Peter Taylor: Only the Business Agile will survive

‘Business agile’ is the approach of providing greater flexibility and rapid decision making in the modern corporate world. It is increasingly apparent that ‘business agile’ organisations rely on higher and faster levels of change, and that means projects and that, in turn, requires a closer connection between executive leaders and the project deliver community. Leading executives, it seems, sometimes do too little about such business evolution and strategy implementation, do not apply the appropriate level of attention to such critical organisational change, and often relegate sponsorship and leadership to lower management; whilst they get on with their ‘day jobs’ – they are, in fact’ anything but ‘business agile’. Since all challenges are really opportunities, this presentation will explore ways to not only significantly reduce change failures but also how to dramatically raise the capability, speed, and success rates of delivering strategic change in any organisation through the adoption of a ‘business agile’ ready change structure.


Agata Czopek: New Rules for Building Engaged Teams in a Digital Age

Technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate and these innovations have transformed the way we live, work and communicate. Organizations should shift their entire mind-set to ensure they can lead, motivate, manage and engage teams accordingly. In this session you will be equipped with a set of new rules to improve employee experience, retain talent and build high performing project teams.


Oliver F. Lehmann: The Dynamics of Success and Failure

One size does not fit all. Different projects need different approaches, there are no “Best practices” in project management. The same practice that has been successful in the past may fail in another situation. While this understanding is getting widely accepted today, not much help is given to project managers to develop a wider set of practices and select the right ones for a given situation. Helpful is a typology of projects, that helps navigate between the different requirements, and also of approaches and behaviors, that project managers can apply.


Olivier Lazar: Inertia & Entropy, A Deadly Poison for the Organization and its Remedy: Organizational Agility

In the implementation of Organizational Strategy, and its execution throughout Portfolio Management, companies encounter two major pitfalls: Organizational Inertia and Organizational Entropy. Organizational Inertia is the factor reducing the readiness and reactivity of an organization to confront its dynamic business environment. Organizational Entropy is the aspect reducing the level of control and blurring the strategic horizon. The combination of these two factors lead to ineffectiveness, wastes and inefficiencies. Let's explore how the Portfolio governance must be structured to support the organization in countering these dreadful effects and gain Organizational Agility and Change readiness.


Emir Džanić: INNOVATION ZONE - building organisational culture that stimulates creativity and innovation

Through the introduction of an open innovation project, this presentation will show the role of different organisational units to the innovation puzzle, and how they come together differently for each organization. An innovative culture begins with accepting that the world has changed and being open to more changes to come. Discussing digital culture, open innovation procedures, skills, motivation, enablers, and obstacles to open innovation this presentation will show the relationship between creativity, innovation, and culture in the context of the digital era.


Steve Tauber - Psychological Safety - How interpersonal risk will push your organization to the next level

What are psychological safety and interpersonal risk? How can I encourage and grow them? How does this make my team better? Studies show that teams that trust each other perform better. We’ll discuss strategies and tactics to evaluate and improve your team’s communication and trust. You’ll learn how to run exercises with purpose to reduce imposter syndrome and help eliminate conflict allowing your employees to spend their energy on what matters.


Zvonimir Križ - The Agile way: Planning is everything and plans are nothing. You probably heard that planning in agile projects is missing or is insufficient

This is not true. In agile, there is even more planning then in traditional project management, but the plans are treated in a different way. It is all about reacting to a change. In this talk, you'll learn how to fail and how to succeed by example. But wait a moment, you also heard that this thing is impossible with "sirius" contracting and with big projects? Again, it's not true. Some of the biggest and most expensive projects use agile planning. Come to this talk and find out how it is possible and how you can use it, too.


Ivuša Dujmović  & Davor Erceg - Yeti has been seen in Allianz! (How we survived by switching to agile projects)

Allianz conducted projects for years following predictive approach. Recently, huge challenge was set in front of us and the only way to do it was by (finally :) applying theoretical knowledge of agile in practice and use as many good practices from agile as possible. We will share with you how we implemented agile, what are lessons learned and key success factors that helped us to fulfill extremely challenging project goals.

„And yes, we DID finish on time, in scope and on budget, and we have end user to confirm!“


Zoja Bajbutović & Ivo Lukač - Practical use of Lean UX and Agile methods in complex projects

Lean and agile methodology might be overwhelming if you’re new to it, so it’s important to remember that those are simply toolboxes from which you can choose whatever is the best solution for the given situation. We’ll be talking about how flexible you can be when applying Lean UX methods on projects and will take a closer look at a case-study on which Netgen partnered with Multicom on a new educational platform for CARNet. As we never previously worked with the company nor their client, plus the solution we needed to build was custom and not the most typical of a project that we work on, the uncertainty was huge. So we opted for Lean approach to UX and maintained a kind of Scrum in later stages throughout the development cycle. After defining key goals and objectives we created the main personas from existing information, then focused on prototyping the interface which we then tested and refined with users over several iterations. At certain point of the project, we produced detailed design solution and started with the implementation, but continued having an iterative approach for tweaks and mid-development fixes. The case study shows how we adapted lean and agile methods to our current needs and produced an optimal solution for end users and our clients.


Mladen Geng i Dženita Džindo - The ever-changing reality of agency project management

#agencylife for project managers means combining all available methodologies, as well as accepting change and agility as a part of everyday work. Through a couple of our projects and their specifics, we will present our what ideal production process looks like and what stands in its way.


Antonio Prišćan - How we integrated Cloud and On-premise tools with our bare hands

Your organizations is too small for Planview Enterprise, which is Gartner's #1 in the world of Project Portfolio Management? Don’t despair, for SME segment we have "Planview PPM Pro: magic stick for work and resource optimization”, as presented by Verso Altima Group on PMIDayz 2018 – a solution for small and medium enterprises who realize that their resources are the most valuable asset. PPM Pro assists in capability-based planning to maximize performance and optimize resource utilization. Implementation of the solution in 90 days in Planview Cloud, no investment in infrastructure. But what if you already have on-premise tools in your datacenter that you intend to continue using? No problem, says the salesman, look how nice it works on my slide! What happened next, we’ll reveal on our presentation on PMI Forum 2018. And that is not all – a traditional set of knives is there for the luckiest one.