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The Agile Blues Band

We are not American. Upping your persona without playing the trump card.
Jack Pinter

jackpintersquare1@gmail.com

Summary

Jack Pinter
Jack Pinter

Jack Pinter runs Square One Partnership, which creates and delivers innovative learning initiatives designed to transform and revitalise the world of work. Following his commitment to eradicate desperately dull and pointless communication, Jack shared his course ‘Alternatives to Powerpoint,’ with clients across a range of industries. Jack uses a panoply of interactive experiential techniques and paradigms designed to people build trust, better engage audiences and create memorable messages.

Jack’s has enjoyed a polymorphous career as a jazz musician, journalist, storyteller, playwright, composer, facilitator and coach. Along the way he’s appeared in or with Dizzy Gillespie, Tom Waits, Yoko Ono, The Grand Ole Opry, The Boston Globe, The National Theatre, The Orange Tree Theatre. Channel Four Television Cisco Systems, McKinsey Consulting and Accenture.

His work has and non-fiction writing at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, USA. He worked as a journalist for The Middletown Press, and was a regular contributor to Advocate Newspapers. His work has also appeared in Northeast Magazine, Connecticut Magazine and The Boston Globe. As a playwright, his work has been staged by The Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond (UK) and The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury (UK). He’s also received commissions from Channel 4 Television, PBS Television in the USA, and The English Shakespeare Company. Jack has shown leaders at Price-Waterhouse Coopers, Skandia Wealth Management and Motorola how to improve their writing, and has devised a business writing skills course for PNC Bank in the USA.

He has featured as a storyteller in projects for The Royal National Theatre, The Lyric Hammersmith and. He has contributed songs and music for film, television and theatre productions, and has performed with Tom Waits, Anastacia, Marianne Faithfull, Dizzy Gillespie, and most recently, actor-turned-singer Tim Robbins.

Jack’s passion for experiential learning inspires him to use interactive exercises, tools and techniques to create lively, stimulating and engaging learning programs. Jack’s expertise in persuasive communication was developed during a wide-ranging early career in the arts, as an improviser, journalist, playwright and theatre director. As a storyteller, Jack has featured in projects for The London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Glyndebourne Festival Opera and The Royal National Theatre, where he has also devised and directed over fifty educational theatre projects. As a playwright, his work has been staged by The Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond and The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury. Jack began his career as a jazz musician, and has appeared with Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespie, Tom Waits, Marianne Faithfull and, most recently, Yoko Ono, Patti Smith and Boy George.

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Dr Alison Messom

Dr Alison Messom; Chairman Institute of Clinical Research & Director ALM Consultancy Ltd

Dr Alison Messom
Dr Alison Messom

Since 2012 Dr Alison Messom has been Chairman of the Institute of Clinical Research; the oldest independent membership lead professional body for global clinical researchers. With a background in molecular genetics, Dr Messom has almost 20 years’ industry experience working both within Pharmaceutical Companies and Clinical Research Organisations. Dr Messom has detailed experience of directing global clinical trials and has worked in a wide variety of leadership roles, within Pharma Companies & CROs for not only project and monitoring teams, but also Data Management, Outsourcing, Informatics and Translational Medicine Departments.

Dr Messom has a passion for quality and developing true partnerships with sites and also between sponsors and CROs. Her consultancy supports a range of businesses with recent projects including clinical investigation plans for sequencing the microbiome, support for transparency reporting requirements to a team working with investigator initiated studies; operational support to an academic group working on a translational medicine project and operational consultancy to a mid-sized pharma company working in phase III & IV.

The Institute of Clinical Research
The Institute of Clinical Research

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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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