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Managing Project and Programme Complexity [clear filter]
Monday, May 7
 

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 the... Read More →


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

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

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 closely... 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 experience... 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, Test... Read More →


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

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 operations.George... 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 way... 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 Management... Read More →


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

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 various... Read More →


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

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 and... 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 companies... Read More →


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

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 fantastic... Read More →


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

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 communicate... 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 Department... Read More →


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

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 maturity... 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, methods... 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 Project... 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 Director... 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

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, methods... 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 Project... 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 Director... 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