Peter Taylor

Forum keynote presentation: Only the Business Agile will survive
Workshop: Working with Sponsors effectively

Peter Taylor is a PMO expert who has built and led five global PMOs across several industries, and has advised many other organisations in PMO and PM strategy.

 He is also the author of the number 1 bestselling project management book ‘The Lazy Project Manager’, along with many other books on project leadership, PMO development, project marketing, project challenges and executive sponsorship.

 In the last 5 years, he has delivered over 350 lectures around the world in over 25 countries and has been described as ‘perhaps the most entertaining and inspiring speaker in the project management world today’.

 His mission is to teach as many people as possible that it is achievable to ‘work smarter and not harder’ and to still gain success in the battle of the work/life balance.

 More information can be found at – and through his free podcasts in iTunes.



Oliver F. Lehmann

Forum keynote presentation: The Dynamics of Success and Failure

Workshop: Let’s talk Money!

Oliver F. Lehmann, MSc., PMP, is a project management author, consultant, speaker and teacher. He studied Linguistics, Literature and History at the University of Stuttgart and Project Management at the University of Liverpool, UK, where he holds a Master of Science Degree. Oliver has trained thousands of project managers in Europe, USA and Asia in methodological project management with a focus on certification preparation. In addition, he is a visiting lecturer at the Technical University of Munich.

He has been a member and volunteer at PMI, the Project Management Institute, since 1998, and serves currently as the President of the PMI Southern Germany Chapter. Between 2004 and 2006, he contributed to PMI’s PM Network magazine, for which he provided a monthly editorial on page 1 called “Launch”, analyzing troubled projects around the world.

Oliver believes in three driving forces for personal improvement in project management: formal learning, experience and observations. He resides in Munich, Bavaria, Germany and can be contacted at

Oliver Lehmann is the author of the book “Situational Project Management: The Dynamics of Success and Failure” (ISBN 9781498722612), published by Auerbach / Taylor & Francis in 2016.

To view other works by Oliver Lehmann, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at


Davor Čengija

Workshop: Agile mindset and values for more predictability and less stress in project management by CROZ

Davor Čengija, Agile Coach and Enterprise Architect at CROZ d.o.o. Zagreb, Croatia

Davor Čengija is Agile Coach and Enterprise Architect with 20 years of experience in software development industry. He went through every stage of the process, working as a software developer, software and system architect and even project manager. Always close to end customers he often took actions in business development, sales and presales. Currently his job is best described as Agile Coach and evangelist.

Through years he's specialised in applying his knowledge and experience in large, multi-team and multi-year projects, especially in banking, telecom and government sectors. 

Having formal education in mechanical engineering, he always leaned toward applying agile principles in non-development environment, such as enterprise architecture, operations, marketing and sales, or HR, enabling people to adopt more creative, fun and interesting way of work.

He developed and teaches several successful courses on quality of software development, system architecture, enterprise architecture and lean and agile approach in work. 

He's an active member of local agile community, organising, facilitating and presenting at meetups and conferences in the region. Through his blogs and social networks presence he's working hardly on demystifying Scrum and agile principles and concepts in general, helping people better understand the benefits of such an approach.




Nino Zeljko

Workshop: Agile mindset and values for more predictability and less stress in project management by CROZ

Nino Zeljko, Agile coach at CROZ. Agile coach with more than 12 years of experience as software developer with roles in design, development, deployment, testing and optimization, applying different technologies on number of projects from various business domains, as a member of small and big teams and on projects of various sizes.

Working since 2011 in Agile environments, first as a developer, then a Scrum Master and an Agile coach, I am using my skills to help teams and companies improve themselves using Agile values and principles and adopt agile methodologies.

My focus and motivation is helping teams and individuals create a better working environment and improve the way they work so it becomes more satisfying part of people's lives, to reach their full potential and provide better products and services to their customers.


