Call for papers PMI Netherlands Chapter Summit 2014

pmi2014summitlogoPMI Netherlands Summit is the platform to discuss the latest international aspects and way of thinking regarding Project, Program and Portfolio Management joined with PMO. After two very successful editions in 2012 and 2013 (see my 3-part review added value of project management for organizations, learning in teams and learning as team), the third one will be held on June 12th 2014. Main theme is Inspiring Project, Program and Portfolio Management, subtitled The thin line between project success & failure.

Invitation call for papers

The Program Board consists of Cees Pijs (President of PMI Netherlands Chapter, Program- and Change Manager at Valid), Peter Storm (Professor of Management, Open University of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, Owner of Kennis & Co), Joep Huiskamp (Advisor/Program Manager for the Executive Board, Eindhoven University of Technology), Hans L.M. Bakker (Project Manager Winning Innovations NL, Shell Global Solutions International.  part time professor in project management at TU Delft) and Peter Kole: (Kwartiermaker / Director, Rijksprojectacademie (Dutch Government). The Board is looking for inspiring presenters, national or international thought leaders or experts in one of the focus areas of the Conference.

Core theme in all lectures must be “what makes your project a success or failure or how would your key take away contribute to project success or if not followed true would cause project failure”. If you would submit a valuable suggestion, take a look into the conditions and submit your paper before November 11th 2013. The Program Board will criticize the papers and focus on content and the connection(s) with the Conference themes. Submitter’s will receive a notification of acceptance no later than December 10th 2013. We suppose you’ll be available for the entire Conference day. Duration of the sessions is 40 minutes (including questions).

Tracks of the 2014 edition
  1. Real Stories about Real Projects. Large or small remarkable projects and why they are successful or a failure. Honest and true. No fuzz. Reality with focus on success or failure characteristics. What are good or even better next practices, what should we avoid?
  2. The secret behind every successful project: the key role of the project sponsor. Why is the sponsor so important for the project success, what makes a good sponsor a good sponsor, things every project sponsor should avoid, key lessons on project sponsorship. Difference between sponsorship of private and public projects. Is there a difference? The government as your project sponsor…This track is attractive to project sponsors and executives.
  3. New and different approaches to project management. Hype or key to success? What are the next practices we should incorporate in our project approach. With an average success ratio of 35% clearly we must do better. Are Agile, Lean or Systems Engineering the next practices? Why or why should we rapidly wipe those approaches out of or system. How will future project management look like. What do we need to develop to become more successful? What about a fit for purpose approach?
  4. The human factor as critical success factor. The soft site of project management as key contributor to success of when lacking immediately causing failure. Why developing a project management practice in your organization matters. How to cope with resistance in particular when managing public projects. What about leadership and 5 practical do’s and don’ts every project manager should know. How to manage a virtual project management. Coping with cultural differences. Focus on the human factor and the HRM of a company or the project management practice lead. How do other companies (e.g. IBM or Shell) approach this.
Interested in visiting PMI Netherlands Summit?

Not interested in presenting, but interested in visiting the Summit on June 12th 2014? Take advantage of our Early Bird Discount; register now and get a ticket for only € 295,-! Members of PMI Netherlands Chapter will get a special discount and pay only € 195,- (excl. VAT).