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INDUSTRY EVENT | Powering the Project Economy EMEA Congress 2020

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About Event:

As a professional in project management, you need the latest knowledge and skills to realise your potential in a demanding and ever-changing world.

EMEA Congress can help. Each year, it brings together hundreds of professionals in project, programme and portfolio management from around the world for three days of cutting-edge education, knowledge-sharing and networking.

You can also deepen your knowledge on a specific topic by attending a two-day course at SeminarsWorld® in Prague (17-18 June. Separate registration fees apply).

Wellingtone will be presenting at this conference


Monday 15 June at 09.00| Zombies, Elephants and Unicorns: Hunting the Project Creatures Slowing Down Your Portfolio

You probably know of pet projects, but have you heard of zombie projects, elephants, or unicorn ones? They exist in most organizations and represent managerial fantasies (and sometimes even mythological creatures!) that slow down portfolio delivery! In a session full of fun and learning, we will be discussing the ‘creatures’ in your project zoology and, most importantly, the strategies and techniques to mitigate, neutralize or transform them in an efficient way. Gotta catch ’em all!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify behaviours and project types that slow down portfolio delivery
  2. Apply strategies to stop, prevent and transform project types that negatively impact portfolio delivery.

Tuesday 16 June at 10:30 | Going Beyond Hybrid: Project Management Bricolage

With the rise of agile, organisations have recently ventured into hybrid or dual models, which have gained in popularity. But why stop there? This session will take you to the next level, where not just different methods coexist but, just like Lego pieces, are combined, reorganised and experimented with (while having fun!) in order to find what works best for the project—project management bricolage—the “whatever works” way!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss how to deconstruct and combine different approaches to the same project
  2. Apply critical thinking to improvise in their projects and identify the path of minimum viable bureaucracy.

About Speaker:

Marisa Silva, the Lucky PM, is an experienced PMO and PPM advisor, trainer, author and international speaker, with a track record of establishing, embedding and maturing best-fit practices and building capabilities in organisations undergoing transformational change.

A passionate advocate of the value of PMOs as business partners, Ms Silva has developed her career from management consulting, with work experience gained internationally and across industries. She holds a master’s degree (with distinction) in strategic management of projects from University College London (UCL), a bachelor’s degree in management, a specialisation in competitive intelligence, and a postgraduate diploma in foresight, strategy and innovation by ISEG (Lisbon).

She is currently undertaking her doctoral degree in project management at Alma Mater Europaea on the topic of anti-fragility in project management. She holds PRINCE2®, PRINCE 2 Agile®, MOP®, MSP®, P3O®, APMP® (IPMA-D), PMD® Pro Level 2, PMO-CP and Project Management Professional (PMP)® certifications, and is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP®) for MS Project, Project Server and Project Online.

In addition, Ms. Silva is an active member of the project management community, having served as volunteer, mentor and blogger. She is the coauthor of the only PMO training course accredited by the chartered body for the project profession (APM). A believer in the power of project management skills for social good, Ms. Silva has also held volunteer positions as a mentor at Project Managers Against Poverty and programmes director at Project Managers Without Borders (PMWB). In 2019 she became a Fellow member of the APM in recognition of her contribution to the profession. Ms. Silva is the author of “Bedtime Stories for Project Managers” and is a senior consultant at Wellingtone, a UK-based leading project management consulting firm dedicated to enabling step change in organisational PPM maturity.

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