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Conference Dates
Tuesday 12 Wednesday 13 June 2012
Armourers Hall EC2R 5BJ
Tube: Moorgate

Earned Value Introductory Workshop with Steve Wake
Monday 11 June 2012
Tube: Holborn

Conference Day
8 CPD Hours
Workshop Day
6 CPD Hours

Building a Better
Project Manager



Further information please contact:
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EVA17 Project Control: Building a Better Project Manager

The annual EVA conference is considered to be one of the best in the world for personal development and networking. Originally dealing with Earned Value it now embraces all aspects of Project Control: Toolset and Mindset. You don’t have to be an Earned Value specialist to derive benefit from this event. The EVA conference is also noted for new and original presentations from practitioners you are unlikely to have seen and heard before.

EVA 16 attracted excellent feedback for content and networking in a very tough year and attracted 170 participants

Attendees were middle to senior professionals with interests in project management generally, project controls and earned value specifically.

Defence Aerospace Construction Utilities Transport and IT were represented sectors.

Information about the event including sponsorship information is here.
Topics for presentation and discussion

Tuesday 12 June 2012

London 2012 - Programme Control Beginning to End
CLM Delivery Partner
Mark Reynolds, Deputy CEO MACE
David Birch, C2M Hill

Dr John Carlisle, Chairman, Alliance of Deming Consultants

Cost Modelling: Another Dimension in Project Planning and Control
Dr Paul Wood, BMT HiQ Sigma

Rapport, Communication & Persuasiveness
Nick Fewings, The Colour Works

The cost and value of performance management: Research findings
Mike Newton, Principal Teaching Fellow WMG Warwick University

What is the relationship between war and business?
Why is a long-dead German so important?

Jim Storr

Dr Storr was an army officer for 25 years. He served in Germany, the Falklands, Northern Ireland, Cyprus and Canada. He re-wrote the British Army’s high-level tactical doctrine, and wrote its analyses of warfighting operations in Iraq in 2003 and in Northern Ireland since 1969.

Jim has a PhD, a master’s degree in defence technology, and a first degree in civil engineering. He is a visiting fellow of Cranfield and Birmingham Universities. His book ‘The Human Face of War’ was re-released in paperback earlier this year.

Wednesday 13 June 2012

'The Art of the possible' - IPM, programme controls creating one version of the truth.
Patrick Kennerson, Mott MacDonald, Program Controls Director

UKTI :The Pathfinder for UK plc.
Steve O'Leary Director Infrastructure & Low Carbon
UK Trade & InvestmentAn overview of global opportunities
UKTI specialists seek out emerging major projects worldwide and pave the way for UK companies to be supported and advised in their quests for new work.

Building Strategic Capital for EVA
A view on the need to get more Board level ownership of the requirement for EVA capability as a key pillar of the successful delivery of projects, why it often is absent and what kind of influences can be brought to bear to make this a more significant part of the way in which organizations strive to improve themselves.

Andrew Hill, MD, Logikal Projects

Interacting for positive results
Neil Mullarkey

An end to end estimation / project planning / cost controls solution
Andrew Langridge, PRICE Systems
Andrew is a fellow of ACostE and a visiting Fellow at Cranfield University

Portfolio delivery: living the dream
Ken Gale, Land Equipment Output Cost Model Team Leader, MOD

The OPM Research project in Portugal :A major investigation
Jose Angelo Pinto, MIS, PMP, OPM3 CC 1st President at PMI Portugal Chapter

OPM ties an organization's projects to its business strategy, ensuring that those projects are not just executed randomly, but rather, supporting business objectives.

Portfolio Management. The house built on sand?

PMI/APM develop best in class PPP delivery processes, Primavera support these processes with a best in class enterprise solution
Geoff Roberts
During the presentation we will discuss:

- How Primavera supports the PMI/APM approach and elements that deliver good Projects, Programmes and Portfolios
- PM maturity grows within PM centric organisations, Primavera provides a solution that supports the maturity development from 1 through 5
- Utilising an enterprise solution ensures standardisation which leads to common KPIs such as EV metrics

The Armourers Hall

The Armourers' Hall is located in the City of London on the corner of Coleman Street and London Wall. Moorgate tube station is just across London Wall or you can walk up from Bank tube station.

There are parking meters in Coleman Street and you can park free on single yellow lines after 7.00 p.m. There is also a car park entrance on London Wall by the Museum of London.

Armourers & Brasiers' Company
Armourers' Hall
81 Coleman Street

Tel No: 020 7374 4000
Fax No: 020 7606 7481

Workshop: Earned Value Management, 11. 6. 2012

What if a method that had international recognition as the best way to control a project were used on all your projects? It would not guarantee success because project methods can be poorly executed. But at least a commonly used and well documented method is easier to inspect and put right.

The use of Earned Value provides management with the best available method to assure the accuracy of the project information being published for use up and down the organisation.

So the challenge is to understand the theory. Check that the theory is in place and being correctly executed. Ensure that management understand and use the information.

If the method is not in place or in use then you should at least challenge the way things are being done. It might be OK. But if it isn’t OK then start a change programme.

Knowing the theory will not make you a good manager. Knowing what to do with theory and the context of the theory will make you a better manager. The discussion that arises from the theory will give it a context, a meaning. It will become real.

Solid, accurate project data should be the foundation of all our management conversations. You have heard of the house built on sand?

You are always vulnerable to uninformed challenge if you are not sure of your project status.

This is an area where you must and can be in control.

You will then be able to contribute meaningfully and with value in other management conversations.

Your knowledge will boost your credibility in this.

And this is where Earned Value and this workshop comes in.

About the presenter

Steve Wake has an MA in Organisational Behaviour. He's worked in the print, automotive, aerospace, defence, FMCG, insurance, I.T., industries as a project manager and consultant. He is an internationally acknowledged expert on Earned Value Project Management. He is a core author of the newly published PMI Global Practice Standard, Chief examiner for Earned Value with APMG and chairman of the EV SIG for the APM whose EV guideline is used for major contracts and is reciprocal with the US ANSI 748 standard. He also is the producer of large profile PMIUK Synergy events as well as the national and international EV conferences.