eVaintheUK 2019 are holding their annual two-day conference 10th and 11th April. eVaintheUK is in its 24th year and is known as eVa24. This years’ conference will focus the on the identity of Project controls. eVa24 is aimed at senior or middle management who have an interest in Project Management, project controls and Earned Value Management (EVM). eVa24 be held at Armourers’ Hall, in the heart of the City of London. Armourers’ Livery Hall was built in the medieval period as a meeting room for trade and craft members. The walls are adorned with 16th and 17th century armour, weapons and paintings.
The format for eVa24 will be workshops prior to the conference on Tuesday 9th April; industry specialists will offer Presentations, Entertainment and an Exhibiting hall.
Tuesday 9th April
Martin Paver is CEO of Projecting Success Ltd and is a registered Project Professional with the APM. Martin will run an interactive workshop ‘[Almost] Everything you need to know to prepare for a transformational AI/data driven project delivery future.’
Advanced data analytics has the potential to transform project management forever. Martin will offer his insights on what advanced data analytics is all about, the current position of data analytics and how it can impact organizations. Martin will introduce PVaR (Project Value at Risk), which is a new data based approach to connect project planning to business outcomes. Martin will demonstrate the methods and tools, highlighting the barriers for successful implementation. Martin will demonstrate how to integrate data, decision-making skills and existing processes into your own project management dashboard.
Steve Wake APM is an internationally recognized expert on EVM and passionate about project controls.
Crispin (Kik) Pinney is an independent consultant and trainer in project management. He has published several articles for Project Management Institute (PMI) and is author of ‘Earned Benefit Program Management.’
Steve and Kit will run an interactive workshop on ‘Earned Benefit, The Benefit of Benefits Mapping – Ensuring Project and Program Success.’ One reason projects are considered to fail is that they are judged like programs. The reason most programs fail is that they are run as projects. Steve and Kit will demonstrate and guide you through building a typical Benefits Map. They will offer their insights and illustrate how to apply the Earned Benefit technique to plan and track from project execution right through to benefits realization in a consistent and objective manner.
Simon Taylor Co- founder Th3rd Curve
Richard Palczinsky Co-founder CFO Th3rd Curve
Niall Faris Co-founder CEO Th3rd Curve
Simon, Rich and Niall will run a workshop ‘Prendo’s SCHOLA simulation’. The simulation provides a risk -free experience of planning and controlling a project and highlights many challenges of project management including:
- Integrating the key tools of planning & control
- Managing risk & balancing stakeholder interests
- Project teamwork & decision-making
Simon, Rich and Niall will offer insights on
- Scheduling: critical path analysis, Gantt charts
- Earned value analysis and project controls
- Budgeting & cash flow
- Resourcing & time, cost, quality trade-offs
- Decision-making & teamwork in a project scenario
Iain Minns is Head of Program and Project controls at Arcadis, responsible for people, processes, systems and tools for program and project controls across Arcadis commissions in the UK, covering a wide range of industries from banking to the environment. Iain is passionate about program and project controls and his quest is to work out how to improve the success rate for efficient and effective capital investments, whole life benefit management and make the asset management lifecycle a virtuous rather than vicious circle. Iain will offer his insights in a presentation ‘Measure twice cut once – What makes projects successful?’
Edward Davey is Project Director at World Resources Institute and and has worked for The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit on global environmental issues. Ed is author of ‘Given Half a Chance: Ten Ways to Save the World’. In his book Ed focuses on climate change; the world’s forests; soil; fresh water; the natural environment; the ocean; cities; waste; what one can do individually to make a difference; and by setting out a global plan. Ed will offer his insights in a presentation ‘Given Half a Chance: Ten Ways to Save the World’
Mark Robinson is Head of Business Performance A350XWB Airbus SAS. Mark is responsible for the Business Performance Management of the new A350XWB family of aircraft. This includes Programme Ramp-Up enablement, Business Improvement Portfolio, Process Methods and Tools, Digitalisation Strategy and Digital Incubator. Mark will offer his insights on these processes and tools in his presentation ‘Project Managers Can’t Swim.’
Mike Younger is Project Controls Director at Turner and Townsend USA and has over 40 years’ experience in Project Control within Oil and Gas, onshore and offshore. As a Director at Townsend and Townsend Mike works as a Project Controls Consultant on Major Programs in USA. Mike enjoys the challenge of reviewing new and existing projects to see how they could be improved by efficiency, measurement and analysis and has a successful proved track record. Mike will offer his thoughts and experience in his presentation ‘How to run it down in line with remaining risk’
James Lea is Senior Project Manager at Jacobs with over 15 years’ experience delivering and consulting on complex projects and change programs in the aerospace, energy, transport and defense sectors. James believes that as project leaders it our responsibility to inspire our teams to continually innovate, lift our team performance and bring that vital sense of flow to our work, through which teams can gain job satisfaction and delight clients and sponsors. James will offer his insights in a presentation ‘Placing Teams and Data at the Heart of Delivery.’
Jason Hones is Head of Strategy for Highway England’s £7Bn Regional Investment Program as well as Deputy Delivery Director for the Midlands Region. Jason is an experienced project, program and portfolio practitioner, who in his spare time runs Benefits and Value Management for Highways England. Jason will offer his insights on Benefits Management in his presentation ‘What is the Value of Value Management?’
Paul Lyalls is an accomplished poet who is author of several books. Paul was Poet in residence for the RONALD DAHL Museum2013/14 and has been poet in residence at 10 Secondary Schools and over 20 Primary Schools where he has run poetry workshops. Paul has worked and performed with many celebrities including Miranda Hart, Michael Rosen, Kate Tempest and Will Self. Michael Rosen’s quote about his friend “One of the strange things about the world around us is that we sometimes forget to notice it. Paul makes you notice it. That’s a kind of magic” summarises Paul’s talent. Paul will run an entertaining presentation ‘Poetically Correct – Walking with Words – project managing the words we use.’
Professor Andrew Langridge is Director of Business Development, Europe for Ares software. Andrew is responsible for delivering Estimation and Project Controls solutions across a wide range of industries and applications. Andrew has over 25 years’ experience supporting the implementation of best in class processes and solutions for blue chip organisations. Andrew will offer an inspirational presentation ‘Change to Golden Threads’.
On Wednesday 20th April eVa24 will host a networking candlelit dinner with entertainment provided by the talented Jack Pinter and his ‘Agile Band’
Vendors have been carefully selected to compliment the content of this conference, specifically EVM and project controls. The vendors will offer hands on demonstrations and best practice tips.
We reviewed two hotels near the Armourers’ Hall, The Bull & the Hide and Andaz London Liverpool Street- a concept by Hyatt.
The Bull & the Hide 4-6 Devonshire Row, London, EC2M 4RH
The Bull & the Hide is approximately 0.4 miles from Armourers’ Hall. The Bull is a typical London Pub, The Hide at the Bull, several stories above the pub is a fine dining restaurant, above the restaurant is a floor of boutique bedrooms which are all individually decorated and accessed by a private entrance. The rooms are spacious and clean. Additional to the usual tea & coffee facilities each room has a well-stocked pantry which guests are encouraged to use. The staff are friendly and very knowledgeable of the local area. The cost for a night’s stay is £199.00.
Andaz London Liverpool Street – a concept by Hyatt, 40 Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 7QN
Andaz is a 5 star hotel approximately 0.3miles from Armourers’ Hall. Andaz is a friendly hotel with supportive staff and first class service. The rooms are large with comfortable mattresses. The whole hotel is clean and quiet and luxurious. The cost for a night’s stay is £371.07.
eVa24 is the only independent EVM and project controls conference, attracting global recognition. Although eVa24 isn’t industry specific, Government, Defence, Aerospace, Construction, Utilities, Transport, Power and IT are all represented.
The conference is filmed for a web broadcast by the PM Channel. eVaintheUk has a reputation for providing thought provoking inspirational presentations.
The workshops offer delegates a deeper understanding of the topics provided. These workshops are prior to the conference so that delegates are not distracted and can give their full attention on content of the conference presentations. The networking candlelit dinner is a great way to relax and make friends with like-minded professionals and discuss best practices.
eVa24 Registration Details
There are several booking options depending on whether you’d like to attend all of eVa24 and whether you want to go to the networking dinner.
- Full conference and dinner £475.00 + VAT
- Full Conference without the dinner £422.49 + VAT
- Dinner only £105.99 + VAT