eVaintheUK are holding their 23rd annual conference on May 16-17 2018 in the city of London, UK at the historic Armourers’ Hall. The theme for this year’s event is anticipation. Anticipation is at the heart of everything from organizations to political policies and even in your own personal life. This event is aimed at middle and senior management who have an interest in Project Management, Project Controls and Earned Value Management.
81 Coleman Street
London EC2R 5BJ
The format for this independent conference will follow the theme of anticipation with industry professionals offering presentations, networking opportunities will be available and there will be exhibiting areas where vendors will be on hand to offer best practices and demonstrate their products. Workshops are available prior to the conference. Jack Pinter and his Agile Band as well as a candlelit dinner on May 17 will provide entertainment.
Tom Tolfree is Chief Analyst and Chief Economist Infrastructure and Projects Authority. Tom leads the analytical support across the IPA and his team overseas the Government’s Major Project Portfolio (GMPP) database. Tom will give share his thoughts in a track ‘Gaining Insight from the Government Portfolio’
Crispin Piney author of ‘Earned Benefit Program Management’ 2017 will offer his insights into anticipating Earned Benefit, in a track ‘The Iron Triangle is Dead, Anticipating Earned Benefit.’
Ted Fuller is Professor of Entrepreneurship and strategic foresight at the University of Lincoln, UK. Ted will present his insights on ‘Anticipation – The Future Causes the Present.’ Ted will offer some key ideas from his current research in anticipation and demonstrate how this is adding to our knowledge of how to think about future and our relationships with the futures.
Ranjit Sidhu Founder of ChangeQuest will present her thoughts on Change Management in a track called ‘ Ready for anything and Future proofed’. In today’s fast moving world you need people who can adapt to change, adopt and embed it so that your organization is prepared for whatever lies ahead. Ranjit will explain how you can develop a mindset and learning culture so that people can anticipate, be resilient and resourceful.
Martyn Paramore Enterprise Risk Manager Lockheed Martin UK. Risk management is how people proactively manage the uncertain events they encounter whilst working to achieve their objectives. Anticipating and then acting is key to successful Risk Management, but ‘What happens when the Risk Manager goes on holiday’ Martyn will offer his insights into real life situations and the lessons that were learnt.
Nipun Dawes works for Gardiner & Theobald LLP in planning and PMO. Nipun will present a track ‘The Ultimate Spring Clean’. Some organizations fail on updating and analyzing data from the bottom-up to ensure headline news accurately represents the full picture. As a result Planners may take longer to update schedules, identify critical delays and report both good and poor performance of key projects across the portfolio. Nipun will demonstrate how by de-cluttering your Primavera P6 database and reassessing mandatory planning processes, duplication and out-of-date information can be removed increasing efficiencies.
Nicki Kons author of PVaR Project Value At Risk and Shai Davidov – Senior Teaching Fellow at Edinburgh Business School will present ‘PVaR – Project Value at Risk: a new indicator and approach to connect risks to business outcomes’ PVaR is an extension to the VaR (Value at Risk) indicator. PVaR uses confidence level, project phase and money or schedule. Nicki and Shai will look at this fresh way of thinking which goes beyond project barriers allowing a data conversation between project professionals and others.
There will be three workshops run by industry experts, from 10am until 4pm prior to the conference on May 15th.
Earned Value Management
Steve Wake the event organizer and chair of EVA will run this workshop. Steve is an acknowledged expert on Earned Value Project Management and he is currently on the BSI team, which is working to develop an ISO standard for EVM. Steve is passionate about anticipatory processes and Earned Benefits. Steve’s workshop will cover:
- Earned Value Main Concepts
- Deploying Earned Value in the Organization
- Earned Value A-Z case study covering important learning points
- Implementing Earned Value in your Organization
Project Management Resiliency – How to apply (beyond brainstorming) techniques to become a 2020 Project Management Professional
Nicki Kons will run this interactive workshop building on existing knowledge of Earned Value Management, Risk Management and Integration Management. Nicki’s workshop will include:-Identifying Risks, FAA Force Field Analysis and CAA, Constraints and Assumption Analysis. Introducing PVaR, Project value at Risk. Integrating data, decision making skills and existing processes into your own project management dashboard.
Guy Griffin –Director of Prendo Simulations Ltd. develops advanced management simulations, which are used worldwide in multiple industries from BAE Systems to EDF energy. Guy’s workshop will look at the ‘SCHOLA’ simulation, which provides a risk-free experience of planning and controlling a project. Guy will include:
- Integrating the key tools of planning and control
- Managing Risk and balancing stakeholder interests
- Project teamwork and decision-making
Networking and Entertainment
Networking is scheduled throughout the two-day conference allowing delegates to make contacts, share best practices and problem solve. Jack Pinter and his Agile Band will serenade diners during the candlelit dinner on May17.
There are several booking combinations, from a one day pass to full conference passes with or without the dinner. Discounts are on offer if you want to attend a workshop and have a full conference pass.
- Full Conference & Dinner – £575.00 +VAT
- Full Conference – £511.79 +VAT
- Conference Day One & Dinner – £383.99 +VAT
- A Workshop without Conference – £383.99 +VAT
- A Workshop as an add-on to full Conference – £320.09 +VAT
To register click here
We reviewed two hotels in close proximity to Armourers’ Hall, the Club Quarters – Gracechurch and Dorsett City London Hotel.
Club Quarters – Gracechurch Hotel
7 Gracechurch Street
London EC3V 0DR
Club Quarters is a four star hotel situated in the heart of the city approximately a four minute walk from Armourers’ Hall. They have offers comfortable beds in spacious rooms. The Wi-Fi is fast. The hotel is immaculate and the staffs are friendly and accommodating. Club Quarters offers thoughtful extras at no additional cost, a daily paper, access to free bottle water kiosks hot drinks and snack items. A night’s stay costs £235.00.
Dorsett City London Hotel
9 Aldgate High Street
London EC3N 1AH
Dorsett City London Hotel is a four star hotel which is approximately nine minutes from Armourers’ Hall. Dorsett is popular with business travellers. It has large rooms with comfortable beds with tea and coffee making facilities. The staffs are helpful and knowledgeable of the area. This hotel is spotlessly clean. A night’s stay costs £278.00.
eVaintheUK is in its 23rd year (known as eVa23) and this event really has a tried and tested winning formula. It attracts professionals in Project Management from around the world. Earned Value Management is at the heart of this conference and it caters for many different industries including Government Defense, Aerospace, Construction, Transport, Power, Generation and IT.
The workshops are held prior to the conference so that delegates are not distracted from the informative presentations. Networking is scheduled throughout this two-day event, but the candlelit dinner allows delegates to relax to Jack Pinter and his Agile band and network in an informal atmosphere.