After a two-year Covid hiatus, Steve Wake is back in person holding his annual conference, eVaintheUK (known as EVA#26) on March 16 and 17. This two-day event will be held at the prestigious, historical venue, Armourers Hall.
181 Coleman Street
London EC2R 5BJ
EVA#26 is in its 26th year and this years’ conference will focus on ‘Performance that works – project controls for people who think and act!’ This globally recognized event is aimed at middle to very senior professionals who have an interest in Project Management, Project Controls and Earned Value Management. Some of the industries that are represented include Government, Defence, IT, Construction, Pharmaceuticals, Academia and Utilities.
The format for EVA#26 will be presentations given by industrial professionals covering Agile, Data Analytics, Skills, Estimating, and Benefits Management. Entertainment and Networking opportunities will be provided over both days. Below is a sample of the tracks for this year’s EVA#26 event.
A Sample of Presentations
Dr. Nigel Williams, Portsmouth University supports the delivery of project and systems Investigation Units for MSc degrees in Project Management. In his track ‘Systems Thinking’ Dr. Nigel will discuss his experience in linking research with professional practice. Dr. Nigel will offer his insights on stakeholder interactions using social network analysis. Dr. Nigel will also discuss the project capacity of organizations and the evolution of project capabilities in organizations.
Emma Wilson is Team Lead at the National Audit Office for Major Projects. Emma audits a vast range of government programs and projects. In her track, ‘Lessons learned: to improve Delivery Practice’, Emma will offer her insights on lessons learned throughout the pandemic on how the government balanced controls against risk.
Adrian Pyne APM is Director of Pyne Consulting Ltd. Adrian has led and rescued transformation programs in mining, aviation, and the public sector. In his track, ‘Making Projects Thrive’ Adrian will offer his insights on the successful implementation of an Agile approach.
Emily Wiltshire is an associate at Gardiner & Theobald, working in the aviation and transport industry. In her track, Emily will offer her insights on ‘Hydrogen: The answer to Carbon!’ Emily will discuss the UK government strategy to scale up the demand and supply of hydrogen for a range of industries from transport, industrial, domestic heating, and power. Emily will also offer her insights on Hydrogen as a future fuel for net-zero ambitions.
Martin Paver is CEO of Projecting Success Ltd. In Martin’s track ‘Data Analytics’, Martin will explain what advanced data analytics are, the current position of data analytics and how it can impact organizations. Martin will offer his insights on advanced data analytics that have the potential to transform Project Management.
Allan Glasgow, Business Development Director at Nixor solutions. In his track, ‘Automation’ Allan will offer his insights on the benefits of the automated revolution in projects. Allan will discuss the benefits of automated task scheduling which removes waiting time and improves resource utilization and overall project control.
Carole Still MBA is a professional development lead coach at Coventry University London. Carole will discuss ‘Transversal fusion employability skills,’ reviewing the Erasmus Research Project+ for transversal skills. Carole will offer insights into this program which monitors the development and deployment of skills in project management, worldwide.
Steve Wake is a member of the BSi Management Standards Committee and helps to publish the ISO standards for EVM and WBS. Steve will offer his insights on the forthcoming BSi Project Controls standard BS202001. With an imminent release date this year, Steve will discuss the relevance of BS202001 that will cover project, program, and portfolio management controls, ensuring benefits are delivered and used.
Shirish Parekh, Operations Estimating Manager, Highways England and Chair of Public Sector Advisory Community for Estimating. Shirish is an experienced project, program, and portfolio manager. Both Gary and Shirish will offer their insights on ‘Estimating, Forecasting, and Cost Management.
Entertainment & Networking
Paul Lyalls, an accomplished poet, will provide entertainment along with Jack Pinter and his Agile band. A candlelit dinner will be held on March 17 commencing at 7 pm.
Networking opportunities will be provided throughout the two days where liked minded professionals can share best practices, discuss new emerging trends and lessons learned.
Networking will also be available in the relaxed atmosphere of the candlelit dinner.
|Type of ticket per delegate||Price in £ including VAT|
|2-day conference and dinner||863.24|
|2-day conference without dinner||767.39|
|1-day conference and dinner||543.74|
|1-day conference without dinner||415.94|
We reviewed two top hotels close to the vicinity of Armourers Hall, the Bermondsey Square Hotel and the Residence Inn by Marriott, London Bridge.
Bermondsey Square Hotel
Tower Bridge Road
London. SE1 3UN
Bermondsey Square is a 4-star boutique hotel situated approximately 0.58 miles from Armourers Hall. Bermondsey Square hotel is situated in a vibrant area with many cafes’ clubs and nightlife. Each of the 90 bedrooms is soundproofed and offers a comfortable night. The staffs are friendly and the hotel is spotlessly clean. A continental breakfast is available. One night’s stay cost £143.00.
Residence Inn by Marriott London Bridge
201-2011 Long Lane
London SE1 4PN
Residence Inn by Marriott is a 4-star hotel situated approximately 0.58 miles from Armourers Hall. Residence Inn is a quiet hotel with spacious rooms and comfortable beds. The staff at Residence Inn are very friendly and always willing to go that extra mile. One night’s stay costs £180.00 inclusive of a continental breakfast.
EVA#26 is aimed at middle and higher management who have an interest in EVM and Project Controls and want to learn more about the wider issues of transformation, successful change, and benefits-driven portfolios. The selection of presentations is designed to be both informative and thought-provoking.
The popular candle-lit dinner offers all attendees the chance to relax to the dulcet tones of Jack Pinter and his Agile band whilst meeting up with colleagues old and new.