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Risk Management [clear filter]
Monday, May 7
 

10:30 BST

#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 BST
Level A - A05

12:30 BST

#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, project... 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 design... Read More →


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

14:15 BST

#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 BST
Level A - A04
 
Tuesday, May 8
 

13:30 BST

#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 BST
Level A - A05

15:15 BST

#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 BST
Level B - B09
 
Wednesday, May 9
 

09:00 BST

#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 BST
Level B - B09

10:30 BST

#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 BST
Level B - B09