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Iain Morton

Iain Morton

BMT Hi-Q Sigma

How to ensure effective project performance reporting

Synopsis: Every project needs an appropriate framework in place to manage its performance effectively. Utilising our experience of improving performance management of multi-billion pound programmes within a major government organisation, we discuss some of the key challenges and pitfalls that we have witnessed and how to overcome them.

Iain Morton iain.morton@bmt-hqs.com

Iain Morton
Iain Morton

Iain joined BMT Hi-Q Sigma in 2014 with 5 years’ experience working for major defence organisations Thales and AgustaWestland. He has strong project management, change management, project controls, risk management and performance management expertise gained through leading and supporting teams both within Government and industry. More recently, Iain has been implementing consistent performance management practices across a multi-billion portfolio of work within a major Government organisation.


BMT Hi-Q Sigma

BMT Hi-Q Sigma
BMT Hi-Q Sigma

http://www.bmt-hqs.com/
https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/562707/

BMT Hi-Q Sigma is a Management Consultancy providing services across Government, Defence, Energy and Transport sectors to improve Portfolio, Programme and Project performance.

We provide pragmatic advice from strategy to delivery, tailoring best practice to your specific needs. Working within your teams we build successful, effective relationships, transferring skills and knowledge to create sustainable change.

BMT Hi-Q Sigma is an operating company of BMT Group and an Employee Benefit Trust, which guarantees our independence and ensures we act in the long term benefit of all our staff.

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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.

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LMA Email: lysa@lysamorrison.com

LMA Training & Consultancy
LMA Training & Consultancy

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Steve Messenger

Steve Messenger

Chairman, Agile Business Consortium

steve@agilebusiness.org

Agile Portfolios

Synopsis / Abstract

 

 

 

In this presentation, we will explore how to create and run portfolios of projects, programmes and business as usual initiatives in an agile way. 

 

Some of the themes explored will be:

 

          The Agile Organisation and how it can help CEOs and other senior executives reach their goals, do more for less and be competitive and responsive in an a constantly changing world.

          What is Agile Portfolio Management, how it contributes to the agile business, how it differs from traditional portfolio management .

          Key tips on how to make  Agile Portfolio Management work in your organisations

Target Audience

 

Portfolio and PMO Managers, Senior executives, anyone else involved in portfolios

What will the delegate take away from this session:

 

An understanding of what Agile Portfolio Management is and how to make it successful in their organisations

Agile Business Consortium
Agile Business Consortium

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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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Simon Addyman

Simon Addyman – simaddyman@icloud.com

Project & Programme Manager Visiting Lecturer UCL

Turning experience into knowledge for Project Controls

Summary: Simon will talk about his experience of managing and controlling London Undergrounds’ Bank Station Capacity Upgrade project as it transitioned from design to construction. Simon also studied the transition as a part of his PhD and will draw on the benefits of undertaking research both in practice and for practice. Simon’s PhD research investigates how ‘time’ influences construction project organisations as they move from the early ‘development’ phase of design and statutory planning, through to the ‘delivery’ phase of construction. Specifically looking at how the ‘temporary’ nature of projects, their pre-defined dates and resulting critical paths, influences the capability of project organisations through the (re)creation of patterns of interdependent working.

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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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Shane Forth Costain

Blazing the Project Controls Skills Trail

Summary: This talk will explain the long standing Project Controls Skills shortage that persists to this day and the ‘wake-up call’ to the engineering and construction industry that has led to the collaborative actions of senior project controls practitioners, sector and professional bodies and training organisations to raise the profile of project controls; including most recently the development of the newly launched Project Controls Technician Trailblazer Apprenticeship.

Shane Forth, Costain, ECITB

shane.forth@costain.com

Shane Forth
Shane Forth

Shane Forth is Director of PMO for Costain Natural Resources, a Fellow of both APM and ACostE and an MSP Registered Practitioner, Shane has 41 years’ experience in Oil & Gas, Nuclear and Power & Process industries and is recognised externally by customers, peers and professional bodies as a project controls expert, sitting on national professional, technical and academic working groups. He has an MSc in Project Management awarded in 2013 from University of Manchester, and won the Stephen Wearne award for best overall performance followed by national acclaim, winning the APM Geoffrey Trimble award for best Master’s post-graduate dissertation. For the last 25 years, Shane has provided strategic and functional leadership in Project Management and Controls as a member of .senior leadership team at both global and divisional level including responsibility for the development and continuous improvement of project management assurance and project controls processes and systems. In the development of project controls people resource and competency to meet business needs, Shane has specified and delivered training through company Project Management Academies and been a driving force in the implementation of national project controls apprenticeship and graduate programmes, for which he has been honoured twice by the ECITB including winner of a national award for individual leadership and significant contribution to training and development. Shane is currently Chair of the employer-led group developing the Project Controls Technician Trailblazer apprenticeship programme.

Catherine Lambert, ECITB

Catherine.Lambert@Ecitb.org.uk

Catherine Lambert
Catherine Lambert

Catherine Lambert is an experienced manager with product development, project management and stakeholder engagement expertise. In the last four years she has brought company project controls experts and training organisations together to create a successful, pro-active Industry-wide Project Controls Working Group. This Working Group has developed: quality Vocational Qualifications that meet the needs of industry; comprehensive training standards that specify the correct discipline-specific technical knowledge and techniques essential for the continued successful delivery of project control, cost engineering, estimating and planning by UK-based companies; and a new Project Controls Technician Apprentice Standard that is ideal for those embarking on a career in this field. There is now a range of qualifications, apprenticeships, training products and a career path that together are increasing the attractiveness of Project Controls as a place to start and develop a successful career. Catherine continues to support the Working Group in ensuring its important contribution to the project controls profession is recognised industry and UK-wide.

 

 

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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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