eVaintheUK are holding their annual two-day conference on the 17th and 18th May. With the talk of Brexit and the uncertainty of the future, #eVa22’s theme of Brexibility will look at the importance of project controls and governance. The focus of the conference will be the “New Normal” and it is aimed at Middle and Senior Management.
eVaintheUK is holding their conference at the historic venue of, Armourers’ Hall, 81 Coleman St, London, EC2R 5BJ, UK
The format of the conference will follow the theme ‘New Normal’; industry experts will make presentations from government sectors as well as private corporations. Entertainment and networking will also be prevalent across the two-day conference.
Here’s a selection of presentations over the two-day period.
Laura Geddes-Brock is head of Portfolio Insight IPA for the Cabinet Office. Laura is responsible for developing policy, promoting best practice, and guidance for Government, through project teams and networks of project management professionals. Laura will review “Responding to the challenges of reporting performance,” focusing on the tracking and reporting of benefit realization progress, ultimately raising the profile of benefit realization management and promoting the establishment of department led governance.
Iain Morton and Simon Harrison both work for BMT Hi-Q Sigma, a Management Consultancy that provides services to Government, Defense, Energy and Transport sectors to improve Portfolio, Programme and Project performance. Iain and Simon will give their thoughts on “How to ensure effective project performance reporting” They will focus on some of the key challenges and pitfalls they have experienced and how they overcame them.
Steve Messenger is Chairman of the Agile Business Consortium (ABC), Steve has managed many Agile projects, implementing Agile frameworks in the pharmaceutical industry and advising the Government on the introduction of Agile in Government. He is author of ‘Understanding Agile- A Guide for Managers.’ Steve will give his insight into Agile portfolios.
Simon Addyman is a Project & Programme Manager and Lecturer from UCL. Simon was responsible for the £563m Bank Station Capacity Upgrade project, which forms part of London Underground. It resulted in increased capacity and reduced journey times. The procurement process hampered the management of this project, resulting in lessons learnt. “Turning experience into knowledge for Project Control” Simon will discuss the project time constraints focusing on the critical paths, which influenced the delivery phrase of construction.
Emma-Ruth Arnaz-Pemberton is Chair of APM PMO SIG. Emma-Ruth has experience in the change management industry with a particular focus on collaboration, PMO conception & strategy, method and capability development. The PMO Specific Interest Group’s aim and objectives are to provide a forum for Project Management Office (PMO) professionals to meet and discuss matters of mutual importance, allowing like-minded professionals to get together and drive the industry forward. Emma- Ruth will present her views on how the direction that PMO is moving from a traditionally administrative function to a fully embedded strategic business partner.
Sandi Rhys Jones OBE, founder of RhysJones Consultants and has worked for a wide range of clients, including consultants, contractors, suppliers, local and national government. Sandi is passionate about engineering and construction. She believes performance would improve if more women were involved in construction and has actively campaigned for changes that would attract and retain them in this industry. She received her OBE for her work promoting women in construction and will share her views in her presentation “Constructive Women”.
Simon Taylor is head of programme planning for HS2 (the High Speed railway which will link London with the West Midlands) and vice chairman of the APM PMC SIG. Simon is co-author of the APM SIG Guide on Planning Monitoring and Control. Simon will give his insight into “The DCMA framework for project governance.” Simon will focus on the benefits of the framework.
Martyn Loukes BEM is a global diversity leader in industry. For over four years, Martyn ran the (LGBT) network publishing articles in the Pink News. Martyn was the first person in the world to devise an LGBT themed transport programme – #RidewithPride. With his background in communications Martyn is proficient in Project Management and is a Prince2 Practitioner. Martyn will offer his views on how “Diversity is good for business.”
Funmi Koyam is a senior lecturer at the Business Psychology Centre at the University of Westminster. He is a member of the APM’s Agile PM specialist group and a former board member/Company Secretary at the Association for Business Psychology where his responsibilities include strategy, PMO and assurance/compliance. Funmi is a broad-spectrum business psychologist and strategist noted for applying Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (P3M), Lean, 6-sigma and other approaches to turning around failing/challenged projects and providing consultancy to a wide variety of global organizations. Funmi will offer a presentation on Agile PM and Business Psychology.
Dinner will be served in the Great Hall by candlelight and Jack Pinter and his Agile Blues Band will serenade delegates, as they take the opportunity to network in this relaxing atmosphere.
There are several booking options from: – one day passes to full conference pass with and without dinner.
- A one day conference pass @£447.82 including VAT
- A full conference pass with dinner @£596.87 including VAT
To book a place, simply click here.
We reviewed two top hotels in close proximity to Armourers’ Hall.
Apex London Wall Hotel
7-9 Copthall Ave
London EC2R 7NJ
The Apex is a two-minute walk from Armourers’ Hall. All the staff go out of their way to accommodate you and are incredibly friendly. The rooms are simple, but cozy and very clean and quiet. Breakfast is good with a vast selection of buffet items. One night’s stay costs £229.00.
5 Devonshire Square
London EC2M 4YD
The Devonshire Club is a ten-minute walk from Armourers’ Hall. The rooms are spacious and the décor is modern. Service is top notch from entering the lobby to leaving. Beside the bar and restaurant there is a winter garden with glass roof, glass walls and lovely sofas. One night’s stay costs £320.00.
eVaintheUK is in its 22nd year and attracts a wealth of presenters across the broad spectrum of Project Management. They are often thought provoking and are on hand to offer real solutions to real problems. The entertainment is superb with past attendees praising Jack Pinter and his Agile Blues Band. Networking is relaxed with good food and good music, it is no wonder this event goes from strength to strength each year.