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July 16 – Webinar (PMI) – Establishing Risk-based Schedule and Cost Contingency

3 juil

dépenser spentEstablishing and managing schedule and cost contingency are integral to project risk management.

Yet many organizations still struggle to define and adopt best practices that provide the organization confidence in their contingency setting processes.

Understand the challenges of traditional approaches to setting schedule and cost contingency and why they can undermine project success.

Then, take a look at an analysis-based approach using an integrated schedule and cost risk analysis to understand the impact of risks on the project, identify risk and quantify the impact of those risks, and then evaluate multiple scenarios to determine the appropriate schedule and cost contingency.

This technique provides more insight and confidence for the project team and stakeholders.

Register here

August 30 – Sept 1 – South Africa – 1st PMI Africa Conference (detailed agenda)

2 juil
Visit the registration and information web site

Visit the registration and information web site

All eyes are on Africa! According to the latest Project Management Institute PMNetwork Magazine it is projected that the GDP for Africa will “increase fivefold from US$640 billion in 2000 to US $3.7triillion in 2019″.

DAY 1 | 30 AUGUST

14:15
Dr Kishoor Pitamber Chairman’s Address & Introduction
14:30 Mark Langley PMI CEO Welcome Address
15:15 Georges Mpoudi Ngole Opening Plenary
17:00 OPENING OF EXHIBITION & COCKTAIL FUNCTION

DAY 2 | 31 AUGUST

Jason Drew Sustainable Business Development Across Africa
David Ireland Bridging the Cultural Divide: The Missing Link When Managing Projects Across African Borders
Sidney Laud Schandorf Aligning Projects with Corporate Strategy: The Strategy Definition Problem Ayobami Oladejo Project Management And Leadership
Deji Ishmael Stratecution – Right Strategy IS ROI Lambert Ofoegbu Leading in Complex Project Environments of Continuous Changing Demands by Stakeholders
Anton Olivier The Nine Vital Components for Successful Strategy Execution in the Public Sector Kwame A Yeboah Managing Stakeholders to Eliminate The Risk of Project Failure: The Edikan Gold Project and Adamus Project Experiences
Martin Madiba Ebongue Innovation Project Management Driving African Economies to Sustainable Competitiveness Sudesh Pursad Africa Focus: Economic Growth = Executing Successful Projects
Meghan Brinkley Issues Project Managers Face Today T.Zuofa, E.G Ochieng & B Edokpolo Future Direction of Project Management Education in Developing Countries: the Case of Nigerian Universities
Shadreck Phiri Incorporating CSR in Project Management for the I.T. Sector Anthony Olawale Birch Fast Forward Africa
Sandra Okah-Avae The Impact of Culture on Project (Team) Management in the Developing Economies of Africa
JC Kruger Challenges & Innovative Solutions: MOMA – the Fun Construction Project in Northern Mozambique
SPONSORED GALA DINNER & AWARD CEREMONY

DAY 3 | 1 SEPTEMBER

Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman Critical Issues in Africa & Crisis Management
Walter Ginevri PMI Education Foundation, “A Sustainability Model for Schools in the Congo”
Karen Taylor Vermaak Overcoming the Complex Nature of Project Management in the Development Sector: Learnings from Health Screening in SA Rural Schools Cathy Du Plessis Safeguarding Projects with Independent Programme Assurance
Everlyn Mwangi Managing Data Projects; The value of Impact Sourcing in a Developing World Quinton Van Eeden Managing Programme Risk –More than just the Sum of the Parts
Fedrick E Kitoogo & Abdul Nsubugu Project Management in Government – The Ugandan Landscape Sid Bwenifora Moving to Incremental, Iterative Approaches for Enterprise Programme / Project Management
Olfa Hamdi Driving Construction Field Productivity through Workface Planning: a case study from Nigeria Olanrewaju Oderinde Managing Projects in Organisations without Standardised Project Management Processes
Vivienne Ogbonna Delivering Real Value in Construction Projects Nick Bradshaw How can the PMO & Change Practitioner of Today Use New Approaches to Address The Digital Transformation Dilemma?
Shiraz Elsaid How Projects Affect Business: Projects in Bank of Khartoum Martin Smit Development and Implemention of a Project Life Cycle Methodology (PLCM) in Abigorganisaton
Tarila Zuofa Appraising the Challenges of Virtual Project Teams in Nigeria
CLOSING CEREMONY & ENTERTAINMENT

 DON’T MISS THESE INSPIRING KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

MR JASON DREWMR JASON DREW

Described as one of ‘Africa’s most inspiring green leaders.’

