EVA18 London June 2013

Conference Dates
Tuesday 11 & Wednesday 12  June 2013
Armourers Hall EC2R 5BJ
Tube: Moorgate

Earned Value Introductory Workshop with Steve Wake
Monday 10 June 2013

Tube: Holborn

Conference Day
8 CPD Hours
Workshop Day
6 CPD Hours

Success is a project



Further information please contact:
   Tel: 0208 886 5594     Email: swprojects@blueyonder.co.uk

EVA18 sponsors and supporters

EVA18 "Success is a project."

EVA 18 focuses on Project Control

The EVA conference recognises Earned Value as the best way to integrate cost and time and the best way to monitor status and inform management for decision making.

EVA is a conference organised by a project management practitioner for project management practitioners and stakeholders.

The material is delivered, wherever possible by practitioners who actually have the experience of doing the job.

It focuses on the technical when it is cutting edge.

It emphasises people skills.

It illustrates with examples from the biggest most complex projects on the planet.

It is mostly concerned with managing change and making it work. Bridging the knowing-doing gap.

It recognises the plurality of views about projects and welcomes input from unusual, unknown or unexpected directions.

It is great for networking.

It is not in thrall to its sponsors and yet remains on very good terms with them and welcomes their continued support.

It recognises that women do project management too. And very well!!

It remains fiercely independent and is attended by people who want to be there.

We look forward to meeting you.

Booking status

There are 2 price streams.

Expensive and less expensive.

Less expensive is for individuals who are members of professional bodies that have something to do with project management, or are civil servants or are in full-time education, teaching or learning. From further afield if your association belongs to the International Project Management Association.

Or if you are Prince qualified or your organisation is a member of BE or MPA or ADS or PMIUK.

Above all if your organisation logo appears on the front webpage for this event.


The Daily Telegraph has just published a Project Management supplement and we thank them for it.

You will see that it highlights most of the areas we will be discussing at EVA18.



It is still possible to become a sponsor if you wish to support EVA raise your profile and connect with engaged senior professionals.

The Sponsorship Packages

Silver Sponsorship Advertising literature available to delegates Delegate list provided Logo on Conference materials 1 ticket for both days and dinner.

£2500.00 + VAT

Gold Sponsorship Table top and banner exhibition area in the networking area Advertising literature available to delegates. Delegate list provided Logo on conference materials 2 tickets for both days and dinner. £3500.00 + VAT

Platinum Sponsorship

Stand space within the networking area Advertising literature available to delegates. Delegate list provided Logo and advertising content in conference materials 4 tickets for both days and dinner. Special ticket rate for employees. Keynote presentation opportunity.

£ 7, 500.00 + VAT


Delegate Wallet


Conference USB

Post conference Drinks reception

Conference dinner

Sponsor a Workshop


We always welcome support from organisations which cannot sponsor but can offer help in kind. We are happy to enter into contra agreements for mutual benefit.

Tuesday 11 June 2013
0930   Helping your sponsor step up to the challenge.
Sarah Coleman BSc MBA FAPM FCMI FInstL&M
Business Evolution
1015   How to Be Upbeat in a Downbeat World
Roy Sheppard, Royspeaks.com
1115   Break
1145   Improving IBR (Integrated Baseline Review) outcomes through self-assessment
David Bright, BMT HiQ-Sigma
Craig Stansfield, Thales Transportation Solutions
1230   Change is a good thing, right ?
Paul Burke
GE Aviation
1300   Lunch
1400   Resilience and Assertiveness
Didi Hopkins, National Theatre
1430   Making the Olympics Happen & Beyond: A Programme Manager's Perspective
Louise Hardy, BSc CEng FICE
1500   What’s wrong with this picture?
Susie Boyce, Quintiles Ltd
1530   Break
1600   Guidance on which probability distributions should be selected across different levels of maturity
Dr. John Ahmet Erkoyuncu , Cranfield University & ACOSTE
1630   Defending business performance by deploying EV countermeasure
Graham Court, VP Planning UK Graeme McNaught, Project Planning Manager
Selex ES
1700   Drinks Old Doctor Butler’s Head, Masons Avenue
1845   EVA Networking Dinner in The Armourers Hall
Wednesday 12 June 2013
0930   Have we lost our way with Controls?
Steve Elliott, Programme Controls Director, Crossrail
1015   The Davy Case
Steve Carver, Cranfield University
1115   Break
1145   Change, Project, Programme Management vs. Getting It Done
Monica Sasso, MSc MAPM RE CSSBB
1215   Earned Value and Agile software Development
Steve Jones , Sellafield Ltd
1245   Lunch
1345   Facilitation - the glue that is needed for management and project success
Cath Convery, ESL
1445   What's in it for me?
Benefits realisation management and staff motivation

