Solutions and Software Zone Archive

You really don’t need a big budget and a year of consultant support to set up your Project, Programme or Portfolio Support Office, Small Team Edition comes with everything you need for £999. Providing you with methodology, document control, governance, resourcing, notifications, approvals management, reporting and dashboards for twenty users and it even includes some training.

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Graham and Des will be discussing Orange’s approach to managing global projects and programmes through Orange’s PMI accredited Synergy methodology.

This is now being extended with toolset support using Microsoft Project Server and SharePoint, with deployment support from TPG The Project Group’s consulting team and integration products – PSLink and Project Link.

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Successfully rolling out an Enterprise Project Management solution across your organisation doesn’t have to be time consuming and expensive.  Ivan Lloyd, Product Lead for PS+ and Business Consultant to Microsoft® UK and Microsoft® Corporation, will introduce you to PS+, the award winning, pre-configured best practice solution for Project Online and Project Server in-use by thousands of users worldwide which enables organisation’s to be up-and-running, delivering tangible business results in less than 30 days.

PS+ provides a single source for all PPM data providing visibility, transparency and clarity enabling real-time decision making and improved efficiency, all from one structured, easily accessible, user-friendly platform.

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Ivan Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer at CPS since April 2013 and one of the two founding Directors. Ivan has overseen the transformation of CPS to become one of Microsoft’s key partners specialising in providing business solutions built on Office 365, SharePoint, Project and CRM. Ivan has over 20 years of experience in the business and IT consulting sectors and has managed and delivered assignments to many of the world’s leading organisations. In his current role as CEO, Ivan is focussed on ensuring that CPS provides visionary solutions to its customers; real solutions to business problems that empower organisation’s and employees to deliver more value by working smarter, working simpler, working quicker and working from anywhere.

This presentation will look at some practical examples of how project management professionals from education, information solutions and local authorities are using Asta Powerproject to help them manage their resources and activities effectively where increasingly there is a demand to do more with less.

With most project teams these days having to operate in what is generally a resource-constrained environment, having easy access to and clear visibility of the latest project information is crucial. These examples will include showing how teams are delivering new projects against a backdrop of regular ‘business as usual’ activities and how Asta Powerproject provides powerful tools to help deliver success despite such challenges.

Visitors will be able to see how Asta Powerproject is supporting customers to work collaboratively across project files, enjoying easy data collection and progress reporting, which makes the software ideal for project teams and organisation-wide access

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Ben has spent the last 10 years helping technology companies to adopt innovative business systems, utilising his background in engineering to match appropriate solutions to a corporation’s issues.  In his last 3 years with Asta Development, he has worked with both public and private sector to improve their Project Portfolio Management processes through the implementation of enterprise-level software.

Implementing a PPM System is a change project in its own right and requires a robust business case. Sciforma and Millbeck Consulting will provide you with the key elements to build your business case, measure the value add of the new system and deliver on your promises.

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Mark Woodward, an expert and innovator in the use of Benefits Realisation Management (BRM) and benefits-led decision making, Director, Mill Beck Consulting Ltd

Organisations need innovation to develop products and solve business problems. However, not all of our cultures encourage or support collaborative creative thinking, and not all of them have the enabling technology to make this simple to get going or effortlessly sustainable.

David Dunning from CPS will present a discussion on innovation – What is it, and why is it good? How do organisations fail to innovate effectively? What has social media / collaborative technology added into the mix, how has it changed our approach to working together? What would a new ‘innovation culture’ look like? How does this culture fit with portfolio programme and project management? How can we implement technology to enable that to happen? What do I have to do next?

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David is a founding director at CPS who originated the professional services delivery organisation and has maintained relationships with many of the most significant CPS customers over the last two decades. He has envisioned and overseen implementations of all sizes, shapes and complexities in the portfolio, programme and project management space with companies from all industry sectors. He is an APMG Registered Consultant, Deputy Chairman of the APM Portfolio Management Special Interest Group, a Certified Management Consultant. While being Chairman of the CPS Board, David continues to work with customers on a strategic level to understand problems and envision people, process, technology and organisational solutions. David is married with 2 boys. When not working, David plays football, coaches a boys football team, and enjoys driving and motorsport of all kinds.

