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Saturday, December 8
 

9:00am

Masterclass 1: Benefit Realization
Abstract
“The best-laid strategies of any organization are useless without proper implementation”, (The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2013).  In today’s complex world, management in both the private and public sector is increasingly concerned by the wide gap between formulating their strategy and the ability to execute on it.  The gap results in missed opportunities and ultimately business failures.
Today’s successful organization must be able to identify new objectives and effectively implement change toward achieving those objectives.  Evidence-led benefits realization lays the cornerstone for this competency.

There are two key elements to consider in benefits management.  The first is the “front end”; what are the benefits, and how does this influence the business case and investment process? However, equally important is the confirming feedback; did we make a good investment as “evidenced” by achieving our intended benefits? It is that last stage, the follow up to confirming the business case, that usually gets lost in the rush to move on to other projects. With a structured benefits realization life cycle, this step is a formal part of the process, including adjustments if the desired results are not initially realized. Therefore, the probability that objectives are met, within acceptable portfolio performance thresholds, increases for organizations who adopt Benefits Realization.

Objectives
Explain the relationships between portfolio, project, and benefits management and successful investments.
Clarify the key roles for the stages in investment analysis, enabling changes, and ‘booking the benefits”.
Discuss and review key aspects of tracking and reporting benefits to ensure successful results
Recognize how to optimize your investments in strategic organizational changes.
 
Who Should Attend 
Intermediate / advanced PMs and BAs, those making investment decisions in project selection and funding, change directors.
 
Course Overview
  • Introduction
  • Logistics of the day
  • Objectives of the participants from the workshop
  • Goals of the workshop

  • Foundation Concepts
  • Introduction to Benefits Management
  • The pressures of change
  • Relationship to PMI’s projects, programs, and portfolios domains

  • Key Components of Benefits Management
  • Alignment of benefits to organizational objectives
  • Use of benefits categorization
  • Documentation
  • Roles

  • The Benefits Management Life Cycle
  • Stages in a change initiative life cycle with respect to benefits realization
  • Examples of prioritization approaches of initiatives for portfolio selection
  • Exercise in developing an Investment Logic Map

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Review and discuss the key roles and their importance in benefits management
  • 3 approaches for implementation of benefits management

  • Documentation and Reporting
  • Identifying and documenting the benefits: metrics and measurements
  • Key success criteria
  • The importance of “trends” in tracking benefits
  • Investment reporting versus project / programme reporting

  • Summary and Next Steps
  • Highlights of the workshop
  • Review of content, goals and expectations
  • Personal Action plan

Speakers
avatar for Russel McDowell

Russel McDowell

Senior Consultant and Trainer, International Institute for Learning (IIL)
Russell is Project Management Professional, senior manager, trainer, presenter, author, and speaker with over 30 years of experience working on large-scale projects in a variety of companies and industries. Russell has a proven and disciplined systematic approach to identifying core... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

9:00am

Masterclass 2: Agile Project Management
Prerequisites
Basic Agile and PM training or equivalent experience

Content Focus                                                                                                 
  • Role-based – focusing on the Project Manager and how to perform and succeed in an environment that is becoming more and more Agile.
 
About the Program 
This workshop builds on the specific roles and responsibilities of the Project Manager in a traditional environment that can be easily adapted in an Agile environment.  In particular, we will explore what skills and behavioral changes are necessary and how to effectively manage an Agile project, including both specific Agile methods and hybrid models.
You will come away from this workshop with a much deeper understanding of the Agile Project Manager so that individual performance improves on the job.  Improved target results include providing focused leadership, making effective decisions, guiding Agile teams, and overall ability to successfully lead and manage an Agile project.
This course also supports learning requirements for Agile and Scrum certifications from various organizations such as PMI-ACP, PSM I, and PSPO I.
 
Who Should Attend 
  • This workshop is primarily for Project and Program Managers
  • In addition, if you are a Scrum Master, Product Owner, Business Analyst, Team Member, or in any other role where you need to understand how project management functions in the context of an Agile environment, this workshop is also for you
 
Course Overview
Foundation Concepts
Agile History, Values, and Mindset
Agile Benefits
Agile Methods

The Agile Project Manager
Agile Roles and Responsibilities
The Agile Project Manager
Differences between Waterfall and Agile
Agile Accountabilities
 
Initiating and Planning
  • Agile Initiating
  • Project Charter
  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Agile Planning
  • Initial Requirements
  • Estimation
  • Prioritization
  • Release Planning
  • Sprint Planning
Execution
  • Agile Execution
  • Managing and Developing the Agile Team
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Removing Impediments
Monitoring & Control and Closing
  • Agile Monitoring & Control
  • Review Meeting
  • Information Radiators
  • Earned Value
  • Agile Closing
  • Retrospectives
  • Closing an Agile Project
Managing a Hybrid Project
  • What is a Hybrid?
  • Factors in Determining a Hybrid Model
  • Challenges and Solutions
Summary and Next Steps
  • Review of course goals, objectives, and content

Speakers
avatar for Rubin Jen

Rubin Jen

Senior Consultant & Trainer, International Institute for Learning, IIL
Rubin Jen (PMP®, ScrumMaster®, Change Management Practitioner, ITIL® Foundationhas been in the project management field for over 23 years, spanning aerospace, engineering, telecom, software development, outsourcing, consulting and government sectors, with companies such as Bombardier... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

9:00am

Masterclass 3: PMO Establishment
The Project Management Office
A Building Block for Achieving and Managing PM & PPM Excellence


Prerequisites
Good understanding of project management
Course Level
Intermediate / Advanced
 
About the Program
This course addresses the rational of how and why to integrate a project management office (PMO) into the organization while avoiding bureaucracy, turf wars, and other resistance to a disciplined and yet flexible PM process to support  effective portfolio management.
Working with our experts you will assess the needs of your organization for a PMO, be ready to design the kind of PMO that will be most effective for you, and define the path to PM maturity and competency.
You will discuss different types of PMOs, project autonomy, the methodology role of the PMO, whether the PMO should be the “home” of project managers or an enabling organization that serves as a Centre Of Excellence or both.
Who Should Attend
The course is designed for senior PM practitioners, PMO staff, managers of PMs, and others who want to know what a good PMO is and how to build and maintain one.
Performance Focus
The goal of this course is to equip the participant with the necessary knowledge and skills to establish, improve, and work with a project management office (PMO) that will be the catalyst for project and portfolio management excellence.

What You Will Learn
You’ll learn how to:
  • Describe what are the benefits and success factors for an organization to have a PMO
  • Identify different views of PMO and project success
  • Assess the role of the PMO as a facilitator to assure success and value for all stakeholders
  • Recognize that the PMO can operate on a continuum from providing specific functions that support individual projects to being responsible for the results of all of the enterprise’s projects
  • Describe project management maturity, metrics at maturity levels, and the roles and responsibilities of the PMO
  • Describe the role of the PMO in supporting project, program and portfolio management excellence
  • Analyze and select the right type of PMO for your organization
  • Develop the steps needed to implement a PMO
 
Course Overview
Getting Started
  • Introductions
  • Course structure
  • Course goals
  • Course objectives
  • Target audience

Foundation Concepts
  • Defining PMO and EPM
  • The importance of a PMO
  • The desired organizational environment

PMO Success: The Different Measures and Views
  • Definition of PMO & project success
  • Client and team views of project success
  • Ways to quantify project success
  • Approach to measure the value of a PMO

PMO: the right type of PMO
  • Definition of maturity and organizational project management
  • Types of PMOs
  • Metrics and key performance indicators
  • Role of the PMO in the maturity assessment process

PMO Functions: Project-Focused and Enterprise-Focused
  • Organization goals and their influence on PMO functions
  • Different levels of coverage for the PMO in the organization
  • Project-focused functions
  • Enterprise-oriented functions (e.g. reporting processes)

The PMO and Project Control, Audit, and Recovery
  • Establishing a control process to identify troubled projects
  • Describing the PMO’s role in review, audit, and recovery
o  Identifying troubled projects and conducting a project audit
o  Supporting project recovery

The PMO’s Role in P3 Excellence Development
  • Definition of excellence
  • The importance of competency and excellence
  • The PMO as a Centre Of P3 Excellence

PMO Implementation - Ten-Step Process
  • Goals for the PMO
  • Commitment for a PMO
  • PMO functions, roles, and responsibilities
  • Processes and tools to be provided by the PMO
  • The PMO resource estimation process
  • The needed budget for the PMO
  • Staffing the PMO
  • Assimilating the PMO

Recap & Closing

Speakers
avatar for Wolfgang Wendl

Wolfgang Wendl

Senior Consultant and Trainer, International Institute for Learning (IIL)
Wolfgang is a senior consultant, trainer and a specialist in project management. He has over 15 years of experience in International Project Management as a project manager, trainer, coach, and business analyst in various industries including; IT, Software Development, Automotive... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

9:00am

Masterclass 4: Use of Big Data and AI in PM
Course Description
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data have come together to drive innovation in 2018 and 2019. AI works to light up Big Data. This combination elevates the potential for you to realize significant insights into customers, trends, and products in your domain. Big Data without analysis and tools that can navigate the petabytes of data, is much about nothing. This collectively is the art and science of Data Analytics. This includes general users, the dedicated Project Manager and Business Analyst role, and the specialized Data Scientist roles.
This course explores the value that is in the intersection of Big Data and AI as practiced with Data Analytics. We will look at the potential and the dangers that exist. We will also view the trends of Big Data and AI, providing a pragmatic and applicable survey of the technologies and the business applications.

Course Objectives
  • Evaluate what is realized, what is promised and what are the challenges of Big Data
  • Establish a plan allowing you to get the most out of a Big Data and AI using a Data Analytics initiative
  • Review the architecture and technical components of Big Data and Data Analytics
  • Investigate Data Mining and other applications for Big Data and Data Analytics

Course Topics

Introduction to Data analysis and analytics
  • Data analysis approach
  • Questions
  • Collecting data
  • Analyze data
  • The data analysis process
  • Interpreting the results
  • Statistics
  • Rules for data analysts

Big Data
  • Business challenges of Big Data
  • Technical challenges of Big Data
  • Common uses for Big Data
  • Structured, Semi-structured and Unstructured Data
  • Transform data into value for the business
  • Working with Big Data
  • Locating
  • Extracting
  • Processing
  • Storage
  • Analysis
  • Representation
  • Identifying data sources
  • Applying Big Data to business problems

Interpreting the Big Data
  • Guarding against bias
  • Conclusions
  • Conclusion validity
  • Internal validity
  • Construct validity
  • External validity or generalizing

Data Visualization
  • Plots and charts
  • Aggregation
  • Scaling
  • Normalizing data
  • Dimension reduction
  • Correlation

Applying analytics
  • Classification
  • Business examples for Data Mining – classification
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Business examples for Data Mining -  prediction
  • Clustering
  • Neural networks

Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Intelligence Introduction Course for Beginners
  • Artificial Intelligence Introduction
  • Decoding AI, what is it all about?
  • Use cases in various industries
  • Introduction to Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning
  • Innovations in AI and ML
  • Applications of AI
  • How to develop AI products

Final Words
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Where are we now
  • Where are we going to be
  • Making things happen with data analytics and big data

Speakers
avatar for George Bridges

George Bridges

Senior Consultant and Trainer, International Institute for Learning (IIL)
George is currently a Senior Consultant and Trainer in Project Management and Business Analysis with International Institute since 2005. George has more than 40 years of experience in business systems analysis, business process modeling, operations research and Information Technology.George... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

9:00am

Masterclass 5: Strategic Business Transformation using PM
Content Focus
This workshop dives deeper into a specific topic in the Project, Program, and Portfolio Management curriculum.

About the Program
This is a practice oriented, experiential, highly interactive, discussion-driven, and experience-sharing consultative workshop. The objective of the workshop is for learners to enhance their capability to proactively align their real-world projects to organization strategies and improve performance on business transformation initiatives. The course delivery strategy is to learn both from the instructor/consultant/coach and from the diverse shared experiences of other participants. The workshop emphasizes several models for real-time thinking, assessment, planning, and action; culminating with practice for real-world applications. Models covered include the following.

