Workshops and presentations

This year’s program material has been built exceptionally from a practical point of view in project management.


Tuesday 30.10.2018

09.45 – 10.30
Young Project Manager of the Year Award 2018 – the Finalists presentations
Denis Fadin – Russia, Jessica Hoddinot – Australia, Bruno Mustic – Croatia – HALL 203 


Seminar 7: Trends in PM World

9.45-10.30 ENG
Plan and evaluate your PM effort as well
Morten Fangel, Director and Chief Consultant, Fangel Consulting

10.40-11.25 ENG
The Dark Art of Lessons Learned
Emma-Ruth Arnaz-Pemberton, Principal PMO and Collaboration Consultant, Samworth Brothers

11.35-12.20 ENG
Lessons learned for hybrid programs in Telecom business
Juan Carlos Guzmán Monet, Senior Quality Manager, Telia Company

12.30-13.15 ENG
China Resolutions Push Forward The Development Of Clean
Cai Bin, Vice President of POWERCHINA Resources Ltd.

13.15-14.20 Lunch

SEMINAR 8: Leadership challenges today 

 15.20 – 16.00
How to build organizational desire to learn
Grzegorz Szalajko, Strategic Project Management Advisor, Szalajko 

16.20 – 17.00
Me, myself and Leadership – Today
David Lynch, Senior Advisor, Project Management, Directorate of Customs, Iceland 

 SEMINAR 9: Enhanced PM and collaboration challenges 

10.40 – 11.25
GMPM Genetically Modified Project Management 
Tom Taylor, Founding Partner, Buro Four

11.35 – 12.20
When Collaboration sucks, and the project team is in trouble 
Päivi Äijälä, Founding Partner, ICF Credentialled Coach, Facilitator,
Caleidocons Oy and Anjariitta Savolainen, Founding Partner,
ICF Credentialled Coach and Facilitator, Caleidocons Oy

SEMINAR 10: How to avoid failures and crises?

15.20 – 16.00
Open Mic Session – The Paradoxes of Leadership with Alf Rehn
Professor of Innovation, Design, and Management Alf Rehn
SDU, Denmark

16.20 – 17.00
Why do we fail – how to get rid of failures and crisis? 
Jori Kosonen, Senior Partner, IPMA PPMC, IPMA Global Project Excellence Assessor, Talent Vectia



SEMINAARI 17: PMO Today and Tomorrow 

9.45 – 10.25
Mission Impossible? The high-energy PMO for effective Project Management
Ewa Palarczyk, Executive Director of Investment Projects, TAURON Polska Energia (Poland)

10.35 – 11.15
Optimising the Cost and Value of a Portfolio of Projects
Quinton van Eeden, Consultant, Palisade Corporation

11.25 – 12.05
Future Portfolio Management
Aino-Maija Vaskelainen, Program Director, Change Enabler, Qentinel

SEMINAARI 18: Better Competence – Lessons Learned

13.05 – 13.45
Modern Project Portfolio Management – Lessons Learned
Reinhard Wagner, Past President and Chairman of the Council, IPMA

13.55 – 14.35
Excellent Leadership – Lessons Learned from Global Organisations
Pau Lian Staal-Ong, AT Osborne, IPMA Awards Coordinator

14.45 – 15.25
The open IPMA Registration of Courses and Programmes on Project Management
Morten Fangel, Director of the open IPMA Registration Programme, IPMA

SEMINAR 19: Insights from conflights, Lessons Learned and Lean

09.45 – 10.25
From conflict to innovation – How to turn differences in opinions into constructive dialog?
Karolina Mroz, Chairwoman House of Peace Foundation, Wroclaw/ Poland

10.40 – 11.25
The Ins and Outs of Lessons Learned
Emma-Ruth Arnaz-Pemberton, Director of Consulting Services, Wellingtone

11.25 – 12.05
Lean Leadership – a key for succeeding in complex digitization programs
Teemu Toivonen, Co-Founder and Principle Consultant, Triari Oy

SEMINAR 20: How to survive today in PM Field

13.05 – 13.45
How to never fail in your project – fact or fiction?
Tero Kyckling, Co-founder, Celkee Oy

13.55 – 14.35
Heeeeelp! Getting troubled projects in control
Strategic Project Management Advisor Grzegorz Szalajko

14.45 – 15.25
How to succeed at your daily work?
Tommi Ferm, Senior Consultant, Qentinel Oy
Aini Räisänen, Consultant, Qentinel



Workshop: Communications Management workshop
Summary: Techniques, Team work, Hands on work, Employee engagement, Exercises, Gap analysis

M.S., Principal – Pracademic Raji Sivaraman



09.45 – 12.05 

Workshop: Control Center of NASA – Apollo 13

Moderator: Petri Väyrynen, Moderator, Wakaru Ltd.

You are the Mission Control Center of NASA. Your aim is to support the Crew during the Mission. You must design your services, implement them, execute them and apply continual improvement practices to ensure mission success. You will guide the crew through the launch, journey to and from the moon, to a safe return and splashdown, at the same time realizing the strategic goals for the mission.

This workshop will focus to main items why initiatives might be failing and those are Attitude, Behaviour, Culture and Collaboration. There is too little attention in trainings on dealing with this. Creating buy-in, overcoming resistance, empowering people to change. There is too little focus on aligning processes to business needs and too little ability to measure and demonstrate the value.

This workshop is action-based simulation and our Mission is Apollo 13!

Minimum participants 10 persons
Maximum participants 25 persons



13.05 – 13.45 

Common Misconceptions about Agile

Peter Coesmans, Director, Agile Business Consortium 

13.55 – 14.35 

Workshop: Improving Project Success by using an Agile Mindset 

Facilitator: Peter Coesmans, Director, Agile Business Consortium 

Intro: How can non-Agile organisations, non-IT organisations, non-IT projects, benefit from the Agile mindset, methods, tools, techniques? Based on his vast experience, Peter will share some of the things that have worked for him. In this workshop we will go into depth, and you will also be able to develop how you can make the best of this “new” way of thinking for your own project.