Are you tired of recreating the data from your white board and sticky note sessions? Do you wish to increase productivity and improve communication throughout the project lifecycle?
Mind Mapping is a powerful way of constructing the WBS and gathering requirements. When Mind Mapping is paired with technology it simplifies progression through the project lifecycle and enhances communication of the project plan.

During this presentation you’ll briefly learn the theory behind Mind Mapping and we will demonstrate, using a number of different applications, some of the “best practice” techniques to ultimately save your organisation valuable time and money!

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Lawrence Keltie is an expert in mind mapping software and how it relates to project management. For the past 2 years Lawrence has been a featured speaker at the UK’s leading project management exhibition, Project Challenge, and has presented for the PMI UK Chapter and Association for Project Management at regional events.  With a background in business development focusing on technology, Lawrence’s unique skill set helps to bridge the gap between mind mapping and project management.

 

Are you looking to improve Project Consistency, Resource Management and take the burden out of Reporting? If the answer is yes then do not miss this session which will demonstrate how Microsoft Project Server and SharePoint can help you to address these pain points using the Project Server PRIME® approach!

Project Server PRIME® is the original & leading fixed price, fast track implementation package for Microsoft PPM and features an enhanced out of the box feature set, developed by our experts and guaranteed to get your organisation up and running with Project Server / Project Online in only a few weeks.

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This session from Sandhill is focused on Meisterplan, Portfolio Resource Planning software from German PPM specialist itDesign. Used as a stand-alone tool, based on information in your spreadsheets or linked to your existing PPM system, Meisterplan provides a dynamic, intuitive interface to enable realistic discussion and debate by your decision-makers.

Working in real-time, or comparing with pre-prepared proposals:

Plan new scenarios for the future – expand, cut, delay, accelerate – what’s the effect and can we afford it?

Review your resources – do we have enough of the ones we need? Do we have too many of the ones we don’t?

Can we do all that we have to and more of what we want to…?

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John Morrissey, of Sandhill Consultants, has worked in and around projects for more than 30 years. Whether milking cows, making sweets, developing medicines, marketing brands, designing websites, selling software, running PMOs or redesigning NHS services, John has never lost his intrinsic laziness and his enthusiasm for finding a simpler, better way of doing things. Having worked in the private and public sector for both small and large organisations, he never ceases to be amazed at how hard we work to make simple things more complex. Come and see the latest software from itDesign that gives him more time to relax and watch cricket.

Are you tired of recreating the data from your white board or sticky note sessions? Do you wish to increase productivity and improve communication throughout the project lifecycle?

Mind Mapping is a powerful way of constructing the WBS and gathering requirements. When Mind Mapping is paired with technology it simplifies progression through the project lifecycle and enhances communication of the project plan. You’ll briefly learn the theory behind Mind Mapping and we will demonstrate, using a number of different applications, some of the “best practice” techniques to ultimately save your organisation
valuable time and money!”

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Lawrence Keltie is an expert in mind mapping software and how it relates to project management. For the past 2 years Lawrence has been a featured speaker at the UK’s leading project management exhibition, Project Challenge, and has presented for the PMI UK Chapter and Association for Project Management at regional events. With a background in business development focusing on technology, Lawrence’s unique skill set helps to bridge the gap between mind mapping and project management.

Successfully rolling out an Enterprise Project Management solution across your organisation doesn’t have to be time consuming and expensive. Ivan Lloyd, Product Lead for PS+ and Business Consultant to Microsoft® UK and Microsoft® Corporation, will introduce you to PS+, the award winning, pre-configured best practice solution for Project Online and Project Server in-use by thousands of users worldwide which enables organisation’s to be up-and-running, delivering tangible business results in less than 30 days. PS+ provides a single source for all PPM data providing visibility, transparency and clarity enabling real-time decision making and improved efficiency, all from one structured, easily accessible, user-friendly platform.