  • Porter’s Five Forces for strategy
  • McKinsey’s 7S for multi-dimensional nature of transformation
  • Daryl Connor’s change management model for human resistance
  • A simple 8-step project management life cycle for integration

Who Should Attend
  • Executives
  • Managers
  • Individual contributors
  • Anyone involved with strategic business transformation
 
What You Will Learn
At the end of this program, you will be able to:
  • Describe and utilize four simple, yet powerful models for assessing, planning, executing, and managing business transformations in dynamic, competitive, often highly regulated environments
  • Integrate leadership skills, tools, and techniques essential to building support and commitment to difficult, high-risk, high-value initiatives
  • Identify and assess stakeholders so that high-priority needs are addressed in a timely manner
  • Appreciate the competitive value of Project Management in timely transformation
  • Lead others more confidently to reduce stress, utilize resources, and accomplish strategic business objectives in a rapidly and frequently changing business environment

Course Overview
  • Getting Started
  • Interactive introductions
  • Course structure
  • Course goals and objectives
Foundation Concepts
  • The purpose and challenges of business
  • Understanding vision, mission, objectives, and strategies
  • Porter’s Five Forces model
  • McKinsey’s 7S model
  • Connor’s change management model
  • PMI and the 10 Knowledge Areas
  • Eight Step Model – Life Cycle

Strategic Thinking
  • Management and decision making
  • Strategic thinking attributes
  • Tools: Environment identification; SWOT; Value Proposition
  • Thinking at the interpersonal and team level
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Team leadership and trust

Applying critical skills
  • Providing a World View
  • PM as Trusted Advisor

Organization and People Change Management:

Individuals
  • Impact of change
  • Three change models
Individuals and the organization
  • Cultivating a change mindset
  • Analyzing work teams and culture
  • Driving change through team roles
Leading and managing change
  • Following leaders
  • Leadership model

Effective Leadership
  • Definition and process
  • Challenges for the PM in strategic business transformation
  • An effective model for transformation
  • Stakeholder identification and assessment
  • Influence of culture, values, experience, and position
  • Overview of basic skills
  • Key interpersonal skills
  • Team communication skills
  • Situational leadership
  • Meetings

Applying the Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Reviewing the 8-steps of a project management life cycle
  • An Integrated Model for Strategic Project Management
1. Initiation
2. Requirements
3. Work Breakdown Structure
4. Risk
5. Estimating
6. Scheduling
7. Execution
8. Transition

  • Effective communications
  • Monitoring and control – special emphasis

Summary and Next Steps
  • Individual Lessons Learned
  • Workshop Assessment

Speakers
avatar for Dr Bob Barnes

Dr Bob Barnes

Senior Consultant and Trainer, International Institute for Learning, IIL
Dr. Barnes is a professional, entertaining, to-the-point, practical consultant and trainer. His career spans a period of over 40 years in a variety of industries including banking, finance, biomedical engineering, and pharmaceuticals, automotive, transportation, and public utilities... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

10:30am

11:15am

Masterclass 1: Benefit Realization
Abstract
“The best-laid strategies of any organization are useless without proper implementation”, (The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2013).  In today’s complex world, management in both the private and public sector is increasingly concerned by the wide gap between formulating their strategy and the ability to execute on it.  The gap results in missed opportunities and ultimately business failures.
Today’s successful organization must be able to identify new objectives and effectively implement change toward achieving those objectives.  Evidence-led benefits realization lays the cornerstone for this competency.

There are two key elements to consider in benefits management.  The first is the “front end”; what are the benefits, and how does this influence the business case and investment process? However, equally important is the confirming feedback; did we make a good investment as “evidenced” by achieving our intended benefits? It is that last stage, the follow up to confirming the business case, that usually gets lost in the rush to move on to other projects. With a structured benefits realization life cycle, this step is a formal part of the process, including adjustments if the desired results are not initially realized. Therefore, the probability that objectives are met, within acceptable portfolio performance thresholds, increases for organizations who adopt Benefits Realization.

Objectives
Explain the relationships between portfolio, project, and benefits management and successful investments.
Clarify the key roles for the stages in investment analysis, enabling changes, and ‘booking the benefits”.
Discuss and review key aspects of tracking and reporting benefits to ensure successful results
Recognize how to optimize your investments in strategic organizational changes.
 
Who Should Attend 
Intermediate / advanced PMs and BAs, those making investment decisions in project selection and funding, change directors.
 
Course Overview
  • Introduction
  • Logistics of the day
  • Objectives of the participants from the workshop
  • Goals of the workshop
  • Foundation Concepts
  • Introduction to Benefits Management
  • The pressures of change
  • Relationship to PMI’s projects, programs, and portfolios domains
  • Key Components of Benefits Management
  • Alignment of benefits to organizational objectives
  • Use of benefits categorization
  • Documentation
  • Roles
  • The Benefits Management Life Cycle
  • Stages in a change initiative life cycle with respect to benefits realization
  • Examples of prioritization approaches of initiatives for portfolio selection
  • Exercise in developing an Investment Logic Map
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Review and discuss the key roles and their importance in benefits management
  • 3 approaches for implementation of benefits management
  • Documentation and Reporting
  • Identifying and documenting the benefits: metrics and measurements
  • Key success criteria
  • The importance of “trends” in tracking benefits
  • Investment reporting versus project / programme reporting
  • Summary and Next Steps
  • Highlights of the workshop
  • Review of content, goals and expectations
  • Personal Action plan

Speakers
avatar for Russel McDowell

Russel McDowell

Senior Consultant and Trainer, International Institute for Learning (IIL)
Russell is Project Management Professional, senior manager, trainer, presenter, author, and speaker with over 30 years of experience working on large-scale projects in a variety of companies and industries. Russell has a proven and disciplined systematic approach to identifying core... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:45pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

11:15am

Masterclass 2: Agile Project Management
Prerequisites
Basic Agile and PM training or equivalent experience

Content Focus                                                                                                 
  • Role-based – focusing on the Project Manager and how to perform and succeed in an environment that is becoming more and more Agile.
 
About the Program 
This workshop builds on the specific roles and responsibilities of the Project Manager in a traditional environment that can be easily adapted in an Agile environment.  In particular, we will explore what skills and behavioral changes are necessary and how to effectively manage an Agile project, including both specific Agile methods and hybrid models.
You will come away from this workshop with a much deeper understanding of the Agile Project Manager so that individual performance improves on the job.  Improved target results include providing focused leadership, making effective decisions, guiding Agile teams, and overall ability to successfully lead and manage an Agile project.
This course also supports learning requirements for Agile and Scrum certifications from various organizations such as PMI-ACP, PSM I, and PSPO I.
 
Who Should Attend 
  • This workshop is primarily for Project and Program Managers
  • In addition, if you are a Scrum Master, Product Owner, Business Analyst, Team Member, or in any other role where you need to understand how project management functions in the context of an Agile environment, this workshop is also for you
 
Course Overview
Foundation Concepts
Agile History, Values, and Mindset
Agile Benefits
Agile Methods

The Agile Project Manager
Agile Roles and Responsibilities
The Agile Project Manager
Differences between Waterfall and Agile
Agile Accountabilities
 
Initiating and Planning
  • Agile Initiating
  • Project Charter
  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Agile Planning
  • Initial Requirements
  • Estimation
  • Prioritization
  • Release Planning
  • Sprint Planning
Execution
  • Agile Execution
  • Managing and Developing the Agile Team
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Removing Impediments
Monitoring & Control and Closing
  • Agile Monitoring & Control
  • Review Meeting
  • Information Radiators
  • Earned Value
  • Agile Closing
  • Retrospectives
  • Closing an Agile Project
Managing a Hybrid Project
  • What is a Hybrid?
  • Factors in Determining a Hybrid Model
  • Challenges and Solutions
Summary and Next Steps
  • Review of course goals, objectives, and content

Speakers
avatar for Rubin Jen

Rubin Jen

Senior Consultant & Trainer, International Institute for Learning, IIL
Rubin Jen (PMP®, ScrumMaster®, Change Management Practitioner, ITIL® Foundationhas been in the project management field for over 23 years, spanning aerospace, engineering, telecom, software development, outsourcing, consulting and government sectors, with companies such as Bombardier... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:45pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

11:15am

Masterclass 3: PMO Establishment
The Project Management Office
A Building Block for Achieving and Managing PM & PPM Excellence


Prerequisites
Good understanding of project management
Course Level
Intermediate / Advanced
 
About the Program
This course addresses the rational of how and why to integrate a project management office (PMO) into the organization while avoiding bureaucracy, turf wars, and other resistance to a disciplined and yet flexible PM process to support  effective portfolio management.
Working with our experts you will assess the needs of your organization for a PMO, be ready to design the kind of PMO that will be most effective for you, and define the path to PM maturity and competency.
You will discuss different types of PMOs, project autonomy, the methodology role of the PMO, whether the PMO should be the “home” of project managers or an enabling organization that serves as a Centre Of Excellence or both.
Who Should Attend
The course is designed for senior PM practitioners, PMO staff, managers of PMs, and others who want to know what a good PMO is and how to build and maintain one.
Performance Focus
The goal of this course is to equip the participant with the necessary knowledge and skills to establish, improve, and work with a project management office (PMO) that will be the catalyst for project and portfolio management excellence.
What You Will Learn
You’ll learn how to:
  • Describe what are the benefits and success factors for an organization to have a PMO
  • Identify different views of PMO and project success
  • Assess the role of the PMO as a facilitator to assure success and value for all stakeholders
  • Recognize that the PMO can operate on a continuum from providing specific functions that support individual projects to being responsible for the results of all of the enterprise’s projects
  • Describe project management maturity, metrics at maturity levels, and the roles and responsibilities of the PMO
  • Describe the role of the PMO in supporting project, program and portfolio management excellence
  • Analyze and select the right type of PMO for your organization
  • Develop the steps needed to implement a PMO
 
Course Overview
Getting Started
  • Introductions
  • Course structure
  • Course goals
  • Course objectives
  • Target audience

Foundation Concepts
  • Defining PMO and EPM
  • The importance of a PMO
  • The desired organizational environment

PMO Success: The Different Measures and Views
  • Definition of PMO & project success
  • Client and team views of project success
  • Ways to quantify project success
  • Approach to measure the value of a PMO

PMO: the right type of PMO
  • Definition of maturity and organizational project management
  • Types of PMOs
  • Metrics and key performance indicators
  • Role of the PMO in the maturity assessment process

PMO Functions: Project-Focused and Enterprise-Focused
  • Organization goals and their influence on PMO functions
  • Different levels of coverage for the PMO in the organization
  • Project-focused functions
  • Enterprise-oriented functions (e.g. reporting processes)

The PMO and Project Control, Audit, and Recovery
  • Establishing a control process to identify troubled projects
  • Describing the PMO’s role in review, audit, and recovery
o  Identifying troubled projects and conducting a project audit
o  Supporting project recovery

The PMO’s Role in P3 Excellence Development
  • Definition of excellence
  • The importance of competency and excellence
  • The PMO as a Centre Of P3 Excellence

PMO Implementation - Ten-Step Process
  • Goals for the PMO
  • Commitment for a PMO
  • PMO functions, roles, and responsibilities
  • Processes and tools to be provided by the PMO
  • The PMO resource estimation process
  • The needed budget for the PMO
  • Staffing the PMO
  • Assimilating the PMO

Recap & Closing

Speakers
avatar for Wolfgang Wendl

Wolfgang Wendl

Senior Consultant and Trainer, International Institute for Learning (IIL)
Wolfgang is a senior consultant, trainer and a specialist in project management. He has over 15 years of experience in International Project Management as a project manager, trainer, coach, and business analyst in various industries including; IT, Software Development, Automotive... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:45pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

11:15am

Masterclass 4: Use of Big Data and AI in PM
Course Description
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data have come together to drive innovation in 2018 and 2019. AI works to light up Big Data. This combination elevates the potential for you to realize significant insights into customers, trends, and products in your domain. Big Data without analysis and tools that can navigate the petabytes of data, is much about nothing. This collectively is the art and science of Data Analytics. This includes general users, the dedicated Project Manager and Business Analyst role, and the specialized Data Scientist roles.
This course explores the value that is in the intersection of Big Data and AI as practiced with Data Analytics. We will look at the potential and the dangers that exist. We will also view the trends of Big Data and AI, providing a pragmatic and applicable survey of the technologies and the business applications.

