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Monday, May 7
 

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, Risk... Read More →


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

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-wide... Read More →


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

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 like... Read More →


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

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 Romania... 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 engineering... 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, implemented... 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 sectors... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 15:45 - 17:00
Level B - B08
 
Tuesday, May 8
 

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 results... Read More →


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

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 board... Read More →



Tuesday May 8, 2018 13:30 - 14:45
Level A - A08
 
Wednesday, May 9
 

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 the... 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 like... 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 leading... Read More →


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

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-wide... Read More →


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