Solutions Planning & Controls Zone

MM_0291 (2)‘Project controls’ are the information gathering, analytics and management processes used to predict, understand and influence the time / cost outcomes of a project or program.

The discipline can encompass any of the following: Scheduling; Cost estimation / engineering; Earned Value Management; Risk management / assessment; Document control; Supplier performance measurement.

This new zone takes a close look at some of the latest tools and techniques.

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


Good planning sets apart great projects.  Purposeful planning is what ensures that management actions taken by project managers connect the task undertaken to the stakeholders’ goals.

There is no single correct approach to planning a project, but neither is it a free-for-all.  This session shows how end-date schedule planning differs from budget-constrained planning, what is different between managing mission-critical projects and projects that have innovation as their purpose.  And we look at why even Agile projects must plan to succeed.

Learning objectives – At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the steps in planning a project and how they are affected by the constraints and critical success factors established for a project.
  • Determine which planning techniques are appropriate to apply in different project and planning contexts.

Speaker Bio

Christopher has led CITI since 1992.  CITI is a centre of excellence for pragmatic advice and guidance in managing complex projects and programmes.  Working with clients and with academic partners, CITI has established a powerful reputation for creating capability and personal and organisational competence in the management of projects and change.

A thought leader in how to develop project planning and stakeholder engagement skills and a ‘can do’ attitude to the delivery of projects, he acts as an advisor and assessor to board members and leaders of significant programmes in the financial, retail, energy, defence and government sectors.

Passionate about project management and ‘getting things done’, he is the author of many papers and articles on advanced project management subjects, including benefits realisation and the management of programmes, as well as being the co-author of books on the purposeful planning of programmes, portfolios and projects.

A lively and passionate delivery style makes him a popular and regular speaker and contributor on project and programme management issues.

Since Inspire in July 2019 there’s been some big changes with Project – find out all about the changes we can share with you.

Speaker Bio

Risk Management is evolving to address the needs of project stakeholders, who want to understand the broad spectrum of risks facing organisations to ensure they are appropriately managed not only at the project level but also across the enterprise.

Contractors and Owners turn to Oracle Primavera Cloud (formerly known as Prime) for capital planning, portfolio and risk management.

This session looks at how Oracle Primavera Cloud is used to capture, assess, monitor, and mitigate project AND program risk across the enterprise to avoid delays or cost overruns and help ensure successful outcomes.

Speaker Bio

An Oracle Primavera P6 EPPM and Unifier Certified Implementation Specialist, Peter is a project consultant with expertise in Oracle Primavera design, configuration, implementation, integration, consultancy and training as well as generic project management training encapsulating the full project life cycle.

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Learn more about new Sciforma functionnalities that enables our customers to keep their competitive edge in the future.

Discover how you can implement a PPM tool more easily and deliver faster!

Speaker Bio

Sciforma 7.1 is a flexible and easy-to-use tool designed to help businesses manage their projects and portfolios to their greatest advantage.

Its features can improve your return on investment, maximize efficiency, and allow you to capitalize on experience.

Nicholas Mierowski, the UK/Benelux Sales Manager, actively works with his clients to assist them in a personnalized manner based on their level of maturity.

Involved in all of the phases of the project, his responsibility is to provide tailored assistance and advice, with the aim of creating a synergy between the tool and the company’s framework.

With over 35 years of expertise, Sciforma provides a highly-scalable and cost-effective solution, and incorporates customer feedback into the tool

Today’s work encompasses individuals, teams and the enterprise. How does this diverse group come together, collaborate and understand the impact of their efforts across the organisation.  Microsoft 365 provides a rich set of capabilities that empowers everyone to be creative and work together, securely.

This session will showcase some of those capabilities including the ultimate collaboration functionality with Microsoft Teams and Project Online.

Speaker Bio

Violaine is originally from the Champagne region in France and completed a Masters in Management at LMU Munich in Germany.  She works at Microsoft in the Modern Workplace team, enabling organisations to realize their full potential with the help of Microsoft PPM solutions.  Her previous experience as a PMO at Allianz enables her to look for practical solutions to solve everyday issues faced by a PMO and works hands on with customers to overcome their challenges.  She brings a fresh perspective to PPM solutions and has strong ideas about the future of modern work management.


Organisations build business cases for Project Portfolio Solutions against numerous needs; reducing administration; reducing reporting time; improving delivery; improving resource utilisation; improving decision making; deploying standards and templates. Delivering function and process is only part of the solution.

Only by ensuring there is user adoption and that accurate up to date information is maintained will organisations be able to harness the true value of Project Solutions as they can drive the portfolio using a single source of truth.

Speaker Bio

Duncan Griffin PPM Solutions Consultant – With more than 18 years’ experience in designing, deploying and managing successful PPM solutions bringing a level of expertise that few in the industry can match.

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