Dr Hugo Minney
1515   Break
1545   Business change in programme and project controls at Heathrow
Breda Ryan, Programme Controls Business Change Leader
Heathrow Airport Limited
1615   Delivering an Olympic Legacy
Lee McDonagh, MACE
1700   Close
Materials from EVA will be available for download on or before Wednesday 19 June from www.projectcontrolsonline.com

Steve Wake swprojects@blueyonder.co.uk 0208 886 5594.

The Armourers Hall

The Armourers' Hall is located in the City of London on the corner of Coleman Street and London Wall. Moorgate tube station is just across London Wall or you can walk up from Bank tube station.

There are parking meters in Coleman Street and you can park free on single yellow lines after 7.00 p.m. There is also a car park entrance on London Wall by the Museum of London.

Armourers & Brasiers' Company
Armourers' Hall
81 Coleman Street

Tel No: 020 7374 4000
Fax No: 020 7606 7481
Email: info@armourersandbrasiers.co.uk

Workshop: Earned Value Management, 10. 6. 2013

What if a method that had international recognition as the best way to control a project were used on all your projects? It would not guarantee success because project methods can be poorly executed. But at least a commonly used and well documented method is easier to inspect and put right.

The use of Earned Value provides management with the best available method to assure the accuracy of the project information being published for use up and down the organisation.

So the challenge is to understand the theory. Check that the theory is in place and being correctly executed. Ensure that management understand and use the information.

If the method is not in place or in use then you should at least challenge the way things are being done. It might be OK. But if it isn’t OK then start a change programme.

Knowing the theory will not make you a good manager. Knowing what to do with theory and the context of the theory will make you a better manager. The discussion that arises from the theory will give it a context, a meaning. It will become real.

Solid, accurate project data should be the foundation of all our management conversations. You have heard of the house built on sand?

You are always vulnerable to uninformed challenge if you are not sure of your project status.

This is an area where you must and can be in control.

You will then be able to contribute meaningfully and with value in other management conversations.

Your knowledge will boost your credibility in this.

And this is where Earned Value and this workshop comes in.

About the presenter

Steve Wake has an MA in Organisational Behaviour. He's worked in the print, automotive, aerospace, defence, FMCG, insurance, I.T., industries as a project manager and consultant. He is an internationally acknowledged expert on Earned Value Project Management. He is a core author of the newly published PMI Global Practice Standard, Chief examiner for Earned Value with APMG and chairman of the EV SIG for the APM whose EV guideline is used for major contracts and is reciprocal with the US ANSI 748 standard. He also is the producer of large profile PMIUK Synergy events as well as the national and international EV conferences.
Earned Schedule 13.4.2013 with Alex Davis

Workshop Objectives:
  • Understand what Earned Schedule (ES) is and its benefits
  • ES performance measures and how they are derived from Earned Value Management (EVM) data
  • The integration of ES with traditional EVM
  • How to use ES analytical techniques to support traditional EV reporting

Programme Outline:
Part 1 of the Workshop will cover:
  • The Earned Schedule concept
  • How ES provides a new angle to project insight
  • ES metrics, indicators, predictors and terminology
  • Prediction comparisons using actual project data
  • Demonstrate an ES Calculator and Analysis tool
  • Integration of Earned Schedule with Risk and Management Reserve

Part 2 will cover the ES re-baseline effects then cover the "bridging" analytical techniques between Earned Schedule and traditional integrated schedule analysis including:
  • ES and the critical path. A case study using sanitised data on a small but time critical software development project
  • Network schedule analysis using Earned Schedule with a real project schedule. This will include an indicator for potential rework.
  • Earned Schedule and Critical Chain: how the two disciplines can work together
  • The use of ES with the Agile project management technique

An electronic distribution of the currently available Earned Schedule papers, presentations, calculator and analysis tool will be available for participants.

