Morten Sorensen: "Connect Strategy to Outcomes through Portfolio Alignment"

- The End-to-End Strategy Execution Framework for your Organization"

Get invaluable insight to the complete End-to-End Strategy Execution Framework and see how you can provide visibility and establish a clear linkage between business strategy, goals, execution and related outcomes. Connecting these 5 critical processes is a game-changing opportunity for your organization. We will review the most critical and often overlooked areas in Strategy Execution and show exactly how we can decompose high-level strategic goals into investment goals, measurable scope, project benefits and portfolio components that we can address and execute. We will also look at the methods needed to ensure that the expected value is indeed realized. See how you can add significant value to the Strategy Execution process and thereby enable the rapid change and successful delivery of strategic initiatives organizations need today. Specifically, we will address the following critical areas: Goal Setting, Portfolio Planning, Execution Constraints/Capacity, Benefits Realization Management Methods, Organizational Change Management, Portfolio Governance.


Korado Korlević: "Kome pripada budućnost?"

Na kraju ispada da se Moorov zakon ne odnosi samo na broj tranzistora na čipu, već je u raznim varijantama primjenjiv i za evoluciju memorijskog prostora, brzinu procesiranja, sposobnosti robota i dupliciranje naših mogućnosti upravljana evolucijom preko genetskih manipulacija. U prošlih nekoliko godina svjedočili smo brzom slijedu "kaosnih ključanica" i mnoštvo budućnosti koje su opisivali pisci znanstvene fantastike, više nisu moguće.
Narednih će 30 godina biti najvažniji period u povijesti Homo sapiensa, jer se s takvim izazovom nismo sretali već 40.000 godina.
Jesmo li mi kao pojedinci i zajednica spremni za taj izazov? Imamo li znanja, strasti, nove alate i motivaciju za kormilariti u tom nadolazećem svijetu ili smo zaključili da je to tamo negdje daleko?
Zajednica sigurno ne, ona nam i dalje živi u iluzijama post-informatičkog, društva snova. Školstvo nam živi u vrijeme standardizacije vijaka i standardnih znanja, koje treba koristiti standardni radnik za standardne poslove u tvornicama industrijske revolucije, kakve više ne postoje. Djecu se ne grupira po interesima, strasti i sposobnostima, nego i dalje prema "godini proizvodnje".
Živimo u najizazovnijem vremenu, učimo, razmišljajmo , djelujmo,... budućnost pripada onima koji su spremni "zavrnuti rukave".


Miroslav Aničin: "Establishing a Benefits Management Process"

Benefits do not just happen with delivery. Besides, they rarely happen according to plan. Benefits realization is a process that we must manage like any other process. Benefits represent the value we want to deliver to fulfill initially recognized business need. If it is so important, then why do we lost track of it throughout the project? Try asking your project teammates at some point in project execution why we do this project. No one provides an answer that focused on delivering value and benefits. Most of the participants are instead focused on delivering tangible results (outputs) and on their project tasks. How to move our focus to benefits delivery? How to establish a proper benefits management process, starting with the business needs' articulation on the portfolio level?


Ratko Mutavdžić: "Managing Project Portfolio with Artificial Intelligence: What results we can expect?"

What is the future of Project Management and Project Managers? Sometimes it is hard to manage one project, even harder to manage some complex ones, not to mention the complexity of the Project Portfolio Management. How can Artificial Intelligence help us here? Do we need it in the first place? Is the project management creative work or just a list of the tasks that can be easily replicated by the machines? Let us discuss that and see where artificial intelligence helps.


Damir Prusac: "Achieving an Efficient Flow for Sustainable Portfolio"

How the understanding of empirical models and organizational experiments can help us to build a sustainable portfolio? In order to execute the portfolio and product roadmaps which are the elements and principles to achieve continuous and efficient flow. How to (much) better organize for SW development? How commitments are made and which calculations are performed in our heads while estimating and evaluating work and getting accountability for it. And finally, how Infobip as the major global communication platform company organizes and thinks of this - let's talk.


Hrvoje Hadžić: "5G as fifth generation of mobile networks"

5G as fifth generation of mobile networks has a potential to transform the way we use our mobile phones and mobile services, but even more with the ultrahigh bandwidth and low latency, a potential to radically transform the way the industries operate, create new revenue streams, or even create completely new industry segments. Through the presentation you will get to understand the key technical aspects that the 5G brings and see, on a selected examples from end-user/consumer and a few industry segments, how they might evolve in the future with the higher adoption of 5G. At the end overview of already impacted/transformed use cases will be shortly presented.


Damir Pleško: "Examples of cultural differences in business"

Cultural awareness is a key component when communicating with people in other cultural circles. People see, interpret and evaluate things in different ways. What was considered appropriate behavior in one culture is often inappropriate in another. Misunderstandings arise when we use our cultural meanings to describe reality.
Our experience, our values ​​, and our cultural background lead us to see and do things a certain way. Sometimes we have to step outside our cultural boundaries to understand the impact our culture has on our behavior and increase our mutual understanding and speak the same language.
Collecting information from our colleagues about our behavior is very useful to gain more clarity in communication with one another.
In this lecture, and based on many years of experience and education on cultural differences, we will describe our collaboration with the most common geographies such as the US, India, Arabic world, European countries and, most importantly, the way they view collaboration with us.
The lecture is intended for students from Croatia and surrounding countries and is scheduled in Croatian.


Goran Bulić & Josipa Borić Novosel: "How to be comfortable out of comfort zone? Learning by experimenting in corporation"

When in complex environment we often tend to fall back to comfort zone. So big companies are excellent field for ”comfort zoners”. Agile mindset, even though common sense, is not really easy to be practiced while in comfort zone, especially not in a corporation.

In this session you will hear what is happening when you take team agility, practiced for 3 years, and try to scale it upwards. Come and see what we find the benefits and the minuses are, and most importantly, how we are searching for a way to be comfortable when there is no recipe nor manual to be applied.


Rene Roider: “The world is getting more complicated and complex – your portfolio doesn’t need to be”

In today’s world challenges get more complicated and more complex at the same time. But, complicated and complex problems need different answers and approaches to be managed effectively. Combining those different approaches in a combined, multi-disciplinary portfolio is key to ensure consistent strategy execution.


Boris Sabo: “Experience of leading projects in Hrvatske Ceste”

Hrvatske ceste d.o.o. have launched a number of transformation projects in the last few years. As much as ICT support is an essential component, people and their PMTQ are an important factor in the success of projects. Boris Sabo will talk about direct experiences of managing such projects.


PMI Croatia Academic outreach, Marko Šimac

This year PMI Croatia is hosting its educational partners and lecturers from colleges and universities. The mutual goal is to establish ongoing dialogue and collaboration to maximize the opportunities to use the resources, literature and other opportunities that PMI offers not only to lecturers but also to students. Within the Forum, a meeting will be held with representatives of the academies on possible forms of cooperation.


Ivan Šarić: Forum 2019 host