Deltek ProjectCon 2023 is holding its annual conference on October 16-18. This is a massive event with over 3,000 delegates expected to attend, ranging from planners & schedulers, project engineers to Project Directors. Deltek ProjectCon will have something for everyone, regardless of their experience level and expertise.
Preconference Workshops will be available before the Deltek ProjectCon 2023 conference. Over the days, there will be over 300 tracks, product updates and roadmaps, tips and tricks, and hot topics, all run by industry experts. There will be Keynote Speakers and the opportunity to book a 1-1 meeting with an expert. The XPO centre and the UX lab will also be available to delegates. Entertainment will be available throughout ProjectCon, culminating in a party on Thursday, November 17.
The venue for Deltek ProjectCon will be the Gaylord Palms, Orlando, Florida.
6000 W Osceola Pkwy
Kissimmee, FL 34746
The workshops will be 3 hours long; (running from 8.30-11.30 or 12.30- 3.30) and will incorporate real-world scenarios. Deltek University instructors will lead each workshop.
- Streamline Your Insights: Mastering Ajera Dashboards for Effortless Data Analysis
- ComputerEase Automation
- Costpoint Planning
- The Power of Subcontractor Management in Costpoint
- Create a Sideways PSR in Costpoint
- Deltek Acumen
- Advanced Topics
- Vantage Point
- Vantagepoint Projects – Start to Finish
- Designing informative dashboards utilizing the newest Vantagepoint features
- Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Vantagepoint Intelligence
- Leverage the Power of Approval Workflows in Vantagepoint
Duncan Wardle is the former Head of Innovation & Creativity at Disney.
Duncan will offer an inspiring keynote, ‘Embedding a Culture of Innovation into Everyone’s DNA’. Duncan will discuss his experiences as a leader in innovation and creativity in Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar and Disney Parks. Duncan will offer insights into the Culture of Innovation and the invaluable tools that foster creative thinking to build a work environment that nurtures innovation. Duncan will discuss how innovation is essential for growth in a competitive world.
With over 300 tracks available, we’ve selected a few from each category in the PPM areas of Deltek’s business.
Deltek Open Plan
Rob Edwards, Sr. Product Director, Schedule and Risk, Deltek, will present the features released this year and the enhancements planned for the future. Delegates will be able to discuss future product plans and roadmap priorities.
Deltek PM Compass
Jack Newton, Deltek, will present the features released this year and the enhancements planned for the future. Delegates can interact with Product Management, hear about product plans, ask questions, and provide feedback.
Deltek Cobra and wInsights Analytics
Dan Demangos, Product Director, Cobra, Deltek, will share the new features released this year and planned updates for the future. Delegates will be able to ask Dan questions and discuss future product plans.
Deltek Acumen Suite and Acumen Touchstone
Rob Edwards, Sr. Product Director, Schedule and Risk, Deltek, will present the exciting features released this year and the enhancements planned for the future. Delegates will be able to ask questions, share stories and provide feedback.
Prakash Manoharan, Product Director, Deltek; Sarah Lind, Director of Cloud Product Management, Deltek and Ronald Robbins, Director, Product Management, Cloud Platform, Deltek will all present the cloud roadmap. Prakash, Sarah and Ronald will discuss the latest features and capabilities coming soon and how they are continuously optimizing and updating the cloud experience to ensure data is secure and available anytime. In this live Q&A session, delegates can ask the cloud experts questions about the cloud roadmap and learn what is planned for 2024 and beyond.
Project Portfolio Management Kickoff
Rob Edwards, Sr. Product Director, Schedule and Risk, Deltek; Dan Demangos, Product Director, Cobra, Deltek; Jack Newton, Deltek; and Kathy Boatwright, Sr. Director Product Management, Deltek, will all share the roadmap. They will explain how impactful customer feedback has been for Deltek PPM product strategy and roadmap priorities.