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Ivan Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer at CPS since April 2013 and one of the two founding Directors. Ivan has overseen the transformation of CPS to become one of Microsoft’s key partners specialising in providing business solutions built on Office 365, SharePoint, Project and CRM. Ivan has over 20 years of experience in the business and IT consulting sectors and has managed and delivered assignments to many of the world’s leading organisations. In his current role as CEO, Ivan is focussed on ensuring that CPS provides visionary solutions to its customers; real solutions to business problems that empower organisation’s and employees to deliver more value by working smarter, working simpler, working quicker and working from anywhere.

The biggest risks to projects are not what you might reasonably expect. Find out from Alexander Budzier, what the proven factors are which affect project cost. Understand how decisions based on unreliable or outdated data and lack of project visibility can contribute to increased project risk.

Hear how to avoid your projects being ‘Over time, over budget, over and over again’ by implementing a project management solution. Dr Alexander Budzier draws upon his extensive experience of improving leadership and decision-making under risk in diverse sectors such as transport infrastructure, energy, IT-lead change, and the Olympics.

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Dr Alex Budzier is a Researcher and Lecturer at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. He teaches on the MSc for Major Programme Management, the UK government’s Major Projects Leadership Academy, and the Project Leadership Programme. Alex was a consultant for McKinsey & Co. in Düsseldorf and Chicago for 8 years and a project manager at T-Mobile International in London. His research has been extensively featured in the media by the BBC, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, Forbes and others.

4D planning is radically changing the way people plan projects, adding the visual dimension to provide context to the project manager. Using 3D models at the earliest stage allows the planner to fully understand the implications of their schedule, essential in future construction, engineering and manufacturing projects.

Monitoring projects in 4D allows for the visual reference of real world progress. Join this session
to learn how Asta are bringing 4D planning tools within affordable reach with its new “Asta Powerproject BIM” product.

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Ben has spent the last 10 years helping companies to adopt innovative business systems, utilising his background in engineering to match appropriate solutions to a corporation’s issues. In his last 3 years with Asta Development, he has worked with both public and private sector to improve their project performance through the implementation of enterprise-level software.

The Association for Project Management (APM) and recruitment experts Wellingtone have formed a unique career development alliance designed to provide the best career advice to project professionals. The alliance sees Wellingtone Project Management bring over 15 years of best practice recruitment expertise to complement the APM’s commitment to providing knowledge, standards and guidance to our industry.

Together the APM and Wellingtone have conducted salary research across the APM member community with +1,000 contributors. Vince will present the findings of this research, including salaries, contract rates and market confidence. This presentation lifts the lid on project management recruitment, pay rates, and things to consider moving from permanent to contract or vice versa.

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Vince Hines is Managing Director of Wellingtone Ltd – the project management specialist recruitment, training and consultancy company. He has been helping organisations for many years and has worked with clients across the UK, US and Switzerland helping them improve their use of formal project and programme management tools and techniques. Vince brings extensive real world project management experience into the training environment and has successfully trained hundreds of project managers.

Vince is recognised as a professionally qualified Member of the Association for Project Managers, Member of the Association for Cost Engineers and is a qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner. Incorporating the practical application of formal project management tools and techniques into the day to day environment is one of Vince’s key skills.

You can collect as much project information as you want but if you can’t get it out in an easy to understand format then all that effort was wasted.

PROJECT in a box comes preconfigured with a range of project, programme an portfolio reports and dashboard layouts but here you can personalise and even customise them yourself without the need
for extensive consultancy hours. We will walk through the system from data collection to final display outputs and show you real world examples.

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Malcolm West is the founder and Managing Director of PROJECT in a box. Trained as a Mechanical Engineer and is a seasoned veteran of projects, project management, leading project based organisations and implementing PPM best practice in organisations, he says he has the scars to prove it. Malcolm has a Warwick MBA and was the APM’s Sir Monty Finniston Award winner in 1999. Malcolm still spends much of his time working hands on with organisations helping them improve the way they deliver their projects.

