Conferences & Events

What users want from project software: A case study

September 26, 2014

Pawel Wieckowski from GlaxoSmithKline presented a case study on their project software deployment at the Gartner PPM & IT Summit earlier this year. He started off by saying that they defined who would be using the tool. Users, he said, fell into the following categories: Project management community Project Management Office Senior management The whole […]

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Case Study: Launching Microsoft Project (and other things) at UPEC, Paris

July 16, 2014

What do you do if you need staff, students and the global research community to all have access to collaborate on projects, but without making everything complicated or publicly available? If you are Gérald Morin, you implement a suite of Microsoft solutions. Gérald, Quality and Methods Manager at the Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC), delivered a […]

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PPM Practices: A panel discussion on now and the future

July 14, 2014

At the Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit last month I sat in on a panel discussion between Sajan Parihar who leads the project and portfolio business at Microsoft and Patrick Tickle, EVP of Products at Planview. The moderator put a question up on a slide and Sajan and Patrick had a few seconds to […]

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Organisational Change: the biggest risk to business today #GartnerPPM

June 13, 2014

On Monday I attended the Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit in London. Richard Hunter from Gartner was one of the speakers during the opening keynote and he said that when the Standish Group’s first Chaos report came out in the 1990’s it flagged project management as the largest risk facing businesses at the time. […]

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How can I help you now it’s too late? [video]

February 10, 2014

Last autumn I presented (virtually) at the PMI Southern Ontario Chapter about Customer-Centric Project Management and continuous improvement as a better approach to lessons learned than the traditional project-implementation review. It was a good experience to give a presentation over webcam and audio conference, but it was weird not having immediate feedback from the people […]

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ISO 21500: Angel Berniz explains the impact on project managers

November 22, 2013

Angel Berniz, Director of ProjectManagers.org, is speaking at Nordic Project Zone later this month. He’s talking about ISO 21500, the new project management standard. I caught up with him to find out why this new standard is important and how it will impact project managers. Angel, tell me why the new ISO 21500 standard is […]

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A world where all projects succeed needs a culture change: Adrian Dooley at Conference: Zero

November 20, 2013

Adrian Dooley, director of APMG and originally a construction project manager before he started helping other people do their projects better, was another one of the Conference: Zero presenters last month. He was reflecting on the APM’s vision of a world where all projects succeed, and his main point was that we need culture change […]

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PMI Synergy 2013 (video)

November 18, 2013

  In this video you’ll see a snapshot of the PMI UK Chapter’s 2013 Synergy conference, held in London on 8 November.

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Beyond Budgeting: an interview with Bjarte Bogsnes (part 2)

November 15, 2013

Bjarte Bogsnes, Vice President – Performance Management Development at Statoil, is speaking about a new way to budget, forecast, lead and manage at Nordic Project Zone on 26 November. I talked to him to find out more about the ideas he’ll be presenting. You can read the first part of this interview (from Monday) here. […]

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Beyond Budgeting: an interview with Bjarte Bogsnes (part 1)

November 11, 2013

Bjarte Bogsnes, Vice President – Performance Management Development at Statoil, is speaking at Nordic Project Zone on 26 November. I caught up with him to find out more about the ideas he’ll be presenting. Bjarte, what is Beyond Budgeting? Beyond Budgeting is a coherent set of leadership and management principles. The name is actually misleading. […]

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