Program

08.30 uur Registration
 

Thomas Swaak
09.20 uur Kick off
Thomas Swaak

Patrick van Veen
10.00 uur Keynote: It is all about MONKEY BUSINESS Why dealing with human behaviour is key to survive in a changing world

Darwin’s Survival of the fittest is maybe the best management quote for this era, meaning: the one who adapts to the changes in the surrounding world will survive. However, sometimes our human behavior conflicts with change and adaption to new challenges. What is the influence of our primal behavior? Or is it just politics that withholds us from change? Patrick van Veen will guide you through his virtual zoo, to explain what the human complexity is with change but also how we can deal with challenges as cooperation, information sharing and use of expertise. Primates will demonstrate how our primal behavior is conflicting with the changing world and work environment, however we will also see an optimistic perspective on the human species. This lecture will help, you to understand your behavior and that is the key to start the change of behavior.

Patrick van Veen

Behavioral Biologist  and director of Apemanagement


10.40 uur Break
 

11.10 uur Break out sessions round 1

Paul Vogels
A1 - Manage your project like a T-Ford

What’s the connection between the three gentlemen: Henry Ford, Adam Smith, Frederick Taylor and the way we could have Project Management improve the way we execute our Projects? Specialism!!
The shift in the paradigm of working labour set by Henry Ford by having the workshop builders have an isolated job instead of building a complete Model T Ford by yourself is the beginning of the specialization and scientific management. In the world of Project Management we most often see pre-Henry Ford Project Managers controlling and managing the whole Project by themselves. Luckily they don’t pick up the shuffle themselves and start digging. Our believe is that if you specialize your Project Management and Project Controls team in good highly and specialized team members, the output, result and efficiency of projects will improve significantly.

Paul Vogels

Managing Director, Primaned


B1 - T.B.C.

C1 - T.B.C.

11.50 uur Change rooms
 

12.00 uur Break out sessions round 2

Marian Bosch-Rekveldt Noud Wijtenburg
A2 - Stimulating Early Warning Responses

Entering a project crisis, or project ‘failing’, does not happen overnight. Series of events have taken place before a project is diagnosed as failed. There are signs that indicate that a project is heading off track, so called Early warning (EW) signs. Examples of Early Warning signs are “a lack of communication”, “poor moral in the project team”, or “low commitment to the project objective”. Typically, organizations are aware of the presence of these signals, but struggle in their ability to respond to them; they experience certain barriers. This research provides insight in why we fail to address these EW signs and why we fail to respond to them before a project enters a crisis situation. By means of case study research, the main barriers to responding to EW signs are investigated. Results of the case studies are checked with industry experts. Finally, recommendations are provided on how to deal with these barriers. The human factor shows to be the crucial factor in improving our response to EW signs.

Marian Bosch-Rekveldt

Assistant Professor Project Management, TU Delft

Noud Wijtenburg

MSc Construction Management and Engineering


Kjell van der Giessen
B2 - Digital transformation and digital integration; sustainability by streamlining (steering) information.
Kjell van der Giessen

Lecturer,  HU University of Applied Sciences


C1 - Continuing session C1

12.40 uur Lunch
 

Thomas Swaak
13.40 uur Wrap up
Thomas Swaak

Jan Willem Vernhout
13.45 uur Keynote: Practical insights for the complexity of the human factor

There is nothing soft about the human factor. Most project managers agree that it feels even harder to manage than the traditional “hard part” of project management. Do you know why? Since we label the human factor as soft, we believe there is no reliable way of managing the human factor, it’s something that just happens. But this is not true. I like to inspire you with lots of practical insights which helps you to manage and influence the human factor. Key skills for tomorrows’ project managers which you can use immediately.
!Caution: Confrontation with your believe system ahead!

Jan Willem Vernhout

Managing Partner, CoThink


14.25 uur Change rooms
 

14.35 uur Break out sessions round 3

Emily Luijbregts
A3 - The questions you should be asking your team

Project Managers usually ask the same set of questions to understand the current status of their project and the tasks assigned. How can we expect our organizations to be versatile if we keep asking the same, repetitive questions to know what’s going on in our projects? Perhaps it’s time to look at some other questions to assess the health of your project. Are your team members happy?
Are they able to do their work without being impeded by others? What are they most looking forward to in delivering this project?
Let’s talk about the questions we need to ask in order to help our projects and organizations become more proactive to issues, rather than reactive.

Emily Luijbregts

Project Manager, EmThePM


Liselore Havermans Simon Twaalfhoven
B3 - Challenging our assumptions about project management

Being able to respond to ongoing change in project work requires practitioners to critically reflect on their own assumptions and actions, and develop a multitude of ways of looking at their situation. Together with the audience we will explore dominant and alternative perspectives on project management that inform our day to day decisions. Based on the example of our ongoing collaborative research with the Vrije Universiteit and RoyalHaskoning DHV we discuss how we, as project researchers and practitioners, can continuously create the reflective space needed to reinvent project management.

Liselore Havermans

Assistant Professor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Simon Twaalfhoven

PhD candidate, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Meinte Wildschut
C3 - The project manager as captain: How to keep the ship on course under unpredictable weather conditions?
Meinte Wildschut

Projectmanager, Nederlandse Spoorwegen


15.15 uur Change rooms
 

15.25 uur Break out sessions round 4

Dion Kotteman
A4 - Nothing as hard as soft controls

Each currently used project approach, the classic as well as the agile, focusses at the standard project risk factors: Budget, Qualified staffing, stable requirements etc. Some of them even add stakeholder management to the equation. Although all these approaches claim to increase project success the reality is different. Independent studies show that the project success ratio was the most stable factor in change management: 28%-29%.  The explanation is simple: we need to incorporate Soft Controls in our approach. And if you think agile working solves it all: agile working requires soft controls just as well!

Dion Kotteman

Owner, Speaker, Former central government CIO


Ariane Moussault
B4 - Building communities of practice
Ariane Moussault

Independent project management professional


C3 - continuing session C3

16.05 uur Break
 

Bill Richardson
16.35 uur Keynote: Why Every Project Manager Needs to Think Capability Not Only Skill

Learn how information overload, the pace of new technology introduction and the accelerating need for cross cultural intelligence are reshaping how project managers need to prepare for their future including where to invest professional development resources. Even the traditional skillareas of planning, control and execution now require a more broadly-based capability approach that wraps in having the right mindset as well as proficiency in the right tool sets. With advances in technology, even at the basic work management level, project managers need to demonstrate learning agility. This includes not only choosing the right tool(s) but also how to implement them effectively especially across organization and geographic boundaries at both the individual and team level. Novel has become the new normal and clients are expecting top tier results first time. Bottom line, what got you where you are, is not going to get to there!

Bill Richardson

Speaker, Author and Corporate Trainer


Thomas Swaak
17.15 uur Wrap up
Thomas Swaak

17.20 uur Drinks at exhibition