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Autumn Project Challenge – First Sessions Announced

Project Challenge returns to London on the 6th and 7th October 2015 at London Olympia. The first seminars for the show have just been announced. Registration is free and is now open, please register to attend:

Managing Agile, Waterfalll and Hybrid projects within the Portfolio

with Jon Lewis, Director, Ninth Wave

Ninth Wave has extensive expertise in supporting project portfolio management. We find that introducing agile management techniques alongside traditional waterfall based planning is becoming increasingly important for many of our customers.

In this session, we’ll describe and explain some of the issues in managing a mix of waterfall projects, fully Agile projects and projects following a hybrid agile/ waterfall approach, all within the same project portfolio. We’ll share Ninth Wave’s ideas and experience in this area and show some of the tools and techniques that we use to support project portfolio management with these different project approaches.

cmiWhat change activities should I include in my project plan?

with Melanie Franklin, Co-Chair, Change Management Institute UK

To ensure our projects realise their benefits we have to take responsibility for the development of project deliverables and their implementation and adoption by users.

In this practical session, Melanie uses her extensive experience of change management to identify the key change activities to include in project plans. She will highlight those activities that engage users and those that reduce resistance and build support for the changes brought about by projects.

Optimizing the utilization of your skilled resources. How to balance demand and capacity in volatile multi-project environments.

Barry Muir, Director, Innate Management Systems Ltd.

Poor levels of resource utilization can severely impact overall profitability, but sufficient skills must be available to ensure timely completion of assignments and avoid client disappointment.

Drawing on recent experiences with Petrofac, the Oil and Gas facilities provider and others, we will see how project and services organizations can maintain the right balance in a constantly changing environment.

About Lindsay Scott

Director of Arras People, the programme and project management recruitment specialists. Also blogging at How to Manage a Camel. Lindsay has also launched The PMO Conference

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