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Monday, May 7

12:30 BST

#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.

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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 →
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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 →
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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 BST
Level B - B06

14:15 BST

#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.

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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 BST
Level A - A08

15:45 BST

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.

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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 BST
Level A - A08
Tuesday, May 8

08:00 BST

#506 Off-site Learning Session: Airport Berlin Brandenburg BER
Under construction since 2006, the Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) was designed to serve 27 million passengers and intended to open November 2011.  Take part in this unique off-site learning session where we will begin with a short presentation on the strategic planning efforts followed by a walking tour of airport.  Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and casual clothing.  

Group transportation from the bcc to BER will be provided (pick up at the bcc is 8.00).  

Advanced reservations are required.  Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. If already registered for EMEA Congress, please access your registration confirmation to reserve your seat.

Video Introduction: Berlin's Brandenburg "Ghost Airport" Still Shut

Tuesday May 8, 2018 08:00 - 12:00 BST

08:15 BST

#501 Product Theatre: Hybrid PPM with ONEPOINT Projects - From Simple Projects to Strategic Management
ONEPOINT Projects integrates simple, traditional, agile, and Jira projects into a single, easy-to-use, web-based PPM solution. By scaling from an ultra-lightweight base product to extensive PPM functionality ranging from detailed project planning, controlling, and status reporting to strategic management via optional modules, ONEPOINT grows with your project organization and maturity level. Learn how we can help you to further professionalize your project management without a steep learning curve or introducing unnecessary complexity.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
(1) evaluate how ONEPOINT's unique approach to hybrid project management can effectively support and improve their existing PPM processes.

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Gerald Aquila

ONEPOINT Projects GmbH, Founder and CEO
Gerald Aquila is the founder and CEO of Onepoint. His core responsibilities include marketing, finance, business development, as well as product management. Since 1996 Mr. Aquila was able to gain substantial experience in the areas of software development, project management, product... Read More →

Tuesday May 8, 2018 08:15 - 08:45 BST
Level B - B09

09:00 BST

#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.

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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 BST
Level C - C01

09:00 BST

#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.

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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 →
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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 BST
Level A - A04

09:00 BST

#507 Off-site Learning Session: Berlin Central Station - Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the central train station in Berlin and is also the largest railway station in Europe.  After 10 years of construction, this facility is considered a masterpiece in logistics that included excavations of 1.5 million cubic meters of earth.  Join this off-site learning session to learn more about the history of this site and complexities involved in constructing what is considered to be the station that became Berlin’s importance as the capital city of a reunited Germany. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and casual clothing.  

Group transportation from the bcc to Berlin Train Station will be provided (pick up at the bcc is 9.00).  

Advanced reservations are required. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. If already registered for EMEA Congress, please access your registration confirmation to reserve your seat.

Tuesday May 8, 2018 09:00 - 12:00 BST
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.

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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