Olivier Lazar

Forum keynote presentation: Inertia & Entropy, A Deadly Poison for the Organization and its Remedy: Organizational Agility
Workshop: The 4 Pillars Of Portfolio Management

Olivier Lazar, Msc., MBA, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PMI-PBA, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMI-ACP

Olivier Lazar is an organizational architecture consultant, coach, and trainer, as well as a graduate with a master’s degree and an executive MBA in strategy, project, and program management from the Lille Graduate School of Management and from the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class 2013. Committed to the advancement of the profession, he’s managing partner and COO at the Valense Palatine Group, acting Project Management Director at Altran AG in Switzerland, a former president at the PMI Switzerland Chapter, and has hold various global volunteering leadership roles at PMI and is a contributor to several PMI Global Standards.

With more than 20 years of Organizational Governance, Change, Project and Program Leadership experience, both on the operational and consulting perspective, Olivier has worked in a large scope of industries, from corporate finance to aerospace, and from E-business to pharmaceutical and energy where he has created organizationally agile environments fostering engagement, motivation and performance. He has been published in professional press and has presented in number of PM conferences around the world, including PMI global congresses in EMEA and North America as well as a seminar leader for PMI SeminarsWorld since 2013.

He’s also one of the very few to hold seven credentials from PMI: PMP®, PfMP®, PgMP®, PMI-PBA®, PMI-RMP®, PMI-ACP®, and PMI-SP®.

Olivier’s leitmotiv lies in his conviction that sharing Knowledge is a major factor for global performance and common development, organizational and personal.


Adrian Drempetić

Workshop: NeuroLeadership & Change Management - Tajne mozga koje motiviraju ljude da proaktivno stvaraju promjene

 Adrian Drempetić, MA in psychology, author of Neuro-Business Training programs and Brain-fitness programs, educational innovator, sales management coach.

During the last 15 years he worked as an expert and consultant on numerous projects in the field of management development, sales development, sales process improvement, certification programs for internal trainers, and accelerated learning programs for major banks and IT companies in Austria, Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In recent years he developed innovative training solutions based on latest research in neuroscience and behavioral economics for leaders and sales managers. He is the author of the Neurosales Academy® and The Genius Learning Formula®.

His clients among others are, Siemens d.d., VB Leasing d.d., Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Raiffeisen Bank d.d. Bosnia and Herzegovina, SC Splitska Banka d.d., Vaba d.d. Bank of Varaždin, achieving excellent results for his clients on these projects.

He is the CEO of three companies: Genius Learning Technologies Ltd., IDEA Edukacije d.o.o. and IDEA Instrukcije d.o.o.


Agata Czopek, PhD, PMP

Forum presentation: New Rules for Building Engaged Teams in a Digital Age

I was born in Gdansk in Poland. My father taught me how to sail when I was 6. That constant search for discovery brought me to Switzerland, a country with no access to the sea.
I am management consultant working at Deloitte in a Human Capital Team, specialized in Digital & Learning. Since more than 10 years I am creating learning solutions (platforms, digital content, learning ecosystems) across industries, from media to pharma, from the US to the Middle East. I won one of the first Design Thinking Accelerator Programs, now I facilitate similar initiatives like #UNLEASH on Sustainable Development Goals.

Education and science are close to my heart. I am a member of PMI Switzerland Chapter, acting vice president Educational Foundation responsible for programs for schools and NGOs.

I have spent many hours sailing between beautiful Croatian Islands.



Goran Milanov

Forum presentation: Mr. Agile and Mr. Iterative talk about the changes in the last 5 years and with a look at agile today

 Goran Milanov se skoro 25 godina se bavi razvojem raznih softverskih sistema a od toga je oko 17 godina fokus na  razvoju Data Warehouse, ETL sistema, Master Data Management sistema i Business Intellingence sistema (operativni BI, Taktički BI, Strategijski BI). Radio je u različitim timovima u različitim ulogama (developer, arhitekta, konsultant, tim lider, scrum master, funkcionalni menadžer) na mnogim razvojnim projektima u Srbiji.

