Learning & Professional Development

MM_0013Delivered by leading trainers, coaches and professional development specialists this Zone will focus on the various opportunities and training initiatives available to PM professionals to enable them to advance their careers.

All attendees are eligible to attend these FREE presentation sessions which will be delivered from open zones within the exhibition hall.

 

 

PRINCE2® is the natural choice if you are cooking up a recipe for project success, but as with your coffee, there’s no need to stick with flat white…

Join John Earwood as he shares a series of disruptive ideas for maximising project success that mix complimentary components into the PRINCE2® base, and deliver an extra shot of business impact across a range of project situations.

Download Presentation

Speaker Bio

An experienced senior manager, researcher and developer, John is currently a principle ‘delivery management’ consultant with the ILX Group, and a member of the professional doctoral cohort at the University of Portsmouth Business School. His current research explores how progressive organisations are developing high-performing delivery capabilities by combining innovative organisational design with the latest project, programme, portfolio, and change management disciplines. Today he draws on his global consulting experience to show how imaginative use of the PRINCE2® methodology not only remains relevant for today’s organisations and practitioners, but can also be used to define many of the core ‘routines’ and ‘integrations’ required for tomorrow’s benefit-centric, delivery capabilities.

It was just before Christmas one year and someone asked what a Project Manager’s festive song would be. I said “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby, as it reminded me about Project Sponsorship. As the lyrics go: “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know”, and I thought this rings true for Sponsors – “I’m dreaming of Project Sponsors, just like the ones I used to know”. And, just like a white Christmas, I hadn’t seen one in a while!

This session looks at the importance of the role of the Project Sponsor on success. The first person to spot the additional Bing Crosby reference in the session will win a prize!

 

Download Presentation

Speaker Bio

Ian is currently Head of Organisational Consultancy at QA Ltd.

Organisational Consultancy partners with you to develop your individual and organisation-wide capability through providing expertise in services such as: competency assessments, maturity assessments, executive level briefings, leadership programmes, profiling, coaching and mentoring, and career path development

This session is aimed at all those people who are interested in learning and want to make sure they pick the best way to learn. Learning comes in so many forms and it can be difficult to pick what best suits to your needs.

Come and join us for a fun filled session and understand the various ways people learn.

Download Presentation

Speaker Bio

Narinder is one of the Director’s at Simetral and an accredited trainer for PRINCE2®, Change Management®, AGILE®, P2Agile® and APMP. Over the past 12 years Narinder has been providing project management consulting to a number of organisations across a wide variety of industry sectors which includes local authorities, government and private sector companies. Prior to this her background was working on medium to large scale projects and programmes delivering business change. One of Narinder’s strengths is engaging her audience on her training sessions so that the delegate has the best experience possible. This is supported by the excellent feedback she continually receives.

With commentators noting that the UK market is fast approaching full employment and external factors such as IR35 impacting the contractor community, there is much to consider when trying to understand the UK market for PPM practitioners. Ultimately you are only worth as much as somebody is willing to pay, but being prepared for that negotiation has never been more important.

John, the author of the Arras People Project Management Benchmark Report (PMBR) for the last 12 years, will be exploring the data from the Arras People report along with data published by other sources to offer practitioners a view on the UK market and what this means for you!

Download Presentation

Speaker Bio

John Thorpe is the Founder and Managing Director of Arras People – the project management recruitment specialists.

Arras People represents the third phase of John’s career which has previously seen him work in the UK’s manufacturing sector and in the professional services sector for global blue chip organisations.

John is also the driving force behind the annual Arras People Project Management Benchmark Report which he manages and produces each year.

Visit Arras People at the show and pick up your copy of the latest report.

In this entertaining session, Ranjit shows us the different faces of resistance to change and asks ‘Can you recognise resistance when you see it?’.

Certain behaviours are clear indicators of resistance to change, but can be difficult to identify. We know that people don’t always say what they are thinking, and people who are agents of change rely on being able to interpret the clues as to what stakeholders are really feeling.

Emotional undercurrents turn into actions. Actions that may obstruct, divert or even sabotage planned changes if they remain unchecked.  Join Ranjit and get behind the scenes of resistance to change.

Download Presentation

Speaker Bio

Working in project and change management for over 25 years, across different continents and with diverse cultures, I became fascinated by what makes people tick. I found I was continually bridging the gap between the process side of delivering projects and the need to bring people along on the journey so they would embrace what was delivered. This experience, combined with a deep heart-felt desire to support others to learn and grow led me to set up ChangeQuest 10 years ago. We provide training and support to help people manage projects and change more effectively and with less stress.

