Master Class / Solutions Zone


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Operational excellence and best practice in project management are essential in driving organisations forward. This zone looks at the key drivers and best strategies for success.

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



Whatever project you are involved in, your success relies on your ability to generate interest, enthusiasm and participation from people who are already busy with their own work. So how can you become a world leading persuader?

Melanie will deliver a whistle-stop tour through a range of “neuro-hacks” using how the brain prefers to work to help you generate the engagement of all your stakeholders, and ensure they willingly collaborate with you. She will give you a chance to practice a couple of them, and get you to think how you could apply them with your stakeholders.

Melanie will share practical ideas, and she has written a quick guide to influencing and persuading techniques that will be available to everyone at her presentation. She will also be available throughout the day for 20 minute one to one surgery sessions, so if you want one of these sought after spots, email her at with a brief description of your challenge/idea you want to discuss.

Speaker Bio

Melanie helps make change a reality, by supporting staff at all levels through the transition from existing structures and processes to new ways of working. She understands the psychology and neuroscience of change, and applies this learning to creating safe, no blame spaces where people can express their shock and anger about change, and explore its impact on their day to day work, their relationships with colleagues and their long term career plans.

Melanie is highly qualified and very experienced, using the experience of many change initiatives to build her understanding of the emotions triggered by change, that she uses to create help and guidance for all those impacted. She is a Chartered Management Consultant, Chief Examiner for the Agile Change Agent certification, was Co-Lead of the Change Management Institute UK and now founder of the Continuous Change Community. Respected author of many text books and articles on project, programme, portfolio and change management.

Previous roles include CEO of a consulting and training organisation, Director of Global Transformation Programmes, Global Head of Business Continuity and Crisis Management and Head of Project and Programme Management.

The biggest challenge in delivering portfolios is managing the resource pipeline, so that value flow is optimised, and the enterprise is equipped to adapt to new challenges and opportunities at speed.

We may think Agile has cracked this particular nut but, in fact, 56 percent of projects fail to deliver the original goals and business intent fully – even in the Agile landscape (IPMA, 2020). Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) offers an intelligent approach to future-proofing the portfolio, by moving beyond individual team sprints, through release trains, and into the business of bringing “work to people” and “people to work”.

Mix in Adaptive Resource Planning, and you’ll start to change the game. In this session, Lloyd will demonstrate how the right approach to resource planning brings instant, enterprise-wide visibility across all resource interdependencies.

Join Lloyd to explore how a powerful mix of “what-if” scenario modelling capabilities can equip project managers, portfolio managers and PMOs to anticipate any resourcing scenario and make crucial commitments to sponsors with confidence. Lloyd will walk you through the techniques you need to get there – and demonstrate the value of Enterprise Resource Planning to the business, its people, and its customers.

This lively session will be delivered by Project Challenge Expo 2022’s Platinum Sponsor, Prosymmetry, a Gartner Cool Vendor and industry leader in resource management for hundreds of companies including multiple Fortune 5oo companies worldwide. ProSymmetry is the company behind Tempus Resource, the purpose-built Enterprise Resource Management solution offering unmatched resource planning value, powered by decades of industry experience, and constantly evolving to meet tomorrow’s resource planning challenges today.

Speaker Bio

Lloyd is the Vice President of Strategic Solutions at ProSymmetry. Prior to joining ProSymmetry, Lloyd directed the Resource Management Office at a top 50 financial institution, where he architected an Enterprise Resource Planning ecosystem that continuously aligned strategic project, agile initiative, and operational work with vital delivery and governance resources.

Lloyd has over 25 years of experience delivering value in RMO & PMO leadership roles, as a managing partner in a technology professional services firm, and as a consultant with IBM.  As an entrepreneurial leader, Lloyd has consulted with clients in a variety of industries including banking, aerospace, health care, DOD, manufacturing, oil and gas, and technology. Lloyd spent 5 years on the Resource Management Institute Advisory Board, has LPM, CSM, PMP, RMCP certifications, and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

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