Many users need to model different scenarios such as:

1. When can my projects start based on our resource needs and availability?
2. How can we rapidly identify resource bottlenecks and identify opportunities to re-allocate resources more effectively
3. How can we quickly “lock in” end dates of high priority projects and see the impact on the overall portfolio, “over and under allocations”?
4. How can I know ahead of time the “likelihood” we will meet the scenarios we have decided on?
5. Are there suggestions on how to better optimize my portfolio?
6. How can we simulate “crashing” our schedule

Tempus Decisionware ™ the leading Resource Portfolio Management (RPM) tool can model your resources quickly and interactively. What took hours or days and can now be accomplished in minutes for more
effective Resource Portfolio Management within your organization. Available as a standalone system or integrated with your existing PPM or internal systems.

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Greg Bailey was the Founder and Former CEO of Microsoft’s 2012 Worldwide Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year until selling the company in January of 2013. He also ran the resource Planning Division at eLabor until the product Enterprise Project was sold to Microsoft and became Microsoft Project Server 2002. His energy, experience, passion and vision, has made Greg a frequent guest speaker at hundreds of project management events.

Are you looking to discover the latest Resource Management features in Microsoft Office 365 & Project Online? Do you also want to improve Project Consistency and take the burden out of Reporting?

If the answer is YES then do not miss this session which will demonstrate how Microsoft Project Online and SharePoint can help you to address these pain points using the Fixed Price, Fast Track implementation package from Wellingtone, Project Server PRIME®, guaranteed to get your organisation up and running with Project Server/Project Online in 14 days!”

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Baz is an experienced Enterprise Level Sales Professional, Project Server Consultant & Project Lead currently working within a Microsoft Gold Partner (WellingtonePPM) and as a virtual team member at Microsoft UK as part of the Virtual Technology Solutions Professional (VTSP) programme.

He possesses extensive knowledge of Microsoft Project Server and project management, having gained real world experience within a PMO environment as a Project Specialist within a FTSE 100 company. With his background Baz is well versed in educating organisations on the benefits of PPM solutions (Microsoft Project Server), contract negotiation and managing & leading implementations.

Across industries responsible for large capital projects, the need for project controls is widely accepted. An effective project controls system will improve project outcomes and even drive organisational performance. An ineffective system, however, may involve a great deal of reporting and effort, but produce limited value. Given this, what are the attributes of a project controls system necessary to ensure that your organization is poised to deliver substantial return on investment – both on the system itself as well as the capital expenditures being made?.

In this presentation, EcoSys discusses best practices for project controls success and provides a showcase of EcoSys EPC, the industry standard for enterprise project controls software that helps enforce these practices,
drives efficiency, and accelerates a team’s ability to act on the insights achieved.

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Angie is Director of Solutions Consulting for EcoSys, the global standard for enterprise project controls software. Angie has 10 years of experience assisting customers with architecting software and services solutions designed to decrease operational costs and increase efficiency. At EcoSys, Angie and her team consult with the world’s leading project-driven organisations within Oil & Gas, Engineering & Construction, Utilities, Government, Aerospace & Defense, and Transportation to provide direction for implementing best practices to plan and manage project portfolios, control project costs, and improve project performance.

The business case for organisations to embrace project risk management is stronger than ever. Many projects list risks on an MS Excel based risk register. What is needed to manage risks effectively, is a tool that allows multiple people access to update their risks, including progress on mitigation actions.

To understand your confidence in meeting your timescale and budget, you have to be able to bring together the up to date information from the risk register with the schedule logic and uncertainty from the project schedule, to perform a Monte Carlo based schedule risk analysis.
In this demonstration, you will see how Predict! integrates your risk register and schedule, to enable you to quickly and easily model your budget and timescale confidence.

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Trevor has worked for Risk Decisions for five years. He supports the construction and infrastructure sector, working with clients requiring risk management and analysis tools and support for major infrastructure programmes. Specific examples include:

Femern: Building the fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt, Denmark.
KBR: Managing the Doha Expressway Programme
MTR: Hong Kong metro expansion projects

Trevor is an expert on the functionality and benefits to be gained from using Risk Decisions’ Predict! software. His speaking engagements have included papers on project and programme risk at APM branch meetings and Risk SIGs and the IRM Construction SIG.

Are you tired of sticky notes and whiteboard sessions? Do you wish to increase productivity and improve communication throughout the project lifecycle?

