The Project Challenge Spring show will be held on April 27th 2023. Project Challenge is a one-day independent event for project professionals working in portfolio, programme and project management. From last year’s Project Challenge surveys, it was revealed that 87% of delegates were Directors, Managers and Department Heads and 51% were from organisations with 500+ employees. The venue for Project Challenge will be QEII Centre in Westminster, London.
QEII Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P3EE
The format for Project Challenge will be seminar sessions delivered by industry experts from open zones within the exhibition hall. The zones will be Masterclasses that offer discussions on all aspects of portfolio, programme and project management. The Case Studies will offer insights from various project management companies and Learning and Development will focus on the latest training and practical advice on development. Project Challenge is designed to provide delegates with practical benefits and a varied learning experience. Approximately 40 companies will be exhibiting.
Below is a sample of the speakers who will be presenting at Project Challenge 2023.
Elizabeth Harrin is the Director of Rebel’s Guide to PM. With over 20 years of experience in project management, Elizabeth has advised many companies on different challenges. Elizabeth will present ‘The Three Critical Skills You Need to Manage Multiple Projects.’ Elizabeth will offer her insights on the skills required to get your TO DO list under control enabling you to move your projects forward. Elizabeth will discuss five things that make managing multiple projects different to just leading one project, and offer methods for managing your time across multiple projects. Finally, Elizabeth will explain the best way to sequence your projects.
Helen Winter is the CEO of Business Bullet and is a management consultant that helps large organisations with complex change. Helen will present ‘With the pace of Transformation Accelerating much faster today to the last decade -How does the Target Operating Model adapt?’ Helen will offer her insights on the factors that influence a target operating model. Helen will discuss the techniques companies can adopt to keep up with the pace of change.
Greg Bailey is Vice President of Resource Management at ProSymmetry, working to implement enterprise resource planning, project portfolio and resource portfolio management strategies for corporate customers. Greg will present ‘Improving Strategic Flow and Flexibility Through Effective Resource Planning.’ Greg will discuss how adapting strategic delivery at speed requires a real-time understanding of how proposed work will affect talent capacity, financials, interdependencies, and portfolio governance. Greg will offer his insights on how the SMART™ planning cycle can optimise value delivery flow, adaptability, and talent retention for any hybrid, agile, or waterfall portfolio of work.
Mohamad Tannir is a Project Manager and Product Owner at Counterpart. Tan will present ‘Between Shadow of the Past and Future: Projects in Context.’ Tan will talk about the different theoretical concepts that underpin project management today. Tan will offer his insights from the Four T’s (Time, Task, Team and Transition) to complexity and uncertainty. Tan will discuss the need for organisations to address these issues. Tan will also offer his insights on the key factors to take into consideration to ensure the successful delivery and outcomes of projects.
Gero Renkeris the co-founder of Program Framework, a consultancy that can transform projects using Microsoft Cloud solutions for Project and Portfolio management. Gero will present ‘The Do’s and Don’ts of Successful PPM Tool Implementation’. Gero will use a case study to explain, from tool selection to implementation and ongoing adoption. Gero will offer his insights on four key areas:
- How you can tell that you need a PPM tool
- What not to do when you’re initiating the implementation project
- Real-world advice for successful user adoption
- Principles for long-term success
Veijo Hytti CEO at Keto Software. Veijo will present ‘First you took your data to the cloud, now get rid of your legacy systems.’ Veijo will offer his insights on now that organisations have moved their data to the cloud it is now time to deal with old legacy tools and move into modern no-code platforms. Veijo will explain that older legacy systems are usually either broad but shallow and are so complicated to use those employees typically use them in a rush at the end of the month. Veijo will also discuss how modern no-code solutions offer flexibility and scalability that can easily be updated as the needs of any organisation changes over time.
John Edmonds is PPM Portfolio Development Manager at PeopleCert. and is responsible for the entire PPM portfolio. This portfolio includes PRINCE2®, PRINCE® Agile, MSP®. John will present ‘How the seven PRINCE2® Principles create a method for Managing Projects that are truly Flexible, Adaptable, and Tailorable.’
John will offer his insights on how the well-proven principles of PRINCE2 ® enable the method to be applied to any project, regardless of the purpose, scale, type, organization, geography, or culture.
Vendors will offer software tools and solutions that can help companies to improve efficiency in portfolio, programme and project management.
Project Challenge Spring Show is free of charge the organizers just request that you register.
Assembly Covent Garden
27-31 Charing Cross Road
The Assembly Covent Garden is a 3.5-star hotel situated approximately 1.5 miles from the QEII Centre. This hotel is very quiet and clean with helpful staff. The rooms are modern with comfortable beds. The décor may be a little funky, but this hotel is situated in the middle of Central London surrounded by bars and restaurants. One night costs £ 176.
Park Plaza County Hall
1 Addington St
The Park Plaza County Hall is a 4-star hotel situated approximately 0.6 miles from the QEII Centre. This is a really good location with the London Eye, Big Ben etc. only minutes away.
The check-in is quick and efficient and the staff/team are a great asset to this hotel. The facilities are great with comfy beds and the bathrooms are immaculate with a separate bath and shower. One night costs £233.
Project Challenge Spring Show 2023 is one of the first project management conferences of the year and an opportunity to meet up with friends and colleagues, whilst enjoying some great industry presentations. This is a free event, all you have to do is register, grab a chair and watch the presentations of your choice. Vendors will also be on hand to provide solutions with software options and hands-on demonstrations.