Deltek Talent Management
David Lee, Product Director, Deltek and Christie Kolie will offer a recap of this product, roadmap, and future priorities. They will discuss the enhancements to the development and showcase the ongoing improvements made to meet the needs of the rapidly changing modern workforce. David and Christie will explain the future updates the Talent Management team has in the pipeline and discuss what is included in the 18.0 release of Deltek Talent Management.
Tips & Tricks
How to Get the Most out of Your Deltek PIM Solution
Nick Nieder, Senior Director of Product Management, Deltek and Oliver Guillatt Senior Consultant, Team Lead, Deltek will offer some tricks and tips on expanding Deltek PIM to streamline processes and save time.
Deltek Open Plan
Denise Russell will offer her insights on the advanced Open Plan functionalities. In this interactive session, delegates can get answers about Open Plan usage and suggestions for better managing and sharing schedule data.
Customize Powerful Reports in Deltek Cobra
Ruthanne Schulte, Sr Adv Business Analyst, Deltek will explain how easy it is to customize Cobra reports by editing a spreadsheet template so that any customizations will be displayed the next time a report is run. Ruthanne will demonstrate how to colour headings and grouping to a report. Ruthanne will also explain how to add columns like the Progress Type.
Project Portfolio Management Customer Panel
Natalie Moyes, Deltek, will chair the panel where Deltek PPM customers can share their stories, use cases, best practices, and tips and tricks. Hear the lessons they learned from their journey, how they have managed compliance challenges, and what’s next for Earned Value Management. Delegates will be able to experience how other organizations leverage Earned Value Management (EVM) and identify improvement opportunities with their EVM solution.
Product Portfolio Management (PPM)
Natalie Moyes, Deltek will offer an overview of Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions that provide robust earned value management, configurable workflows, scalable scheduling, and advanced risk analysis, which helps clients achieve improved levels of project success. Natalie will offer delegates a complete understanding of the PPM products, including integration points.
Deltek Acumen Risk and 360
Evangelos Fillis, Principal Solutions Engineer, Deltek. Evangelos will discuss the additional capabilities offered by Acumen Risk and 360, demonstrate how they eliminate the statistical and logical challenges of typical risk models, and automatically generate schedule scenarios that make smart acceleration a reality.
Jeff Wilson, EVMS Tools Integration Lead, Longenecker & Associates, Inc. (Sandia National Laboratories) and Jeremy Creen, Cobra/EVMS Project Manager, PM tec. Jeff and Jeremy will present ‘Adoption of the New Deltek Cobra DOE PARS Export at Sandia National Labs.’
Jeff and Jeremy will offer their insights on the Deltek Cobra 8.5 upgrade with the value-added feature JSON output. Jeff and Jeremy will explain that this new feature is vital for integrating Cobra data with the government requirement of importing project data into the PARS II system. Using lessons learned from Sandia National Labs, Jeff and Jeremy will offer their insights on the key elements of building the project files for successful JSON validation and PAR II integration. Jeff and Jeremy will discuss the results of the testing.
Jarod Maloney, Deltek and Evangelos Fillis, Principal Solutions Engineer, Deltek. Jarod and Evangelos will present ‘Beyond Schedule Quality: Hidden Gems in Deltek Acumen.’ Jarod and Evangelos will offer their insights on the advanced capabilities in metric creation and reporting, like creating Metrics with calculated fields and using SNAP function for metrics that see trends over multiple schedule updates. Jarod and Evangelos will discuss performance metrics for consistent reporting throughout the project delivery. Jarod and Evangelos will explain various chart and reporting options using multiple schedule updates and create scenarios for schedule changes and what-if analysis.
Neil Smith is a principal Instructor at Deltek with 20 years of experience implementing, operating, supporting and teaching Deltek Cobra. Before joining Deltek, Neil spent ten years at Ten Six. Neil will present ‘P6 Professional to Open Plan Crosswalk’. Neil will offer his insights on the key differences between Primavera P6 Professional and Deltek Open Plan from both a strategic and tactical perspective. Neil will explain the past, present and future of P6 and Deltek Open Plan. Neil will offer an overview of P6 and Deltek Open Plan architectures (similarities and differences), project structures, calendars and code files. Neil will discuss things you cannot do in P6 Professional, unlike Deltek Cobra; copy/paste from spreadsheets, conditional formatting, calculated fields, built-in risk analysis, seamless integration, data validations, and baseline update previews.