Mind Mapping is an effective technique to use in requirements gathering session and in the construction of the WBS. When Mind Mapping is coupled with technology it simplifies the project lifecycle and enhances communication. During this presentation, we will briefly explain the mind mapping theory and how that can be applied to the role of Business Analysts and Project Managers. We will also demonstrate best practice techniques in mind mapping and how it relates to technology. Participants will learn how to simplify the project life cycle and improve communication of a project plan.

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Lawrence Keltie is an expert in mind mapping software and how it relates to project management. For the past 3 years Lawrence has been a featured speaker at the UK’s leading project management exhibition, Project Challenge, and has presented for the PMI UK Chapter and Association for Project Management at regional events. With a background in business development focusing on technology, Lawrence’s unique skill set helps to bridge the gap between mind mapping and project management.

How can you manage your project effectively using a structured methodology as well as providing the flexibility of Agile for your teams? Ivan Lloyd, Product Lead for PS+ and Business Consultant to Microsoft UK and Microsoft Corporation, will show you the solution to both.

Aimed at PMO Managers, Project Managers, Delivery Managers, this session will showcase Project Online and PS+ for Agile, providing one easy to use solution that allows Project Managers to manage projects using standardised methodologies and Gantt charts whilst Project Teams can utilise familiar Kanban boards and Agile techniques for the Sprint details all on one standard platform.

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Ivan Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer at CPS since April 2013 and one of the two founding Directors. Ivan has overseen the transformation of CPS to become one of Microsoft’s key partners specialising in providing business solutions built on Office 365, SharePoint, Project and CRM. Ivan has over 20 years of experience in the business and IT consulting sectors and has managed and delivered assignments to many of the world’s leading organisations. In his current role as CEO, Ivan is focussed on ensuring that CPS provides visionary solutions to its customers; real solutions to business problems that empower organisation’s and employees to deliver more value by working smarter, working simpler, working quicker and working from anywhere.

Plans and tasks, risks, issues, actions, decisions, costs; to be in control of your project there is lots of data you need to collect, share and analyse.

In this session we talk about Planner the totally free tool giving you all this.  We will examine two aspects in particular, collection at the project level and management and analysis at the departmental or organisational level.  What’s more we provide you with the tool to take away and use or share with your colleagues.  So you can leave this session with both knowledge and the tools you need to turn it into reality.

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Malcolm West is the founder and Managing Director of PROJECT in a box. Trained as a Mechanical Engineer and is a seasoned veteran of projects, project management, leading project based organisations and implementing PPM best practice in organisations, he says he has the scars to prove it. Malcolm has a Warwick MBA and was the APM’s Sir Monty Finniston Award winner in 1999. Malcolm still spends much of his time working hands on with organisations helping them improve the way they deliver their projects.

The core of ILX’s speaking session will be how organisations can increase effectiveness by combining best practice, Organisational Capability Models – which include P3M3 v3, The Change Management Maturity Model and Project Complexity Models.

Mike Saville will explore how organisations can benefit from combining these models, enabling leadership teams to answer not just how good are our projects? – but establish solutions to persistent problems and build the capability that they need. These themes will be illustrated by case studies from multi-nationals.

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We often hear discussion about the benefits of Integrated Project Controls. But……

What does Integration actually mean? What are the benefits and challenges of achieving it?

What are the ‘blockers’ and how can they be addressed?

Andrew explores these questions and gives some thoughts and ideas on how integration improvements can really support better culture and improve outcomes in organisations involved with the execution of complex projects, programmes and portfolios.

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Andrew is the Managing Director of LogiKal Projects UK; having held a number of CFO roles Andrew became involved in the world of major projects when he was appointed as Director of Finance and Programme Controls for the Heathrow Terminal 5 Programme. He played a major role in achieving integration of management through strong, client led processes and systems. He then became responsible for transferring many of the skills learned on this programme to the wider organisation, supporting a large and complex portfolio of projects executed under intense regulatory scrutiny.

