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As a global project management community, we know the importance of coming together – to face challenges, support one another, and create change in our world and organizations. Let’s continue to prove just how meaningful and powerful projects can be in these unprecedented times.
Join us for the 17th annual International Project Management Day event to connect with project managers from all over the world and create your own virtual conference experience. Together, we will keep learning, growing and moving forward.
Attend keynotes with Q&A and watch video presentations from project management thought leaders
Attend via your computer or mobile device, November 5, 2020 through February 7, 2021
Earn up to 26 PMI® PDUs to maintain certification
Keep learning with complimentary access to 2 on-demand courses which will be announced soon
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Project management practices, just like other management practices, have undergone changes over the past five decades. Executives in both government agencies and private industry are now realizing that project management is not just a career path position for workers, but a strategic competency necessary for the future of their organization.
The goal is not merely to work on projects, but to create sustainable long-term business value and benefits, and to be able to make rapid decisions based upon evidence and facts rather than guesses. Value-based, intangible, and strategic metrics are now being used in addition to time and cost metrics.
This will require senior managers to have a better understanding of the changes that are taking place in the project management landscape and to implement some of the changes that best fit their vision for the future of their firm.
Executives in both the government and in private industry are the architects of the future of project management. In this session, they will be provided with a “window into the future” so that they can decide how best their organization can implement change. Project managers will see how their job will be changing over the next decade and can prepare for it in a timely manner.
Dr. Harold Kerzner is Senior Executive Director for Project Management at the International Institute for Learning (IIL). He is a globally recognized expert on project management and strategic planning, and the author of many best-selling textbooks. His latest book is Innovation Project Management: Methods, Case Studies, and Tools for Managing Innovation Projects (Wiley, 2019).
He has a MS and Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Utah State University. He is a prior Air Force Officer and spent several years at Morton-Thiokol in project management. He taught engineering at the University of Illinois and business administration at Utah State University and for 37 years taught project management at Baldwin-Wallace University.
Senior Executive Director
Director & Portfolio Leader, Certification Products
Project Management Institute (PMI)
The PMP® Exam will be updated on January 2nd, 2021. Unlike year’s past, this update is substantial and includes ~50% of the content on agile and hybrid methodology. In this session, Sierra Hampton-Simmons will shed light on what candidates can expect when they take the new PMP.
Additionally, she will share insights from market research that explain the rationale for this change. Attendees of this training will understand the key elements of this update and be better equipped to prepare themselves and others to successfully take this new version of the PMP.
Sierra Hampton-Simmons has over two decades of experience as an expert in Certification Management with a track record for transforming and developing lucrative brands to include relevant performance-based testing and training. She joined PMI in the fall of 2013 and currently serves as the Director & Portfolio Leader for Certification Products. At PMI, Sierra is responsible for the entire portfolio of Certification Products including the PMP credential—the gold standard in project management credentials.
Immediately prior to joining PMI, she was the Manager, Certification Operations at Cisco Systems, Inc. where she directed daily operations for a global development team in creating leading IT certification programs including the world-class CCNA and CCNP. Prior to Cisco, Sierra had a 12-year career with Citrix Education where she managed a team in design and development of the most advanced curricula and certifications for their global programs. Sierra also served as the President of the Performance Testing Council for three years after being an active member of their Board of Directors. Sierra is a graduate of Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Japanese and International Business.
Director & Portfolio Leader, Certification Products
Project Management Institute (PMI)
When we are talking about Innovation, one of the first elements that pop up is the budget and resources we are dedicating to this.
Then, some questions are put on the table, for example: if you would have more/less budget, what would you do? Are we investing where we need to?
Our “Strategic Innovation Portfolio Management” experience will give you some hints in order to answer these questions. We will share how to prioritize your activities according to your strategy and ensure an efficient execution.
Participants of this session will learn:
Alexandre Fara is a mechanical and plastic engineer by training who started his career in a family company of 600 employees as a Quality Assurance head. His key objectives were dedicated to customer satisfaction and continuous improvement. In that role, he has also been part of the ISO 9001 certification committee in order to achieve the organization’s first certification.
After 10 years, Fara moved to Delphi Mechatronic Systems where he held the position of Project Manager for new product development embedding plastic, mechanic, electronic and software parts for four years.
