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EVA19 turns to the new ABC

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Posted by APM on 15th Apr 2014

EVA19EVA19, the long established Earned Value conference, has this year described its theme as looking at a project management ABC Agile, Benefits and Complex.

Thetwo day conference, which returns to the Armourers Hall, will be held on 20th and 21st May this year.

The conference will look at how this ABC can be made to work within a portfolio and how agile fits into major and minor projects. It will investigate how to manage the link between portfolio benefit and project budgets and whether complex projects even exist.

Conference chairman, APM chairman, Steve Wake says: Currently there is little evidence that this ABC is being effectively deployed and managed. This conference aims to address that concern through EVAs trademark blend of behavioural, case study and unusualpresentations delivered by very good speakers and experienced practitioners.

"Weve used string quartets to illustrate pointsbefore and this year were using a Blues band for the first time.

Speakers across thetwo days include many familiar faces from the APM events programme including; Adrian Pyne of the APM Programme Management Specific Interest Group (SIG) Changing the project wasteland with a portfolio culture that works, APM Honorary Fellow Tim Banfield, director at the Major Projects Authority, and Carolyn Limbert of the APM Planning, Monitoring and Control SIG who will be asking; Complex is complicated. Or is it?

Peter Taylor, the Lazy Project Manager will be presenting on The project manager who smiled and the ever popular Stephen Carver will present the leadership lessons that can be learnt from Alfred the Great.

In addition, there will be speakers from AIRBUS, TfL, Bloodhound, Heathrow T2 and London Tideway Tunnels.

The conference will be supplemented by a number of workshops being held at the Institute of Arbitrators Holborn on Monday 19th and Thursday 22nd May 2014.

Book your place today or visit the website for moredetails.

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