Archives for EVA18 Project Control

Craig Stansfield with David Bright – Improving IBR outcomes through self-assessment

David was the Managing Director of BMT Hi-Q Sigma Ltd, a consultancy that delivers sustainable change and improvements in organisations’ control, assurance and governance of their projects and programmes through the implementation of systems engineering, project control and programme management solutions. Since April 2013 he became the Sector Director, Defence for BMT group with involvement in all BMT Companies that support the defence market.

Craig joined Thales Transportation Solutions in 2012 taking up the post of Project Controls Manager on the signalling upgrade programme to the London Underground’s Jubilee and Northern Lines. This comprises the design, installation and testing of Thales’s proven Seltrac Transmission Based Train Control (TBTC) system delivering improved reliability and increased train capacity through improved signalling.

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Graham Court with Graeme McNaught – Defending business performance by deploying earned value counter measures

Graham Court has held executive positions in Planning, Supply Chain, Project Management, IT, Finance and manufacturing in a range of industries including defence electronics, shipbuilding, commercial aircraft production, computer manufacture, and has consulted on Lean and MRP in a number of process and discrete manufacturing businesses.

Graeme has a background in electronic systems design and manufacture, technology sales, project management and project services. He has operated across many market sectors, including defence, aerospace, manufacturing, medical and nuclear.

Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, is an international leader in electronic and information technologies for defence systems, aerospace, data, infrastructures, land security and protection and sustainable ’smart’ solutions. The company provides C4ISTAR systems (Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance), integrated products and solutions for airborne, land and naval applications delivering mission critical systems for situational awareness, self-protection and surveillance based on proprietary radar and electro-optic sensors, avionics, electronic warfare, communication, space sensors and UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) solutions. From the design, development and production of state-of-the-art equipment, software and systems to through life support, Selex ES partners with its customers to deliver the information superiority required to act decisively, complete missions and maintain security and protection for operational effectiveness.

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Lee McDonagh – The LOCOG vision for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games

The LOCOG vision for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games was to ‘inspire a generation’. This was interpreted into a vision by the ODA ‘to deliver an Olympic Park and all the venues on time, within an agreed budget and to specification, minimising the call on public funds and providing for a sustainable legacy’. Now working on the Legacy project transforming the Olympic Park into Queen Elizabeth Park, Lee McDonagh, Associate Director at Mace looks at how Mace is carrying this vision forward, the impact to the project is having on Stratford and East London as well as how the project has challenged and changed the perceptions of UK construction industry; its ability to deliver, successfully, large scale international infrastructure projects.

Lee has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry working on projects as diverse as the widening of the M25, the construction of a Jubilee Line station, the extension of an airport terminal and the delivery on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. His responsibilities has included roles as a site engineer, structural engineer and planner and he is currently leading the project controls team for the London Legacy Development Committee where Mace is leading the legacy transformation of the Olympic Park into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Hugo Minney – What’s in it for me? Benefits realisation management and staff motivation

The APM Holy Grail is that all projects succeed. In the context of benefits management and benefits realisation management, this means that all planned change contributes to the success of the organisation.

Benefits Management is the framework for managing and monitoring, but to actually drive success, we need the engagement and enthusiasm of motivated employees. So how can you get this, without spending more money?

We’ll discuss the present and future of Benefits Management, especially as it relates to staff motivation.

Dr Hugo Minney is a consultant with expertise in Business Intelligence and Business Transformation and with extensive experience across a number of industries including IT Services, Utilities, and UK Healthcare. He’s worked in Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, NHS Modernisation Agency, Improvement Academy for Health and Social Care, and the Information Centre for health and social care. Hugo is a fully accredited SROI consultant and a GP Practice manager within a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) as well as his own business consulting into organisations.

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Cath Convery – Facilitation, the glue that is needed for management and project success

Organizations are having to change to keep pace with the economic conditions of a global market. Cath’s presentation focuses on the skill of facilitation, something that is taking greater prominence in change programmes but also in other areas of business. Whether it is a meeting (big or small) or a training session someone has to focus on the shape of the day and the collection tools that will be in place. Facilitation is becoming the skill that is the glue between project management and the extraction of data to resolve “wicked” problems.