At Logikal Projects, Andrew has been involved in enabling the organization to become recognized as one of the foremost providers of Project Controls Services in the UK.  He understands from firsthand experience how the use of Project Controls can help an organization to build confidence in the delivery of its projects and programmes. His approach is to ensure that the key elements of Project, Process and Systems are all considered in developing solutions.  He has built a team of experienced individuals who are collectively engaged in helping clients to enhance their capability and operate effective Project Controls.

Dr Alexander Budzier will draw upon his extensive experience of improving leadership and decision-making in diverse sectors such as transport infrastructure, energy, IT-lead
change, and the Olympics.

Find out the critical role that improving project visibility can play in reducing risk and project cost and how improving transparency across the project lifecycle can drive project success.

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How has the evolution of technology changed the way you work with others on projects? Have trends such as mobility, cloud computing, data analytics or alternative working spaces improved your productivity, as well as your team’s? Or have they created new challenges?

A recent pan-European project management study, the Chaos Theory, found that project managers waste 20 days a year due to inefficient ways of working. Yet just 52% of PMs say their IT team empowers them with the latest project management and collaboration tools.

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Mia Nordborg is Director of Customer Experience for Projectplace at Planview and has been working with the Projectplace product since April 2001.

Mia is managing the Customer Experience efforts for the Projectplace product and speaks frequently at different events and webinars about Lean, Agile, Kanban, Change Management and management techniques.

Successfully rolling out an Enterprise Project Management solution across your organisation doesn’t have to be time consuming and expensive.  Ivan Lloyd, Product Lead for PS+ and Business Consultant to Microsoft UK and Microsoft Corporation, will introduce you to PS+, the multi award-winning, best-practice solution for Project Online and Project Server in-use by thousands of users worldwide which enables organisation’s to be up-and-running, delivering tangible business result fast.

PS+ provides a single source for all PPM data providing visibility, transparency and clarity enabling real-time decision making and improved efficiency, all from one structured, easily accessible, user-friendly platform.

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Ivan Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer at CPS since April 2013 and one of the two founding Directors. Ivan has overseen the transformation of CPS to become one of Microsoft’s key partners specialising in providing business solutions built on Office 365, SharePoint, Project and CRM. Ivan has over 20 years of experience in the business and IT consulting sectors and has managed and delivered assignments to many of the world’s leading organisations. In his current role as CEO, Ivan is focussed on ensuring that CPS provides visionary solutions to its customers; real solutions to business problems that empower organisation’s and employees to deliver more value by working smarter, working simpler, working quicker and working from anywhere.

In this presentation we will explore how organisations can overcome and avoid falling in to the trap of spending all of their effort on “implementing a PPM tool” rather than
focusing on “creating a more automated and transparent business.

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Stephen Brown is co-Founder and Director of Innovation at Polarisoft. For the last 20 years, Stephen has been addressing the needs of businesses to consume and manage more and more information. Advising some of the world’s largest companies on IT Strategy, he has shown how to create a significant return on investment on limited budget by implementing technology in very specific ways. His passion for technology and simplicity has helped Polarisoft build solutions that not only function, but are intuitive and simple to use.

You really don’t need a big budget and a year of consultant support to set up your Project, Programme or Portfolio Support Office. Small Team Edition comes with everything you need for £999. Providing you with methodology, document control, governance, resourcing, modifications, approvals management, reporting and dashboards for twenty users, and it even includes some training.

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Malcolm West is the founder and Managing Director of PROJECT in a box. Trained as a Mechanical Engineer and is a seasoned veteran of projects, project management, leading project based organisations and implementing PPM best practice in organisations, he says he has the scars to prove it. Malcolm has a Warwick MBA and was the APM’s Sir Monty Finniston Award winner in 1999. Malcolm still spends much of his time working hands on with organisations helping them improve the way they deliver their projects.

Are you tired of recreating your white board and sticky note sessions into a project plan? Mind Mapping is a highly effective practice used in the creation of the WBS, and when paired with technology mind mapping will simplify your project lifecycle and improves communication of the project plan.

Mind mapping has traditionally been presented as a tool for planning and organisation, an effective way to develop, organise, and present multiple facets of the project plan. Primarily used for the construction of the WBS, advanced uses of this technique also simplify the complex process of communicating the project plan.