MR GEORGES MPOUDIMR GEORGES MPOUDI

Chief Information Officer (CIO) of MTN Cameroon.

MR MARK A. LANGLEYMR MARK A. LANGLEY

President & CEO of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

DR. IMTIAZ SOOLIMANDR. IMTIAZ SOOLIMAN

Founder & Director of the Gift of the Givers foundation.

July 7 – Webinar (PMI) – From Controversy to Consensus: Decommissioning California’s Offshore Oil Platforms

1 juil

Like many issues of energy and environment, the question of how to decommission California’s 27 offshore oil platforms was highly controversial.

Image courtesy of tuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of tuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Presenters Max Henrion, PhD and Carl Speltzer present how they helped stakeholders compare perspectives and understand the implications of the decision options.

  • Using decision trees and influence diagrams to build and communicate the model
  • Examining different points of view with a multi-attribute decision model
  • Enabling stakeholders to explore the effects of changing assumptions and preferences using interactive decision software
  • Analyzing sensitivities to uncertainties and preferences
  • Creatively designing better decision options

details and registration: From Controversy to Consensus: Decommissioning California’s Offshore Oil Platforms

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November 8-11 – Phoenix – PMO Symposium 2015

30 juin

Join fellow leaders and executives from the world’s top PMOs at the JW Marriott and gain behind-the-scenes insight into the strategies that drive success.

check PMI's website for details and registration

check PMI’s website for details and registration

  • World-renowned Session and Keynote Speakers
    Attendees will have the opportunity to learn important insights from global industry leaders via our informative sessions, presentations, interactive sessions and unique leadership excursions. 2014 offered an array of talented speakers and 2015 will not disappoint.PMO Symposium 2015 banner
  • The Latest Strategic Insights and Exclusive New Research
    Hear the results of PMI’s ongoing PMO research. We will reveal findings from PMI’s 2015 Thought Leadership Series on Portfolio Management.
  • Presentation of the 2015 PMO of the Year Award
    Join us to recognize and celebrate the finalists for the 2015 PMO of the Year Award and see who takes home this coveted honor!
  • Distinctive Networking Events and Activities
    Foster new relationships in a collaborative environment, make connections and share insights with over 600 fellow PMO attendees and speakers during unique events, activities and meals.

Register now.

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Nov 4&5 – Zürich & Lausanne – Amazing IPM Day(s) in Switzerland

29 juin

Amazing International Project Management Day 2015 Events in Zürich (Nov 4th) and Lausanne (Nov 5th) organized by PMI Switzerland

Did you ever wonder what singers do, when they do not perform on stage?

Turns out, it’s not so different from what project managers do – each concert and each CD production is a project on its own, which has to be managed with the same care as IT or construction projects.

Jaël Malli

Jaël Malli

So are singers, musicians and movie stars « just » regular project managers? And what makes them still so different, that these professions are the dream jobs of many, while you won’t find a single child who wants to become a project manager…..

Jaël Malli will tell us about her most recent project – creating her first solo CD – and shows us how close her work is to traditional project management and what still sets it apart. With that she might trigger some ideas, how project managers can make their profession appear more attractive in front of their stakeholders.

Please register on the PMI Switzerland Homepage: https://goo.gl/SRJmvV

6-10 juillet – Paris + Webinars – Cloud Week

29 juin

L’objectif de cet événement est de faire de Paris la capitale européenne du cloud computing.

cloud_week_540x97Plus de 4 000 professionnels : entreprises, fournisseurs et organisations utilisatrices, universitaires, leaders d’opinions, média,… seront réunis autour d’événements incontournables et avec la présence d’intervenants reconnus sur le sujet du Cloud et ses enjeux.

Interventions, tables rondes et rendez-vous cloud computing

  • Le lundi 6 juillet, de 10 h à 18 h, journée « speed consulting »organisée avec Neoxia,
  • logo_cloud_week_parisLe mardi 7 juillet, journée « souveraineté numérique », avec Thierry Bonhomme (Orange Business Services) et table ronde sur « la confiance numérique » avec Philippe Laplane et Alain Berry (Orange Cloud for Business) à l’Ecole Militaire,
  • Le mercredi 8 juillet de 9 h à 11 h, rendez-vous « private et hybride Cloud » organisé en collaboration avec BMC à Cœur Défense – Paris La Défense,
  • Le jeudi 9 juillet à 16 h 15, table ronde sur le cloud storage avec la participation de Jean-Pierre Savi (Orange Cloud for Business) et Jean-Louis Lezaun (Intel), à l’Hôtel des Collectionneurs.

