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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

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

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

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

#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

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 closely... Read More →



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

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
 
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

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

#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

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 years... Read More →


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

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, member... Read More →


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

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 Professionalism... Read More →


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

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