In 2006, Fara completely changed into a new industry, joining Millipore SAS company in the Life Science Business. Here, he built a PMO group to deal with new product development and implemented Portfolio Management. Fara kept this role with a broader scope when Merck KgAa, Darmstadt Germany acquired Millipore (2010) and then Sigma Aldrich (2015).
Today, Alexandre Fara is the PMO Director for the Applied Solution part of Merck Life Science, where he is focusing on Innovation and new product development.
Innovation Project Management Office Director
In a new reality, distributed teams have become the norm in many organizations, but this also comes with unique challenges that teams need to cope with. In this session, Hassan Osman, an expert in working remotely, will cover tips and tactics about how you can effectively manage your team members while they work from home.
In this session, you will learn:
Hassan Osman is a Program Management Office (PMO) Director at Cisco Systems* where he leads global virtual teams on delivering large and complex programs.
He is the author of several Amazon Bestselling books, including Influencing Virtual Teams and Don’t Reply All.
Before joining Cisco, Hassan was a manager at EY, where he analyzed failing programs at Fortune 100 companies and recommended strategic plans to fix them.
He holds PMP, CSM, and ITIL certifications and blogs about managing remote teams on www.thecouchmanager.com
*Views are his own and not those of Cisco
PMO Director and Author
Project managers need to make critical project decisions on a daily basis. They are confronted with increasing complexities, high ambiguity and the need to process an exponentially growing amount of data and information in order to make informed and good decisions. This leads to an increasing risk of project failure – meanwhile, the project management industry is already challenged with ongoing low project success rates, caused by often massive failures of projects.
Project Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are expected to fill the gap by providing analytical and unbiased capabilities that go beyond human possibilities, towards a data-driven and fact-based decision-making approach.
While there is little doubt that AI as a trending technology will disrupt the project management practice and augment today’s project management capabilities, AI cannot be seen as just another new tool to make project management more effective. Rather, AI will act as a complement to human intelligence, requiring a collaborative approach and, accordingly, a significant change in project culture and peoples’ mindset.
Today’s project decisions are usually driven by human intuition, experience, leadership and often do not follow any rational logic. Project decision makers will be required to abandon such approach and shift to a data-driven, decision-making approach.
This session will provide an overview of the expected changes from AI-driven project management, the resulting impact on project decision making and changes in project culture, and what actions can be taken by project professionals to match their beliefs and behaviours with the new project culture.
Marcus Glowasz is a Co-Founder and Product Lead at Fortean, a Swiss technology startup that leverages data analytics and artificial intelligence technology to innovate and redefine the project management practice, addressing the growing challenges of project professionals to effectively and successfully deliver projects.
Marcus has extensive experience as a Project and Program Manager, with expertise in large scale and complex transformation programs in the Financial Services sector, in large organizations such as UBS, Credit Suisse, and Zurich Insurance. With over two decades of experience in technology-driven projects, Marcus developed an obsession and passion for the innovation and advancement of the project management practice through research and entrepreneurship in future-defining technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data, as well as the transformation of project cultures and operating models towards more efficient and effective project functions and deliveries.
Marcus holds an Executive MBA from Henley Business School (UK) as well as professional certifications in program and project management: Program Management Professional (PgMP)®, Project Management Professional (PMP)®, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®, PRINCE2®, MSP® and SCPM.
Project & Product Lead
Head of Learning and Digital
PMI France Chapter
With the rising complexity of the world characterized by its uncertainty, learning at the speed of business is more important than ever.
Learning & Development corporate universities are strongly challenged in the way they are designing and deploying learning solutions – they have to imagine a new value proposition to transform themselves as business partners.
Learn how Jean-Roch Houllier has managed L&D strategic projects for transforming, digitalizing and proposing a strong value-added & international learning offer.
The following topics will be presented & shared:
Jean-Roch Houllier is Head of Learning and Digital in a large industrial Group.
He holds a Master's degree from HEC Paris Business School - SUPAERO and a doctorate in program management from SKEMA Business School.
He is currently leading an international learning & digital transformation program and all the associated learning activities inside SAFRAN University, the corporate University of SAFRAN Group.
