EVA19 London May 2014


Conference Dates and Venue
Tuesday 20   Wednesday 21 May 2014
Armourers Hall EC2R 5BJ
Tube: Moorgate

 
Workshop Dates and Venue
Introduction to Earned Value with Steve Wake
Monday 19 May 2014
Additional workshops, Technical and Behavioural
Thursday 22 May 2014
CIArb WC1A 2LP
Tube: Holborn




Agile Benefits Complex Portfolio
Are these houses built on sand?

 



  

Further information please contact:
   Tel: 0208 886 5594     Email: swprojects@blueyonder.co.uk

Thanks to all the supporters and sponsors of EVA18. If you wnat top sponsor support speak or exhibit please contact Steve Wake swprojects@blueyonder.co.uk

EVA18 sponsors and supporters

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EVA19 "Agile Benefits Complex Portfolio."

EVA 19 focuses on Project Control

The EVA conference recognises Earned Value as the best way to integrate cost and time and the best way to monitor status and inform management for decision making.

EVA is a conference organised by a project management practitioner for project management practitioners and stakeholders.

The material is delivered, wherever possible by practitioners who actually have the experience of doing the job.

It focuses on the technical when it is cutting edge.

It emphasises people skills.

It illustrates with examples from the biggest most complex projects on the planet.

It is mostly concerned with managing change and making it work. Bridging the knowing-doing gap.

It recognises the plurality of views about projects and welcomes input from unusual, unknown or unexpected directions.

It is great for networking.

It is not in thrall to its sponsors and yet remains on very good terms with them and welcomes their continued support.

It recognises that women do project management too. And very well!!

It remains fiercely independent and is attended by people who want to be there.

We look forward to meeting you.

Booking status

There are 2 price streams.

Expensive and less expensive.

Less expensive is for individuals who are members of professional bodies that have something to do with project management, or are civil servants or are in full-time education, teaching or learning. From further afield if your association belongs to the International Project Management Association.

Or if you are Prince qualified or your organisation is a member of BE or MPA or ADS or PMIUK.

Above all if your organisation logo appears on the front webpage for this event.

It is still possible to become a sponsor if you wish to support EVA raise your profile and connect with engaged senior professionals.

The Sponsorship Packages

Silver Sponsorship Advertising literature available to delegates Delegate list provided Logo on Conference materials 1 ticket for both days and dinner.

£2500.00 + VAT

Gold Sponsorship Table top and banner exhibition area in the networking area Advertising literature available to delegates. Delegate list provided Logo on conference materials 2 tickets for both days and dinner. £3500.00 + VAT

Platinum Sponsorship

Stand space within the networking area Advertising literature available to delegates. Delegate list provided Logo and advertising content in conference materials 4 tickets for both days and dinner. Special ticket rate for employees. Keynote presentation opportunity.

£ 7, 500.00 + VAT

Additional Opportunities

Delegate Wallet

Programme

Conference USB

Post conference Drinks reception

Conference dinner

Sponsor a Workshop

Supporters

We always welcome support from organisations which cannot sponsor but can offer help in kind. We are happy to enter into contra agreements for mutual benefit.

Tuesday 20 May 2014
0930   Changing the project wasteland with a portfolio culture that works.
Adrian Pyne APM ProgM sig
1015   Making projects fly
Mark Robinson Head of PM Body of Knowledge - Airbus
1045   Break
1115   Reconstructing Bank for the greater good
Programme Team TfL
1200   The Bloodhound Project Managing a difficult change
Chris Fairhead, Bloodhound Delivery Director
Colin Higginso of BMT Hi-Q Sigma
1230   Heathrow T2 Redevelopment Controls and governance
Geoff Rea Project Director
Dan Wynn Turner & Townsend
1300   Lunch
1400   It’s a Battle to Plan: a WW1 Case Study
Jonathan Crone, Divisional Manager, Project Control, Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd
1500   Managing the project delivery culture
David Birch Head of Project Controls
1530   Break
1600   So. Complex is complicated. Or is it?
Carolyn Limbert APM PMC SIG
1630   Managing Global Health

Susie Boyce and Dr Lynne Hughes, Quintiles
1700   The Project Manager who Smiled

Peter Taylor The Lazy Project Manager
1730   Drinks Old Doctor Butler's Head, Masons Avenue
1845   EVA Networking Dinner in The Armourers Hall
Wednesday 21 May 2014
0930   The Blues of mine. Communication problems.
Jack Pinter and friends.
1000   Responding to Complexity. How hard can it be?
Harvey Maylor.
Cohort Manager - Major Projects Leadership Academy.
1045   Break
1115   Managing expectations
Sue Hichcock, London Tideway Tunnels
1200   Facilitation. A better way to agree.
Tony Mann
1230   Going forward..
Tim Banfield Director,
Portfolio Oversight, Project Initiation and Intervention. Major Projects Authority.
1300   Lunch
1400   Leadership Ancient. Alfred the Great.
Stephen Carver
1500   Leadership Modern. A Helicopter view.
Lt Col Tom de la Rue.
1530   Break
1600   Agile is coming. How the US GAO manages it.