Matt Wojciechowski, President, Intra Management Solutions, and Alex Corea, SME, BAE Systems SR, will present ‘Power Project Success Through the Use of Deltek Open Plan and Cobra’. Matt and Alex will offer their insights on how BAE Systems and Intra Management Solutions (IMS) implemented Deltek Cobra for EVMS and financial projections. Matt and Alex will explain that the implementation of finance and scheduling processes that are intimately integrated is essential when managing multiple projects of BAE Systems’ size and volume. Matt and Alex will discuss how Deltek Cobra bridges the gap between schedule and finance creating a robust system for management of EVMS data and financial forecasts.
Dinah Ribarsky, Product Marketing Manager, Deltek and David Lee, Product Director, Deltek. Dinah and David will present ‘State of Talent: Key Findings and Solutions to Solve your Biggest People Challenges’. Deltek’s Annual Clarity Surveys offer insights on the trends and influences affecting the project-based industries of Architecture, Engineering and Government Contracting. Dinah and David will offer their insights in this open discussion about Deltek Talent Management’s findings from this year’s studies. Dinah and David will demonstrate how to use Deltek Talent Management to stay ahead of the curve. Dinah and David will discuss strategies you can implement to address the challenges identified in this year’s surveys.
Heather E. McGowan is the author of ‘Leading the Empowered Workforce’, a thought leader and future- of -Work Strategist. Heather will join Mike Corkery, President & CEO of Deltek, for a fireside chat. They will discuss Deltek’s business strategy, the next phase of work and how Deltek we are positioned to help customers succeed.
Meet the Experts
Meet the Expert are 1-1 appointments that must be booked by product and sub-product topics. Deltek will match experts qualified to answer questions about the specific topic and information provided in the meeting request. Deltek recommends sharing as much information as possible when you request your appointment so they can correctly align the best expert for your topic.
XPOand UX Lab
The XPO will be available to delegates throughout the conference. Deltek professionals will offer hands-on demonstrations of Deltek products and advice on best practices and industry trends.
The UX allows delegates to explore new product concepts and get a sneak peek at proposed new features. By participating in surveys and usability tests, delegates can help shape future design concepts.
Networking and Entertainment
Networking will be available after each track, where colleagues and friends can meet and catch up. Advice will be available in the Braindate lounge, where groups of up to 5 delegates can problem-solve and share experiences on different topics with the Deltek Project Nation.
Deltek will provide evening receptions on Oct 17-18 between 5.15-7.15, where colleagues can relax and reflect on the day. An exclusive Deltek Customer appreciation party will be held on October 18 from 8 pm until 11 pm.
|Individual Full Conference||$2,250|
|4-15 passes Conference||$1,850 each|
|16+ passes Conference||$1,750 each|
To register click here
Deltek has negotiated exclusive rates at seven hotels within four miles of Gaylord Palms and offers a free shuttle service to Deltek ProjectCon throughout the conference. These hotel rates will be available to delegates when they register.
Deltek ProjectCon 2023 is a huge event that offers Deltek users a once-a-year opportunity to meet up, learn about product updates and roadmaps for the tools they use. Historically, Deltek used its conference to make big announcements about new developments and product direction across its many product lines.
The 1-1 sessions offer delegates the opportunity to solve a real problem with a Deltek expert. Networking in the Expo allows delegates to discuss directly with Deltek experts whilst enjoying hands-on demonstrations from the numerous vendors.
The Customer Appreciation Party is a great opportunity for colleagues and friends to meet up, network, discuss best practices and industry trends in a relaxing atmosphere.