With his team, he won two US Brandon Hall Awards in 2016 and 2019 and U-SPRING silver & “special mention” trophies in 2018 & 2019 for corporate university best learning strategy. In 2019, he was appointed best Digital Learning expert by FEFAUR and juror of “Trophées du Digital Learning”.
He benefits from more than 20 years of project management experience in multicultural environments. His expertise covers various types of projects including research and development, operations and maintenance as well as subcontracting.
He is a lecturer, teacher and professional thesis director for HEC, BURGUNDY, SKEMA Business Schools, EVRY, UVSQ and Nanterre Universities in project management and the Vice-President Partnerships of the Project Management Institute France Chapter, developing contacts and partnerships with various companies and schools around the project management, making bridges between academic and professional universes.
In February 2018, he was appointed a jury panel member for the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Award For Innovation In Project Management under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council.
Finally, for more than 20 years Jean-Roch Houllier has been a research associate (prehistorian) at the National Museum of Natural History of Paris (MNHN Paris).
Head of Learning and Digital
PMI France Chapter
If you want to succeed in today’s economy, the true measure of your success is not in getting people to work; it’s not even in getting people to work hard. It’s about getting people to work hard TOGETHER, to achieve and create something good… something valuable.
To create value, you must know HOW value is measured and HOW to allow your team members to best contribute their talents. The wisdom already exists within your team. It’s your job to allow it to flow.
In this presentation, we will explore Agile, Axiology, and Asking better questions that lead to better solutions, better results, and greater value.
Traci Duez has an international reputation for performance improvement and leadership development. She has worked with people from 95% of the Fortune 100 companies, as well as from government agencies and universities. Over the last twelve years, she has shared her inspiring and compelling message with over 37,000 people around the globe.
She teaches a novel development framework based in neuro-axiology (brain science + value science) that focuses on objectively measuring cognitive strengths and emotional intelligence. Her three-dimensional approach to growth is unique and powerful. In every presentation, she uses humor and stories to show her audience how to use their principal strengths to enhance their productivity and satisfy their purpose. Her mission is to help people get unstuck, master their minds, and finish each day's work feeling fulfilled.
Team Development / Leadership Coach
Break Free Consulting LLC
Machine learning projects are a different beast.
How do you tame this beast and lead your project to a successful completion?
In this presentation, Dr. Neeraj Kashyap will share some practical tips for succeeding at machine learning, gained from his years at Google and in healthcare. We will discuss the life cycles of healthy machine learning projects and unhealthy ones, so that you can identify impending disasters and avert them before they get out of hand. Throughout the session, we will emphasize data privacy, because no amount of intelligence is worth compromising your users for.
Dr. Neeraj Kashyap is the CEO of Simiotics, where the team is building a search engine for programmers. He comes from Google, where he worked on TensorFlow and Cloud AI. Neeraj has built AI teams at multiple healthcare startups, where he pioneered the practice of privacy-aware machine learning. He holds a PhD in mathematics.
The nature of work has changed; a new structure must be adapted to help propel the Agile PMO across the enterprise. Factoring in innovation and strategic alignment as part of every project is the formula for achieving success. The PMO is uniquely positioned to operationalize and serve as a center of innovation excellence for the entire organization. Learn how to elevate PPM offices to digitally transform the enterprise through ecosystem enablement and emerging technology empowerment.
Ludwig Melik is the CEO of Planbox, a leading provider of cloud-based AI-powered agile Innovation Management software. In 2019, Planbox acquired Imaginatik (LSE: IMTK) (the #1-ranked leader in corporate innovation management according to Forrester Research) to create an innovation management powerhouse and seize on the innovation boom.
Ludwig has more than 20 years of experience in the project portfolio management, innovation and collaboration market. Previously, he was the co-founder of Tenrox, a bootstrapped startup that became a leader in cloud-based project management software. Then, as the president at Upland Software (Nasdaq: UPLD), he led the company to complete six acquisitions and IPO on Nasdaq within 30 months. He is a member of the ISO Committee for Innovation Management and works with analysts such as Gartner, Forrester and IDC to shape new research on innovation.
He also co-authored the book Optimizing Project and Service-Oriented Organizations, published by Wiley. His mission is to help organizations thrive by positively transforming their culture of innovation.