Course Objectives
  • Evaluate what is realized, what is promised and what are the challenges of Big Data
  • Establish a plan allowing you to get the most out of a Big Data and AI using a Data Analytics initiative
  • Review the architecture and technical components of Big Data and Data Analytics
  • Investigate Data Mining and other applications for Big Data and Data Analytics

Course Topics

Introduction to Data analysis and analytics
  • Data analysis approach
  • Questions
  • Collecting data
  • Analyze data
  • The data analysis process
  • Interpreting the results
  • Statistics
  • Rules for data analysts
Big Data
  • Business challenges of Big Data
  • Technical challenges of Big Data
  • Common uses for Big Data
  • Structured, Semi-structured and Unstructured Data
  • Transform data into value for the business
  • Working with Big Data
  • Locating
  • Extracting
  • Processing
  • Storage
  • Analysis
  • Representation
  • Identifying data sources
  • Applying Big Data to business problems
Interpreting the Big Data
  • Guarding against bias
  • Conclusions
  • Conclusion validity
  • Internal validity
  • Construct validity
  • External validity or generalizing
Data Visualization
  • Plots and charts
  • Aggregation
  • Scaling
  • Normalizing data
  • Dimension reduction
  • Correlation
Applying analytics
  • Classification
  • Business examples for Data Mining – classification
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Business examples for Data Mining -  prediction
  • Clustering
  • Neural networks
Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Intelligence Introduction Course for Beginners
  • Artificial Intelligence Introduction
  • Decoding AI, what is it all about?
  • Use cases in various industries
  • Introduction to Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning
  • Innovations in AI and ML
  • Applications of AI
  • How to develop AI products
Final Words
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Where are we now
  • Where are we going to be
  • Making things happen with data analytics and big data

Speakers
avatar for George Bridges

George Bridges

Senior Consultant and Trainer, International Institute for Learning (IIL)
George is currently a Senior Consultant and Trainer in Project Management and Business Analysis with International Institute since 2005. George has more than 40 years of experience in business systems analysis, business process modeling, operations research and Information Technology.George... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:45pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

11:15am

Masterclass 4: Use of Big Data and AI in PM
Course Description
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data have come together to drive innovation in 2018 and 2019. AI works to light up Big Data. This combination elevates the potential for you to realize significant insights into customers, trends, and products in your domain. Big Data without analysis and tools that can navigate the petabytes of data, is much about nothing. This collectively is the art and science of Data Analytics. This includes general users, the dedicated Project Manager and Business Analyst role, and the specialized Data Scientist roles.
This course explores the value that is in the intersection of Big Data and AI as practiced with Data Analytics. We will look at the potential and the dangers that exist. We will also view the trends of Big Data and AI, providing a pragmatic and applicable survey of the technologies and the business applications.

Course Objectives
  • Evaluate what is realized, what is promised and what are the challenges of Big Data
  • Establish a plan allowing you to get the most out of a Big Data and AI using a Data Analytics initiative
  • Review the architecture and technical components of Big Data and Data Analytics
  • Investigate Data Mining and other applications for Big Data and Data Analytics

Course Topics

Introduction to Data analysis and analytics
  • Data analysis approach
  • Questions
  • Collecting data
  • Analyze data
  • The data analysis process
  • Interpreting the results
  • Statistics
  • Rules for data analysts
Big Data
  • Business challenges of Big Data
  • Technical challenges of Big Data
  • Common uses for Big Data
  • Structured, Semi-structured and Unstructured Data
  • Transform data into value for the business
  • Working with Big Data
  • Locating
  • Extracting
  • Processing
  • Storage
  • Analysis
  • Representation
  • Identifying data sources
  • Applying Big Data to business problems
Interpreting the Big Data
  • Guarding against bias
  • Conclusions
  • Conclusion validity
  • Internal validity
  • Construct validity
  • External validity or generalizing
Data Visualization
  • Plots and charts
  • Aggregation
  • Scaling
  • Normalizing data
  • Dimension reduction
  • Correlation
Applying analytics
  • Classification
  • Business examples for Data Mining – classification
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Business examples for Data Mining -  prediction
  • Clustering
  • Neural networks
Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Intelligence Introduction Course for Beginners
  • Artificial Intelligence Introduction
  • Decoding AI, what is it all about?
  • Use cases in various industries
  • Introduction to Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning
  • Innovations in AI and ML
  • Applications of AI
  • How to develop AI products
Final Words
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Where are we now
  • Where are we going to be
  • Making things happen with data analytics and big data

Speakers
avatar for George Bridges

George Bridges

Senior Consultant and Trainer, International Institute for Learning (IIL)
George is currently a Senior Consultant and Trainer in Project Management and Business Analysis with International Institute since 2005. George has more than 40 years of experience in business systems analysis, business process modeling, operations research and Information Technology.George... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:45pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

11:15am

Masterclass 5: Strategic Business Transformation using PM
Content Focus
This workshop dives deeper into a specific topic in the Project, Program, and Portfolio Management curriculum.

About the Program
This is a practice oriented, experiential, highly interactive, discussion-driven, and experience-sharing consultative workshop. The objective of the workshop is for learners to enhance their capability to proactively align their real-world projects to organization strategies and improve performance on business transformation initiatives. The course delivery strategy is to learn both from the instructor/consultant/coach and from the diverse shared experiences of other participants. The workshop emphasizes several models for real-time thinking, assessment, planning, and action; culminating with practice for real-world applications. Models covered include the following.

  • Porter’s Five Forces for strategy
  • McKinsey’s 7S for multi-dimensional nature of transformation
  • Daryl Connor’s change management model for human resistance
  • A simple 8-step project management life cycle for integration
Who Should Attend
  • Executives
  • Managers
  • Individual contributors
  • Anyone involved with strategic business transformation
 
What You Will Learn
At the end of this program, you will be able to:
  • Describe and utilize four simple, yet powerful models for assessing, planning, executing, and managing business transformations in dynamic, competitive, often highly regulated environments
  • Integrate leadership skills, tools, and techniques essential to building support and commitment to difficult, high-risk, high-value initiatives
  • Identify and assess stakeholders so that high-priority needs are addressed in a timely manner
  • Appreciate the competitive value of Project Management in timely transformation
  • Lead others more confidently to reduce stress, utilize resources, and accomplish strategic business objectives in a rapidly and frequently changing business environment
Course Overview
  • Getting Started
  • Interactive introductions
  • Course structure
  • Course goals and objectives
Foundation Concepts
  • The purpose and challenges of business
  • Understanding vision, mission, objectives, and strategies
  • Porter’s Five Forces model
  • McKinsey’s 7S model
  • Connor’s change management model
  • PMI and the 10 Knowledge Areas
  • Eight Step Model – Life Cycle
Strategic Thinking
  • Management and decision making
  • Strategic thinking attributes
  • Tools: Environment identification; SWOT; Value Proposition
  • Thinking at the interpersonal and team level
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Team leadership and trust
Applying critical skills
  • Providing a World View
  • PM as Trusted Advisor
Organization and People Change Management:

Individuals
  • Impact of change
  • Three change models
Individuals and the organization
  • Cultivating a change mindset
  • Analyzing work teams and culture
  • Driving change through team roles
Leading and managing change
  • Following leaders
  • Leadership model

Effective Leadership
  • Definition and process
  • Challenges for the PM in strategic business transformation
  • An effective model for transformation
  • Stakeholder identification and assessment
  • Influence of culture, values, experience, and position
  • Overview of basic skills
  • Key interpersonal skills
  • Team communication skills
  • Situational leadership
  • Meetings
Applying the Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Reviewing the 8-steps of a project management life cycle
  • An Integrated Model for Strategic Project Management
1. Initiation
2. Requirements
3. Work Breakdown Structure
4. Risk
5. Estimating
6. Scheduling
7. Execution
8. Transition

  • Effective communications
  • Monitoring and control – special emphasis
Summary and Next Steps
  • Individual Lessons Learned
  • Workshop Assessment

Speakers
avatar for Dr Bob Barnes

Dr Bob Barnes

Senior Consultant and Trainer, International Institute for Learning, IIL
Dr. Barnes is a professional, entertaining, to-the-point, practical consultant and trainer. His career spans a period of over 40 years in a variety of industries including banking, finance, biomedical engineering, and pharmaceuticals, automotive, transportation, and public utilities... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:45pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

12:45pm

1:00pm

Masterclass 1: Benefit Realization
Abstract
“The best-laid strategies of any organization are useless without proper implementation”, (The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2013).  In today’s complex world, management in both the private and public sector is increasingly concerned by the wide gap between formulating their strategy and the ability to execute on it.  The gap results in missed opportunities and ultimately business failures.
Today’s successful organization must be able to identify new objectives and effectively implement change toward achieving those objectives.  Evidence-led benefits realization lays the cornerstone for this competency.

There are two key elements to consider in benefits management.  The first is the “front end”; what are the benefits, and how does this influence the business case and investment process? However, equally important is the confirming feedback; did we make a good investment as “evidenced” by achieving our intended benefits? It is that last stage, the follow up to confirming the business case, that usually gets lost in the rush to move on to other projects. With a structured benefits realization life cycle, this step is a formal part of the process, including adjustments if the desired results are not initially realized. Therefore, the probability that objectives are met, within acceptable portfolio performance thresholds, increases for organizations who adopt Benefits Realization.

Objectives
Explain the relationships between portfolio, project, and benefits management and successful investments.
Clarify the key roles for the stages in investment analysis, enabling changes, and ‘booking the benefits”.
Discuss and review key aspects of tracking and reporting benefits to ensure successful results
Recognize how to optimize your investments in strategic organizational changes.
 
Who Should Attend 
Intermediate / advanced PMs and BAs, those making investment decisions in project selection and funding, change directors.
 
Course Overview
  • Introduction
  • Logistics of the day
  • Objectives of the participants from the workshop
  • Goals of the workshop
  • Foundation Concepts
  • Introduction to Benefits Management
  • The pressures of change
  • Relationship to PMI’s projects, programs, and portfolios domains
  • Key Components of Benefits Management
  • Alignment of benefits to organizational objectives
  • Use of benefits categorization
  • Documentation
  • Roles
  • The Benefits Management Life Cycle
  • Stages in a change initiative life cycle with respect to benefits realization
  • Examples of prioritization approaches of initiatives for portfolio selection
  • Exercise in developing an Investment Logic Map
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Review and discuss the key roles and their importance in benefits management
  • 3 approaches for implementation of benefits management
  • Documentation and Reporting
  • Identifying and documenting the benefits: metrics and measurements
  • Key success criteria
  • The importance of “trends” in tracking benefits
  • Investment reporting versus project / programme reporting
  • Summary and Next Steps
  • Highlights of the workshop
  • Review of content, goals and expectations
  • Personal Action plan

Speakers
avatar for Russel McDowell

Russel McDowell

Senior Consultant and Trainer, International Institute for Learning (IIL)
Russell is Project Management Professional, senior manager, trainer, presenter, author, and speaker with over 30 years of experience working on large-scale projects in a variety of companies and industries. Russell has a proven and disciplined systematic approach to identifying core... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

1:00pm

Masterclass 2: Agile Project Management
Prerequisites
Basic Agile and PM training or equivalent experience

Content Focus                                                                                                 
  • Role-based – focusing on the Project Manager and how to perform and succeed in an environment that is becoming more and more Agile.
 
About the Program 
This workshop builds on the specific roles and responsibilities of the Project Manager in a traditional environment that can be easily adapted in an Agile environment.  In particular, we will explore what skills and behavioral changes are necessary and how to effectively manage an Agile project, including both specific Agile methods and hybrid models.
You will come away from this workshop with a much deeper understanding of the Agile Project Manager so that individual performance improves on the job.  Improved target results include providing focused leadership, making effective decisions, guiding Agile teams, and overall ability to successfully lead and manage an Agile project.
This course also supports learning requirements for Agile and Scrum certifications from various organizations such as PMI-ACP, PSM I, and PSPO I.
 
