Pre-Conference Workshop 1
22 May 2019, London
Timings: 9:00 – 12:30
to support Benefit-Led Decision Making
Presenter: Julia Wall, Director, Cambiel
Delegates will come to understand the mechanics of constructing a Benefits Map and the strengths and the limitations of making best use of the resultant information.
The presenter will assess the pace and depth of coaching possibilities after establishing the experience of the delegates. Using a case study, they will explore the Benefits Mapping in an interactive workshop.
All workshop materials are provided – delegates do not need to bring their laptops although they are welcome to do so. Pdf’s of all materials used in the sessions will be circulated afterwards for reference.
Most of the day is spent working at boards and standing up – delegates are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes.
Delegates will understand the mechanics of constructing a Benefits Map and the strengths and limitations of making the best use of the resultant information.
All those involved in delivering robust, measurable and sustainable change will find these tools add value to their thinking, planning and to their interactions with other departments and disciplines.
Julia’s 25 years of leadership of complex programmes of change bring vision and practical application to each role. She has undertaken Director level roles in Benefit Realisation Management, Operations, Sales & Marketing, and Business Effectiveness. The result is an exceptional capacity to provide cross functional insight and challenge, alongside tangible delivery of targets.
Clients include: HS2, Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust, Kier Group, AXA, Diageo.
Benefit-Led Decision Making
Cambiel Benefits Management places Benefits Mapping and its associated toolset in the context of Benefit-led Decision Making as a business imperative:
From the perspective of 15 + years of hands-on experience embedding Benefits Management, Julia Wall looks at the implications for the programme/project management lifecycles and related disciplines – including risk management; assurance, process management; contract and commercial disciplines etc.
Pre-Conference Workshop 2
22 May 2019, London
Timings: 14:00 – 17:30
Presenter: Sarah Walton and Marion Thomas, Co-Directors,
Extraordinary Project Management (Gold Heron Ltd)
We believe that most failed projects start out badly. Our objective is to explore and practice some techniques to use during the inception phase of a project which will help you to get your projects started on the right track.
In the set-up phase traditional project methodologies focus on good practice in relation to ‘What’ the project is going to deliver by defining documents such as a robust business case, a good scope document and a detailed project plan. Building on Simon Sinek’s concept of the ‘Big Why’ we explore techniques that help you articulate the ‘Why’ rather than the ‘What’ of your project.
In this workshop we will explore the Target of your project and help you hold that vision throughout the project life-cycle, by using the Target to underpin all project decisions.
The workshop is appropriate for anybody involved in the management of a project. Whether you are a project manager with years of experience or are just starting out on a career in project management, or you are a project sponsor or customer of a project this workshop will give you some ideas to try out in your own organization.
The workshop is interactive – we expect you to gain as much from the other participants as you will gain from the speakers. Delegates are welcome to bring their laptops for reference but they are not required for the workshop.
Marion and Sarah are both ‘hands on’ project/programme managers who run mastery programmes for extraordinary project managers. They have been working since the 1990s as freelance contractors leading successful projects and programmes across a variety of industry sectors. Their joint experience spans projects in over 60 companies.
As project managers they are both curious and concerned about statistics on failed projects. In their experience good leadership and people skills are the key to engaging teams to ‘get things done.’ A senior project sponsor once noted that ‘they seem to get 20% more from their teams.’
Sarah and Marion now balance project delivery with running their mastery programmes to help good project people stretch into becoming great or ‘Extraordinary’ project managers. Empowerment is like an oxygen mask on a plane – you need to put your own mask on first before you can safely help others. Empowering yourself and your Tribe (colleagues and sponsors) is at the heart of our programme.