Steve Jones Chairman APM PMC SIG
1630   Accurate Project Forecasting with the Acumen S1 // S5 Methodology
Phil Shatz, Acumen Business Development – Europe, Deltek UK Ltd
1700   Close
The filmed presentations from this conference will be made available free of charge to EVA 19 delegates on The PM Channel. Details will be emailed to you after the conference.
Materials from EVA will be available for download on or before Friday 6 June from www.projectcontrolsonline.com

Contact Steve Wake at Email - swprojects@blueyonder.co.uk ; Phone : +44 (0) 208 886 5594


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
London
EC2R 5BJ

Tel No: 020 7374 4000
Fax No: 020 7606 7481
Email: info@armourersandbrasiers.co.uk


Workshops are scheduled on Monday 19 and Thursday 22 May.
Workshop timing is normally 1000-1600.
Group size is normally 6-20 people.
Only ONE workshop can be attended on any ONE day.
It is not possible to mix and match during the same day.
 
Monday 19 May:

Introduction to Earned Value Project Control
Steve Wake, International EV expert


PMI Practice standard for Value Management
An overview
Roger Joby

Strategies for Project Sponsorship
Peter Taylor , The Lazy Project Manager

The Art, Science, Skill of "Facilitation"
Tony Mann Chief Examiner APMG
  Thursday 22 May:

Master Class in "Facilitation"
Tony Mann Chief Examiner APMG

Do you have the team you deserve. Leadership.
Adrian Pyne and Donnie MacNicol

Earned Schedule latest thinking
Alex Davis

Lighting the Risk touchpaper in a spreadsheet.
All the functionality of branded products for free!!
Nick Halksworth
 
Workshop: Earned Value Management, 19. 5. 2014

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.

Workshop: Strategies for Project Sponsorship

A one day Workshop with Peter Taylor, The Lazy Project Manager

BENEFITS

You will learn more about understanding the project sponsors you work with, or indeed what type of sponsor you are, and how to develop an effective working partnership between project manager and project sponsor.

*Better understand what role a sponsor should play and what good sponsorship looks like

*Learn how to understand the project sponsor that you have and how to work effectively with them

*Be aware of the role that you should play in developing executive sponsorship inside your organisation

*Recognise at a personal level what is needed to make the transition to project sponsor

About the presenter

Peter Taylor Peter has been described as 'perhaps the most entertaining and inspiring speaker in the project management world today'
Contact Peter today at peter.b.taylor@btinternet.com

Adrian Pyne Workshop with Donnie MacNicol

Adrian Pyne BSc (Hons) RPP MAPM
Director, Pyne Consulting Limited


Do you have the team you deserve?

Ask yourself: Do you have the team you deserve? Does your team have the leader it deserves? Does your organisation create an environment which helps or hinders great leaders and teams to deliver effectively?

If you have been frowning, possibly even shaking your head at the answers then this workshop is for you.

There are reasons why individuals, groups and even organisations behave as they do (and why they have the cultures they have). And this derives from how our brains work and interact. And while there are some dubious uses being made of the latest research, there is much we can learn from the latest knowledge being gathered about how our brains work. Adrian and Donnie will show how gaining insights into this helps pinpoint the best ways to do what good leaders have always done, and make it accessible.

They will explore questions such as:
  • What is leadership and why is it so critical to project success?
  • How do great leaders engage with people's natural tendencies?
  • How do you develop PMs to become better leaders?
  • Why do teams need leaders and what do leaders need to do to ensure success?
  • What makes the organisation culture so critical to project success?
  • How do you create and sustain a supportive organisational culture to aide project delivery?

  • They will introduce models for analysing and developing leaders and teams, and introduce the Organisation Culture Maturity Model. The workshop will introduce insights gained from the latest brain sciences with a focus on enabling attendees to utilise these ideas for immediate benefit to their teams and in turn projects. Part of this will be about the fascinating difference between managing and leading teams, the latter offering so much more scope to engage people and maximise success. The day will consist of a series of experiential exercises and discussions supported by presentations. Donnie and Adrian will enable delegates to leave with both a greater understanding of themselves as leaders, how to develop successful teams, but especially how to put these ideas into immediate effect, to develop the positive behaviours that aid successful project delivery.