Who Should Attend 
  • This workshop is primarily for Project and Program Managers
  • In addition, if you are a Scrum Master, Product Owner, Business Analyst, Team Member, or in any other role where you need to understand how project management functions in the context of an Agile environment, this workshop is also for you
 
Course Overview
Foundation Concepts
Agile History, Values, and Mindset
Agile Benefits
Agile Methods

The Agile Project Manager
Agile Roles and Responsibilities
The Agile Project Manager
Differences between Waterfall and Agile
Agile Accountabilities
 
Initiating and Planning
  • Agile Initiating
  • Project Charter
  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Agile Planning
  • Initial Requirements
  • Estimation
  • Prioritization
  • Release Planning
  • Sprint Planning
Execution
  • Agile Execution
  • Managing and Developing the Agile Team
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Removing Impediments
Monitoring & Control and Closing
  • Agile Monitoring & Control
  • Review Meeting
  • Information Radiators
  • Earned Value
  • Agile Closing
  • Retrospectives
  • Closing an Agile Project
Managing a Hybrid Project
  • What is a Hybrid?
  • Factors in Determining a Hybrid Model
  • Challenges and Solutions
Summary and Next Steps
  • Review of course goals, objectives, and content

Speakers
avatar for Rubin Jen

Rubin Jen

Senior Consultant & Trainer, International Institute for Learning, IIL
Rubin Jen (PMP®, ScrumMaster®, Change Management Practitioner, ITIL® Foundationhas been in the project management field for over 23 years, spanning aerospace, engineering, telecom, software development, outsourcing, consulting and government sectors, with companies such as Bombardier... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

1:00pm

Masterclass 3: PMO Establishment
The Project Management Office
A Building Block for Achieving and Managing PM & PPM Excellence


Prerequisites
Good understanding of project management
Course Level
Intermediate / Advanced
 
About the Program
This course addresses the rational of how and why to integrate a project management office (PMO) into the organization while avoiding bureaucracy, turf wars, and other resistance to a disciplined and yet flexible PM process to support  effective portfolio management.
Working with our experts you will assess the needs of your organization for a PMO, be ready to design the kind of PMO that will be most effective for you, and define the path to PM maturity and competency.
You will discuss different types of PMOs, project autonomy, the methodology role of the PMO, whether the PMO should be the “home” of project managers or an enabling organization that serves as a Centre Of Excellence or both.
Who Should Attend
The course is designed for senior PM practitioners, PMO staff, managers of PMs, and others who want to know what a good PMO is and how to build and maintain one.
Performance Focus
The goal of this course is to equip the participant with the necessary knowledge and skills to establish, improve, and work with a project management office (PMO) that will be the catalyst for project and portfolio management excellence.
What You Will Learn
You’ll learn how to:
  • Describe what are the benefits and success factors for an organization to have a PMO
  • Identify different views of PMO and project success
  • Assess the role of the PMO as a facilitator to assure success and value for all stakeholders
  • Recognize that the PMO can operate on a continuum from providing specific functions that support individual projects to being responsible for the results of all of the enterprise’s projects
  • Describe project management maturity, metrics at maturity levels, and the roles and responsibilities of the PMO
  • Describe the role of the PMO in supporting project, program and portfolio management excellence
  • Analyze and select the right type of PMO for your organization
  • Develop the steps needed to implement a PMO
 
Course Overview
Getting Started
  • Introductions
  • Course structure
  • Course goals
  • Course objectives
  • Target audience

Foundation Concepts
  • Defining PMO and EPM
  • The importance of a PMO
  • The desired organizational environment

PMO Success: The Different Measures and Views
  • Definition of PMO & project success
  • Client and team views of project success
  • Ways to quantify project success
  • Approach to measure the value of a PMO

PMO: the right type of PMO
  • Definition of maturity and organizational project management
  • Types of PMOs
  • Metrics and key performance indicators
  • Role of the PMO in the maturity assessment process

PMO Functions: Project-Focused and Enterprise-Focused
  • Organization goals and their influence on PMO functions
  • Different levels of coverage for the PMO in the organization
  • Project-focused functions
  • Enterprise-oriented functions (e.g. reporting processes)

The PMO and Project Control, Audit, and Recovery
  • Establishing a control process to identify troubled projects
  • Describing the PMO’s role in review, audit, and recovery
o  Identifying troubled projects and conducting a project audit
o  Supporting project recovery

The PMO’s Role in P3 Excellence Development
  • Definition of excellence
  • The importance of competency and excellence
  • The PMO as a Centre Of P3 Excellence

PMO Implementation - Ten-Step Process
  • Goals for the PMO
  • Commitment for a PMO
  • PMO functions, roles, and responsibilities
  • Processes and tools to be provided by the PMO
  • The PMO resource estimation process
  • The needed budget for the PMO
  • Staffing the PMO
  • Assimilating the PMO

Recap & Closing

Speakers
avatar for Wolfgang Wendl

Wolfgang Wendl

Senior Consultant and Trainer, International Institute for Learning (IIL)
Wolfgang is a senior consultant, trainer and a specialist in project management. He has over 15 years of experience in International Project Management as a project manager, trainer, coach, and business analyst in various industries including; IT, Software Development, Automotive... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

1:00pm

Masterclass 4: Use of Big Data and AI in PM
Course Description
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data have come together to drive innovation in 2018 and 2019. AI works to light up Big Data. This combination elevates the potential for you to realize significant insights into customers, trends, and products in your domain. Big Data without analysis and tools that can navigate the petabytes of data, is much about nothing. This collectively is the art and science of Data Analytics. This includes general users, the dedicated Project Manager and Business Analyst role, and the specialized Data Scientist roles.
This course explores the value that is in the intersection of Big Data and AI as practiced with Data Analytics. We will look at the potential and the dangers that exist. We will also view the trends of Big Data and AI, providing a pragmatic and applicable survey of the technologies and the business applications.

Course Objectives
  • Evaluate what is realized, what is promised and what are the challenges of Big Data
  • Establish a plan allowing you to get the most out of a Big Data and AI using a Data Analytics initiative
  • Review the architecture and technical components of Big Data and Data Analytics
  • Investigate Data Mining and other applications for Big Data and Data Analytics

Course Topics

Introduction to Data analysis and analytics
  • Data analysis approach
  • Questions
  • Collecting data
  • Analyze data
  • The data analysis process
  • Interpreting the results
  • Statistics
  • Rules for data analysts
Big Data
  • Business challenges of Big Data
  • Technical challenges of Big Data
  • Common uses for Big Data
  • Structured, Semi-structured and Unstructured Data
  • Transform data into value for the business
  • Working with Big Data
  • Locating
  • Extracting
  • Processing
  • Storage
  • Analysis
  • Representation
  • Identifying data sources
  • Applying Big Data to business problems
Interpreting the Big Data
  • Guarding against bias
  • Conclusions
  • Conclusion validity
  • Internal validity
  • Construct validity
  • External validity or generalizing
Data Visualization
  • Plots and charts
  • Aggregation
  • Scaling
  • Normalizing data
  • Dimension reduction
  • Correlation
Applying analytics
  • Classification
  • Business examples for Data Mining – classification
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Business examples for Data Mining -  prediction
  • Clustering
  • Neural networks
Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Intelligence Introduction Course for Beginners
  • Artificial Intelligence Introduction
  • Decoding AI, what is it all about?
  • Use cases in various industries
  • Introduction to Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning
  • Innovations in AI and ML
  • Applications of AI
  • How to develop AI products
Final Words
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Where are we now
  • Where are we going to be
  • Making things happen with data analytics and big data

Speakers
avatar for George Bridges

George Bridges

Senior Consultant and Trainer, International Institute for Learning (IIL)
George is currently a Senior Consultant and Trainer in Project Management and Business Analysis with International Institute since 2005. George has more than 40 years of experience in business systems analysis, business process modeling, operations research and Information Technology.George... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

1:00pm

Masterclass 5: Strategic Business Transformation using PM
Content Focus
This workshop dives deeper into a specific topic in the Project, Program, and Portfolio Management curriculum.

About the Program
This is a practice oriented, experiential, highly interactive, discussion-driven, and experience-sharing consultative workshop. The objective of the workshop is for learners to enhance their capability to proactively align their real-world projects to organization strategies and improve performance on business transformation initiatives. The course delivery strategy is to learn both from the instructor/consultant/coach and from the diverse shared experiences of other participants. The workshop emphasizes several models for real-time thinking, assessment, planning, and action; culminating with practice for real-world applications. Models covered include the following.

  • Porter’s Five Forces for strategy
  • McKinsey’s 7S for multi-dimensional nature of transformation
  • Daryl Connor’s change management model for human resistance
  • A simple 8-step project management life cycle for integration
Who Should Attend
  • Executives
  • Managers
  • Individual contributors
  • Anyone involved with strategic business transformation
 
What You Will Learn
At the end of this program, you will be able to:
  • Describe and utilize four simple, yet powerful models for assessing, planning, executing, and managing business transformations in dynamic, competitive, often highly regulated environments
  • Integrate leadership skills, tools, and techniques essential to building support and commitment to difficult, high-risk, high-value initiatives
  • Identify and assess stakeholders so that high-priority needs are addressed in a timely manner
  • Appreciate the competitive value of Project Management in timely transformation
  • Lead others more confidently to reduce stress, utilize resources, and accomplish strategic business objectives in a rapidly and frequently changing business environment
Course Overview
  • Getting Started
  • Interactive introductions
  • Course structure
  • Course goals and objectives
Foundation Concepts
  • The purpose and challenges of business
  • Understanding vision, mission, objectives, and strategies
  • Porter’s Five Forces model
  • McKinsey’s 7S model
  • Connor’s change management model
  • PMI and the 10 Knowledge Areas
  • Eight Step Model – Life Cycle
Strategic Thinking
  • Management and decision making
  • Strategic thinking attributes
  • Tools: Environment identification; SWOT; Value Proposition
  • Thinking at the interpersonal and team level
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Team leadership and trust
Applying critical skills
  • Providing a World View
  • PM as Trusted Advisor
Organization and People Change Management:

Individuals
  • Impact of change
  • Three change models
Individuals and the organization
  • Cultivating a change mindset
  • Analyzing work teams and culture
  • Driving change through team roles
Leading and managing change
  • Following leaders
  • Leadership model

Effective Leadership
  • Definition and process
  • Challenges for the PM in strategic business transformation
  • An effective model for transformation
  • Stakeholder identification and assessment
  • Influence of culture, values, experience, and position
  • Overview of basic skills
  • Key interpersonal skills
  • Team communication skills
  • Situational leadership
  • Meetings
Applying the Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Reviewing the 8-steps of a project management life cycle
  • An Integrated Model for Strategic Project Management
1. Initiation
2. Requirements
3. Work Breakdown Structure
4. Risk
5. Estimating
6. Scheduling
7. Execution
8. Transition

  • Effective communications
  • Monitoring and control – special emphasis
Summary and Next Steps
  • Individual Lessons Learned
  • Workshop Assessment

Speakers
avatar for Dr Bob Barnes

Dr Bob Barnes

Senior Consultant and Trainer, International Institute for Learning, IIL
Dr. Barnes is a professional, entertaining, to-the-point, practical consultant and trainer. His career spans a period of over 40 years in a variety of industries including banking, finance, biomedical engineering, and pharmaceuticals, automotive, transportation, and public utilities... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

2:00pm

3:00pm

Masterclass 6: Delivering Project Management Excellence with Planisware
  • Get PPM best practices from various industries and methodologies
  • Learn how Planisware helps great companies to convert their challenges into success
  • See how Planisware handles change and complexity in big projects
  • See how going/scaling agile approach can help you to better manage your projects
  • See how Planisware helps you to manage updates from your suppliers & sub-contractors via Extended Enterprise
  • See how Planisware introduces statistical learning and predictive analysis in Project Management

Saturday December 8, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

3:00pm

Masterclass 7: Managing Successful Healthcare Projects (by invitation only)
Limited Capacity seats available

Managing Successful Healthcare Projects: Transforming into Patient Centric Value

Why should the patient be at the core of any healthcare project, and how can we ensure that all of our projects are maintaining patient centric value at the core. Managing healthcare projects (be it in technology, business management, engineering & construction or clinical) over the past decade has shifted from focusing on the classical triple constraint model, into a focus of enhancing the overall well-being and patient experience. This is a must course for any Project Manager delivering a project for the healthcare sector,  
Attendees of this course will get to understand how healthcare projects differ intrinsically from any normal type of project, and how to successfully setup, execute, handover and activate projects and programs that deliver benefits in the healthcare sector, and puts the patient first.
Healthcare Management Professionals (Medical Directors, Hospital Management Staff, Charge Nurses…
Healthcare professionals engaged in delivering or managing projects (Doctors, Nurses, Paramedical roles)  
Administrative and managerial roles in healthcare managing projects
Management Consultants, IT professionals, Engineering professionals working with healthcare sector
Professionals interested in healthcare project management
The Course takes the attendee through 5 main modules:

Module 1: Healthcare Projects and Programs: The Distinction
-    Projects as a tool for Strategy Implementation
-    What is a Project? Where do good projects come from?
-    The Role of a Successful Healthcare Project Manager
-    Healthcare Projects Vs. other projects

Module 2: Setup: Putting the Patient First
-    Starting with Why: Business case of a patient centric value delivery
-    Defining the Who: Stakeholder definition and engagement
-    Deciding on the What: Scope definition & Deliverables
-    Working with the How: Schedule, milestone and assignment
-    Working with the How: Budgeting and Cost Estimating
-    Working with the How: Communication Planning
-    Thinking of the What If: Risk Assessment & Mitigation

Module 3: Execute
-    Putting the plans in action
-    Managing stakeholders expectations
-    Dealing with issues, delays, and conflicts
-    Reporting performance and communicating bad news

Module 4: Hand over and Transition Management
-    Planning for transition and handover
-    Building the capability: Conducting the handover
-    Signing off Deliverables and close out

Module 5: Activation of Results
-    Turning Project Output into value
-    Sustaining the Value

The master class is designed with examples and scenarios from real life healthcare projects that annotates both failed and successful examples to enhance the learning experience.