Target Audience:
The course is primarily intended for EVM practitioners or persons with a knowledge of EVM responsible for managing projects (project or program managers), or associated with the management of projects. The course will also be beneficial to those with responsibility for project oversight and governance (e.g. project directors and members of program management offices)

Course prerequisites:
Delegates will need a computer with either CD ROM or USB port and Microsoft Excel (for the ES calculations) and Adobe Acrobat Reader. A basic knowledge of EVM will be required including the EVM metrics and IEAC cost predictors

Limited to 20 People

About the presenter

Alex Davis is secretary to the APM’s Planning, Monitoring and Control Specific Interest Group (PMC SIG). He’s also a SIG Steering Group (SSG) member. He works in the Ministry of Defence and has been implementing and using project control solutions for over 10 years. He has written several articles on the subject of Earned Schedule, project control and measurement (including its abuse.) He has also contributed to a number of PMC SIG white papers and publications. This includes the recently published Scheduling Maturity Model and the Earned Value Handbook. He is contributing to the PMC SIG’s latest creation: the Planning Guide. Alex is a regular presenter at project management events and is using his experience to show people that planning, just like risk management, is neither complex nor boring; it’s a life skill.


"What’s wrong with this picture?" 30mins

Susie Boyce

Director, Clinical Project Management, PMP, CSci, BSc CNS – Psychiatry

Quintiles is the world’s largest provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services with a network of more than 27,000 employees conducting business in approximately 100 countries. We have helped develop or commercialize all of the top-50, best-selling drugs on the market. Quintiles applies the breadth and depth of our service offerings along with extensive therapeutic, scientific and analytics expertise to help our customers navigate an increasingly complex healthcare environment as they seek to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of better healthcare outcomes.

"Improving IBR (Integrated Baseline Review) outcomes through self-assessment." 45mins

David Bright

David is the Managing Director of BMT Hi-Q Sigma Ltd, a consultancy that delivers sustainable change and improvements in organisations’ control, assurance and governance of their projects and programmes through the implementation of systems engineering, project control and programme management solutions. In April 2013 he will become the Sector Director, Defence for BMT group with involvement in all BMT Companies that support the defence market.

Change is a good thing, right ?

Paul Burke

GE Aviation

Paul is a keen advocate of ‘Proper Planning’ and is an agent for change within the companies he has worked for. Having worked for over 12 years in Defence, Paul has seen many changes in the way Defence Contractors manage their business. Currently the Project Controls Excellence Leader at GE Aviation, responsible for Project Controls as part of a small team that roll-out and assure Project Management at sites in the UK and US.

GE Aviation's Systems business is pushing the boundaries of aviation with pioneering solutions like next-generation air traffic management. Building on the knowledge gained from nearly a century of aircraft engine manufacturing, we're using fresh, creative thinking to create total system optimization. Our dedication to the industry is demonstrated by our mission to find innovative ways to make aviation more efficient and environmentally responsible.

The presentation centres around situational examples that arise when your project/company is at differing levels of maturity in the change management process and the effort required to effectively manage the change across the business to introduce a change management process that works.

"The Davy Case." 60mins

Stephen Carver

B.Sc M.Sc C.Eng EurIng FAPM FIRM

Stephen is rated as one of the top 3 lecturers at one of Europe’s top MBA Business Schools. He has a reputation of taking complex management concepts such as Project, Programme Change and Crisis Management and being able to distil them down, into highly informative and fun lectures - often using “storytelling” techniques. His attitude is “if you haven’t done it – you shouldn’t be teaching it!”


  • Project Control
  • Project Leadership
  • Risk Management
  • Power of Personality
Once upon a time there was an oil rig called Ali Baba. It was built in Norway in 1976 and for many years it plied its ordinary trade searching for oil across the world. However in 1989, this rig became the focus of one of the North Sea’s most extraordinary stories - a story of how an ex-diver dreamed of developing his own oilfield. The story charts the progress of this incredible dream from its humble beginnings, to its spectacular realisation and it’s final degeneration into a commercial and contractual nightmare.

A tale of warning and a tale of doom - the tale of a rig too far.


