how to adapt each one to a traditional environment, are covered.
 

Click here for more information about this course.

Speakers
avatar for Narendra (NK) Shrivastava

Narendra (NK) Shrivastava

SeminarsWorld Instructor
CEO of RefineM LLC and an experienced Project Management Consultant, Trainer, and Agile Coach. He is a highly accomplished, strategic, and business-savvy consultant with more than 25 years of experience in project management, risk management and process improvements. NK is an exp... Read More →


Thursday May 10, 2018 08:00 - 16:00
TBA

08:00

POST-CONGRESS EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Managing Difficult Stakeholders (Day 1 of 2) [Additional registration & fee required]
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in EMEA Congress registration fee** 
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Berlin – space is limited!
 
Managing the daily challenges of a project to complete objectives and meet client expectations is a challenge regardless of project size and complexity. Dealing with changing, and seemingly unreasonable, demands and requirements of the client often tests the ability of the project manager and project team to remain focused on the project deliverables. Project managers and teams must develop skills and techniques that will assist them in maintaining an effective working relationship with their clients and recognize behavior or situations that may lead to potential conflict, dissatisfaction or strained working relationships with clients. This program focuses on the importance of establishing a collaborative environment, setting and managing expectations, and dealing with clients who create difficult working environments.
 
The program is designed for project managers, project leaders, and managers who have direct contact with demanding clients and must establish effective working relationships, obtain requirements, negotiate changes, and manage client interfaces effectively. It is a highly interactive and enjoyable session.
Course Description: Project Managers and Program managers encounter many issues in the pursuit of successful completion of objectives. Among the challenges is the possibility of working with stakeholders whose personalities and behaviors may create situations that are difficult to manage or cause significant conflict. In this seminar learn how to identify the characteristics and tactics of difficult stakeholders whether they are clients, suppliers, co-workers, or employees and develop strategies for creating a more productive work environment through emotional intelligence.
 

Click here for more information about this course.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Saladis, PMP

Frank Saladis, PMP

SeminarsWorld Instructor
Frank P. Saladis, PMP, is the president of Blue Marble Enterprizes, Inc.  He has more than 35 years of experience working in the IT, telecom installation and project management training environment at AT&T and Cisco Systems, where he was responsible for large telecommunications... Read More →


Thursday May 10, 2018 08:00 - 16:00
TBA

08:00

POST-CONGRESS EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Managing the DANCE - Leading Projects / Programs in a Complex World (Day 1 of 2) [Additional registration & fee required]
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in EMEA Congress registration fee** 
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Berlin – space is limited!
 
Have you ever wondered why, no matter what you do, some projects, programs or strategic initiatives are out of control and hard to manage? You work hard to carefully manage, but the more you try to control the harder it gets? What you have is a problem managing the DANCE - Dynamic, Ambiguous, Non-linear, Complex and Emergent and unpredictable nature of some projects. This seminar will highlight the reality of today’s disruptive and complex project environment and challenge the existing beliefs of how we deal with it.
 
In today’s projects and programs of any size, there is a lot of uncertainty and it is challenging to identify the multitude of variables to be managed, let alone to anticipate how they might interact to create unexpected challenges. Managing these projects and strategic initiatives requires a new way of thinking and next generation agility. This seminar provides new lenses and different perspective to deal with today’s uncertain project environment.  You will learn how to assess complexity and uncertainty and apply unconventional techniques to deal with it. Apply timely leadership insights and practical ideas, and learn to dance on the edge of chaos.
 

Click here for more information about this course.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Duggal, PMP

Jack Duggal, PMP

Projectize Group, Managing Principal
Jack Duggal is a sought-after keynote speaker, change-maker and executive. His passion is to provide new perspectives on how to manage the DANCE [Dynamic-Ambiguous-Nonlinear-Complex-Emergent] nature of projects and life in today’s disruptive world, and inspire people and organi... Read More →


Thursday May 10, 2018 08:00 - 16:00
TBA

08:00

POST-CONGRESS EVENT: SeminarsWorld | The Project Coach: How to Stretch and Develop Others While Getting the Work Done (Day 1 of 2) [Additional registration & fee required]
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in EMEA Congress registration fee** 
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Berlin – space is limited!
 
Business coaching has evolved from fad to fundamental. Having the ability to “coach and develop others” is a necessary skill for all project managers. However, with so much to do and so little guidance, how do project managers successfully stretch and develop others while getting the work done?
 
Successful coaching is based on asking rather than telling, on challenging rather than giving directions and by holding a person accountable for results.