Cath is an experienced Education Technologist who works predominantly in the Defence Sector. As an Education Technologist Cath is frequently brought in to projects as a project, programme or change lead and for the last 2 years has been a routine facilitator with the Niteworks Partnership a unique MOD/Defence Sector collaboration which assists the MOD with decision support. A highly effective training and development adviser who champions innovation and customer needs in providing services across the full range of media.

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Stephen Jones – Earned Value and Agile software Development

It is considered that earned value management techniques were too difficult to implement effectively on Agile projects, and that earned value management  could not easily cope with changing requirements. This will be a discussion of “Agile”, what all the words mean and how earned value management techniques can be used effectively used on an Agile software development project.

It is notoriously difficult to accurately forecast final outturn costs for project involving software development. The difficulty is converting performance of the project teams to forecast a cost. Often the best method that project managers have is to use inaccurate estimates for the cost of work done.

Over the last 15 years, Agile software development methods have been developed to deliver higher quality software, better and faster, whilst being able to react to a changing (or poorly defined) client need.

Stephen Jones is Project Manager at Sellafield Limited working in the Infrastructure directorate. He is the Chairman of the Sellafield Limited’s Earned Value and Planning SIG and a member of the APM Planning, Monitoring and Control SIG. In addition he is a lecturer at the University of Warwick, and a Professional Supervisor for both Aston University and Kingston University London, as part of a Worked Based Learning Master Degree course in Professional Engineering, currently mentoring engineers both here in the UK and Indonesia. In 2011, he mentored the first ever Engineer to complete a Worked Based MSc, who then became chartered with IET. He is Chartered Engineer and Member of the IET, an associate member of the IMechE and a Member of APM.

Sellafield Ltd is the company responsible for safely delivering decommissioning of the UK’s nuclear legacy as well as fuel recycling and the management of low, high and intermediate level nuclear waste activities on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. Sellafield Ltd has sites at Sellafield in West Cumbria and engineering, design and functional support capability are provided by employees based at our Risley office, near Warrington.

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Sarah Coleman – Helping your sponsor step up to the challenge

How can you educate your sponsor? Yes, you can choose your friends but you don’t often have the opportunity to choose your project sponsor. What are they supposed to be doing for you and your project? How can you ensure they come up with the goods and, more to the point, how can you ensure your organization is supporting the role?

Recently recorded by The PM Channel at the EVA18,  Sarah Coleman’ presentation will help project manager to understand the role of a project sponsor.

Sarah Coleman works nationally and internationally at leadership level across public services and the private sector. She is an experienced Project and Programme Manager and has extensive hands-on experience of ICT and business transformation projects, and of turning around failing projects. She began her career in IT focusing on business analysis and the design, development and implementation of ICT solutions for Xansa, Experian and BT plc and for their global corporate clients. ICT has long been recognized as a driver for change, and Sarah found herself increasingly working with leadership teams to design and implement major change programs to support organizational strategy.

Sarah now specializes in business transformation and organizational change, working to develop capacity and capability for sustainable growth, performance improvement, competitiveness and efficiency. She also has a particular passion for developing the next generation of organizational leaders, and is a qualified and experienced leadership coach.

Sarah is a guest speaker, facilitator, blogger and contributor to various books and publications for project leadership and management. She authored the chapter “Dealing with Power and Politics” for “Business Analysis and Leadership: Influencing Change” (2013) published by Kogan Page. She is also currently writing “Project Leadership (3rd edition)” commissioned by Gower Publishing. She is Visiting Senior Fellow at Lincoln University (Organisational Strategy & Business Growth), and a guest lecturer at Cranfield School of Management and at Nottingham Law School. Sarah is the founder and MD at Business Evolution Ltd, and co-founder and Director at Leadership 5000.