Helping your sponsor step up to the challenge." 45mins

Sarah Coleman


How can you educate your sponsor? Yes, you can choose your friends but you don’t often have the opportunity to choose your project sponsor. What are they supposed to be doing for you and your project? How can you ensure they come up with the goods and, more to the point, how can you ensure your organization is supporting the role?

Sarah Coleman works nationally and internationally at leadership level across public services and the private sector. She is an experienced Project and Programme Manager and has extensive hands-on experience of ICT and business transformation projects, and of turning around failing projects. She began her career in IT focusing on business analysis and the design, development and implementation of ICT solutions for Xansa, Experian and BT plc and for their global corporate clients. ICT has long been recognized as a driver for change, and Sarah found herself increasingly working with leadership teams to design and implement major change programs to support organizational strategy.

Sarah now specializes in business transformation and organizational change, working to develop capacity and capability for sustainable growth, performance improvement, competitiveness and efficiency. She also has a particular passion for developing the next generation of organizational leaders, and is a qualified and experienced leadership coach.

Sarah is a guest speaker, facilitator, blogger and contributor to various books and publications for project leadership and management. She authored the chapter “Dealing with Power and Politics” for “Business Analysis and Leadership: Influencing Change” (2013) published by Kogan Page. She is also currently writing “Project Leadership (3rd edition)” commissioned by Gower Publishing. She is Visiting Senior Fellow at Lincoln University (Organisational Strategy & Business Growth), and a guest lecturer at Cranfield School of Management and at Nottingham Law School. Sarah is the founder and MD at Business Evolution Ltd, and co-founder and Director at Leadership 5000.

Business Evolution Ltd works with public services and private sector organizations to help design, develop and implement complex change projects and programmes to boost performance.

Facilitation - the glue that is needed for management and project success

Cath Convery

Cath is an experienced Education Technologist who works predominantly in the Defence Sector. As an Education Technologist Cath is frequently brought in to projects as a project, programme or change lead and for the last 2 years has been a routine facilitator with the Niteworks Partnership a unique MOD/Defence Sector collaboration which assists the MOD with decision support. A highly effective training and development adviser who champions innovation and customer needs in providing services across the full range of media. Genuinely passionate about learning and training solutions with an enthusiasm that is infectious. Experienced in Change and Project Management with proven track record of delivering complex, high impact projects. Cath served in the British Army for 18 years and has worked commercially for the last 7.

Explosive Learning Solutions Ltd offer to you a unique and flexible combination of skills and capabilities that can be blended to meet your specific business needs in the training and consultancy area.

Business Capacity & Capability Development
Counter Threat Capacity & Capability Development
Skills need definition, Design & Delivery


Organizations are having to change to keep pace with the economic conditions of a global market. Cath’s presentation will focus on the skill of facilitation, something that is taking greater prominence in change programmes but also in other areas of business. Whether it is a meeting (big or small) or a training session someone has to focus on the shape of the day and the collection tools that will be in place. Facilitation is becoming the skill that is the glue between project management and the extraction of data to resolve "wicked" problems.

“Have we lost our way with Controls?”45mins

Graham Court

Graham Court has held executive positions in Planning, Supply Chain, Project Management, IT, Finance and manufacturing in a range of industries including defence electronics, shipbuilding, commercial aircraft production, computer manufacture, and has consulted on Lean and MRP in a number of process and discrete manufacturing businesses.

Selex ES Ltd
Registered Office: Sigma House, Christopher Martin Road, Basildon, Essex SS14 3EL
A company registered in England & Wales. Company no. 02426132


“Have we lost our way with Controls?”45mins

Steve Elliott

Steve Elliott is an experienced Programme and Project Director with over 30 years’ experience of developing and delivering complex major capital projects in the petrochemical, pharmaceutical and transport infrastructure sectors. On Crossrail he is Programme Controls Director and reports directly along with 5 other directors to Andy Mitchell who is the Programme Director.