Click here for more information about this course.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa DiTullio

Lisa DiTullio

SeminarsWorld Instructor
Lisa DiTullio is VP, Program & Portfolio Management at Foundation Medicine, a world-leading molecular insights company and is the founder of Your Project Office, a training and consulting organization dedicated to introducing project management as a business competency and enabli... Read More →


Thursday May 10, 2018 08:00 - 16:00
TBA
 
Friday, May 11
 

08:00

POST-CONGRESS EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Aligning the Organization through Portfolio Management (Day 2 of 2) [Additional registration & fee required]
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in EMEA Congress registration fee** 
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Berlin – space is limited!
 
Organizations that adopt projects as a mean to achieving change and delivering results often find it difficult to prioritize projects and to make best use of their resources; additionally, many recent surveys have demonstrated that project backlog is a major issue in organizations.  Portfolio management is a management approach that aims to align project efforts with the corporate strategy and optimize the efficient use of resources throughout the organization. This seminar focuses on three major pillars of Portfolio Management:
  • Prioritization of projects and other activities, based on their contribution to organizational benefits and their achievability
  • Allocation and prioritizing of resources between those projects and activities that have been chosen so that they can deliver the expected benefits
  • Monitoring and Controlling of the components of your Portfolio based on the construction and evolution of a Consolidated Risk Profile. 
This seminar is designed for experienced project managers, portfolio managers, chief project officers, project directors and senior managers who need to assign resources to projects to deliver corporate strategies.
 

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Speakers
avatar for Olivier Lazar, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-SP, CAPM, PMI-PBA

Olivier Lazar, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-SP, CAPM, PMI-PBA

The Valense Palatine Group, Managing Partner
Olivier Lazar is an organizational architecture consultant, coach, and trainer, as well as a graduate with a master’s degree and an executive MBA in strategy, project, and program management from the Lille Graduate School of Management and from the PMI Leadership Institute Mast... Read More →


Friday May 11, 2018 08:00 - 16:00
TBA

08:00

POST-CONGRESS EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Delivering Strategic Initiatives with Program Management (Day 2 of 2) [Additional registration & fee required]
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in EMEA Congress registration fee** 
Click here to register for PMI SeminarsWorld in Berlin – space is limited!
 
In the last few years, PPPM roles have expanded to include the delivery of strategic initiatives and the realization of business benefits. This course is designed to help practitioners define what program management is and is not, gain in-depth understanding of program management, and develop capacities to lead business initiatives. This will be achieved by share real-life examples with others and discussing different approaches to program management. In addition, the seminar will provide strategies for marketing program management and your programs to stakeholders.
 
Specifically:
Directors or program sponsors will develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities’ of an active sponsor.
Project managers will learn how projects contribute to a program.
Program managers will participate in role-play to develop techniques applicable for your role, from formulation to transition and closure.
Portfolio managers will develop the knowledge necessary to evaluate the contribution of program management to your business.
PMO managers will identify aspects of program management processes and procedures required to successfully realize benefits.
 

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Speakers
avatar for Michel Thiry, PMI Fellow

Michel Thiry, PMI Fellow

SeminarsWorld Instructor
Michel Thiry has extensive worldwide experience and has worked in many cultural environments. He is recognized as a worldwide authority in strategic applications of project, program, and value at the organizational level and has supported the development and implementation of a n... Read More →


Friday May 11, 2018 08:00 - 16:00
TBA

08:00

POST-CONGRESS EVENT: SeminarsWorld | First Steps Toward Agility: Incorporating Agile Practices in a Waterfall Environment (Day 2 of 2) [Additional registration & fee required]
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in EMEA Congress registration fee** 
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Both traditional (Waterfall) methodology and Agile methodology have pros and cons and can be effective ways to structure a project. For teams that are not practicing Agile, there are still Agile practices that can benefit them. Daily standups, retrospectives, and many other key Agile practices and ceremonies can benefit even a Waterfall team. For many, the most arduous part of transitioning to Agile in a waterfall environment happens at the beginning—in the uncertainty of how to put the initiative into motion.
 
In this seminar, strategies and best practices to begin incorporating Agile practices are revealed. Real-world experiences working with existing project teams to begin incorporating Agile practices and ceremonies are shared. By initiating practices, teams start to understand Agile principles and mindset and become better prepared to take the next steps on their Agile journey. Specific Agile practices, and how to adapt each one to a traditional environment, are covered.
 

