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Kym Henderson

A global force for good. Standards for public benefit

Summary: The presentation will examine the proposition that the successful implementation of projects are a force for the “public benefit” and that standards, including project management standards can be enablers for improving project delivery outcomes.
The presentation will then provide an overview of the current development of an International Standards Organisation (ISO) Earned Value Management (EVM) standard by Working Group 7 of the ISO Technical Committee 258 (project and program management) from the perspective of the member of the core writing team.
The presentation will conclude with the presenter’s perspective of the major project improvement initiatives which are currently taking place around the world including United Kingdom, Australia and the USA.

Kym Henderson

kym.henderson@gmail.com

ISO EVM standard core workgroup

A global force for good. Standards for public benefit.

Kym Henderson
Kym Henderson

Kym Henderson is an information technology project manager with significant experience in project recoveries utilizing simplified EVM techniques. Recent engagements include project planning and control specialist consulting roles on larger scale Australian Defence projects including the pragmatic application of Earned Value Management (EVM) and associated services including the planning and conduct of Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs). His first degree is a Bachelor of Business and a Master of Science (Computing) from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Kym has significant experience as a volunteer component leader initially with the Project Management Institute (PMI). He is currently the Executive Vice President of the Washington DC based College of Performance Management (CPM), having previously served as the Vice President of Global Outreach and Research and Standards.

Kym is also chair of the organising committee of the Australian Project Governance and Controls Symposium (PGCS) which is held annually at the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in the national capital, Canberra.

He participated as a member of the core team of the PMI EVM Global Practice Standard 2nd edition project which was released in 2011. He is currently a member of the core writing team for the International Standards Organisation (ISO), Technical Committee 258 (project and program management) Working Group 7 which is developing an ISO EVM standard.

In addition to promoting the global mission of improving project delivery outcomes by advocating EVM and other project performance management techniques including Earned Schedule, Kym teaches his “Applying Earned Value Concepts to Commercial [IT] Projects” at various locations in the USA and Asia Pacific region.

He is also an APMG certified EVM trainer and is a long standing member of the Australian Army Reserve serving as a Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Australian Army Medical Corps at the Health Branch of the Australian Army Reserve’s 2nd Division which is headquartered in Sydney.

PGCS
PGCS

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Mark C Robinson

Mark C Robinson, Head of Business Performance A350XW, Airbus SAS

Summary:

‘Don’t boil the Frog’ – disruption and digitalization
Mark takes a candid look based on his personal experience of the effect and future impact of disruption and digitalization on the PM profession. What he terms the ‘Extinction event’

Mark C Robinson
Mark C Robinson

Mark is a highly experienced Programme Manager and Chartered Engineer of complex transnational Projects/Programmes in the Aerospace and Defence Industry and graduated from the school of ‘Pragmatic Programme Management’. Also holds an MBA from Cranfield University

In his current role he is accountable for the Business Performance Management of the new A350XWB family of Aircraft. Scope includes Programme Ramp-Up enablement, Business Improvement Platform, Cabin and Customisation and Process Methods and Tools including Digitalisation. He lives and works in Toulouse South West France and loves to eat the local speciality – Duck !

‘We make it fly’.
Airbus makes the freedom of flight possible by designing, manufacturing and supporting the world’s best jetliners. Its people around the globe are united by a passion for aviation, as well as their desire to create better, more efficient ways for airlines and passengers to fly.
Commercial Aircraft is a core business of Airbus – a worldwide leader and Europe’s largest aeronautics and space company – which also incorporates divisions specialised in space and defence, as well as helicopters.

Mark C Robinson
Head of Business Performance A350XWB

31707 Blagnac Cedex
FRANCE
Tel +33 (0) 567195432
mob +33 (0) 625982508
e mail mark.robinson@airbus.com

Airbus
Airbus

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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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Paul Kidston Lee McDonagh Dan Wynne

Using Earned Value in the NEC contract

EVM is widely used throughout industry and the NEC is extensively used within infrastructure.Increasingly EVM and the NEC are being used on large infrastructure projects. The APM’s Planning, Monitoring & Control (PMC) Special Interest Group (SIG) posed the question ‘can EVM work with the NEC?’ We say the answer is ‘Yes’ and this presentation presents some of the reasons why. This presentation provides an update on the efforts towards a white paper that is planned to be presented in the autumn of this year.

Paul Kidston, Costain

Paul.Kidston@costain.com

Paul Kidston
Paul Kidston

Paul Kidston is currently the Project Controls Director for Costain. He has spent the last 15 years in leadership roles in the field of project controls and planning. Prior to that Paul was a Project Manager and has worked on many iconic construction projects including the rebuilding of the Tottenham Court Road Station, Crossrail, Smithfield Market and Paddington Station. Paul is the lead author of the APM’s best selling book, “Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control” published in 2015.

Lee McDonagh, MACE

lee.mcdonagh@macegroup.com

Lee McDonagh
Lee McDonagh

Lee is a Project Controls Director for Mace with over 20 years’ experience in the infrastructure construction industry. Currently he is seconded in to TfL delivering Project Controls for 4LM a £5.4bn signalling upgrade to the sub surface railway. Previously, Lee led the Programme Controls team for the Transformation of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park after the London 2012 games, ensuring that the project was delivered on time and on budget.

In Lee’s 20 year career he has had broad experience of engineering and planning a diverse portfolio of infrastructure projects from widening the M25 motorway, constructing a station on the Jubilee Line Extension, extending an airport terminal and delivering the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Dan Wynne, Gardiner & Theobald LLP

Dan Wynne
Dan Wynne

Daniel has over 20 years major infrastructure experience working alongside major clients, delivering both transformational projects and change programmes to improve total client and supply chain capability. During this time he has worked on some of the UK’s largest infrastructure programmes, often undertaking roles in the disciplines of project and programme management.

Daniel has experience in aviation, rail, defence, highways, utilities, pharmaceutical and in both the establishment of PMO’s and the review of the efficiency of existing client organisations.


Costain
Costain
Mace Group
Mace Group
G&T
G&T

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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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eVa22

eVa22 – Brexibility

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

Conference: 17-18 May 2017

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

eVa 22: Brexibility
eVa 22: Brexibility

Brexibility: This year EVA focuses on the New Normal. A fantastic place for a kick-start and a reboot of Project Controls in your career, your projects and your life.

There is nothing better than a perceived crisis to make people get serious. In times of prosperity many of you will have seen how slack and undervalued Project Controls and Governance can be. But we have entered a window of opportunity to have another go at getting things right.

Governance that really does join projects to portfolios. In an agile flexible way.
Project Controls central to the PMO toolset, properly managed and executed. A proper career path with some qualifications!
Performance Management which is understood implemented and used.

Getting your voice heard, your input sought and valued. There has never been a better time to prove your worth, to get the attention of the people at the top. Or you might be at the top wondering whether to jump. Come along talk listen learn discuss and see where it leads you.

As ever, #eVa22 will be different, entertaining and informative. Dinner will be served in the Hall by candlelight.

Attendees are middle to very senior professionals with interests in project management generally, project controls, earned value and wanting to learn more about wider issues of transformation, successful change and benefits-driven portfolios.

They will also be very keen to set Project Controls onto a formal career path this year and are looking for like minds who will lobby for and champion this, as well as networking and business leads.

Government Defence Aerospace Construction Utilities Transport Power Generation and IT sectors are represented.

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 sessions.

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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