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eVa23 – Anticipation

The best independent event for the project professionals who like to think about what they do!

[ Up to 15 hours of Professional Development. ]

Conference: 16-17 May 2018

Armourers’ Hall 81 Coleman Street, Moorgate, London, EC2R 5BJ

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This year EVA will focus strongly on those things that enable us to be Ready! Things that prepare us for anything that lies ahead.

More than ever a redefinition, a re-setting of what Project Management actually is for, what you use, how you do it and above all, how you communicate with it, is URGENTLY required.

The emergence and impact of practice that seeks a more reactive holistic approach is now unquestionable.

Not just a fad, not an easy way out but a real call to attention. Conventional project management continues to deliver what was specified. Not what was needed.

And so is seen to fail. To be inadequate. To not give us what we want.

It’s time to say that the Iron Triangle of Project Management (cost, time, scope), like its namesake in any orchestra, is only a minor part of what is required.

And we are in the business of Project Symphonies. Large co-ordinated works which make a big noise and delight audiences around the world. So much more than a triangle.

The symptoms are these: Agile; Portfolio; Benefits; Complex; Value; Evidence based research.

They are all attempts to go beyond the Iron Triangle. And they each have their tribes. Their supporters and enemies.

And they all lend themselves to a strongly emerging area of management and social science called Anticipation.

If the Project community is to survive then it must enter this space too. Projects must gain a better understanding of how to use anticipatory practices if they are to continue to be the chosen way we deliver value to organisations and society.

Anticipation is increasingly at the heart of urgent contemporary debates, from climate change to economic crisis. As societies are less confident that tradition will provide an effective guide to the future, anticipatory practices are coming to the foreground of political, organizational and personal life.

The tribes need to be brought together. They all contribute in their own way to a larger perspective, a better understanding of what we need to do. The separations are becoming divisive and partisan. We cannot let that happen if we are to survive and thrive for ourselves and the greater public good.

EVA is probably the only event where difference is not an issue. Where which Body of Knowledge or Method will force you in or out.

All eVa conferences are filmed for web broadcast by the PM Channel as well as support from the trade press and social media.

Sponsors will each be allocated a clear space, power supply and either a table or stand space on the networking area where delegates network between sessions in the pre-conference, mid morning, lunch and afternoon breaks and during the break out

Main and Gold sponsors may erect suitable stands. Sponsors will be able to distribute brochures to all delegates. Erection of stands will be early morning on the day of the event or previous day by arrangement.

Every sponsor’s logo will appear on all marketing and event documentation produced by the organisers.

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