Reader in Project Management
University of Portsmouth
Project managers have begun to embrace the concept that they have a responsibility beyond value creation for a narrow group of stakeholders. Since the early 2000s, the adoption of agile moved the focus of PM from company to customer value creation. Responsible PM seeks to extend our perspective to encourage Societal value creation (positive long-term environmental and social impacts) and reduce irresponsible PM, which is societal value destruction.
Responsible Project Managers take ownership of environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and enact them in their daily practice in an ethical manner. In this way, Responsible PM is differentiated from Corporate Social Responsibility, which is focused on organizational level representations and processes of enacting societal and community responsibility.
Dr Nigel L. Williams, PMP is the Reader in Project Management and Research Lead in the Organizations and Systems Management Subject Group at the University of Portsmouth. His research has examined Project Capability development, Project stakeholder interactions using social network analysis, and Event Project Management. His publications are available HERE.
He currently co-leads the Responsible Project Management initiative at www.responsiblepm.com/ to encourage societal value creation (Sustainability and Social Responsibility) in an ethical manner by Project Managers. The RPM team works with academia (UK, Europe, and Asia), industry associations (APM & PMI), and NGOs (Association for sustainability practitioners). We have engaged in a collaborative program of education, research and public engagement in the form of the Responsible PM Forum (2018 and 2019), the development of a guide to Responsible Project Management and a Manifesto that has encouraged researchers and practitioners to incorporate sustainability and social value into their current practice.
Reader in Project Management
University of Portsmouth
Otobos Consultants Ltd
We’ve moved away from stakeholder management as a concept, and now the practitioner’s focus should be on stakeholder engagement. This presentation will look at the differences between management and engagement in a project-led environment and provide practical tips for “doing” engagement and encouraging participation through game mechanics.
Gamification gets people to take action through the techniques and mechanics of games. We’ll look at the 5 principles of using engagement + gamification that can be used to support stakeholders’ engagement with project work: Track your steps. Take small actions. Create feedback loops. Keep it simple. Make it special.
Elizabeth Harrin, FAPM, is an author and mentor who helps project managers and their teams get more done with less stress. She does that through straight-talking, real-world advice, based on her 20 years in project management roles.
Elizabeth has written 5 books about project management: Shortcuts to Success: Project Management in the Real World (which was a finalist in the Management Book of the Year Awards 2014 and now in its second edition), Collaboration Tools for Project Managers, Communicating Change, Project Manager, and Customer-Centric Project Management. She is currently working on a new book on stakeholder engagement which will be out in 2020.
Elizabeth holds degrees from the University of York and Roehampton University. She supports project managers through her mentoring programme, Project Management Rebels, and also contributes to a variety of other initiatives including sitting on the advisory board for the RISE Being Lean and Seen programme at Liverpool John Moores University.
Elizabeth has led a variety of IT, process improvement and business change projects including an ERP deployment and compliance initiatives. She spent eight years working in financial services (including two based in Paris, France) and 12 years in healthcare.
Elizabeth lives with her family in the UK.
Otobos Consultants Ltd
During the global pandemic, work and family spheres have become more integrated as parents have struggled to manage remote work and online school for their children. Project Management for Parents offers business principles to navigate this new reality and help your home life go more smoothly even when the pandemic ends. See project and change management techniques in a new light, learning how they can streamline and optimize your daily life.
Key takeaways of this session:
Hilary Kinney works with companies to achieve their vision through strategic communications and project management.
She has 17 years of experience successfully advancing business priorities and deploying major projects for large corporations. Her achievements range from facilitating a C-suite-sponsored customer recognition program across 7,000 properties globally, to directing special projects from the President’s office at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. She also developed global communications to reinforce The Ritz-Carlton’s vision and key success factors and was a founding member of the Program Management Office. Hilary was proud to be part of the team when The Ritz-Carlton achieved the top-ranked position in the J.D. Power Luxury Hotel Guest Satisfaction Award for 7 out of 8 years.
Hilary earned a B.S. in Hotel Administration from Cornell University. She holds a Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification from the Project Management Institute, as well as a Change Management Certification from the Prosci Change Management Leadership Center. Hilary lives in the Washington, D.C. area, where she enjoys outdoor activities with her family.
