PM Models

Experienced Project Managers, CEOs of IT service companies, PMO-Executives

  • Project management approaches to address the complexity of the environment the projects are managed in

  • PMs real-life cases examples

  • Failure projects and lessons learned

  • Simple and complex practices to manage project


Scrum Masters, Product Owners and all those who are interested in Agile methodologies


  • Kanban

  • Cases for those who are interested in Agile methodologies

  • Possibilities of implementation and use in teams

Product Management

Product Managers, PMs, all those who are interested in product management

  • The difference between Product Management and Project Management.

  • Characteristics of the manager responsible for the product

  • The practice of stakeholders collaboration, prioritization and implementing the product models

Conference program

PM Models

08:30–9:00 a.m.


9:00–9:45 a.m.

Re – Story – ation (beyond project management)

Mark Mortier

There can be no denying that our society and worldview is changing, you better chose to (re)create your story before it’s written for you. Create a new story that goes beyond the current western worldview based on the efficiency and the success of the company, by shifting the focus to the human behind the leader and team members.

“Re-story-ation” in which delivery is merely the result of applying collective intelligence, unleashing the big potential in you and your team members while thriving for professional and personal growth, purpose, fulfilment and happiness.

“Re-story-ation” is for those who dare to go down the road of self-knowledge, beyond the ego and being benevolent towards the success, fulfilment and happiness of their team members.

9:45–10:30 a.m.

Proactive Networking: Exploration, Unexpected Surprises and Traveling the World

Mike Palladino

We hear that Networking is important in our careers. Recent studies have shown that the most common way for people to find out about jobs and become hired is through their networks. This presentation covers several networking concepts explaining how to maximize your approach. It also shares a multi-year journey that has led to many unpredictable connections, which includes presenting for the Crown Prince of Dubai via Sofia, Bulgaria and persuading a US Ambassador to speak at a conference in Norway. I discuss lesser-known networking techniques that leads to unexpected connections and places. Come listen, learn, and further your unique journey into Proactive Networking.

10:30–11:15 p.m.

Your Culture is Your Product

Jim Benson

Without a professional culture, Lean, Agile, SAFe or any other canned process will fail. Historically, we've had team building exercises or confused Agile or Lean for culture. They are not culture, but they do rely on it. A professional culture builds-in agency, psychological safety, and quality by understanding that individuals interact through their processes and tools. Individuals work in teams to create value. You need to be intentional about how your culture is structured and maintained. Otherwise, overload, confusion, and frustration will win...every time. Jim Benson brings decades of experience in building collaborative and professional cultures in software, construction, world government, insurance... you name it. People are the same across silos and across types of work...we all want quality, completion, and professional satisfaction. Come see how it is done and how Jim describes it in his new book The Collaboration Equation.

11:15–12:00 p.m.

The many advantages of peer reviews

Frank Turley

This talk will introduce the idea of Peer Reviewers for Project Managers and the examine the value of Peer Reviews in relations to the following:
• Project culture
• Learning
• Lessons learned
• Quality
• New Project Managers

The presentation will also cover how and where to implement into your existing PM process.

12:00–12:45 p.m.

5-Steps to getting started with Machine Learning

Alex Muller

How to get started with machine learning to create products that learn. This will allow you to enhance your product with personalizations and automated optimizations that drive real ROI. This presentation will give you a set of easy to use tactics that any product team can use to upskill themselves without the need for expensive experts or complex data science infrastructure. This framework will also help you address the most common hurdles in bringing machine learning solutions to production.

12:45–1:30 p.m.

Creating a Successful Project Environment

Jason Orloske

Have you ever been on a project where roles weren't defined, no one knew what the end goal was, lacked trust, and changes were rampant? We've all been there! To complete projects successfully, project leaders need to create an environment where we begin with the end in mind, engage stakeholders at the right level, build dynamic project teams, and develop good processes that are easy to follow and repeatable. Join us for this presentation full of lessons learned!

1:30–2:15 p.m.

Wise data-driven management

Yurii Chaika

1. Tech thinking importance for managerial roles nowadays.

2. How management concepts changed & what stays the same.

3. Current business demand upon manager's skills.

4. Business intelligence & data-driven decisions.

5. Scallability of data-driven management.

6. Further scenarios & changes consideration.

2:15–2:30 p.m.

Conference Closing


08:30–9:00 a.m.


9:00–9:45 a.m.

Personal Productivity with Scrum & Kanban

Aina Alive

In today’s fast-paced life, it’s easy to get lost in the myriad of tasks that we need to accomplish day in and day out. Whether it’s for work or study, a chore at home, a plan with the family, or even “me time”, all these compete for our attention. Sometimes with a long list of to-do’s it can be daunting to know which ones we would need to tackle first. Without proper planning, this can lead us to dedicate time to lesser important tasks instead of focusing on what really needs our attention.

And that’s what we need to be truly productive – FOCUS.

In this webinar we will learn how to make personal Kanban your #1 tool in personal planning.

9:45–10:30 a.m.

The Agile Executive: Activating the Full Potential of the Your Organization

Peter Stevens

Agility started as something that software developers do. But as organizations strive to deal with the challenges of today's complex world, agility offers a way forward. Discover how agility applies to leadership, how today's most responsive companies apply agility to meet their challenges, and how easily you can get started on the path of becoming an agile executive.

10:30–11:15 a.m.

A practical plan to open a new career in Agile, and keep your Project Management position

Jim Hannon

This workshop will present the concept of a T shaped people. T-shaped skills refer to a special type of qualities that make an employee valuable. A T-shaped individual possesses excellent knowledge of and skills in specific areas and is good at working with others in a collaborative way.

There are different types of employees, referred to as “I’s”, “T’s”, and “X’s.” The most desirable type of employee is often a T.

This workshop will have three levels:

1) The first level will be the identification of you PM skills that offer value in todays VUCA world. This level will teach you how to leverage these skills in the creation, execution, and delivery value.

2) The second level will confirm the agile skills that need to be emphasized to deliver value in agile projects.

3) The third level will be the synthesize the agile and PM skills you will need to have a foot in both worlds.

11:15–12:00 p.m.

The Agile People Manager

Stella Ihenacho

As companies begin to evolve their development practices, so much emphasis is put on the Agile Practitioners and the Individual contributors to change their way of working. A key part of this transformation is on managers.

This session will help the listeners achieve a higher degree of understanding the impact that Agile teams - individual contributors and managers- have on an Organisation.

12:00–12:45 p.m.

Agile Data Warehousing (DW)/Business Intelligence (BI): Addressing the Hard Problems

Scott Ambler

The world moves at a rapid pace, and your organization must be able to respond to changing conditions. Your DW/BI team is being asked to help end users answer new questions to gain new insights at an increasing pace. They need to become agile, but are struggling to do so.

In this session Scott Ambler addresses a series of difficult questions that DW/BI must have answers to if they are to learn how to work in a work in an agile manner:
• How can we proceed without modeling everything up front?
• What can we do when our users can’t tell us what data they need?
• How can we easily respond to changing requirements?
• How do we implement “vertical slices” of value?
• It takes weeks to analyze a legacy data source, how does that fit into a two-week sprint?
• How can we realistically deal with the quality problems of all the data sources that we work with, and usually aren’t responsible for?
• Our end users want updates in hours or days, how do we do that in two-week sprints?
• Is it realistic to evolve production data sources?
• How can we deliver new changes quickly into production?
• And more.

Organizations around the world have successfully adopted agile and lean ways of working (WoW) on the DW/BI teams. You can too.

12:45–1:00 p.m.

Conference Closing