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Bringing Projects to Life

Bringing Projects to Life

The Annual Project Event for knowledge, know how & networking!

Conference: 16-17 June 2016 [=16 PDU or CPD points]
Workshops: 14-22 June 2016
Armourers’ Hall, Moorgate, London

Bringing Projects to Life Conference

eVa Coming of Age

In its 21st year earned value comes of age. It has recently been announced that EVM will become an ISO standard. For many, the creation of a standard is the reason why they started out on the EVM road. For others it is the starting gun, and for some it is just another step in a long journey.

The development and impact of this global standard is just one of the many topics to be covered at this year’s conference. The rise of the PMO and the transition to Agile will be considered along with the emerging challenges and massive opportunities facing Project Managers today.

A touch of culture

LMPCulture and behaviour are a prominent feature in any eVa programme. This year is no exception. The London Mozart Players will provide powerful insights to leadership, teamwork and tackling conflict. Those who know Dennis Potter’s ‘Blue Remembered Hills’ may have an inkling of how this will play out!

We are delighted that Murray Easton, CBE will be sharing how to tackle cultural change and behaviour on a massive scale from the perspective of someone who has actually done it!

The finest speakers

CERN - Accelerating ScienceFor engineers and scientists several cutting edge topics on the two-day programme will be of particular interest. The application of Earned Schedule and how it is fast becoming mainstream, along with fresh thinking on EVM performance measurement based on user experience at CERN.

As ever the speakers are selected for the newness of their thinking or the originality of their approach and an avoidance wherever possible of déjà vu. Presentations you see at eVa are normally the first time. And presenters, when they come back, never do repeats.

We also invite speakers of influence to give a view on their activity. This year we will hear from speakers; Reinhard Wagner, IPMA and Antonio Rodriguez, Professor Instituto de Empresa in addition to; the NAO, CERN, Saïd Business School in addition to Crossrail, CH2M and BMT. Several of this year’s line-up are heavily engaged in ISO EVM activity but all are more than capable of Bringing Projects to Life.

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Chiara Mainolfi

Chiara Mainolfi, APMG Italy

chiara.mainolfi@apmg-international.com

The Talent Club. No-one gets left behind

Chiara Mainolfi
Chiara Mainolfi

Summary: Despite high levels of unemployment, the Information and Technology (ICT) sector still suffers from severe skill shortages. The mismatch between the skills available and the needs of the labor market concern all Member States of the European Union, to varying degrees. Forecast vacancies by 2020 reach a figure of 825,000, and many of these will remain unfilled. Moreover, a gender ICT gap is still growing in Europe.
APMG–International, the accreditation and examination body has created an initiative to improve the competencies of professional people across Europe to increase their employment opportunities. APMG has made a pledge with reputable Public Administration institutions and other key stakeholders including Business schools and universities, CIO associations, career networks and Accredited Training Organizations to work collaboratively to address this issue.
Originally piloted in Madrid and Bilbao, Talent Club was started to improve the IT competences of unemployed women. Talent Club encourages and supports women and men to get started and grow within the ICT sector. The aim is to equip them with the knowledge, guidance, tools and techniques required to start an ICT career. All the participants from the first pilots now have a job.

Talent Club
Talent Club

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Martyn Loukes, B.E.M

Martyn Loukes, B.E.M

Diversity is good for business

Martyn Loukes
Martyn Loukes

Martyn Loukes BEM is an award winning and HRH honoured global diversity leader in industry, most recently employed by Transport for London (TfL) as a Business Development Manager in their Customers, Communications and Technology division. Martyn’s background is in communications, finance (qualified Chartered Management Accountant) and project management (Prince2 Practitioner).

He most recently ran TfL’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Network (LGBT) for over four years stepping down in September 2016. His work in diversity continued to December 2016 where he ran the UK’s largest HIV testing event, and launched the London Gay Men’s Chorus’ 25th anniversary concerts at both Angel and Tottenham Court Road Tube stations.

Martyn was the first person in the world to devise an LGBT themed transport programme – #RidewithPride. This saw London’s first rainbow zebra crossing, a rainbow bus, taxi and Dockland’s Light Railway (DLR) train celebrating diversity, which has since been copied in many other cities. He also introduced the LGBT traffic lights in Trafalgar square which he launched with the Mayor Sadiq Khan in 2016.