Strategic Communications and Project Management Consultant
Stress can affect your ability to think clearly and rationally and to perform well. This session aims to help you better deal with stress by sharing key insights and strategies to reduce stress and optimize your work-life balance, particularly as we all cope with the consequences of COVID-19.
The session will also address the biology of belonging and how we have been affected by this over the past year.
Susan is a Partner with ASC Training & Coaching, an international public speaker, corporate trainer, public relations practitioner and qualified executive coach. In 2014, Susan joined the International Institute for Learning, where she is part of the global training team. She has worked with hundreds of individuals who are going through work and life transitions and has offered guidance and advice on stress management, achieving promotion, realizing life goals and career development.
Susan has also played a full and active role in public life and has focused specifically on women’s issues in the workplace. She is a member of the steering group for the European Commission’s Women in Industrial Research – a special project looking into ways to encourage more women into industrial research across the European Union. She is also former chairman of the London Fair Play Consortium, a joint venture between the UK Government’s department for Employment and the Equal Opportunity Commission, whose remit is to identify and help remove the barriers to women playing a full role in the UK economy. She also founded the women in business special interest group at the London Chamber of Commerce which has been a model for similar enterprises across the UK chamber of commerce network. Susan is a former chairman of the CAM Foundation, the UK’s leading awards body for qualifications in marketing, advertising and public relations.
She has written three books - “Win New Business” (2002), “Corporate Reputation: The New Currency” (2003) and ‘The High School MBA’ (2014) all published by Thorogood.
Susan has dual US/UK nationality.
ASC Training & Coaching
Former Enterprise Head of Project Management and Enabling Services, SVP
In this session we will explore what passionate leadership is, why it matters, and how passionate leadership benefits the leader, the people who are led, and the organization as a whole. Referencing both industry content and original first hand research, we will come to an understanding of what passionate leadership looks like in practice and provide tips on how to become a passionate leader yourself.
Joanna Durand was the former Global Head of the Enterprise Project Delivery Excellence Office at TD Bank; she joined TD in 2016. Joanna has over 25 years of diverse leadership experience in global financial services organizations. Prior to joining TD Bank, Joanna was Managing Director for Citi for nine years where she chaired the Citi Program Management Council and Software Engineering Process Governance. Joanna was also Managing Director for Private Bank Technology Group at JP Morgan Chase.
Joanna earned a Bachelor of Administration degree from Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia. She has graduated from several Executive Leadership programs, including the acclaimed program from UNC Chapel Hill.
Former Enterprise Head of Project Management and Enabling Services, SV
Founder and CEO
We Are Change Enthusiasts LLC
Rapid change is impacting nearly every industry vertical, re-shaping, re-forming, and ultimately disrupting ‘business as usual’. With this comes workforce strain, stress, and frustration. Today more than ever industry needs people who fully understand, embrace, and exemplify the softer skills of leadership. With energy that could light up an entire city grid, Cassandra Worthy captivates audiences with her stories and unique perspective on what it really means to effectively lead THROUGH change.
Attending leaders and top talent leave with:
Cassandra Worthy is Founder & CEO of We Are Change Enthusiasts LLC, one of the nation’s top leadership development firms specializing in navigating the emotional landscape of change, creating value through consulting, services & products, and training. Cassandra and her firm are on a mission to nurture the worlds’ resiliency and adaptiveness, enhance conscious innovation, and inspire conscious leadership through change.
Cassandra is a former Fortune 100 Innovation Leader, holding several leadership positions at both Procter & Gamble and The Duracell Co. She has spent nearly 15 years in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry leading organizations delivering innovation across some of the world’s most iconic brands. Through her corporate experiences, she has not only endured but THRIVED during major change challenges including acquisition and significant organizational restructure. This endurance was thanks to the creation and cultivation of her unique strategy of Change Enthusiasm®. This strategy, now at the core of her leadership development firm, is taking the public and private sectors by storm.
Cassandra holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech as well as certification in the globally practiced and Mental Health Systems validated Emotional Intelligence assessment tools EQi-2.0 and EQ360.
Founder and CEO
We Are Change Enthusiasts LLC
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