Speakers
avatar for Nada A. Abandah

Nada A. Abandah

Transformation Consultant, PMO, OPM3, PgMP, Dubai Health Authority
With passion to help organizations transform their potential into real performance, Ms. Abandah uses her 15+ experience consulting and practical experience to enable real and rapid change in organizations across various industries. With solid background in Organizational Maturity... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2018 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre
 
Sunday, December 9
 

9:30am

Masterclass 1: Benefit Realization
Abstract
“The best-laid strategies of any organization are useless without proper implementation”, (The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2013).  In today’s complex world, management in both the private and public sector is increasingly concerned by the wide gap between formulating their strategy and the ability to execute on it.  The gap results in missed opportunities and ultimately business failures.
Today’s successful organization must be able to identify new objectives and effectively implement change toward achieving those objectives.  Evidence-led benefits realization lays the cornerstone for this competency.

There are two key elements to consider in benefits management.  The first is the “front end”; what are the benefits, and how does this influence the business case and investment process? However, equally important is the confirming feedback; did we make a good investment as “evidenced” by achieving our intended benefits? It is that last stage, the follow up to confirming the business case, that usually gets lost in the rush to move on to other projects. With a structured benefits realization life cycle, this step is a formal part of the process, including adjustments if the desired results are not initially realized. Therefore, the probability that objectives are met, within acceptable portfolio performance thresholds, increases for organizations who adopt Benefits Realization.

Objectives
Explain the relationships between portfolio, project, and benefits management and successful investments.
Clarify the key roles for the stages in investment analysis, enabling changes, and ‘booking the benefits”.
Discuss and review key aspects of tracking and reporting benefits to ensure successful results
Recognize how to optimize your investments in strategic organizational changes.
 
Who Should Attend 
Intermediate / advanced PMs and BAs, those making investment decisions in project selection and funding, change directors.
 
Course Overview
  • Introduction
  • Logistics of the day
  • Objectives of the participants from the workshop
  • Goals of the workshop
  • Foundation Concepts
  • Introduction to Benefits Management
  • The pressures of change
  • Relationship to PMI’s projects, programs, and portfolios domains
  • Key Components of Benefits Management
  • Alignment of benefits to organizational objectives
  • Use of benefits categorization
  • Documentation
  • Roles
  • The Benefits Management Life Cycle
  • Stages in a change initiative life cycle with respect to benefits realization
  • Examples of prioritization approaches of initiatives for portfolio selection
  • Exercise in developing an Investment Logic Map
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Review and discuss the key roles and their importance in benefits management
  • 3 approaches for implementation of benefits management
  • Documentation and Reporting
  • Identifying and documenting the benefits: metrics and measurements
  • Key success criteria
  • The importance of “trends” in tracking benefits
  • Investment reporting versus project / programme reporting
  • Summary and Next Steps
  • Highlights of the workshop
  • Review of content, goals and expectations
  • Personal Action plan

Speakers
avatar for Russel McDowell

Russel McDowell

Senior Consultant and Trainer, International Institute for Learning (IIL)
Russell is Project Management Professional, senior manager, trainer, presenter, author, and speaker with over 30 years of experience working on large-scale projects in a variety of companies and industries. Russell has a proven and disciplined systematic approach to identifying core... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2018 9:30am - 11:15am
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

9:30am

Masterclass 2: Agile Project Management
Prerequisites
Basic Agile and PM training or equivalent experience

Content Focus                                                                                                 
  • Role-based – focusing on the Project Manager and how to perform and succeed in an environment that is becoming more and more Agile.
 
About the Program 
This workshop builds on the specific roles and responsibilities of the Project Manager in a traditional environment that can be easily adapted in an Agile environment.  In particular, we will explore what skills and behavioral changes are necessary and how to effectively manage an Agile project, including both specific Agile methods and hybrid models.
You will come away from this workshop with a much deeper understanding of the Agile Project Manager so that individual performance improves on the job.  Improved target results include providing focused leadership, making effective decisions, guiding Agile teams, and overall ability to successfully lead and manage an Agile project.
This course also supports learning requirements for Agile and Scrum certifications from various organizations such as PMI-ACP, PSM I, and PSPO I.
 
Who Should Attend 
  • This workshop is primarily for Project and Program Managers
  • In addition, if you are a Scrum Master, Product Owner, Business Analyst, Team Member, or in any other role where you need to understand how project management functions in the context of an Agile environment, this workshop is also for you
 
Course Overview
Foundation Concepts
Agile History, Values, and Mindset
Agile Benefits
Agile Methods

The Agile Project Manager
Agile Roles and Responsibilities
The Agile Project Manager
Differences between Waterfall and Agile
Agile Accountabilities
 
Initiating and Planning
  • Agile Initiating
  • Project Charter
  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Agile Planning
  • Initial Requirements
  • Estimation
  • Prioritization
  • Release Planning
  • Sprint Planning
Execution
  • Agile Execution
  • Managing and Developing the Agile Team
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Removing Impediments
Monitoring & Control and Closing
  • Agile Monitoring & Control
  • Review Meeting
  • Information Radiators
  • Earned Value
  • Agile Closing
  • Retrospectives
  • Closing an Agile Project
Managing a Hybrid Project
  • What is a Hybrid?
  • Factors in Determining a Hybrid Model
  • Challenges and Solutions
Summary and Next Steps
  • Review of course goals, objectives, and content

Speakers
avatar for Rubin Jen

Rubin Jen

Senior Consultant & Trainer, International Institute for Learning, IIL
Rubin Jen (PMP®, ScrumMaster®, Change Management Practitioner, ITIL® Foundationhas been in the project management field for over 23 years, spanning aerospace, engineering, telecom, software development, outsourcing, consulting and government sectors, with companies such as Bombardier... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2018 9:30am - 11:15am
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

9:30am

Masterclass 3: PMO Establishment
The Project Management Office
A Building Block for Achieving and Managing PM & PPM Excellence


Prerequisites
Good understanding of project management
Course Level
Intermediate / Advanced
 
About the Program
This course addresses the rational of how and why to integrate a project management office (PMO) into the organization while avoiding bureaucracy, turf wars, and other resistance to a disciplined and yet flexible PM process to support  effective portfolio management.
Working with our experts you will assess the needs of your organization for a PMO, be ready to design the kind of PMO that will be most effective for you, and define the path to PM maturity and competency.
You will discuss different types of PMOs, project autonomy, the methodology role of the PMO, whether the PMO should be the “home” of project managers or an enabling organization that serves as a Centre Of Excellence or both.
Who Should Attend
The course is designed for senior PM practitioners, PMO staff, managers of PMs, and others who want to know what a good PMO is and how to build and maintain one.
Performance Focus
The goal of this course is to equip the participant with the necessary knowledge and skills to establish, improve, and work with a project management office (PMO) that will be the catalyst for project and portfolio management excellence.
What You Will Learn
You’ll learn how to:
  • Describe what are the benefits and success factors for an organization to have a PMO
  • Identify different views of PMO and project success
  • Assess the role of the PMO as a facilitator to assure success and value for all stakeholders
  • Recognize that the PMO can operate on a continuum from providing specific functions that support individual projects to being responsible for the results of all of the enterprise’s projects
  • Describe project management maturity, metrics at maturity levels, and the roles and responsibilities of the PMO
  • Describe the role of the PMO in supporting project, program and portfolio management excellence
  • Analyze and select the right type of PMO for your organization
  • Develop the steps needed to implement a PMO
 
Course Overview
Getting Started
  • Introductions
  • Course structure
  • Course goals
  • Course objectives
  • Target audience

Foundation Concepts
  • Defining PMO and EPM
  • The importance of a PMO
  • The desired organizational environment

PMO Success: The Different Measures and Views
  • Definition of PMO & project success
  • Client and team views of project success
  • Ways to quantify project success
  • Approach to measure the value of a PMO

PMO: the right type of PMO
  • Definition of maturity and organizational project management
  • Types of PMOs
  • Metrics and key performance indicators
  • Role of the PMO in the maturity assessment process

PMO Functions: Project-Focused and Enterprise-Focused
  • Organization goals and their influence on PMO functions
  • Different levels of coverage for the PMO in the organization
  • Project-focused functions
  • Enterprise-oriented functions (e.g. reporting processes)

The PMO and Project Control, Audit, and Recovery
  • Establishing a control process to identify troubled projects
  • Describing the PMO’s role in review, audit, and recovery
o  Identifying troubled projects and conducting a project audit
o  Supporting project recovery

The PMO’s Role in P3 Excellence Development
  • Definition of excellence
  • The importance of competency and excellence
  • The PMO as a Centre Of P3 Excellence

PMO Implementation - Ten-Step Process
  • Goals for the PMO
  • Commitment for a PMO
  • PMO functions, roles, and responsibilities
  • Processes and tools to be provided by the PMO
  • The PMO resource estimation process
  • The needed budget for the PMO
  • Staffing the PMO
  • Assimilating the PMO

Recap & Closing

Speakers
avatar for Wolfgang Wendl

Wolfgang Wendl

Senior Consultant and Trainer, International Institute for Learning (IIL)
Wolfgang is a senior consultant, trainer and a specialist in project management. He has over 15 years of experience in International Project Management as a project manager, trainer, coach, and business analyst in various industries including; IT, Software Development, Automotive... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2018 9:30am - 11:15am
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

9:30am

Masterclass 4: Use of Big Data and AI in PM
Course Description
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data have come together to drive innovation in 2018 and 2019. AI works to light up Big Data. This combination elevates the potential for you to realize significant insights into customers, trends, and products in your domain. Big Data without analysis and tools that can navigate the petabytes of data, is much about nothing. This collectively is the art and science of Data Analytics. This includes general users, the dedicated Project Manager and Business Analyst role, and the specialized Data Scientist roles.
This course explores the value that is in the intersection of Big Data and AI as practiced with Data Analytics. We will look at the potential and the dangers that exist. We will also view the trends of Big Data and AI, providing a pragmatic and applicable survey of the technologies and the business applications.

Course Objectives
  • Evaluate what is realized, what is promised and what are the challenges of Big Data
  • Establish a plan allowing you to get the most out of a Big Data and AI using a Data Analytics initiative
  • Review the architecture and technical components of Big Data and Data Analytics
  • Investigate Data Mining and other applications for Big Data and Data Analytics

Course Topics

Introduction to Data analysis and analytics
  • Data analysis approach
  • Questions
  • Collecting data
  • Analyze data
  • The data analysis process
  • Interpreting the results
  • Statistics
  • Rules for data analysts
Big Data
  • Business challenges of Big Data
  • Technical challenges of Big Data
  • Common uses for Big Data
  • Structured, Semi-structured and Unstructured Data
  • Transform data into value for the business
  • Working with Big Data
  • Locating
  • Extracting
  • Processing
  • Storage
  • Analysis
  • Representation
  • Identifying data sources
  • Applying Big Data to business problems
Interpreting the Big Data
  • Guarding against bias
  • Conclusions
  • Conclusion validity
  • Internal validity
  • Construct validity
  • External validity or generalizing
Data Visualization
  • Plots and charts
  • Aggregation
  • Scaling
  • Normalizing data
  • Dimension reduction
  • Correlation
Applying analytics
  • Classification
  • Business examples for Data Mining – classification
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Business examples for Data Mining -  prediction
  • Clustering
  • Neural networks
Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Intelligence Introduction Course for Beginners
  • Artificial Intelligence Introduction
  • Decoding AI, what is it all about?
  • Use cases in various industries
  • Introduction to Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning
  • Innovations in AI and ML
  • Applications of AI
  • How to develop AI products
Final Words
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Where are we now
  • Where are we going to be
  • Making things happen with data analytics and big data

Speakers
avatar for George Bridges

George Bridges

Senior Consultant and Trainer, International Institute for Learning (IIL)
George is currently a Senior Consultant and Trainer in Project Management and Business Analysis with International Institute since 2005. George has more than 40 years of experience in business systems analysis, business process modeling, operations research and Information Technology.George... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2018 9:30am - 11:15am
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

9:30am

Masterclass 5: Strategic Business Transformation using PM
Content Focus
This workshop dives deeper into a specific topic in the Project, Program, and Portfolio Management curriculum.