Martyn’s specialism is communications, combined with diversity has seen OUTbound become one of the highest profile networks in the UK. His network includes the organisers of Pride in London, Editors of Gay Star News and Pink News, Terence Higgins Trust and a host of other network chairs and leaders. He is very well known in the LGBT community and there are many articles on his work available on the internet.
In January 2017 Martyn left TfL to concentrate on his diversity work.

Awards and Accolades

• British Empire Medal – Queen’s Birthday Honours June 2015
• Freedom of the City of London November 2015
• Top 50 Global Diversity Leader in Industry 2015 and 2016
• Winner Inclusive Network’s ‘Best Community Engagement 2015’ for #RidewithPride
• Finalist as for Network Leader of the Year 2015 for Inclusive Network
• Pink News finalist for Best Public Sector Network in 2015 and 2016

Email: martyn@loukes.net
Twitter: @Martyn Loukes @Agile_Diversity
Blog: www.loukes.net

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Funmi Olukoya and Chris Benton

Agile PM &Business Psychology

Agile project management involves the unique interplay of interactions between diverse individuals who must work together, and have a want, need, remit and/or desire to meet a specified goal or set of objectives.

This is fertile soil for Business Psychology. the study and practice of improving working life. It combines an understanding of the science of human behaviour with experience of the world of work to attain effective and sustainable performance for both individuals and organisations.

Business Psychology is key to successful project management because it helps with the understanding of the behavioural similarities and particularly the psychological characteristics that vary between people e.g. personality, motivation, intelligence and EQ. In so doing it offers insights into factors which affect an individual’s behaviour, including their sense of self and social relationships and the effect these will have on the project team as well as its ability to deliver outcomes effectively and efficiently.

Funmi Koya, Excincolfunmikoya@gmail.com

Funmi Koya
Funmi Koya

Funmi was the CEO of KoyaP3M Ltd a small consultancy company that started life in the Agile Development environment and transitioned into consulting in the Agile and strategic change management arena. He is an Associate of the Business Psychology Centre at the University of Westminster, where he is also a Visiting Lecturer.

As a Director at Excincol Consulting Funmi uses his expertise in Lean-Agile and 6-Sigma in coaching/training roles and is currently engaged on the NHS England’s General Practice Improvement Programme, delivering training, coaching and mentoring at GP practices. His knowledge of Assistive and Adaptive technologies, and competency frameworks have afforded him the opportunity to work with people with disabilities to assist with getting them into the ‘mainstream’ workforce – this included 2 years at Remploy Ltd.

Funmi is a P3M specialist (Portfolio, Programme, Project Management) with experience in IT/IS Consultancy, Defence, Government, media, oil and gas, not-for-profit and the Banking sector. His interests lie in the effective delivery of strategic programmes through the individuals who make up project teams using Agile, Lean and Business Psychology tools.

His hobbies include travel, photography and snowboarding (Swiss Alps, Alaska and Canada) and he has a love for animals in the wild (safari parks in Kenya and South Africa).

Chris Benton, Excincol cpwbenton@gmail.com

Chris Benton
Chris Benton

Chris was the Head of Product Development at Lumina Learning, a leading developer of psychometric instruments. Lumina Learning is a global organisation with instruments used in over 30 countries. Chris led the creation of Lumina’s core product range including instruments on personality, leadership, sales and emotional intelligence. Chris also developed and ran facilitation and coaching courses including the qualification and onboarding of new practitioners.

While working as an independent consultant Chris focused on one-to-one and group coaching sessions targeting business strategy, change management and improving interpersonal communication.

As a Senior Partner at Excincol Consulting Chris harnesses a blend of business psychology expertise and management experience to deliver bespoke sessions. He is an Associate of the Business Psychology Centre at the University of Westminster. Chris provides practitioner expertise to postgraduate alumni and students on the translation of theoretical material into practical applications.

Chris is interested in new technologies and entrepreneurial applications of machine learning and ‘smart’ big data systems.

Excincol
Excincol

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Lysa Morrison

Lysa Morrison, LMA Business Consultancy

Emotional intelligence and NLP for better project people

Summary:
Emotional intelligence and NLP for better project people
Lysa will guide us through a fun and interactive session where she will introduce us to a simple language tool that supports Project Managers to engage, influence and inspire internal and external stakeholders with integrity to create win-win outcomes.

Learn how your own subjective perception of a person or situation can directly affect your skills, behaviours and effectiveness. Through exploring how we think and feel we can gain control of what we do and say to maximise our potential and become better project people.