During this engaging presentation, Lawrence will explain some of the theory behind Mind Mapping and demonstrate, using a number of different applications, some of the “best practice” techniques.

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Lawrence Keltie is an expert in mind mapping software and how it relates to project management. For the past 3 years Lawrence has been a featured speaker at the UK’s leading project management exhibition, Project Challenge, and has presented for the PMI UK Chapter and Association for Project Management at regional events. With a background in business development focusing on technology, Lawrence’s unique skill set helps to bridge the gap between mind mapping and project management.

Why do Project Managers need to use multiple systems to see and understand finances?
All too often Project Managers and stakeholders need to interpret, combine and manage data from financial systems, project plans and excel spreadsheets in order to understand the current financial position of their projects. Even worse the data is often out of date.

Ivan Lloyd from CPS will show you how you can easily manage all of your project financials in Microsoft Project using PS+ for Project Online. Enter budgets, understand current forecasts form plans and easily integrate financial data from corporate systems all in one tool and all in real time.

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Ivan Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer at CPS since April 2013 and one of the two founding Directors. Ivan has overseen the transformation of CPS to become one of Microsoft’s key partners specialising in providing business solutions built on Office 365, SharePoint, Project and CRM. Ivan has over 20 years of experience in the business and IT consulting sectors and has managed and delivered assignments to many of the world’s leading organisations. In his current role as CEO, Ivan is focussed on ensuring that CPS provides visionary solutions to its customers; real solutions to business problems that empower organisation’s and employees to deliver more value by working smarter, working simpler and working from anywhere.

The use of visual management software tools for collaborative planning e.g. Kanban are rapidly gaining headway in all types of organisations; from manufacturing and software development sectors to white-collar and service sectors, such as healthcare, marketing, HR and law. How can one explain the spread and adoption of these visual tools?

How can digital Kanban boards help you and your organisation achieve greater success? Come and listen to our seminar and we will let you know more about Kanban boards and Projectplace.

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Mia Nordborg is Director of Customer Experience for Projectplace at Planview and has been working with the Projectplace product since April 2001.

Mia is managing the Customer Experience efforts for the Projectplace product and speaks frequently at different events and webinars about Lean, Agile, Kanban, Change Management and Management techniques.

The world of Project Controls is becoming increasing more complex, as resources and finances become stretched and more widely spread. Through effective project controls, organisations are able to deliver new products, assets and services on time and within budget. People are the main factor to this continued success however, as the need to be more agile and collaborative increases, the need for agile and collaborative toolsets to assist the project team reach their goals and objectives are required to keep pace.

Integration of multi-vendor software has been the primary solution to this problem in the past. However, through Oracle Primavera, this collaborative approach is being met by organisations around the globe, delivering a complete Project Management Office tool within a single vendor collaborative and agile product set.

This presentation will take attendees through the main challenges faced by Project Controls professionals today and how the combination of Oracle Primavera P6, Integration Gateway and Unifier provide a simple and effective solution to this age old problem.

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David is a highly regarded consultant specialising in the Oracle Primavera software product range. He is an Oracle Certified Specialist and has earned the Oracle Primavera P6 EPPM and Unifier 10 Certified Implementation Specialist credentials.

David has successfully managed, designed, built and implemented solutions for organisations within the Transport, Defence, Oil and Gas and Power Generation and Nuclear Energy sectors. Assignments have included full system integration, product implementation and deployment, project office development and bespoke product exploitation.

DevOps, a combination of “development” and “operations”, is a fast growing movement towards improved quality and automated delivery. It emphasises the collaboration and communication between the developers and IT professionals to bring about fast software development, testing and release in a rapid, frequent and reliable way.

But what about the Project managers? How will the discipline of project management adapt in a DevOps culture? This presentation explores DevOps and its impact on project management.

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Too often organisations struggle with this essential capability, often leaving the individuals to pick up the pieces and make the best of a bad job.

In this session Malcolm will look at some key aspects of reporting, where problems lie and what the solutions may be: Quality; Timeliness; Presentation. Malcolm will discuss experiences gained helping customers make significant gains on this area over the last ten years and show the resulting concepts in action.