About the Program
This is a practice oriented, experiential, highly interactive, discussion-driven, and experience-sharing consultative workshop.  The objective of the workshop is for learners to enhance their capability to proactively align their real-world projects to organization strategies and improve performance on business transformation initiatives.   The course delivery strategy is to learn both from the instructor/consultant/coach and from the diverse shared experiences of other participants. The workshop emphasizes several models for real-time thinking, assessment, planning, and action; culminating with practice for real-world applications.  Models covered include the following.
  • Porter’s Five Forces for strategy 
  • McKinsey’s 7S for multi-dimensional nature of transformation
  • Daryl Connor’s change management model for human resistance
  • A simple 8-step project management life cycle for integration
Who Should Attend
  • Executives
  • Managers
  • Individual contributors
  • Anyone involved with strategic business transformation
 
What You Will Learn
At the end of this program, you will be able to:
  • Describe and utilize four simple, yet powerful models for assessing, planning, executing, and managing business transformations in dynamic, competitive, often highly regulated environments
  • Integrate leadership skills, tools, and techniques essential to building support and commitment to difficult, high-risk, high-value initiatives
  • Identify and assess stakeholders so that high-priority needs are addressed in a timely manner
  • Appreciate the competitive value of Project Management in timely transformation
  • Lead others more confidently to reduce stress, utilize resources, and accomplish strategic business objectives in a rapidly and frequently changing business environment
Course Overview
Getting Started
  • Interactive introductions
  • Course structure
  • Course goals and objectives
  • Foundation Concepts
  • The purpose and challenges of business
  • Understanding vision, mission, objectives, and strategies
  • Porter’s Five Forces model
  • McKinsey’s 7S model
  • Connor’s change management model
  • PMI and the 10 Knowledge Areas
  • Eight Step Model – Life Cycle
Strategic Thinking
  • Management and decision making
  • Strategic thinking attributes
  • Tools:  Environment identification; SWOT; Value Proposition
  • Thinking at the interpersonal and team level
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Team leadership and trust
Applying critical skills
  • Providing a World View
  • PM as Trusted Advisor
Organization and People Change Management:
Individuals
  • Impact of change
  • Three change models
Individuals and the organization
  • Cultivating a change mindset
  • Analyzing work teams and culture
  • Driving change through team roles
Leading and managing change
  • Following leaders
  • Leadership model
Effective Leadership
  • Definition and process
  • Challenges for the PM in strategic business transformation
  • An effective model for transformation
  • Stakeholder identification and assessment
  • Influence of culture, values, experience, and position
  • Overview of basic skills
  • Key interpersonal skills
  • Team communication skills
  • Situational leadership
  • Meetings
Applying the Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Reviewing the 8-steps of a project management life cycle
  • An Integrated Model for Strategic Project Management
1. Initiation
2. Requirements
3. Work Breakdown Structure
4. Risk
5. Estimating
6. Scheduling
7. Execution
8. Transition
  • Effective communications
  • Monitoring and control – special emphasis
Summary and Next Steps
Individual Lessons Learned
  • Workshop Assessment

Speakers
avatar for Dr Bob Barnes

Dr Bob Barnes

Senior Consultant and Trainer, International Institute for Learning, IIL
Dr. Barnes is a professional, entertaining, to-the-point, practical consultant and trainer. His career spans a period of over 40 years in a variety of industries including banking, finance, biomedical engineering, and pharmaceuticals, automotive, transportation, and public utilities... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2018 9:30am - 11:15am
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

11:15am

12:00pm

Masterclass 1: Benefit Realization
Abstract
“The best-laid strategies of any organization are useless without proper implementation”, (The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2013).  In today’s complex world, management in both the private and public sector is increasingly concerned by the wide gap between formulating their strategy and the ability to execute on it.  The gap results in missed opportunities and ultimately business failures.
Today’s successful organization must be able to identify new objectives and effectively implement change toward achieving those objectives.  Evidence-led benefits realization lays the cornerstone for this competency.

There are two key elements to consider in benefits management.  The first is the “front end”; what are the benefits, and how does this influence the business case and investment process? However, equally important is the confirming feedback; did we make a good investment as “evidenced” by achieving our intended benefits? It is that last stage, the follow up to confirming the business case, that usually gets lost in the rush to move on to other projects. With a structured benefits realization life cycle, this step is a formal part of the process, including adjustments if the desired results are not initially realized. Therefore, the probability that objectives are met, within acceptable portfolio performance thresholds, increases for organizations who adopt Benefits Realization.

Objectives
Explain the relationships between portfolio, project, and benefits management and successful investments.
Clarify the key roles for the stages in investment analysis, enabling changes, and ‘booking the benefits”.
Discuss and review key aspects of tracking and reporting benefits to ensure successful results
Recognize how to optimize your investments in strategic organizational changes.
 
Who Should Attend 
Intermediate / advanced PMs and BAs, those making investment decisions in project selection and funding, change directors.
 
Course Overview
  • Introduction
  • Logistics of the day
  • Objectives of the participants from the workshop
  • Goals of the workshop
  • Foundation Concepts
  • Introduction to Benefits Management
  • The pressures of change
  • Relationship to PMI’s projects, programs, and portfolios domains
  • Key Components of Benefits Management
  • Alignment of benefits to organizational objectives
  • Use of benefits categorization
  • Documentation
  • Roles
  • The Benefits Management Life Cycle
  • Stages in a change initiative life cycle with respect to benefits realization
  • Examples of prioritization approaches of initiatives for portfolio selection
  • Exercise in developing an Investment Logic Map
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Review and discuss the key roles and their importance in benefits management
  • 3 approaches for implementation of benefits management
  • Documentation and Reporting
  • Identifying and documenting the benefits: metrics and measurements
  • Key success criteria
  • The importance of “trends” in tracking benefits
  • Investment reporting versus project / programme reporting
  • Summary and Next Steps
  • Highlights of the workshop
  • Review of content, goals and expectations
  • Personal Action plan

Speakers
avatar for Russel McDowell

Russel McDowell

Senior Consultant and Trainer, International Institute for Learning (IIL)
Russell is Project Management Professional, senior manager, trainer, presenter, author, and speaker with over 30 years of experience working on large-scale projects in a variety of companies and industries. Russell has a proven and disciplined systematic approach to identifying core... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

12:00pm

Masterclass 2: Agile Project Management
Prerequisites
Basic Agile and PM training or equivalent experience

Content Focus                                                                                                 
  • Role-based – focusing on the Project Manager and how to perform and succeed in an environment that is becoming more and more Agile.
 
About the Program 
This workshop builds on the specific roles and responsibilities of the Project Manager in a traditional environment that can be easily adapted in an Agile environment.  In particular, we will explore what skills and behavioral changes are necessary and how to effectively manage an Agile project, including both specific Agile methods and hybrid models.
You will come away from this workshop with a much deeper understanding of the Agile Project Manager so that individual performance improves on the job.  Improved target results include providing focused leadership, making effective decisions, guiding Agile teams, and overall ability to successfully lead and manage an Agile project.
This course also supports learning requirements for Agile and Scrum certifications from various organizations such as PMI-ACP, PSM I, and PSPO I.
 
Who Should Attend 
  • This workshop is primarily for Project and Program Managers
  • In addition, if you are a Scrum Master, Product Owner, Business Analyst, Team Member, or in any other role where you need to understand how project management functions in the context of an Agile environment, this workshop is also for you
 
Course Overview
Foundation Concepts
Agile History, Values, and Mindset
Agile Benefits
Agile Methods

The Agile Project Manager
Agile Roles and Responsibilities
The Agile Project Manager
Differences between Waterfall and Agile
Agile Accountabilities
 
Initiating and Planning
  • Agile Initiating
  • Project Charter
  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Agile Planning
  • Initial Requirements
  • Estimation
  • Prioritization
  • Release Planning
  • Sprint Planning
Execution
  • Agile Execution
  • Managing and Developing the Agile Team
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Removing Impediments
Monitoring & Control and Closing
  • Agile Monitoring & Control
  • Review Meeting
  • Information Radiators
  • Earned Value
  • Agile Closing
  • Retrospectives
  • Closing an Agile Project
Managing a Hybrid Project
  • What is a Hybrid?
  • Factors in Determining a Hybrid Model
  • Challenges and Solutions
Summary and Next Steps
  • Review of course goals, objectives, and content

Speakers
avatar for Rubin Jen

Rubin Jen

Senior Consultant & Trainer, International Institute for Learning, IIL
Rubin Jen (PMP®, ScrumMaster®, Change Management Practitioner, ITIL® Foundationhas been in the project management field for over 23 years, spanning aerospace, engineering, telecom, software development, outsourcing, consulting and government sectors, with companies such as Bombardier... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

12:00pm

Masterclass 3: PMO Establishment
The Project Management Office
A Building Block for Achieving and Managing PM & PPM Excellence


Prerequisites
Good understanding of project management
Course Level
Intermediate / Advanced
 
About the Program
This course addresses the rational of how and why to integrate a project management office (PMO) into the organization while avoiding bureaucracy, turf wars, and other resistance to a disciplined and yet flexible PM process to support  effective portfolio management.
Working with our experts you will assess the needs of your organization for a PMO, be ready to design the kind of PMO that will be most effective for you, and define the path to PM maturity and competency.
You will discuss different types of PMOs, project autonomy, the methodology role of the PMO, whether the PMO should be the “home” of project managers or an enabling organization that serves as a Centre Of Excellence or both.
Who Should Attend
The course is designed for senior PM practitioners, PMO staff, managers of PMs, and others who want to know what a good PMO is and how to build and maintain one.
Performance Focus
The goal of this course is to equip the participant with the necessary knowledge and skills to establish, improve, and work with a project management office (PMO) that will be the catalyst for project and portfolio management excellence.
What You Will Learn
You’ll learn how to:
  • Describe what are the benefits and success factors for an organization to have a PMO
  • Identify different views of PMO and project success
  • Assess the role of the PMO as a facilitator to assure success and value for all stakeholders
  • Recognize that the PMO can operate on a continuum from providing specific functions that support individual projects to being responsible for the results of all of the enterprise’s projects
  • Describe project management maturity, metrics at maturity levels, and the roles and responsibilities of the PMO
  • Describe the role of the PMO in supporting project, program and portfolio management excellence
  • Analyze and select the right type of PMO for your organization
  • Develop the steps needed to implement a PMO
 
Course Overview
Getting Started
  • Introductions
  • Course structure
  • Course goals
  • Course objectives
  • Target audience

Foundation Concepts
  • Defining PMO and EPM
  • The importance of a PMO
  • The desired organizational environment

PMO Success: The Different Measures and Views
  • Definition of PMO & project success
  • Client and team views of project success
  • Ways to quantify project success
  • Approach to measure the value of a PMO

PMO: the right type of PMO
  • Definition of maturity and organizational project management
  • Types of PMOs
  • Metrics and key performance indicators
  • Role of the PMO in the maturity assessment process

PMO Functions: Project-Focused and Enterprise-Focused
  • Organization goals and their influence on PMO functions
  • Different levels of coverage for the PMO in the organization
  • Project-focused functions
  • Enterprise-oriented functions (e.g. reporting processes)

The PMO and Project Control, Audit, and Recovery
  • Establishing a control process to identify troubled projects
  • Describing the PMO’s role in review, audit, and recovery
o  Identifying troubled projects and conducting a project audit
o  Supporting project recovery

The PMO’s Role in P3 Excellence Development
  • Definition of excellence
  • The importance of competency and excellence
  • The PMO as a Centre Of P3 Excellence

PMO Implementation - Ten-Step Process
  • Goals for the PMO
  • Commitment for a PMO
  • PMO functions, roles, and responsibilities
  • Processes and tools to be provided by the PMO
  • The PMO resource estimation process
  • The needed budget for the PMO
  • Staffing the PMO
  • Assimilating the PMO

Recap & Closing

Speakers
avatar for Wolfgang Wendl

Wolfgang Wendl

Senior Consultant and Trainer, International Institute for Learning (IIL)
Wolfgang is a senior consultant, trainer and a specialist in project management. He has over 15 years of experience in International Project Management as a project manager, trainer, coach, and business analyst in various industries including; IT, Software Development, Automotive... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

12:00pm

Masterclass 4: Use of Big Data and AI in PM
Course Description
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data have come together to drive innovation in 2018 and 2019. AI works to light up Big Data. This combination elevates the potential for you to realize significant insights into customers, trends, and products in your domain. Big Data without analysis and tools that can navigate the petabytes of data, is much about nothing. This collectively is the art and science of Data Analytics. This includes general users, the dedicated Project Manager and Business Analyst role, and the specialized Data Scientist roles.
This course explores the value that is in the intersection of Big Data and AI as practiced with Data Analytics. We will look at the potential and the dangers that exist. We will also view the trends of Big Data and AI, providing a pragmatic and applicable survey of the technologies and the business applications.