Formalno obrazovanje je M.Sc. in Computer Science. Od 2012-te do 2018-te je bio MVP za Data Platform kompetencije koje obuhvataju sve Microsoft tehnologije koje se odnose na rad sa podacima. Od 2014-te godine je certificirani Scrum Master (PSM I) na


Nenad Trajkovski

Forum presentation: Mr. Agile and Mr. Iterative talk about the changes in the last 5 years and with a look at agile today

Nenad Trajkovski, Microsoftov je MVP za Project.  Radi kao voditelj projekata na složenim softverskim projektima u NT consulting, te kao trener za vođenje projekata i MS PROJECT.

Redoviti predavač na konferencijama MS WINDAYS, MS VIZIJA i MS SINERGIJA.

U proteklih 5 godina nalazi se, prema ocjenama publike među prvih 5 predavača na navedenim konferencijama. Nosilac je sljedećih certifikata: PMP (Project Management Professional), PMI-RMP (Risk Management Professional), PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Professional), PSM-I (Professional Scrum Master),  MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional), MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer), MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist) i MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) za MS PROJECT.


Steve Tauber - PMZG

Forum presentation PMZG: Psychological Safety - How interpersonal risk will push your organization to the next level

Steve Tauber is an American entrepreneur living in Zagreb. With his company, Future Branch Development, he has experience as a senior programmer, project and product manager, and trainer. He is the founder of PMZG, a PM meetup in Zagreb, and an organizer of Webcamp Zagreb, a conference for developers & designers.

He is a huge fan of double-diamond design pattern and applies it to startups and projects. Steve values personal responsibility, empowering remote workers, and distraction free workspaces. In his free time, he supports the Seattle Sounders, spends time with his golden retriever, plays and designs modern board games, and reads sci-fi.


Antonio Prišćan

Forum presentation: Kako smo integrirali Cloud i On-premise alate golim rukama

Antonio Prišćan, rođen 1968. u Zagrebu. Tijekom srednje škole i studija stjecao prva znanja i iskustva u poduzetništvu, sklapanju računala i razvoju softvera. Diplomirao na FER-u u Zagrebu, smjer telekomunikacije i informatika. Vodi projekte razvoja IT sustava u tvrtki mikroPROM, potom je voditelj IT-a u Komisiji za vrijednosne papire RH (danas HANFA), nakon čega se 2001. vraća telekomunikacijama u Vipnetu na poziciji voditelja tima za razvoj proizvoda za poslovne korisnike. Partnerstvo s Vodafonom donosi projekte koje vodi na razini Mobilkom Austria Grupe. Tijekom 2005. prelazi u Verso, vodećeg sistem integratora u regiji, gdje obavlja različite uloge – od direktora marketinga, poslovnog konzultanta do direktora poslovnog razvoja – dok na projektima prolazi kroz niz transformacijskih projekata u telekomima s ulogama projektnog voditelja, mentora, koordinatora upravljanja promjenama i projektnog direktora. Trenutno radi u odjelu za stratešku prodaju i poslovni razvoj Verso Altima grupe. 

Sažetak prezentacije:

Vaša organizacija je premala za Planview Enterprise, koji je prema Gartneru #1 u svijetu Project Portfolio Managementa? Ne očajavajte, za SME segment tu je "Planview PPM Pro: čarobni štapić za optimizaciju resursa i poslova" – kako ga je Verso Altima grupa predstavila na PMIDayz 2018 – rješenje za male i srednje organizacije koje shvaćaju da su njihovi resursi nešto najvrijednije čime raspolažu. PPM Pro pomaže u dvije ključne stvari, a to su planiranje (postavite prioritete i proračunajte resurse za najveću vrijednost i iskoristivost) i provedba (upravljanje resursima i brža reakcija na promjene plana i prioriteta). Implementacija rješenja u 90 dana, u Planview oblaku, bez ulaganja u infrastrukturu. A što ako već imate alate u svom podatkovnom centru i želite ih dalje koristiti? Jednostavno, kaže prodavač, integrirate PPM Pro iz Clouda i svoje On-premise alate, pa vidite kako to lijepo radi na slajdu! Što je dalje bilo, reći ćemo vam na našem predavanju na PMI forumu 2018. - i to nije sve, na predavanju vas čeka i tradicionalni set noževa!