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Conference Organized by Boston University (MET)

Project Management in Practice

Boston, Massachusetts
25 Jun 2020 - 26 Jun 2020
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    Project Management in Practice

    * With the growing COVID-19 situation and government advice on social gatherings, Project Management in Practice 2020 will be held as a fully-online virtual conference.

    About Project Management in Practice

    Since 2007 Boston University Metropolitan College is organizing its annual Project Management in Practice Conference with different themes. This year the theme is All About Balance: Sustainability in Projects, Programs, & Portfolios. The key points of the conference are to:

    • Share the Project Management Body of Knowledge.

    • Motivate and train young professionals in PM methods.

    • Provide a strong practical focus on behavioral science, communications, and soft skills.

    • Attract industry practitioners and decision-makers to improve their technical competencies.

    • Maintain an aspect of Agile and lean methods.

    • Recognize Boston-area professionals and organization.

    This year, the focus of the conference is on a more holistic, thoughtful, more connected, long-term view of projects and their outcome, with a more enterprise-level program and portfolio flavor.

    Speakers

    Day 1 Agenda

    Track 1: Project, Program, Portfolio Management and PMOs (PPP)

    Holly Borowski - Global Relationship Manager at PMI, Author, Consultant, Speaker
    Global Trends Driving the Project Economy:  What Does the Future of Project Work Look Like?
    9:00am - 10:00am EST



    Peter Taylor - Humorist, Author, PMO Director! at The Lazy Project Manager Ltd
    The Project Manager Who Smiled: The Value of Fun in Projects
    10:00am-11:am EST



    Loredana Abramo - Senior Program Director at Nokia
    Managing Complex Subcontractor Projects with a PMO Framework
    11:am - 12:00 noon EST



    Jim Stewart - Principal Consultant, Agile methodologies at Agile Collaborative
    Establishing the PMO: What you need to know and how Agile and Portfolio Management fit in
    12:00 - 1:00pm EST



    Greta Blash - Business Consultant and Trainer| PgMP| PMP| PMI-ACP| PMI-PBA at Facilitated Methods
    Supporting Organizational Disruptions Through Projects and Programs
    1:00pm - 2:00pm EST



    Joe Pusz, “PMO Joe” - Founder & President at THE PMO SQUAD
    Empowering People to Deliver Results
    2:00pm - 3:00pm EST



    Joe Lauria - Director, Project Management Practice at Philips North America
    Project Management Center of Excellence
    3:00pm - 4:00pm EST



    Chris Friday - Practice Management Consultant and Academic & Te Wu - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Chief Project Officer (CPO) at PMO Advisory LLC
    Who, What, Where, When, How of Strategic Alignment in Project Portfolio Management
    4:00pm - 5:00pm EST


    Track 2: Sustainability in Project Management (SUST)

    Gilbert Silvius - Academic Lecturer, Researcher, and Author
    The Human Factor in Sustainable PM
    9:00am - 10:00am EST



    Terry Swack - Founder & CEO at Sustainable Minds
    Life Cycle Assessment Basics for Project Managers
    10:00am-11:am EST



    Kristina Kohl - Managing Principal at HRcomputes
    Building a More Sustainable Project Outcome
    11:am - 12:00 noon EST



    Steve Leybourne - Director for student admission at Metropolitan College, Pamela Campbell - Lecturer at Boston University, Emily Minner - Mechanical Engineer & Elizabeth Harrin - Director at Otobos Consultants Ltd
    Panel – Leadership & Soft Skills in Projects
    12:00 - 1:00pm EST



    Jennifer Tharp - Director, Information Technology Project Management Office at County of Santa Clara
    Design Thinking from Project Outputs to Portfolio outcomes
    1:00pm - 2:00pm EST



    Ruth Pearce - Product & Practice Development Consultant at VIA Institute on Character
    Developing Pro-Social and Sustainability Behaviors with Character Strengths
    2:00pm - 3:00pm EST



    Dennis Carlberg - Associate Vice President for University Sustainability at Boston University
    Green Buildings and the State of the Art  
    3:00pm - 4:00pm EST



    Christopher Kenney - Senior Project Manager at Compass Project Management, Inc & David Rainey - Visiting Professor of the Practice at Boston University, Consultant, Educator, and Author
    The Pursuit of Sustainable Energy in the Context of Sustainability: Creating High-Level Programs for Developing Energy Solutions
    4:00pm - 5:00pm EST


    Day 2 Agenda

    Track 3: Agile Project Management (AGILE)

