Speakers

Kamil Mroz-web
“Project Management is both an art and a science – and in this diverse, ambiguous, complex, rapidly-changing & interdependant world (DACRI) our responsibility as Project Managers is to take charge of our own energy and then help to orchestrate the energy of those around to drive performance with a strong combination of technical, leadership and interpersonal skills and make society better through projects!”

Paul Hodgkins-web
“I believe the challenge of effective project leadership to be one of the most urgent the profession of project management has faced in recent times.  The words ‘ project leader’ are often thrown around as though leadership of projects is simply expected of project mangers without them having to think about it.  There is a big difference however between thinking about leadership and actually leading and in my light hearted, story-telling presentation, I explain seven lessons I learned during my career that helped me to lead myself, my teams and my projects ever more effectively and that I am certain can help you to do so too.”

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Project Management is one of the key competences of successful organisations. In a world that is in a constant state of change, projects are essential to manage the transformation so desperately needed. This transformation is often managed with different outcomes; some projects are successful but many deliver below expectance.

The community has tried to find many solutions, techniques, new methodologies. It is fashionable to talk about classical and non-classical project management. Whereby the latter the answer provides for all the problems with non-delivering projects.

During this lecture the speaker will show a third option. One that has been chosen by most of the successful project managers, but one that has never beenrecognized as a potential solution to our project problems. This is the principle of parsimony in project processes, a pragmatic approach that is understandable to all, one that implements just enough management control, nothing more, nothing less.

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“Sharing your success and aspirations is not vanity, it puts you in contention for future opportunities.”

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Join Enterprise Agile Pasta game! Feel the challenges of Agile teams in the Enterprise environment – scaling agile, distributed teams, communication issues, different cultures and leadership styles etc.
During the game we will be exploring and experimenting with possible solutions, so you could walk-away with something useful.
Last but not least, it is a fun activity and opportunity to make friends with a like-minded people.
Game is created by agiletransformer.com experts and will be moderated by Vladimirs Ivanovs, LNPVA board member and agile enthusiast.

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Andrius Francas is Partner at Alliance for Recruitment, the largest Recruitment and HR consultancy agency in Lithuania. Andrius has been active in the Human Resources sector for more than 10 years. He has been actively involved in attracting foreign investors to Baltic States and has helped such companies like Barclays, Western Union, Computer Sciences Corporation, Nasdaq, AIG to get established in Lithuania.

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NordBalt Project manager at AB Litgrid, Ph.D., Energy Sciences (Lund University).

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Gytautė Peseckaitė – Kibickienė, currently working as a Performance management coordinator at Bank of Lithuania.
My background is Sociology (for Bachelor degree) and Business management (for Master degree).
My experience on project management started at Maxima Lt, the biggest retail company in Lithuania. I worked in few areas within the company, and my final stop was process and quality management.
After eight years in private company I accepted a challenge to join public sector, and joined Invest Lithuania, the Foreign direct investment agency under the Ministry of Economy.
I gained a lot of experience in managing different type of projects at Investment environment improving division in Project management department. After two years I joined Bank of Lithuania, and I am now working as the performance management coordinator having responsibility of process management, project management, strategy management, and quality management.

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Since 2006, a survey of project, program and portfolio managers has charted the major trends in project management. This year’s findings reinforce the critical need for strong project management in producing better business outcomes. Yet compared to 2015, more projects are failing, resulting in significant monetary loss, With shrinking project outcomes, shifting global trends, and an uncertain economy, organizations must shift their thinking and embrace project management as a strategic competency that can reduce risk, cut costs and improve success rates. My Presentation discusses how to tackle this ongoing challenge.

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“If your company is not fast, your competitor’s will be. The future of fast decision making.”

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We project managers like to think of ourselves as making difference to business, enabling its transformation and sometimes its existence. But as we are getting into larger organisations and into more complex change initiatives, we start to feel like mechanics who put together the plane flown by someone else. Yes, a project manager can build a shopping mall, but it takes entire business to make this shopping mall profitable in one year. A project manager can make an app, but who will make it a killer app? Will our project management skills and experience suffice, where we have to simultaneously align many projects with the business strategy?
Enter programmes.
I’d like to share with you the vision of how programme management competence and well-aligned process can enable successful transformational change. This vision will offer you new exciting development areas, unseen challenges, novel management techniques and, last but not least, career opportunities. This vision is a blend of essentials from Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) framework, a bit of common sense and thirteen years of experience managing projects and programmes.

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Dr. Modestas Gelbūda yra produktų ir vadybos inovacijų ekspertas. Jis veda seminarus, atlieka palyginamuosius tyrimus bei konsultuoja įmones naujų produktų ir paslaugų kūrimo klausimais, panaudojant pažangiausias pasaulyje metodologijas ir glaudžiai bendradarbiaujant su Dr. Robert „Stage-Gate“ metologijos kūrėju.
Prieš sugrįžant gyventi ir dirbti į Lietuvą, Modestas Gelbūda dirbo tokiose pripažintose institucijose kaip Londono verslo mokykla (JK), Stanfordo universitetas (JAV), Uppsalos universitetas (Švedija) ir Aalborgo universitetas (Danija). Šiuo metu jis yra Baltic Institute for Leadership Development direktorius ir ISM Vadybos ir Ekonomikos universiteto docentas.

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Edgaras has a diverse project management background in IT, consulting and entertainment, ranging from non-profits to start-ups, SMEs and large corporate environments. His main field of interest is comparative project management – blending Agile and classical practices.

Edgaras is currently managing projects at Omnitel, Part of TeliaSonera and is also actively involved in promoting the project management profession through the Lithuanian Project Management Association (LPVA) and IPMA Young Crew Lithuania.