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Monday, May 7
 

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

#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 also... 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 inside... Read More →


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

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 professionals... 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 Project... 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 Fine... 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 industries.For... Read More →


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

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

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

#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... Read More →


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

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

#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, program... Read More →


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

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, 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 →


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

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 enterprise... Read More →


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

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, program... Read More →


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

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