Steve has worked for major blue chip client organisations ESSO, GlaxoSmithKline, BAA and Crossrail as well as major contractors Kvaerner and Balfour Beatty. He has played leading roles in both project management and project controls on large successful programmes such as Terminals 5 and 3 at Heathrow and is now Programme Controls Director for Crossrail, a role he has held for the last two years. Having been both the recipient and provider of Project Controls services and held most of the roles within the Controls arena, he is acutely aware of the challenges facing current and future Project Management professionals in project controls. He is passionate about exploiting new technology to support project teams and is also keen to move project management and controls away from some of the traditional, adversarial and cumbersome practices which so often stifle innovation and simply just get in the way.

Presentation Précis

  • Projects often lack an effective organisation model and structure
  • The absence of integrated controls in the UK – too many specialisms
  • The quest for detail & unnecessary accuracy is taking us the wrong way
  • A need to really embrace existing and emerging technology
  • Discussion


Guidance on which probability distributions should be selected across different levels of maturity. 30mins

Dr. John Ahmet Erkoyuncu

Service Modelling Engineer, School Of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University

Dr. John Ahmet Erkoyuncu is a Service Modelling Engineer at Cranfield University. His research focuses on managing and modelling uncertainty for cost. He has a keen interest to develop processes and software tools to facilitate enhancements within these areas.

Cranfield University: is the UK's only wholly postgraduate university for aerospace, automotive, energy, environment, healthcare, management, manufacturing, and security. Positioned between traditional universities and business and industry, we combine the academic rigour and long-term perspective of a university with the commercial and business focus of industry.

This presentation offers an insight into selecting suitable probability distributions for use in project estimation. It aims to enhance understanding of the effect of estimate maturity on the predicted outcome of costs from an early stage. Guidance will be provided on the fundamental question of does estimation to project outcome convergence improve by the use of different probability distributions, and is this affected by the maturity of the estimate under consideration. The presentation will also present whether there are significant differences in outcome spread and robustness across the various industry recognised distributions used in the generation of cumulative frequency curves developed using Monte Carlo analysis techniques.

Making the Olympics Happen & Beyond: A Programme Manager's Perspective. 30mins
Louise Hardy, BSc CEng FICE

Louise was an Executive team member and the Director of Infrastructure for the Delivery Partner to the ODA for the management of the delivery of the Olympic Park. A passionate civil engineer Louise is a Programme Manager specializing in the delivery of complex infrastructure projects [Olympics; High Speed 1; Transylvanian motorway project; Jubilee Line Extension] with an excellent performance record in delivering commercially successful high quality results."

During the period of 2006 - 2012, Louise worked for CLM – a consortium of CH2MHill, Laing O’Rourke and Mace who won the bid to be the Delivery Partner to the Olympic Delivery Authority for the programme management of the venues and infrastructure of the London 2012 Games.

Louise will talk about the logistical, political and programme management challenges of the i2012 programme with a closer look at some of the key Olympic venues.

Resilience and Assertiveness. 30mins
Didi Hopkins

Skirting the Boards

In theatre, impact, visibility, passion, presence, vision, flexibility, resilience, authenticity, creativity and courage are all crucial components of performance.

Resilience and Assertiveness is about how to stand your ground under pressure. It looks at the crucial moments when dealing with assumed, actual or perceived resistance. It explores dealing with difficult, unexpected behaviours and offers techniques to stay strong when influencing - seniors, peers or teams. It gives you the chance to flex, adapt and change your style to meet the dynamics and behaviours of others, so you remain confident and in control.

I teach, direct, coach and consult, and maintain a necessary balance between the worlds of theatre and business.

In theatre my roots are in the tradition of commedia dell'Arte. Recently I worked with Richard Bean on his National Theatre hit play, One Man Two Guvnors.

Earned Value and Agile software Development 30mins

Stephen Jones


It is notoriously difficult to accurately forecast final outturn costs for project involving software development. The difficulty is converting performance of the project teams to forecast a cost. Often the best method that project managers have is to use inaccurate estimates for the cost of work done.

Over the last 15 years, Agile software development methods have been developed to deliver higher quality software, better and faster, whilst being able to react to a changing (or poorly defined) client need.

It is considered that EVM techniques were too difficult to implement effectively on Agile projects, and that EVM could not easily cope with changing requirements. This will be a discussion of “Agile”, what all the words mean and how EVM techniques can be used effectively used on an Agile software development project.

