The conference theme is "Project Delivery in the VUCA world" (VUCA: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous).
The term VUCA stands for Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. It was originally used as a military term and was applied to the geopolitical landscape that resulted from the end of the Cold War at the end of the 1980s.
Since then, the term has been used in business and organisational contexts to reflect the ever changing and often unpredictable nature of the modern world. As project managers, we need to learn how to deal VUCA situations and develop strategies to make our projects successful in scenarios that are far from plain sailing.
Our regional Synergy 2019 event speakers have been carefully selected to offer attendees valuable tips, insights and advice on how to deal with all kinds of VUCA type projects more successfully and navigate the choppy waters of planning, delivery and hand off with agility, control and assuredness.
We are also offering a business card raffle, a special project personality of the year award for a lucky local project management professional, a hot buffet and networking in The Tetley bar after the event. Come and join us for a celebration of the project management profession in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
Project management professionals spend their entire careers learning to work in, and control, VUCA delivery environments! So what do we do that enables us to deliver user and customer value in the face of these constraints?
Cameron Stewart will show that the profession of project and programme management is rooted in our desire to control many environmental variables, enabling us to deliver user value. For the PPM community, VUCA is a forty year old acronym, not a new delivery environment!
So, what’s new?
Well, the ways that project management teams work will change, as will our relationships with our stakeholders. And of course the products will change. Are you ready for “Enterprise Agility” and your role in it?
As part of this session, Paul will cover various aspects of handling change management within organisations and explain how people can put them into practice to ensure that change initiatives have a much better chance of succeeding. More information on this session will follow
|Event Date||12-11-2019 5:45 pm|
|Event End Date||12-11-2019 9:00 pm|
Cameron Stewart, PMP, is an Enterprise Agility Consultant at Tata Consultancy Services. He started his career at BAE Systems, then worked at Vega and EADS before spending 10 years as an independent PPM and Agile Consultant. For 2 years, Cameron was Head of Product Development at AXELOS and developed the “AgileSHIFT” guidance and certification product. Today, Cameron’s work at TCS involves supporting partner organisations that are thriving in changing evnironments.
Paul has been involved with change for a long time. Since way back in the late 90’s he was focussing on the technical side of change. Working with large systems affecting thousands of people across the world, he quickly realised that technology is only an enabler. For the last 15 years he has focussed on the impact of change has on a business. Through various roles, including Head of PMO & Delivery, he has helped guide large organisations to achieve their goals, including FTSE250 listed companies and Government departments. He recently helped Hitachi Solutions develop their Transformation and Adoption division. Last year Paul had the largest change of his life, he found out his daughter, Jessica 12, has a very rare gene deficiency, Wiedemann-Steiner Syndrome. This affects only about 40 people in the UK and causes delayed development, meaning Jessica’s life will be very different from others. He decided to do something about it and created a change organisation with a social heart, helping those affected by WSS. Just Enough Change helps organisations through transformation and change through their developed apps and tools, with two core beliefs (people centric and simplicity).