Course Objectives
  • Evaluate what is realized, what is promised and what are the challenges of Big Data
  • Establish a plan allowing you to get the most out of a Big Data and AI using a Data Analytics initiative
  • Review the architecture and technical components of Big Data and Data Analytics
  • Investigate Data Mining and other applications for Big Data and Data Analytics

Course Topics

Introduction to Data analysis and analytics
  • Data analysis approach
  • Questions
  • Collecting data
  • Analyze data
  • The data analysis process
  • Interpreting the results
  • Statistics
  • Rules for data analysts
Big Data
  • Business challenges of Big Data
  • Technical challenges of Big Data
  • Common uses for Big Data
  • Structured, Semi-structured and Unstructured Data
  • Transform data into value for the business
  • Working with Big Data
  • Locating
  • Extracting
  • Processing
  • Storage
  • Analysis
  • Representation
  • Identifying data sources
  • Applying Big Data to business problems
Interpreting the Big Data
  • Guarding against bias
  • Conclusions
  • Conclusion validity
  • Internal validity
  • Construct validity
  • External validity or generalizing
Data Visualization
  • Plots and charts
  • Aggregation
  • Scaling
  • Normalizing data
  • Dimension reduction
  • Correlation
Applying analytics
  • Classification
  • Business examples for Data Mining – classification
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Business examples for Data Mining -  prediction
  • Clustering
  • Neural networks
Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Intelligence Introduction Course for Beginners
  • Artificial Intelligence Introduction
  • Decoding AI, what is it all about?
  • Use cases in various industries
  • Introduction to Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning
  • Innovations in AI and ML
  • Applications of AI
  • How to develop AI products
Final Words
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Where are we now
  • Where are we going to be
  • Making things happen with data analytics and big data

Speakers
avatar for George Bridges

George Bridges

Senior Consultant and Trainer, International Institute for Learning (IIL)
George is currently a Senior Consultant and Trainer in Project Management and Business Analysis with International Institute since 2005. George has more than 40 years of experience in business systems analysis, business process modeling, operations research and Information Technology.George... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

12:00pm

Masterclass 5: Strategic Business Transformation using PM
Content Focus
This workshop dives deeper into a specific topic in the Project, Program, and Portfolio Management curriculum.

About the Program
This is a practice oriented, experiential, highly interactive, discussion-driven, and experience-sharing consultative workshop.  The objective of the workshop is for learners to enhance their capability to proactively align their real-world projects to organization strategies and improve performance on business transformation initiatives.   The course delivery strategy is to learn both from the instructor/consultant/coach and from the diverse shared experiences of other participants. The workshop emphasizes several models for real-time thinking, assessment, planning, and action; culminating with practice for real-world applications.  Models covered include the following.
  • Porter’s Five Forces for strategy 
  • McKinsey’s 7S for multi-dimensional nature of transformation
  • Daryl Connor’s change management model for human resistance
  • A simple 8-step project management life cycle for integration
Who Should Attend
  • Executives
  • Managers
  • Individual contributors
  • Anyone involved with strategic business transformation
 
What You Will Learn
At the end of this program, you will be able to:
  • Describe and utilize four simple, yet powerful models for assessing, planning, executing, and managing business transformations in dynamic, competitive, often highly regulated environments
  • Integrate leadership skills, tools, and techniques essential to building support and commitment to difficult, high-risk, high-value initiatives
  • Identify and assess stakeholders so that high-priority needs are addressed in a timely manner
  • Appreciate the competitive value of Project Management in timely transformation
  • Lead others more confidently to reduce stress, utilize resources, and accomplish strategic business objectives in a rapidly and frequently changing business environment
Course Overview
Getting Started
  • Interactive introductions
  • Course structure
  • Course goals and objectives
  • Foundation Concepts
  • The purpose and challenges of business
  • Understanding vision, mission, objectives, and strategies
  • Porter’s Five Forces model
  • McKinsey’s 7S model
  • Connor’s change management model
  • PMI and the 10 Knowledge Areas
  • Eight Step Model – Life Cycle
Strategic Thinking
  • Management and decision making
  • Strategic thinking attributes
  • Tools:  Environment identification; SWOT; Value Proposition
  • Thinking at the interpersonal and team level
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Team leadership and trust
Applying critical skills
  • Providing a World View
  • PM as Trusted Advisor
Organization and People Change Management:
Individuals
  • Impact of change
  • Three change models
Individuals and the organization
  • Cultivating a change mindset
  • Analyzing work teams and culture
  • Driving change through team roles
Leading and managing change
  • Following leaders
  • Leadership model
Effective Leadership
  • Definition and process
  • Challenges for the PM in strategic business transformation
  • An effective model for transformation
  • Stakeholder identification and assessment
  • Influence of culture, values, experience, and position
  • Overview of basic skills
  • Key interpersonal skills
  • Team communication skills
  • Situational leadership
  • Meetings
Applying the Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Reviewing the 8-steps of a project management life cycle
  • An Integrated Model for Strategic Project Management
1. Initiation
2. Requirements
3. Work Breakdown Structure
4. Risk
5. Estimating
6. Scheduling
7. Execution
8. Transition
  • Effective communications
  • Monitoring and control – special emphasis
Summary and Next Steps
Individual Lessons Learned
  • Workshop Assessment

Speakers
avatar for Dr Bob Barnes

Dr Bob Barnes

Senior Consultant and Trainer, International Institute for Learning, IIL
Dr. Barnes is a professional, entertaining, to-the-point, practical consultant and trainer. His career spans a period of over 40 years in a variety of industries including banking, finance, biomedical engineering, and pharmaceuticals, automotive, transportation, and public utilities... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

2:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

 
Monday, December 10
 

9:00am

Parallel 1: Personalized Project Management through Project Online, Bots and Artificial Intelligence
Speakers
avatar for Allan Rocha

Allan Rocha

Founder and CEO, PMOTTO.ai
Allan Rocha has more than 15 years dedicated to the Project and Portfolio Management discipline.Author of 3 books, main collaborator of several communication channels and recognized international speaker when talking about artificial intelligence and adoption of new technologies... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

9:00am

Healthcare Track: AWTAAD Project – Creating The Next Generation Healthcare Project & Change Managers (by invitation only)
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Mohammad Alredha

Dr. Mohammad Alredha

PMO Director, Dubai Health Authority


Monday December 10, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Al Badir Meeting Room - Jumeirah Al Naseem Jumeira Road، Umm Suqeim 3 - Dubai

9:00am

Parallel 3: Sophisticated tools or genuine methods? Reflecting some key learnings made in two major railway infrastructure programs.
Speakers
avatar for Peter Jedelhauser

Peter Jedelhauser

Director - “Léman 2030” Programme, Swiss Federal Railways
Since October 2016 Peter is the Director of the “Léman 2030”programme at Swiss Federal Railways. This 4 billion CHF programme is designed to substantially improve the offer, timetables and capacity of rail transport (passenger and freight) along the Lausanne - Geneva corridor... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

9:00am

Parallel 2: The Power of Project Leadership
 Project managers can drive organisational strategy by focusing on vision, collaboration and innovation.

Speakers
avatar for Susanne Madsen

Susanne Madsen

Co-founder of The Project Leadership Institute, Project leadership coach, trainer, consultant and author
Susanne Madsen is an internationally recognized project leadership coach, trainer and consultant.She is the author of The Project Management Coaching Workbook and The Power of Project Leadership.Working with organisations globally she helps project managers step up and become better... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

9:00am

Youth! The Wealth of the Nation - Youth Circle (by invitation only)
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Al Zeitoun

Dr. Al Zeitoun

Global Strategy Execution & Programs Delivery Expert
Dr. Zeitoun is an organizational transformation and operational excellence expert with global experiences in strategy execution, operational excellence, portfolio, program, and project management. His experiences encompass leading organizations; developing their Enterprise Program... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for H.E. Jamal Bin Huwairab

H.E. Jamal Bin Huwairab

CEO, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF)
avatar for H.E. Omar Al Olama

H.E. Omar Al Olama

Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence
His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama has been appointed as Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence following the Cabinet reshuffle in October 2017. His responsibilities include enhancing the government performance by investing in the latest technologies and tools of artificial... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

9:45am

Parallel 1: Building Nations and Expanding Boundaries Through Augmented Intelligence : Project by Project
Speakers
avatar for Murat Bicak

Murat Bicak

Senior VP - Strategy, Project Management Institute (PMI)
As Senior Vice President, Strategy, Murat Bicak is responsible for overseeing the shaping of PMI’s long term strategy, supporting the execution for the company’s business objectives, increasing footprint in high growth markets, and advancing PMI’s capabilities in partnering... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:15am
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

9:45am

Healthcare Track: Delivering Successful Healthcare Projects (by invitation only)
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Farida AlKhaja

Dr. Farida AlKhaja

CEO, Clinical Support Services, Dubai Health Authority


Monday December 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:30am
Al Badir Meeting Room - Jumeirah Al Naseem Jumeira Road، Umm Suqeim 3 - Dubai

9:45am

Parallel 3: The ITER Project – Managing the World’s Largest Fusion Energy Device
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Hans-Henrich Altfeld

Dr. Hans-Henrich Altfeld

Director Project Control Office, The ITER Project – World’s Largest Magnetic Fusion Energy Device
Dr. Hans-Henrich Altfeld is Director Project Control Office of the world’s largest fusion energy research project, ITER, based in Southern France. At the center of his >30 years of professional career is the management of complex technical products all along their lifecycle, using... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:30am
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

9:45am

Parallel 2: Managing Governance During Transition: 9 Lessons From the Front Lines
Speakers
avatar for Frances Talbert

Frances Talbert

Global Strategic Portfolio Manager, FedEx Corporation
Frances Talbert is an award-winning portfolio leader and problem solver. She bridges global strategy, operations, finance and brand in multi-national environments.FedEx sponsored her MBA at Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management, and she is well-versed in varied... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 9:45am - 10:30am
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

10:30am

Parallel 1: AI and Project Management : Best of Human/Machine
Speakers
avatar for John Heintz

John Heintz

CEO, Aptage
John Heintz is an innovation expert, Agile/Lean development expert, published author, and international speaker and consultant. In 2016, he co-founded Aptage, an exciting and innovative company that provides sophisticated, yet simple to use decision-support tools for managing innovation... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

10:30am

Healthcare Track: Let’s Talk About Project Management…. For a Change. (by invitation only)
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Tim O’Hanlon

Tim O’Hanlon

Principal at GE Healthcare Partners (EMEA)


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Al Badir Meeting Room - Jumeirah Al Naseem Jumeira Road، Umm Suqeim 3 - Dubai

10:30am

Parallel 3: A Global Perspective of Managing Mega Projects That Build Nations
Adnan Al Abbar will be showcasing project management excellence through DP World’s experience of developing complex projects. He will share DP World’s knowledge and experience in planning and successfully delivering projects that build nations such as the Mina Rashid Masterplan development which includes the restoration of the QE2 and the creation of the Michael Johnson Performance Centre (MJP) in Dubai.

Speakers
avatar for Adnan Al Abbar

Adnan Al Abbar

SVP Group Planning & Project Management, DP World
Adnan Al Abbar is Senior Vice President - Group Planning & Project Management at DP World and leads the planning and infrastructure development activities for DP World globally. Mr Al Abbar has nearly 28 years' experience in the port and container terminal industry.He joined DP World... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

10:30am

Parallel 2: The Quest for Innovation in Project Management
Speakers
avatar for Jack Duggal

Jack Duggal

CEO & Managing Principal, Projectize Group
Jack Duggal is a sought after international speaker, author, change-maker, and transformational leader. His passion is to seek different perspectives in how to manage and deal with the DANCE (Dynamic | Ambiguous | Non-Linear | Complex | Emergent) nature of business and organizations... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

11:15am

12:00pm

Welcoming Speech from H.E. Mattar Al-Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors
Speakers
avatar for H.E. Mattar Al Tayer

H.E. Mattar Al Tayer

Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA)
His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) holds a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, USA, 1983.Prior to taking up RTA's leadership role, Al Tayer worked... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 12:00pm - 12:05pm
Arena - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

12:05pm

Keynote: Why Simple Wins
Speakers
avatar for Lisa Bodell

Lisa Bodell

Founder and CEO, futurethink
CEO of futurethink Lisa Bodell is the bestselling author of Kill the Company, and her latest Why Simple Wins. She is a recognized global leader on simplification and innovation, whose keynotes leave audiences inspired with a vision and armed with tools towards action. A dynamic... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 12:05pm - 12:50pm
Arena - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

1:00pm

2:00pm

Healthcare Track: A Prospective Look at Health and Healthcare Technology (by invitation only)
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Donna Lunn

Donna Lunn

CIO, Mediclinic Middle East


Monday December 10, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Al Badir Meeting Room - Jumeirah Al Naseem Jumeira Road، Umm Suqeim 3 - Dubai