On my own quest for learning and growth, gaining qualifications aside, I co-edited the Change Management Body of Knowledge and The Effective Change Manager’s Handbook, which is the source text for APMG International’s Change Management Practitioner certification and wrote the handbook Titanic Lessons in Project Leadership.

MoP, MSP, PRINCE2, PMP, PMQ, P3O, MoV, M_o_R, ACP, AgilePM. What do these mean?
I understand PRINCE2 is a project management framework, MoP stands for Management of Portfolios, and MSP is Managing Successful Programmes, or MS Project, or even Movie Star Planet (according to my daughter’s IPad). If I want to develop as a project manager, should I look at MSP or MoP, or look to another body such as APM or PMI? I’m now starting to feel shaken and stirred!
With a plethora of project management certifications available, this presentation aims to explain some of these approaches, and how they interface with each other.

It’s hotting up on the project front…somebody get me some ice!

Download Presentation

Speaker Bio

Paul is Managing Director of SPOCE – the World’s first PRINCE2 accredited training organisation.  Paul has been a PRINCE2 approved trainer for over 15 years, and has worked with hundreds of organisations in developing and implementing best practice project and programme management.

Project and Programme Management is changing.  How can the AXELOS PPM portfolio support our profession as we enter a critical 5 year period?  AI, new tools, changed approaches and different team cultures make for a challenging environment. Best practice will be more relevant than ever before, and to continue to develop practitioners and organizations around the world, AXELOS will continue to evolve our recognized best practice solutions.

This session will give a snapshot into the exciting future of the AXELOS PPM portfolio and, most importantly, how we need you to get involved.

 

Download Presentation

Speaker Bio

Cameron Stewart is the Head of PPM Product Development at AXELOS Global Best Practice. His portfolio currently includes PRINCE2®, PRINCE2 Agile®, MSP®, M_o_R®, P3O®, the P3M3® model and assessments, MoV® and MoP®.

Cameron has over ten years’ experience as a consultant and trainer for project, programme and portfolio management. Yielding this, Cameron is responsible maintaining and updating the best practice suite of PPM products, ensuring that AXELOS remains the market-leader in management guidance, accreditation and certifications.

With increasing amounts of time and money being invested in modern projects, it is vitally important that they deliver the benefits promised. Yet many projects fail precisely because they are not able to provide on what they set out to achieve. Managing Benefits certification helps businesses ensure that their projects stay on track, that predicted benefits are feasible
and that they can truly provide value.

As an APMG Accredited Training Organisation, The Knowledge Academy offers training for the full range of Managing Benefits certifications, as well as others such as Change Management and Better Business Cases.

Download Presentation

Speaker Bio

Delivering the Value! From blue sky strategy to money in the bank. You have heard in the past how the Better Business Case Course came about (particularly because of the large number of public procurement where the business case wasn’t as clear as it should be, and the contract has not managed to deliver the benefits expected).

Marc is going to explore one of the five Business Case’s; The Commercial Business Case, to see what you might include, some of the tools you might use to write the case and to hopefully leave you wanting more…

 

Speaker Bio

Cath Convery, of the learning and development consultancy Explosive Learning Solutions (ELS), will be talking about the ‘Better Business Cases™’ model at Project Challenge. Cath explained, “Better Business Cases™ is a systematic and objective approach to all stages of the business case development process.

“ELS has been delivering training relating to this approach since its release –developed by HM Treasury in 2009.”

 

 

Success is a continuing thing. It is growth and development. Today’s Project Manager must work smarter than ever before and wear many different hats. Project Manager’s need to become more agile, flexible and demonstrate value. Businesses need frameworks which can flex and scale.

APM Group is at the heart of leading the response to deliver meaningful courses and qualifications. In conjunction with other stakeholders we will be pleased to showcase our approach to strengthening the portfolio of qualifications available to everyone engaged in delivering value worldwide. Tinker, Tailor, Teacher, Trainer. How many hats can you wear at the same time?

Download Presentation

Speaker Bio

Adrian Dooley is the founder of Praxis Framework, a free on-line framework for the management of projects, programmes and portfolios (www.praxisframework.org) that includes a Body of Knowledge, Methodology, Competency Framework and Capability Maturity model. After a career in construction project management Adrian has held various roles in the profession including MD of The Projects Group, founder Director of Project

 

  Platinum Sponsor                   Gold Sponsor

Supported by