Stephen Jones is Project Manager at Sellafield Limited working in the Infrastructure directorate. He is the Chairman of the Sellafield Limited’s Earned Value and Planning SIG and a member of the APM Planning, Monitoring and Control SIG. In addition he is a lecturer at the University of Warwick, and a Professional Supervisor for both Aston University and Kingston University London, as part of a Worked Based Learning Master Degree course in Professional Engineering, currently mentoring engineers both here in the UK and Indonesia. In 2011, he mentored the first ever Engineer to complete a Worked Based MSc, who then became chartered with IET. He is Chartered Engineer and Member of the IET, an associate member of the IMechE and a Member of APM.

Sellafield Ltd is the company responsible for safely delivering decommissioning of the UK’s nuclear legacy as well as fuel recycling and the management of low, high and intermediate level nuclear waste activities on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. Sellafield Ltd has sites at Sellafield in West Cumbria and engineering, design and functional support capability are provided by employees based at our Risley office, near Warrington.

Delivering an Olympic Legacy. 45mins

Lee McDonagh


Lee has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry working on projects as diverse as the widening of the M25, the construction of a Jubilee Line station, the extension of an airport terminal and the delivery on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. His responsibilities has included roles as a site engineer, structural engineer and planner and he is currently leading the project controls team for the London Legacy Development Committee where Mace is leading the legacy transformation of the Olympic Park into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Brief Org profile:
Mace is an international consultancy and construction company, offering highly integrated services across the full property and infrastructure lifecycle. Our experts in programme and project management, cost consultancy, construction delivery and facilities management thrive within our collaborative and entrepreneurial culture, constantly striving to find better solutions to complex infrastructure and property challenges.

Our expertise has seen us deliver some of the world’s most iconic projects including the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, The Shard, western Europe’s tallest building and the Emirates Air Line, the UK’s first urban cable car. This experience has been transferred internationally working on projects as diverse as Jumeirah Beach Residences in Dubai the largest ever single phased residential scheme and our recent appointment, in a joint venture with EC Harris, on Kingdom Tower in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – set to be the world’s tallest building.

The LOCOG vision for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games was to ‘inspire a generation’. This was interpreted into a vision by the ODA ‘to deliver an Olympic Park and all the venues on time, within an agreed budget and to specification, minimising the call on public funds and providing for a sustainable legacy’. Now working on the Legacy project transforming the Olympic Park into Queen Elizabeth Park, Lee McDonagh, Associate Director at Mace looks at how Mace is carrying this vision forward, the impact to the project is having on Stratford and East London as well as how the project has challenged and changed the perceptions of UK construction industry; its ability to deliver, successfully, large scale international infrastructure projects.

Defending business performance by deploying EV countermeasure - 30mins
Graham Court, VP Planning UK Graeme McNaught, Project Planning Manager

Graeme McNaught
Graeme has a background in electronic systems design and manufacture, technology sales, project management and project services. He has operated across many market sectors, including defence, aerospace, manufacturing, medical and nuclear.

Company profile:
Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, is an international leader in electronic and information technologies for defence systems, aerospace, data, infrastructures, land security and protection and sustainable ’smart’ solutions. The company provides C4ISTAR systems (Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance), integrated products and solutions for airborne, land and naval applications delivering mission critical systems for situational awareness, self-protection and surveillance based on proprietary radar and electro-optic sensors, avionics, electronic warfare, communication, space sensors and UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) solutions. From the design, development and production of state-of-the-art equipment, software and systems to through life support, Selex ES partners with its customers to deliver the information superiority required to act decisively, complete missions and maintain security and protection for operational effectiveness.

What's in it for me? - Benefits realisation management and staff motivation. 30mins
Dr Hugo Minney

The APM Holy Grail is that all projects succeed. In the context of benefits management and benefits realisation management, this means that all planned change contributes to the success of the organisation.

Benefits Management is the framework for managing and monitoring, but to actually drive success, we need the engagement and enthusiasm of motivated employees. So how can you get this, without spending more money?

It turns out that money is not most people’s primary motivation. If we can move nurses from “I turn up at 8am, see a bunch of sick people and go home at 4pm” to “I can tell my grandchildren that I did a great job this week”; and if we can move cable TV installers from “I drive a van and pick up a pay check” to “I help people and have great job satisfaction” then we can probably motivate just about anyone, by showing where they contribute and the difference they make. That’s how Benefits Management really should be applied.