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Malcolm West is the founder and Managing Director of PROJECT in a box. Trained as a Mechanical Engineer and is a seasoned veteran of projects, project management, leading project based organisations and implementing PPM best practice in organisations, he says he has the scars to prove it. Malcolm has a Warwick MBA and was the APM’s Sir Monty Finniston Award winner in 1999. Malcolm still spends much of his time working hands on with organisations helping them improve the way they deliver their projects.

Implementing a project-based organisation is like a triathlon, with the three separate disciplines of portfolio, programme and project management, that are linked together and that need to be executed in balance and with the same level of expertise. In combination, these disciplines provide an enterprise wide process for implementing strategy that is systematic and efficient.

This presentation describes this cultural and organisational approach that rewards those organisations that recognise the need for each discipline and work continuously to improve all three.

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Steve has over twenty years’ experience in the enterprise software sector, specialising in ERP and PPM tools. After a consulting and management career with a number of software vendors, Steve worked as an independent project manager, trainer and consultant focussed on the Project Management sector. Initially a business partner of Sciforma, Steve was appointed Professional Services Director for Sciforma UK in 2014.

When the initial enthusiasm dies down, many PPM implementations fail due to a lack of a clear and well thought through implementation approach. All implementations start off with the best of intentions but a lack of experience and knowledge of having done it before and no simple ‘off the shelf’ recipe means implementations fail to realise the very real benefits they set out to attain. Ivan Lloyd will provide the ten ‘must do’ steps to ensure success.

Attend this session and learn the key takeaways you’ll need to successfully complete a PPM implementation in your organisation, attendees will also be given a complimentary copy of Ivan’s new e-book which summarises all 10 steps backed by research from the PMI.

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Ivan Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer at CPS since April 2013 and one of the two founding Directors. Ivan has overseen the transformation of CPS to become one of Microsoft’s key partners specialising in providing business solutions built on Office 365, SharePoint, Project and CRM. Ivan has over 20 years of experience in the business and IT consulting sectors and has managed and delivered assignments to many of the world’s leading organisations. In his current role as CEO, Ivan is focussed on ensuring that CPS provides visionary solutions to its customers; real solutions to business problems that empower organisation’s and employees to deliver more value by working smarter, working simpler, working quicker and working from anywhere.

To drive profitability you need visibility and control of the key project processes. Businesses who hold on to outdated systems risk losing out on valuable revenue and lack the control to manage profitability.

For growing businesses this can be a real barrier to growth. Our speaker will share their experience of replacing silo systems and spreadsheets with a single platform for sales, services and finance which removes barriers to growth and improves profitability.

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Paul Danson has over 30 years experience in the technology industry. Graduating with a degree in Business IT, Paul started his career in mainframe programming in the manufacturing industry, working on large scale complex MRP solutions. After five years he made the move into Sales working for a variety of software vendors, including Lawson, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Oracle.

With his experience of managing a small team of consultants and his involvement in numerous projects of varying sizes, Paul has seen the direct impact of what poor systems can do to businesses. He has a broad understanding of how failed projects affect the customer relationship and the value of embracing technology to bridge the gap between sales and delivery to ensure a customer centric approach to drive profitability.

A critical look at the controls being used today for the projects we will start tomorrow.

This zone states that ‘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.

As the we accelerate into the 21st century is it right to still be focusing on predicting, understanding and trying to influence time and cost? Isn’t this yesterday thinking? Today seems to have a desire to deliver tomorrows benefit and desperately wants good value for money.

This session will look at the need to shift focus from trying to control “old world” constraints to enabling “new world” delivery, without repeating the mistakes of the past.

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Eddie is an experienced Senior Manager who has led portfolio’s programmes and projects, his earlier experiences were in telecommunications where he held a variety of roles including Head of Projects with over 100 programme and project management staff in the Practice. He created and then sold a successful consultancy organisation. He has worked in over 40 countries and across a wide range of sectors. Eddie is taking some time out to complete a Masters in Programme and Project Management whilst still supporting a few clients who all have a common goal – improved delivery through effective portfolio, programme and project management.

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