    About the presenters

    adrian Pyne Adrian is a consultant whose practice for more than 20 years was the delivery of Change programmes, and the design, build, operation of portfolio, programme and project management capability. His clients are from both commercial and public sectors. Ranging from telecoms to finance, mining to nano-technology, and from coffee to energy.


    Donnie MacNicol Donnie has extensive PM experience across multiple industries and now leads consultancy, training, facilitation and mentoring assignments for global companies and government departments. Donnie specializes in developing an organization’s project leadership capability. Widely recognized as contributing to the 'people and organizational side' of project management thinking, he is in much demand as a speaker and writer and is passionate about delivering value by incorporating the latest behavioural, cultural, human resources, project, programme and change management thinking.

The Art, Science, Skill of "Facilitation"

Tony Mann
originator of the Process Iceberg® methodology


This workshop (which will be complimented by a session in the main Conference and a 'Master Class' on the Thursday) is designed to give delegates an understanding of Facilitation as a means of delivery successful outcomes in meetings and events that occur in the life cycle of projects, change management, IT development and general organisational life.

Tony Mann, who is the originator of the Process Iceberg® methodology, author, Chief Examiner of the APMG 'Facilitation' qualification and Conference speaker will run a whole day workshop which will explore how to become an effective Facilitator.

Many professionals find themselves 'facilitating' crucial meetings which need to deliver results. However, at best most people's experience of facilitation does not help them or give them the confidence to facilitate critical events.

People have said of Tony's methodology:

"I have had the pleasure of using the models, tools and techniques in my work activities. I found that they are extremely effective for supporting my day to day work as a Project Manager."
Simone Onofri
Trainer / Security Project Manager
ItalySimone

The Tools help Facilitators develop a shared road map with the teams. We have used the Tools in a number of ways, short term fixes with the shop floor teams, driving changes in our quality agenda all the way up to coordinating a three-year strategy. At all levels of the organization the Tools create understanding, awareness, and involvement and generates ownership.

Marc Revitt
Performance Improvement Manager
Premier Foods

In the workshop Tony will cover:
  • Task and Process - what is the difference and why does it matter?
  • Task Leader and Facilitator - two different and complimentary roles
  • Facilitator's Process Models and Tools - two key Tools for the Facilitator to use
  • Process Iceberg® Model - the meeting and organisational Models
  • Formats - the different ways of working
  • Models, Tools and Techniques - introduction to a wide range for use in different contexts
  • 'Hearing the Process words' - fitting different Models, Tools and Techniques to different Tasks
  • Preparing for a Meeting - creating and 'Agenda Process'
  • Facilitating an Event - spotting and dealing with problems and issues
NOTE: The 'Master Class' on Thursday will be open to those who have attended the workshop on the Monday. However, you can attend this workshop and not be obliged to attend the 'Master 'Class'.

Master Class in "Facilitation"

This 'master class' led by Tony Mann (see 'The Art, Science Skill of "Facilitation" workshop details), will explore different aspects of Facilitation and enable delegates to examine its practical application in a number of different situations from a tactical and strategic perspective.

Tony Mann will explain the significance of the Process Iceberg® Organisation Model and how it can be used in organisations, Projects and change to bring about understanding, engagement and achieve success.

He will also use delegates own situations to explore how to use Facilitation to achieve successful outcomes. Using the knowledge and understanding from the workshop, Tony will 'facilitate' sub groups as they examine how to tackle real-life situations by using the appropriate model, tools and techniques and the appropriate Format.

The workshop will be: interactive, participatory and practical and delegates will be encouraged to create the design for future workshops and meetings or how previous meetings could have been facilitated to achieve a better outcome. Tony will also deal with delegate's questions arising from the workshop on the Monday and apply facilitation in the real-world context.

People say of Tony's methodology and book:

"For anyone involved in providing facilitation support services, be it to small working groups, strategic management teams, government bodies, NGO's or multi-disciplinary project teams; you will find a systematic and world-class facilitation framework, that is comprehensive in the models, tools and techniques. Tony Mann has brought together years of facilitation experience. For task leaders, project managers, trainers, mentors and facilitators, his book will be one of those you will not simply just place on your bookshelf, but will referenced frequently as you face different situations that will require your facilitation skills.
Clinton in't Veld
Managing Director of the X-Pert Group (Australia)
Principle Portfolio, Programme and Project Management Consultant to DDLS Australia

This approach is very different to any other in facilitation as it shows that facilitation is not a 'soft' skill but rather a powerful methodology to use with a group. When you are working on a problem or when you are developing a plan you can achieve a new level of success. It has been introduced to over 250 Project Managers in Poland and they start to use the tools and approach immediately after the training. Their report back to me is clear: this is what we really need in our management role".
Jolanta Marszewska
Zmiana.pl
Polish Language Owner and Deputy Chief Examiner

NOTE: This 'Master Class' will be open to those who have attended the workshop on the Monday. In this way participants will have a good understanding of the methodology and be better able to apply it.

