Establishing 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.
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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
|Dr Kishoor Pitamber
||Chairman’s Address & Introduction
||PMI CEO Welcome Address
||Georges Mpoudi Ngole
||OPENING OF EXHIBITION & COCKTAIL FUNCTION
DAY 2 | 31 AUGUST
||Sustainable Business Development Across Africa
||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
||Project Management And Leadership
||Stratecution – Right Strategy IS ROI
||Leading in Complex Project Environments of Continuous Changing Demands by Stakeholders
||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
||Africa Focus: Economic Growth = Executing Successful Projects
||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
||Incorporating CSR in Project Management for the I.T. Sector
||Anthony Olawale Birch
||Fast Forward Africa
||The Impact of Culture on Project (Team) Management in the Developing Economies of Africa
||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
||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
||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
||Moving to Incremental, Iterative Approaches for Enterprise Programme / Project Management
||Driving Construction Field Productivity through Workface Planning: a case study from Nigeria
||Managing Projects in Organisations without Standardised Project Management Processes
||Delivering Real Value in Construction Projects
||How can the PMO & Change Practitioner of Today Use New Approaches to Address The Digital Transformation Dilemma?
||How Projects Affect Business: Projects in Bank of Khartoum
||Development and Implemention of a Project Life Cycle Methodology (PLCM) in Abigorganisaton
||Appraising the Challenges of Virtual Project Teams in Nigeria
|CLOSING CEREMONY & ENTERTAINMENT
DON’T MISS THESE INSPIRING KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
|MR JASON DREW
Described as one of ‘Africa’s most inspiring green leaders.’
|MR GEORGES MPOUDI
Chief Information Officer (CIO) of MTN Cameroon.
|MR MARK A. LANGLEY
President & CEO of the Project Management Institute (PMI).
|DR. IMTIAZ SOOLIMAN
Founder & Director of the Gift of the Givers foundation.
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
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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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.
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
L’objectif de cet événement est de faire de Paris la capitale européenne du cloud computing.
Plus 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,
- Le 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.
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 ? »
- « Je m’inscris à la Cloud Week »
- « Webinathon : en savoir plus et s’inscrire »
Improve Your Project Success Rates ! Start at PMI® Global Congress 2015—North America.
Join 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.
OUTSTANDING FORUM from 13h30 to 17h30 at Airbus Helicopters, Marignane
In 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.
After 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.
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.
In 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.
At 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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User-Centric Digital Transformation: User Experience (UX) for Project Managers with Florian Egger
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.
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.