    Alexander Kock - Professor of Technology and Innovation Management at Technische Universität Darmstadt
    Agile, Ambidextrous, and Adaptive – Empirical Findings on Triple-A Portfolio Management
    9:00am - 10:00am EST



    Steve Daukas - Agile Transformation Coach at Fidelity Investments
    Scaling the Agile Enterprise
    10:00am-11:am EST



    Peter Stevens - Keynote speaker, Executive Coach and Trainer at Saat Network GmbH
    Leadership – Three secrets to Unleash Leaders
    11:am - 12:00 noon EST



    Joe Justice - President and Principal of Agile Business Institute
    Agility in the Age of Covid-19
    12:00 - 1:00pm EST



    Virginia Greiman - Assistant Professor, Administrative Sciences at Boston University
    Agile in Large Complex Projects
    1:00pm - 2:00pm EST



    Jim Hannon - Director /Agile Coach at Fidelity Investments
    Personal Agility
    2:00pm - 3:00pm EST



    Sriram Rajagopalan - Enterprise Agile Evangelist at Inflectra Corporation
    Osmotic Communication in the Age of Covid-19
    3:00pm - 4:00pm EST


    Track 4: Sustainability in Project Management (SUST)

    Nigel Williams - Organizer at Digital Project Management Bournemouth
    Responsible Project Management
    9:00am - 10:00am EST



    Luca Sabini - Senior Lecturer in Project Management at Hertfordshire University
    The Paradoxical Profession: Sustainability and Project Management
    10:00am-11:am EST



    Jennifer Tharp - Director, Information Technology Project Management Office at County of Santa Clara
    Design Thinking: From Project Outputs to Portfolio Outcomes
    11:am - 12:00 noon EST



    Vijay Kanabar - Associate Professor, Computer Science and Administrative Sciences at Boston University, Director, Project Management & Rich Maltzman - Senior Lecturer at Boston University
    Teaching Project Management and Integrating Sustainability Issues in a Capstone Project    
    12:00 - 1:00pm EST



    Kathleen Park - Assistant Professor of Administrative Sciences, Strategy and Innovation at Boston University
    Project Management and Supply Chain Management in Global Markets: The Evolution of Strategy and Sustainability Initiatives from a Top Leadership Perspective
    1:00pm - 2:00pm EST



    Ruth Pearce - Product & Practice Development Consultant at VIA Institute on Character
    Be a Project Motivator
    2:00pm - 3:00pm EST



    Steve Leybourne - Director for student admission at Metropolitan College, Pamela Campbell - Lecturer at Boston University, Emily Minner - Mechanical Engineer & Elizabeth Harrin - Director at Otobos Consultants Ltd
    Leadership Skills– Lessons Learned from Project Successes and Failures
    3:00pm - 4:00pm EST


    Track 5: Project, Program, Portfolio Management and PMOs (PPP)

    Oliver Lehmann - President at the Project Business Foundation
    Are There “Best Practices” in Project Management?
    9:00am - 10:00am EST



    Joe Lauria - Director, Project Management Practice at Philips North America
    Establishing a Project Management Center of Excellence
    10:00am-11:am EST



    Joe Pusz, “PMO Joe” - Founder & President at THE PMO SQUAD
    Empowering People to Deliver Results (Repeat)
    11:am - 12:00 noon EST



    Holly Borowski - Global Relationship Manager at PMI, Author, Consultant, Speaker
    How global trends are affecting project management — changes to standards and exams  (Repeat)     
    12:00 - 1:00pm EST



    Chris Friday - Practice Management Consultant and Academic & Te Wu - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Chief at PMO Advisory LLC
    Real-World Studies: Portfolio Management Landscape & Managing Projects in a Pandemic
    1:00pm - 2:00pm EST



    Loredana Abramo - Senior Program Director at Nokia
    Managing Complex Subcontractor Projects with a PMO Framework (Repeat)
    2:00pm - 3:00pm EST



    Peter Taylor - Humorist, Author, PMO Director! at The Lazy Project Manager Ltd
    The Project Manager Who Smiled: The Value of Fun in Projects (Repeat)
    3:00pm - 4:00pm EST



    Conference Closing: Discussions, Retrospective and Plans for 2021
    4:00pm - 5:00pm EST


     

    About the Organizer

    Founded in 1839, Boston University is currently recognized as a top institution of higher learning and research not only nationally, but also internationally. Part of the University is the Metropolitan College (MET) whose mission is to broaden the reach of BU – ensuring that resources of a leading research university are accessible to the community and the world via part-time study during the evening or through innovative online and blended programs.

     

    *Additional information regarding the agenda and speakers will be announced on a later date.
    ** You can earn 16 PDUs for attending.

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