About the presenters

Tony Mann Tony has built up a reputation as being a very effective facilitator who uses his expertise and skills to help organisations manage change in a participative way.

Tony has written six books and he is working on his latest book: Strategic Facilitation.

Tony has worked with all levels of management and operational staff and has worked with Secretaries of State and Board Room executives in organisations such as: Plan International, World Vision, Longman ELT, BASF and Premier Foods.

His Process Iceberg methodology for facilitation and change has been adopted by a wide variety of organisations across many sectors and is now being applied (under licence) in New Zealand and Poland. His methodology in Facilitation has now been adopted as a professional Qualification by APMG and Tony is the Chief Examiner. The Qualification is available worldwide through Accredited Training Organizations (ATOs).

He is an accomplished speaker and yet he is able to adopt a low profile style when supporting groups going through change. He has been involved in a wide range of organizational change and facilitation interventions where the engagement of the stakeholder are crucial.
 


Speakers

The Project Manager Who Smiled

Peter Taylor

The Lazy Project Manager

Peter Taylor is the author of two best-selling books on 'Productive Laziness' - 'The Lazy Winner' and 'The Lazy Project Manager.

In the last 4 years he has focused on writing and lecturing with over 200 presentations around the world in over 20 countries and has been described as 'perhaps the most entertaining and inspiring speaker in the project management world today' and he also acts as an independent consultant working with some of the major organizations in the world coaching executive sponsors, PMO leaders and project managers.

His mission is to teach as many people as possible that it is achievable to 'work smarter and not harder' and do it all with a smile. More information can be found at www.thelazyprojectmanager.com.


Reclaim the project wasteland

Adrian Pyne

BSc (Hons) RPP MAPM
Director, Pyne Consulting Limited

70% of projects fail. Or so an often quoted statistic says. You can argue what failure actually means, but this percentage has occurred in so many studies and for around 30 years. It also seems to apply to all sectors.

Even if the figure were half that or even one tenth, i.e. 7%, this would cause consternation in other operational areas of most organisations, e.g. supply chain, production, marketing, etc. And if 70% fail that means the value from those 70% is not obtained, and therefore the investment in that 70% is wasted.

Adrian will tell the story of this wasteland. There are heroes and villains, bandits and champions, sins both of omission and commission, and there is ignorance and wisdom. His story will explore the organisational level factors involved in this catastrophe, and show a model of how they can be analysed and categorised.

The session will also propose how an organisational culture can be built, in which portfolios, programmes and projects can succeed.

Will there be a happy ending, or this is a long saga?


The Art, Science, Skill of "Facilitation"

Tony Mann

originator of the Process Iceberg® methodology,

Tony has built up a reputation as being a very effective facilitator who uses his expertise and skills to help organisations manage change in a participative way.

Tony has written six books and he is working on his latest book: Strategic Facilitation.

Tony has worked with all levels of management and operational staff and has worked with Secretaries of State and Board Room executives in organisations such as: Plan International, World Vision, Longman ELT, BASF and Premier Foods.

His Process Iceberg methodology for facilitation and change has been adopted by a wide variety of organisations across many sectors and is now being applied (under licence) in New Zealand and Poland. His methodology in Facilitation has now been adopted as a professional Qualification by APMG and Tony is the Chief Examiner. The Qualification is available worldwide through Accredited Training Organizations (ATOs).

He is an accomplished speaker and yet he is able to adopt a low profile style when supporting groups going through change. He has been involved in a wide range of organizational change and facilitation interventions where the engagement of the stakeholder are crucial.


Carolyn
Principal Planner with Harmonic Ltd,

Tony has built up a reputation as being a very effective facilitator who uses his expertise and skills to help organisations manage change in a participative way.

Carolyn is a Principal Planner with Harmonic Ltd, an independent professional services provider which specialises in Project Delivery services for clients engaging in complex projects and programmes. As a committee member of the Planning Monitoring and Control Special Interest Group (PMC SIG) she is an active APM member and is currently working with a small team developing a Planning Guide for publication later this year. Carolyn has experience in numerous replanning and schedule build-up activities across multiple organisations (BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Aircraft Carrier Alliance & Bombardier) and focuses on fully logic-linked, resource-driven Integrated Master Schedules (IMS) which supports the effective use of Earned Value Management (EVM).



 

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