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Speakers
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Narendra (NK) Shrivastava

SeminarsWorld Instructor
CEO of RefineM LLC and an experienced Project Management Consultant, Trainer, and Agile Coach. He is a highly accomplished, strategic, and business-savvy consultant with more than 25 years of experience in project management, risk management and process improvements. NK is an exp... Read More →


Friday May 11, 2018 08:00 - 16:00
TBA

08:00

POST-CONGRESS EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Managing Difficult Stakeholders (Day 2 of 2) [Additional registration & fee required]
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in EMEA Congress registration fee** 
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Managing the daily challenges of a project to complete objectives and meet client expectations is a challenge regardless of project size and complexity. Dealing with changing, and seemingly unreasonable, demands and requirements of the client often tests the ability of the project manager and project team to remain focused on the project deliverables. Project managers and teams must develop skills and techniques that will assist them in maintaining an effective working relationship with their clients and recognize behavior or situations that may lead to potential conflict, dissatisfaction or strained working relationships with clients. This program focuses on the importance of establishing a collaborative environment, setting and managing expectations, and dealing with clients who create difficult working environments.
 
The program is designed for project managers, project leaders, and managers who have direct contact with demanding clients and must establish effective working relationships, obtain requirements, negotiate changes, and manage client interfaces effectively. It is a highly interactive and enjoyable session.
Course Description: Project Managers and Program managers encounter many issues in the pursuit of successful completion of objectives. Among the challenges is the possibility of working with stakeholders whose personalities and behaviors may create situations that are difficult to manage or cause significant conflict. In this seminar learn how to identify the characteristics and tactics of difficult stakeholders whether they are clients, suppliers, co-workers, or employees and develop strategies for creating a more productive work environment through emotional intelligence.
 

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Speakers
avatar for Frank Saladis, PMP

Frank Saladis, PMP

SeminarsWorld Instructor
Frank P. Saladis, PMP, is the president of Blue Marble Enterprizes, Inc.  He has more than 35 years of experience working in the IT, telecom installation and project management training environment at AT&T and Cisco Systems, where he was responsible for large telecommunications... Read More →


Friday May 11, 2018 08:00 - 16:00
TBA

08:00

POST-CONGRESS EVENT: SeminarsWorld | Managing the DANCE - Leading Projects / Programs in a Complex World (Day 2 of 2) [Additional registration & fee required]
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in EMEA Congress registration fee** 
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Have you ever wondered why, no matter what you do, some projects, programs or strategic initiatives are out of control and hard to manage? You work hard to carefully manage, but the more you try to control the harder it gets? What you have is a problem managing the DANCE - Dynamic, Ambiguous, Non-linear, Complex and Emergent and unpredictable nature of some projects. This seminar will highlight the reality of today’s disruptive and complex project environment and challenge the existing beliefs of how we deal with it.
 
In today’s projects and programs of any size, there is a lot of uncertainty and it is challenging to identify the multitude of variables to be managed, let alone to anticipate how they might interact to create unexpected challenges. Managing these projects and strategic initiatives requires a new way of thinking and next generation agility. This seminar provides new lenses and different perspective to deal with today’s uncertain project environment.  You will learn how to assess complexity and uncertainty and apply unconventional techniques to deal with it. Apply timely leadership insights and practical ideas, and learn to dance on the edge of chaos.
 

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Speakers
avatar for Jack Duggal, PMP

Jack Duggal, PMP

Projectize Group, Managing Principal
Jack Duggal is a sought-after keynote speaker, change-maker and executive. His passion is to provide new perspectives on how to manage the DANCE [Dynamic-Ambiguous-Nonlinear-Complex-Emergent] nature of projects and life in today’s disruptive world, and inspire people and organi... Read More →


Friday May 11, 2018 08:00 - 16:00
TBA

08:00

POST-CONGRESS EVENT: SeminarsWorld | The Project Coach: How to Stretch and Develop Others While Getting the Work Done (Day 2 of 2) [Additional registration & fee required]
**Pre-registration is required to attend PMI SeminarsWorld and not included in EMEA Congress registration fee** 
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Business coaching has evolved from fad to fundamental. Having the ability to “coach and develop others” is a necessary skill for all project managers. However, with so much to do and so little guidance, how do project managers successfully stretch and develop others while getting the work done?
 
Successful coaching is based on asking rather than telling, on challenging rather than giving directions and by holding a person accountable for results.


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Speakers
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Lisa DiTullio

SeminarsWorld Instructor
Lisa DiTullio is VP, Program & Portfolio Management at Foundation Medicine, a world-leading molecular insights company and is the founder of Your Project Office, a training and consulting organization dedicated to introducing project management as a business competency and enabli... Read More →


Friday May 11, 2018 08:00 - 16:00
TBA