Webinathon Big Data et Cloud Computing

Le mercredi 8 juillet de 13 h 30 à 17 h 15, organisation d’un « marathon » composé de 4 webinaires :

  • 13 h 30 : « les nouveaux métiers du Big Data et du Cloud Computing sont-ils vraiment nouveaux ? »

  • 14 h 30 : « Big Data : marketeurs, comment réussir votre test Big Data ? »

  • 15 h 30 : « développement applicatif : la révolution Docker » 

  • 16 h 30 : « l’Openstack est-il le futur du cloud computing ? » 

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  • « Je m’inscris à la Cloud Week »
  • « Webinathon : en savoir plus et s’inscrire »

October 11-13 – Orlando – PMI Global Congress

27 juin

Improve Your Project Success Rates ! Start at PMI® Global Congress 2015—North America.

PMI Global COngress 2015Join your peers from over 60 countries for three days of learning and networking aimed at building your technical, leadership, and strategic and business management skills at the largest global gathering of project, program and portfolio management professionals.

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In addition to top-notch keynote and educational sessions, this years’ program will feature forums for attendees to drive conversation and connect with like-minded individuals through activities such as the PMI X-change, “Meet-Up’s”, a Community area on the exhibition floor and much more!

We look forward to welcoming you to congress this October. Early registration rates apply through 4 August. Hotel and airfare discounts are also available.

Book now for the best pricing and availability.

3 Juillet – Marignane – Digitalization and Transformation on Large Program/Project Management

26 juin

OUTSTANDING FORUM from 13h30 to 17h30 at Airbus Helicopters, Marignane

PMIFR_Logo-ProvenceIn the frame of our regular PMI® France – Provence Branch events, we hope to see you at that exceptional forum. We will be welcomed in Airbus Helicopters Marignane site, helicopters market world leader, who will offer an assembly line visit at the end of the forum.

airbus helicoptersAfter the presentation of Airbus Helicopters by Alexander Gloxin, (Head of Functional PMO at AH), and the presentation of PMI by Bruno Doucende (VP PMI-France – Provence Branch), speakers from both external and Airbus Helicopter sides will share during short presentations their personal experience and know-how on Digitalization & Transformation in Program/Project Management.

3&4 September – Falmouth (UK) – Agile on the Beach

25 juin

APMG International confirmed as Agile on the Beach 2015 sponsor

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APMG International is the latest addition to an exciting line-up of sponsors for Agile on the Beach 2015.

agile-on-the-beachIn the world of agile, APMG has a long-standing partnership with DSDM Consortium (www.dsdm.org) – a not-for-profit organization whose aim is to develop and promote best practice and learning for successful agile projects and product development.

agile_bg_small-300x224At Agile on the Beach APMG will be showcasing agile project and programme management training and certification schemes, developed in partnership with DSDM Consortium:

Each of these schemes is supported by best practice handbooks published by DSDM and APMG will be offering a special discount on the handbooks for Agile on the Beach attendees.

Meet the APMG team at Agile on the Beach 2015

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July 8 – Geneva – User-Centric Digital Transformation

24 juin

User-Centric Digital Transformation: User Experience (UX) for Project Managers with Florian Egger

Image courtesy of suphakit73 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of suphakit73 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

For digital transformation to be successful, businesses are growing increasingly aware of the necessity to be more user-centric, be it their employees for internal systems or their customers for external-facing interfaces.

Florian Egger

Florian Egger

Indeed, a good user experience (UX) comes with many advantages: a competitive edge, a stronger brand – and especially happy and loyal customers. On the inside, maximizing the user experience of internal systems means less training, fewer errors and greater employee satisfaction. But user (or customer) experience does not stop at web or mobile interfaces: It extends to all on- and offline touch points to create a consistent multi-channel experience.

While most businesses understand the strategic value of UX, few understand exactly how to tackle it is and how to bring it into a project.

This presentation will give a clear definition of UX and show how it can (and should!) be integrated into projects from the start by following a systematic user-centered design process. Not only will we show typical UX activities along the user-centered design process, we will also point out typical challenges Project Managers have to face in the different phases.

As we believe that real digital transformation should come from the inside, we will also introduce UX-PM, an international UX certification program targeted at Project Managers. UX-PM was launched in 2014 by the User Experience Alliance (UXalliance), an international network of leading UX agencies and recently launched in Switzerland by Telono. This program, consisting of 3 levels of 2 days each, is offered in French or English.

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