We’ll discuss the present and future of Benefits Management, especially as it relates to staff motivation.

Dr Hugo Minney is a consultant with expertise in Business Intelligence and Business Transformation and with extensive experience across a number of industries including IT Services, Utilities, and UK Healthcare.

He's worked in Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, NHS Modernisation Agency, Improvement Academy for Health and Social Care, and the Information Centre for health and social care. Hugo is a fully accredited SROI consultant and a GP Practice manager within a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) as well as his own business consulting into organisations.

Business change in programme and project controls at Heathrow. 30mins
Breda Ryan

Programme Controls Business Change Leader, Heathrow Airport Limited

Breda has worked in key PMO and project controls roles at Heathrow for the last 10 years. She is currently leading the business change for the deployment of an integrated management and controls solution to enable Heathrow manage portfolio, programme and project controls for its current and future regulated capital investment plans.

Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited (formerly BAA) owns and runs London Heathrow Airport, Britain's aviation hub, as well as a number of other UK airports - Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton.

Heathrow is in turn owned by FGP TopCo Limited, a consortium led by the infrastructure specialist Ferrovial, which also includes Qatar Holdings, Britannia Airport Partners, GIC Special Investments, Alinda Capital Partners and Stable Investment Corporation.

The company is subject to financial regulation by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Competition Commission. In matters of safety and security we are regulated by the Government and CAA.

Change, Project, Programme Management vs. Getting It Done.
Monica Sasso, MSc MAPM RE CSSBB

There is always a debate about change management vs project/programme management, then throw in the word transformation, and it gets even more complicated. How can you make sense of what fits where, and more importantly deciding what really matters when setting yourself and your project up for success.

Monica Sasso is an experienced Project and Programme Manager in multiple industries in the US, the UK, Europe and Asia in both the public and private sectors. She has extensive experience in target operating model development, business transformation projects and has been labelled a rescue and recovery PM – most of the time doing all 3 for the same programme!

Monica enjoys mentoring young professional women and is passionate about instilling confidence in future leaders. In her spare time Monica is a passionate cyclist and runner and participates in races all over the World.

Fit Biz Consulting Ltd helps business become leaner, meaner fighting machines by delivering change more effectively; creating a more controlled operational environment and assisting clients operate more efficiently. Fit Biz’s ultimate aim is to enable businesses to operate as efficiently as possible – essentially – to be Fit Businesses.

How to Be Upbeat in a Downbeat World. 60mins
Roy Sheppard

A world class communicator and facilitator:
In 2010 he was the guest of the Beijing metropolitan government when he moderated his third World Summit for the Olympic movement. This was conducted in English, French and Mandarin.

In 2011 he moderated the same event held in Rio de Janeiro. English and Portuguese.

When the IOC (International Olympic Committee) held their inaugural global conference for cities preparing to bid for the Olympic games, Roy was hired to moderate extended, live and unscripted discussions with panellists including Sebastian Coe of London 2012, Dimitry Chernyshenko of Sochi2014 and Carlos Nuzman of Rio 2016.

He is the acknowledged European expert on building profitable business relationships through networking and referrals and has spoken at conferences internationally for many of the world’s largest companies. He has worked as a visiting lecturer at Cranfield University’s full-time MBA course. And more recently at Henley School of Management.

In this session, you will learn life-changing strategies and practical tips on how to be a genuinely upbeat person. Enjoy this thoroughly entertaining session that is also guaranteed to help you realize how upbeat you can be—without chemicals of any sort! Fans of yoga and pilates know about the importance of having a strong “physical core.” Roy will share his own methodology for developing what he calls your “Emotional Core,” including how to be emotionally stronger, more flexible and capable of dealing with whatever life seems to throw at us each and every day.

"Improving IBR (Integrated Baseline Review) outcomes through self-assessment." 45mins
Craig Stansfield

Craig joined Thales Transportation Solutions in 2012 taking up the post of Project Controls Manager on the signaling upgrade programme to the London Underground’s Jubilee and Northern Lines. This comprises the design, installation and testing of Thales’s proven Seltrac Transmission Based Train Control (TBTC) system delivering improved reliability and increased train capacity through improved signaling.