2:00pm

Panel: Zayed …The Nation Builder
Moderators
avatar for Dr. Sulaiman Al-Hattlan

Dr. Sulaiman Al-Hattlan

CEO, Hattlan Media
Dr. Sulaiman Al-Hattlan is the founder and CEO of Hattlan Media, a media company, based in Dubai, aims to conduct researches and studies on new and social media in the Arab World. The company also provides media training and communications services for the public and private sectors... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for H.E Mohamed Al-Murr

H.E Mohamed Al-Murr

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundation.
avatar for H.E. Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh

H.E. Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh

Minister of State, United Arab Emirates
His Excellency Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh ‎ ‎has been appointed as Minister of State following the ‎Cabinet reshuffle of October 2017.His Excellency has accompanied the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may his soul rest in peace, since the sixties of the last century and witnessed... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Arena - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

2:30pm

Healthcare Track: Transformations in the Future Delivery of Healthcare (by invitation only)
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for David Hatton

David Hatton

IT Business Development Manager Africa, Agfa HealthCare


Monday December 10, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Al Badir Meeting Room - Jumeirah Al Naseem Jumeira Road، Umm Suqeim 3 - Dubai

2:30pm

Keynote: Project Management Efficiency with Big Data & AI
Speakers
avatar for Tanmay Bakshi

Tanmay Bakshi

TED & Keynote Speaker, Author, Neural Network Architect, Algorithm-ist, IBM Champion & Honorary Cloud Advisor
Tanmay Bakshi, at the age of 14, has already spoken to over 150,000 people live world wide about programming and its value for society. His passion for programming began when he started coding at the age of five, where he fixed his schools computers.Today he builds applications engineered... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Arena - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

3:00pm

3:00pm

Healthcare Track: Dubai Future Accelerators – Co-Creating Solutions to the Challenges of Tomorrow (by invitation only)
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Abdalla Kanaan

Abdalla Kanaan

Program Manager, Dubai Future Accelerators


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Al Badir Meeting Room - Jumeirah Al Naseem Jumeira Road، Umm Suqeim 3 - Dubai

3:15pm

Panel: Kick-Start your Business
Moderators
avatar for Vijay Tirathrai

Vijay Tirathrai

Managing Director, Techstars Dubai
Vijay is the Managing Director of Techstars Dubai, part of the leading worldwide network that supports entrepreneurs through its mentor-driven accelerator program.Prior joining Techstars, he was the former Global CEO and Chairman of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) based in Washington... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Khalfan Juma Belhoul

Khalfan Juma Belhoul

CEO, Dubai Future Foundation (DFF)
His Excellency Khalfan Juma Belhoul has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF). DFF was launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to play a pivotal role... Read More →
avatar for Murat Bicak

Murat Bicak

Senior VP - Strategy, Project Management Institute (PMI)
As Senior Vice President, Strategy, Murat Bicak is responsible for overseeing the shaping of PMI’s long term strategy, supporting the execution for the company’s business objectives, increasing footprint in high growth markets, and advancing PMI’s capabilities in partnering... Read More →
avatar for Idris Al Rifai

Idris Al Rifai

Founder and CEO, Fetchr
As Founder and CEO of Fetchr, Idriss Al Rifai leads one of the fastest growing start-ups in the Middle East. A firm believer in the power of technology, he has championed the introduction of disruptive innovations in traditional supply chain and logistics. His goal is to solve the... Read More →
avatar for Ahmed Bin Sulayem

Ahmed Bin Sulayem

Executive Chairman, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC)
Ahmed Bin Sulayem is the Executive Chairman of DMCC.Joining on its inception, Mr Bin Sulayem has driven the growth of DMCC from a start-up of 28 member companies in 2003 to the world’s leading free zone in 2018 with over 15,000 member companies from 170 countries, employing over... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Arena - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

4:00pm

Keynote: This Could Be Our Future
Speakers
avatar for Yancey Strickler

Yancey Strickler

Writer, Speaker and Cofounder, Kickstarter
For more than a decade I worked on Kickstarter, cofounding the platform and serving as CEO from 2014 until last year. Kickstarter has helped raise more than $3 billion for filmmakers, musicians, writers, designers, and other creative people. More than 100,000 creative projects have... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Arena - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre
 
Tuesday, December 11
 

9:00am

10:30am

11:00am

Parallel 4: Leading Lean-Agile Transformations
Speakers
avatar for Steve Mayner

Steve Mayner

SAFe® Fellow and Principal Consultant, Scaled Agile, Inc.
Dr. Steve Mayner is an executive coach and Lean-Agile evangelist with a passion for cultivating transformational leaders and high performing teams. His 30-year career in business includes roles as Vice President in multiple Fortune 500 companies, as well as Chief Technology Officer... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:00am - 11:40am
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

11:00am

Parallel 5: Show me the Benefits! Optimizing the Return on Investment in Projects & Programs
Speakers
avatar for Stephen Jenner

Stephen Jenner

Author and Visiting Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology Business School
Steve is author of, and Chief Examiner for, ‘Managing Benefits™’ (TSO, 2nd Edition 2014). He is also co-author of the OGC/Cabinet Office (now Axelos), ‘Management of Portfolios’ (he was also chief examiner for MoP® from 2011-2015); and ‘Business Skills’ lead assessor... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:00am - 11:40am
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

11:00am

Parallel 6: Three Opportunities for PMO’s to Lead in a Disruptive World
Speakers
avatar for John Donohoe

John Donohoe

Director PMO and Change Management, Star Alliance
As the Director PMO and Change Management at Star Alliance John’s responsibilities include enterprise-wide portfolio management, organizational change management and project delivery. He implemented portfolio management and developed the PMO to become a strategic partner to ensure... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:00am - 11:40am
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

11:00am

Lessons Learned From Zayed - Student Circle (by invitation only)
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for Abdullatif Alsayegh

Abdullatif Alsayegh

CEO & Founder, Alsayegh Media
Abdullatif Alsayegh, CEO of Alsayegh Media, is one of the most successful Emiratientrepreneurs in the marketing and communications industry. Previously heading theArab Media Group, he has brought world-famous brands like MTV and Nickelodeon tothe UAE audience amongst many of the headliner... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Ahmed Al Shoaibi

Dr. Ahmed Al Shoaibi

Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Services, Khalifa University of Science and Technology
Dr. Ahmed Al Shoaibi is currently an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Services at Khalifa University of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

11:40am

Parallel 4: Lean-Agile in a Non-IT Environment
Speakers
avatar for Keith Bollig

Keith Bollig

Founder and business and IT agility coach, Global Balance Inc
Keith Bollig is the founder and business and IT agility coach for Global Balance, Inc. Global Balance helps organizations achieve predictable success by creating high-performance engaged teams and through Lean software development.Keith has over twenty years of experience leading... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:40am - 12:20pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

11:40am

Parallel 5: Every Journey Matters…the Transport for London (TfL) Benefits Journey
Speakers
avatar for Ben Ganney

Ben Ganney

Professional Lead - Value & Continuous Improvement, Transport for London (TfL)
Ben is the “professional head” of benefits and value management across capital delivery in TfL. He is responsible for developing and promoting consistent and best practice benefits and value management, assessing maturity and subsequent competency development and providing support... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:40am - 12:20pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

11:40am

Parallel 6: Change Management Technique - Case study on Construction of a Strategic Steel Tanks Project
Speakers
avatar for Amjad Al Shabatat

Amjad Al Shabatat

Project Director, ARCADIS
Amjad has 19 years of progressively responsible work experience in project management, facility and construction management. His experience has included a wide spectrum of responsibilities related to the management, operation, and construction of infrastructure, water supply, water... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:40am - 12:20pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

12:20pm

Parallel 4: Agile Is Not New, But It Is Now Necessary
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Mike Griffiths

Mike Griffiths

Agile Author, Leading Answers & RMCLS
Mike is an enthusiastic practitioner with a long history of contributions to the project management community. He helped create the agile approach DSDM in 1994 and has been using agile approaches on his projects ever since. He served on the board of the Agile Alliance and Agile Project... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:20pm - 1:00pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

12:20pm

Parallel 5: Portfolio-based Benefits Management
Speakers
avatar for Mohammad Rashed Bin Hashim

Mohammad Rashed Bin Hashim

Head of Demand Management in Project Delivery Dept, Dubai Customs
Mohammad Rashed Bin Hashim, Head of Demand Management in Project Delivery Dept. at Dubai Customs, Development Division.Bin Hashim, has received his Bachelors of Science from Richmond the American International University in London in Computer Information Systems in the year 2007... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:20pm - 1:00pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

12:20pm

Parallel 6: Dubai Parks Resort – A Journey of Unique Program Management Approach
Speakers
avatar for Shadi Ezzedine

Shadi Ezzedine

Director of Project Management (PMO), Etisalat
Holds over 20 years of professional experience in consulting and programme management- overlooking some of the critical and demanding ICT & Digital Experience Services & client projects/programmes in Canada and the UAE.  He has demonstrated skills and experience at Sr. level in managing... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:20pm - 1:00pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

1:00pm

2:00pm

Panel: Managing Energy Transformation
Moderators
avatar for Hussein Sayed

Hussein Sayed

CNBC Arabic Anchor & Chief Market Strategist, FXTM
Hussein Sayed is the host of the popular evening business show on CNBC Arabia, Bursat Al Alam, and he is the Chief Market Strategist for FXTM.As an ambassador for the FXTM brand, he represents the face and voice of FXTM within the MENA and GCC region, and is frequently quoted in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for H.E. Sultan Bin Sulayem

H.E. Sultan Bin Sulayem

Group Chairman and CEO, DP World
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DP World and Chairman of Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation, is one of Dubai's leading businessmen.Mr. Bin Sulayem’s expertise and visionary leadership spearheaded the rapid expansion of Dubai’s infrastructure... Read More →
avatar for H.E. Saeed Al Tayer

H.E. Saeed Al Tayer

Managing Director & CEO, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)
H.E. Saeed Mohammed Ahmed Al Tayer has an overall experience of more than 31 years in the field of telecommunications, energy, water, infrastructure, oil, gas and industry.Under his leadership since 1992 DEWA achieved unprecedented successes and has become one of the very best distinguished... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Ivan Vera

Dr. Ivan Vera

Former UN-Energy Secretary, United Nations
Dr. Ivan Vera is a senior expert consultant  on energy, water and sustainable development. He was the Secretary of UN-Energy and the Chief of the Water, Energy and Capacity Development Branch of the Division for Sustainable Development at the United Nations in New York until 2017... Read More →
avatar for Pierre Verzat

Pierre Verzat

CEO, SYSTRA
Pierre Verzat is Chief Executive Officer of SYSTRA. Under his leadership since 2011, the 60-year-old company has grown its sales from €260m to €600m. Renowned for its unique excellence in mass transit and rail consultancy and engineering, SYSTRA Group is headquartered in Paris... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Arena - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

2:45pm

Applications of Blockchain in Project Management
The presentation will provide a brief introduction to blockchain, the innovative/novel aspects of it, the problems it solves, and will then explore some examples of how the technology can be applied within the context of managing projects. The presentation will describe how blockchain can be used to give more visibility into supply chains around constructions, project accounting, certification of labour used on projects, the management of health and safety, and other areas related to large/complex projects with an emphasis on the construction industry. The presentation will also describe some of the nascent work underway in this field globally.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Butler

Anthony Butler

Chief Technology Officer (CTO), IBM Middle East & Africa
Anthony is the leader and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for IBM's blockchain practice in Middle East and Africa. He is responsible for leading engagements with clients across the region and helping them to leverage distributed ledger technologies to transform their organisations... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Arena - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

3:30pm

InConversation: Leading Transformation in Capital Project Management Practices
Moderators
avatar for Dr. Sulaiman Al-Hattlan

Dr. Sulaiman Al-Hattlan

CEO, Hattlan Media
Dr. Sulaiman Al-Hattlan is the founder and CEO of Hattlan Media, a media company, based in Dubai, aims to conduct researches and studies on new and social media in the Arab World. The company also provides media training and communications services for the public and private sectors... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eng. Ahmed AlBalawi

Eng. Ahmed AlBalawi

Director General, NPMO
Engineer Ahmed Al-Balawi earned his B.Sc. Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1415H (1995G) from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). He started his professional career in the same year working as a Mechanical Engineer with the Tabuk Electricity Company.In 1418H... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Arena - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

4:00pm

Keynote: H.E Mohamed Alabbar from Emaar on Project Management for Shared Economy
Speakers
avatar for H.E. Mohamed Alabbar

H.E. Mohamed Alabbar

Chairman, EMAAR
A global entrepreneur with active interests in real estate, retail, luxury hospitality, banking, mining and commodities, Mr. Mohamed Alabbar is the Founder Chairman of Emaar Properties, the leading developer of iconic assets.He is also a Board Member of Eagle Hills, a private investment... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Arena - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre