After holding virtual conferences for the last two years due to Covid, Deltek is back in person with a new name, Deltek ProjectCon 2022 (previously known as Deltek Insight) on November 15-18.
The Venue for Deltek ProjectCon 2022 will be the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center.
Gaylord Opryland Convention Center
2800, Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN, 37214
Over 3,000 delegates are expected to attend this event from different industries. ProjectCon has something for everyone regardless of expertise; from Pre-conference Workshops to over 380 tracks about product roadmaps and updates, tips and tricks, industry trends and hot topics all run by industry experts. There will be Keynote Speakers, the opportunity for 1-1 meetings with an expert, the XPO centre and (new this year) the UX lab. Entertainment will be available throughout ProjectCon, culminating in a party on Thursday, November 17.
All pre-conference workshops will be interactive and hands-on with the expert trainers. The workshops will include:
- Talent Reporting Tool
- ComputerEase Reporting Tools
- The Lifecycle of a BI report
Tracks, Tracks, Tracks
With over 380 tracks available, we’ve focused on a selection of them.
Denise Russell, Deltek will demonstrate Acumen including Fuse, Risk and 360 modules. Denise will explain how Acumen provides project schedule analysis and risk management, that helps users create quality schedules, executing them with success and minimal risk, offering them confidence in their ability to deliver.
Deltek Open Plan
Open Plan is Deltek’s planning and scheduling tool. This Open Plan demonstration will offer delegates the opportunity to see how this robust tool offers multi-project support, resource management, risk analysis and flexible reporting.
Deltek Acumen Touchstone
Jarod Maloney, Deltek will demonstrate how Acumen Touchstone automates and standardizes schedule submissions, assessments, and feedback to improve quality. Jarod will explain how Acumen Touchstone automates the receipt, review, and storage of project schedule submissions to improve productivity, schedule quality and standardization.
Deltek Acumen Touchstone
Rob Edwards, Deltek will present features released this year and the enhancements planned for Acumen Touchstone. In this interactive session, delegates will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback about product plans.
Deltek Cobra wInsight Analytics
Dan Demangos, Solution Architect, Deltek, will present the exciting enhancements planned for Cobra and wInsight Analytics. Dan will offer delegates the chance to provide feedback and ask questions about the proposed updates.
Deltek Open Plan and DCMA Constraint Method
Rob Edwards, Deltek will present the features released this year and the enhancements planned for Open Plan. Rob will present an overview of DCMA’s Constraint Method and offer his insights on Deltek’s support plans.
What’s New and What’s Coming for Project Managers
Dawn Gajewski, Director, Product Management, Deltek. Dawn will offer her insights on the features in the recent releases of Vantagepoint 4.5, 5.0 and 5.5. Dawn will explain that these features are focused on supporting project managers; designed to monitor project progress, adjust for changes to the project and ultimately set the project up for success. Delegates will be offered an exclusive sneak peek into what’s next for project managers within Vantagepoint in 2023.
What’s new in Ajera for Project Managers
Ellen Keeley, Director, Product Management, Deltek, will present recent enhancements and new feature designs specifically for project managers. Ellen will discuss, entering project RPC and estimated dates directly from a dashboard widget, CRM integration enhancements, new chart types available in widgets, and timesheet enhancements. In this hands-on track, delegates will be able to enter project information from a widget and discover how new information is synced between Ajera and Vantagepoint CRM.
The Pursuit of the Ultimate EMV Tool
Annette Fairburn, Principal PPM Consultant, Deltek and Charlene Randell, EVM, Spirit AeroSystems. Charlene will offer her insights on their journey to select and implement a Deltek Earned Value Management (EVM) solution consisting of Cobra, PM Compass, and Acumen Fuse. Charlene and Annette will review the business processes that they utilized in the past, discuss the details that led them to pursue EVM and look at how they selected Deltek PPM as a solution.
Running a Deltek Acumen Risk Analysis
Joe O’Mara, Sector Program Scheduling Manager, Northrop Grumman. Joe will offer his insights on how an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) is only accurate if every activity starts ‘As Soon As Possible’ and does not take longer than its duration estimates indicate. Joe will discuss how schedules do not always go as planned due to changes in task durations and risk events. Joe will demonstrate by running a Schedule Risk Assessment (SRA), to understand risk, and determine what needs to be done to diminish risk and improve performance. The SRA displays the impact that duration uncertainty has on the ‘Probabilistic Finish’. Joe will use a risk register and create mitigation steps to see how Risk impacts the IMS. Finally, Joe will demonstrate using Schedule Margin and change duration uncertainty to achieve an 80% confidence level.
Attrition Happens: Prepare and Recover with Deltek Talent Management
Amy Champigny, Deltek and David Lee, Product Director, Deltek will offer their insights on the challenges of losing key people in an organisation. Often when attrition happens knowledge is lost and difficulties in staff retention may occur. Amy and David will explain how Deltek Talent Management can help prevent or recover from these attrition challenges.
Implementing Agile Programs in an EVM World
Denise Russell, Deltek and Amy Feinberg, Senior Director, Idemia National Security Solutions. Denise and Amy will offer their insights on although Agile and Earned Value may seem incompatible, more Agile programs are being awarded Earned Value reporting requirements. Denise and Amy will discuss how an organization can fit an Agile schedule into a CPM tool like Open Plan and meet DCMA IPMDAR requirements. Denise and Amy will offer their insights on a recent implementation that integrated Agile JIRA scheduling data into Open Plan.
Increase PMO Productivity with Cobra Automation
Tim Boatwright, Auspex Consulting, Tim will offer his insights on how organisations can leverage Cobra’s API to streamline processes like data analysis, root cause identification, variance analysis and report submittals. By leveraging the API, users can plug their CAMs directly into the monthly processes and provide themselves with the information they need without having to task busy PMO staff with the report. Tim will explain that by leveraging the Cobra API, business processes will become streamlined, eliminating data processing tasks and equipping the CAMs with the information they need when they need it.
Project Portfolio Management Customer Panel
Dan Demangos, Solution Architect, Deltek. Dan will host a panel of customers that use Deltek PPM tools. They will discuss the lessons they learnt from their personal journeys, and how they have managed compliance challenges. They will share their stories using their cases, best practices, and tips and tricks. Dan will offer his insights on what’s next for Earned Value Management.
Key Note Speakers
The Power of Connectional Intelligence
Erica Dhawan is the author of ‘Get Big things done: The power of Connectional Intelligence. In this inspiring keynote, based on her book Erica will offer her insights on connectional intelligence; how it is not only about sharing ideas, but it’s about the ability to design ideas in a way that will excite and influence other members of the team to want to join in. Erica will present the 5 key skills required for connectional intelligence, Curiosity, Courage Combination, Community and Combustion. Erica will offer her insights on how to accelerate the connected power of teams, become more agile and drive breakthrough ideas in a digital workplace.
‘Driving Purposeful Innovation.’
Warren Linscott is Senior Vice President of Product Strategy, Deltek and Mike Scopa is Chief Technolgy Officer, Deltek
Warren and Mike will offer their insights on the investments Deltek are making with its products and solutions. Warren and Mike will discuss how customers can leverage Deltek solutions for success. Warren and Mike will illustrate how Deltek is enabling digital transformation through innovation to power customers’ success. Finally, they will explain how Deltek is keeping an eye on advancements in innovations that will keep customers competitive in their future business needs.
Deltek ProjectCon Emcee
Nina Sassamon-Progue is an author, Emmy-winning television news anchor and former USA gymnast. Nina will host center stage, introducing some of the tracks. Nina will also host fireside chats with the President and CEO of Deltek, Mike Corkery and other Deltek Executives.
Meet with a Deltek Expert
Meet the Experts are 45-minute appointments designed to coach and offer product support. These appointments have to be booked before the start of ProjectCon. If you share as much information about your specific topic, Deltek will align you with the best expert for your topic.
The XPO center will provide live demonstrations and the opportunity to speak with Deltek experts to possibly extend the capabilities of your solutions. Conference sponsors will be available to offer the latest trends and advice. Networking will be available with like-minded colleagues to discuss the latest trends and best practices.
The new UX lab offers delegates the opportunity to shape future product releases by participating in short surveys and usability tests and providing feedback on future design concepts. Deltek will be offering sneak peeks at proposed new product features.
Deltek will host a Customer Appreciation Party on Thursday, November 17 from 6.30 pm-10 pm. This will be a Nashville-themed festival, filled with food games and live music. The music lineup will be Sara Evans, Ken Block and Drew Copeland of Sister Hazel, Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts and Steve Augeri, former lead singer of Journey. Together they will perform their greatest hits during a two-hour jamming session.
|Type of Pass||Cost|
|Group (4-15 delegates)||$1,850|
|Guest (over the age of 21 entry to the customer appreciation party)||$300|
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We reviewed two top hotels close to the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center; The Inn at Opryland and Residence Inn by Marriott Nashville at Opryland.
The Inn at Opryland
2401 Music Valley Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
The Inn at Opryland is a 3-star hotel approximately 0.4miles from the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center. Although the décor is a little dated, the hotel is very clean. The rooms are spacious with comfortable beds. The breakfast area is a bright atrium with a full menu provided for guests. The staff are helpful and offer a great service. A three-night stay costs $729.00.
Residence Inn by Marriott Opryland
2500 Music Valley Drive
The Residence Inn by Marriott Opryland is a 3-star hotel situated approximately 0.8 miles from the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center. The hotel is only four years old and is spotlessly clean. The staff have been described as ‘awesome’ with easy check-in/out. The rooms are spacious with great bathrooms and comfy beds. Free Water is available in the marketplace for an entire stay. The hotel is quiet with restaurants close by in the surrounding area. A three-night stay costs $623.00.
Deltek ProjectCon 2022 is a huge event, offering something for everyone who uses Deltek products, attracting delegates from schedulers to project and portfolio managers. The 1-1 sessions offer delegates the opportunity to solve a real problem with a Deltek expert. Networking in the Expo offers delegates the chance to discuss project areas with Deltek experts, whilst enjoying hands-on demonstrations from the vendors.
Deltek often makes new announcements about developments in its product lines.
The Customer Appreciation Party will allow colleagues and friends to meet up and discuss best practices and industry trends in a relaxing atmosphere.