Bio:

Lysa Morrison
Lysa Morrison

Lysa is the MD of LMA Training & Consultancy which she founded in 2007. LMA provides a variety of services that supports the strategic, organisational and people development of a wide range of private, public and third sector organisations. Lysa has many years of experience sitting on boards ranging from community development trusts through to the NHS. She is an RSA Fellow, an NLP Master Practitioner and accredited trainer, an ILM accredited Executive Coach and a member of the EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council). Lysa completed her Executive MBA at Newcastle University Business School where she is also an Associate Lecturer. One of Lysa’s recent achievements is the development of a strategic benefits realisation tool that has been used at governmental level to ensure the full engagement of all stakeholders needed to realise the benefits from a project.

LMA Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lysa-morrison
LMA Eventbrite page: http://lma-events.eventbrite.com?s=45672690
LMA Twitter: https://twitter.com/lysam8

LMA Email: lysa@lysamorrison.com

LMA Training & Consultancy
LMA Training & Consultancy

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Francesca Beard

Summary:
Francesca Beard is a Malaysian-born poet who represents the best of British live literature around the world with the British Council. In June 2016, she won a standing ovation for a Tedx talk on Ingenuity and Creative Invention.

She’s written for The Barbican, the BBC, The Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, The Metropolitan Police, The Royal Court, The Young Vic and BBC Radio. Her one woman show, ‘Chinese Whispers’ was produced by Apples and Snakes and her family show, ‘Animal Olympics’ was commissioned for South Bank Centre’s Imagine Festival. London Metro has called her ‘The Queen of British performance poetry.’ Her new show, supported by Arts Council England, is called ‘How to Survive a Post-Truth Apocalypse.’

Francesca Beard
Francesca Beard

https://youtu.be/cCnMCKgcU-8
To find out more, please visit www.francescabeard.com
Press and Reviews
“Spine-tingling… Witty and narcotic.” The Independent
“…witty and whimsical… a quality-guarantee.”; “utterly magical’. Evening Standard
“Sensuous and funny” Time Out
“The Queen of British performance poetry… one of our finest cartographers of the human heart.” London Metro
“Brilliant, illuminating all manner of euphemisms, dreams, lies and hidden agendas.”
The Scotsman

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Sandi Rhys Jones

Sandi Rhys Jones
Constructive Women

Sandi Rhys Jones
Sandi Rhys Jones

Compulsive builder and advocate for construction and engineering, and in particular the role of women, Sandi Rhys Jones has nearly forty years experience in strategic marketing and management, communications and training for technical, professional and business to business organisations. Since co-founding RhysJones Consultants in 1976, she has worked for a wide range of clients, including consultants, contractors, suppliers, representative organisations, local and national government. As well as running her business she leads the national mentoring programme for the Association of Women in Property and is a member of the Seamore project board at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, tasked with delivering an innovative centre for Discovery and a new home for the Royal Marines Museum. She is increasingly in demand as a coach and mentor, particularly for women in non-traditional occupations, and also as a chair and facilitator at conferences, workshops and seminars. The Constructive Women blog draws on her working life. Parallel Universe reflects the other side – wife, mother, grandmother, cook, gardener, traveller, music lover.

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Laura Geddes-Brock

Laura Geddes-Brock
Head of Portfolio Insight IPA Cabinet Office

Responding to the challenges of reporting performance.

Synopsis

How do you measure the performance of the Government’s major projects? The Infrastructure and Projects Authority are designing and developing a Project Performance Framework to try and answer that question. We are currently collecting baseline data for projects to populate a project balanced scorecard to assess overall progress being made. We will discuss composition of the Portfolio, work to date and key challenges.

Laura Geddes-Brock

Laura Geddes-Brock
Laura Geddes-Brock

Laura Geddes-Brock is the Benefits and Savings Lead for the Infrastructure and Projects Authority. The IPA provides expertise in infrastructure and the financing, delivery and assurance of major projects, to support more effective management and delivery across government. In her current role Laura provides insight on Government’s major projects by developing frameworks and capability for the effective measurement of benefits and performance.

Laura has a demonstrable track record of implementing frameworks and processes across the public sector in Portfolio and Benefits Management. She also has significant experience in project and programme delivery, working on some of the largest projects within previous roles at Transport for London and the Metropolitan Police Service.


Infrastructure and Projects Authority
Infrastructure and Projects Authority

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