Business Evolution Ltd works with public services and private sector organizations to help design, develop and implement complex change projects and programmes to boost performance.

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Two project management conferences not to be missed

The PM Channel has recorded presentations from two project management leading conferences this week:

If you didn’t have chance to attend these project management conferences, these presentations will be available shortly on The PM Channel:


  • Sarah Coleman, Business Evolution
  • Roy Sheppard,
  • David Bright, BMT HiQ-Sigma and Craig Stansfield, Thales Transportation Solutions
  • Jim Malkin, Deltek
  • Didi Hopkins, National Theatre
  • Louise Hardy,  AECOM
  • Susie Boyce, Quintiles Ltd
  • Dr, John Ahmet Erkoyuncu, Cranfield University and ACostE
  • Graham Court, VP Planning UK and Graeme McNaught Project Planning Manager Selex ES
  • Steve Elliott, Programme Controls Director Crossrail
  • Steve Carver, Cranfield University
  • Steve Jones, Sellafield Ltd
  • Cath Convery, ESL
  • Breda Ryan, Programme Controls Business Change Leader Heathrow Airport
  • Lee McDonagh, MACE
  • Monica Sasso
  • Robert Deatker, Project managing The Shard
  • Doug Oakervee, Chairman High Speed 2
  • Bill Henry, Programme Director Bechtel
  • Karl Turpin, Senior Project Manager The British Antarctic Survey
  • Tim Banfield, Director National Audit Office
  • Barbara Chomika, Senior Project Manager EC Harris
  • Lt. Col. Martin Sturgeon, Ministry of Defence
  • Rob Leslie-Carter, Director Arup London
  • Professor Darren Dalcher

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EVA18 videos as Project Controls partner with The PM Channel

EVA18 Project Controls will take place on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 June 2013 at the Armourers Hall in London and EVA18 videos will be available by The PM Channel.

The EVA18 Project Controls conference recognises Earned Value as the best way to integrate cost and time and the best way to monitor status and inform management for decision making.


Discover leading speakers such as:

  • Sarah Coleman ,Business Evolution
  • Roy Sheppard,
  • David Bright, Managing Director, BMT HiQ-Sigma
  • Craig Stansfield, Thales Transportation Solutions
  • Didi Hopkins, National Theatre
  • Louise Hardy
  • Paul Burke, Project Control Excellence Leader, GE Aviation
  • Susie Boyce, Project Manager Director, Quintiles Ltd
  • Dr. John Ahmet Erkoyuncu , Cranfield University & ACOSTE
  • Graeme McNaught, SELEX Galileo
  • Steve Elliott, Programme Controls Director, Crossrail
  • Steve Carver, Business Manager, Petrofac, Cranfield University
  • Steve Jones , Sellafield Ltd
  • Cath Convery, ESL
  • Dr Hugo Minney
  • Breda Ryan, Programme Controls Business Change Leader,Heathrow Airport Limited
  • Lee McDonagh, MACE


During this 2 day event we will be recording some of the talks and they will be available in the Development Package on The PM Channel.

Get ready for the EVA18 Project Controls and watch EVA17 on The PM Channel.

The PM Channel has been appointed media partner for EVA18

The PM Channel is pleased to announced that it has been appointed media partner for EVA 18 Project Control .

The annual EVA conference is considered to be one of the best for personal development and networking. Originally dealing with earned value, it now embraces all aspects of project control: toolset and mindset. You don’t have to be an earned value specialist to derive benefit from this event. The EVA conference is also noted for new and original presentations from practitioners you are unlikely to have seen and heard before.

Attendees are middle to senior professionals with interests in project management generally, project controls and earned value specifically. Defence, aerospace, construction, utilities, transport nuclear, FMCG, retail, insurance, banking and IT are represented sectors.

Last year EVA 17 attracted good feedback for content networking and business leads in continued tough times and attracted 150 participants over three days.

This year EVA 18 Project Control  conference will take place on  Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12  June 2013 at the Armourers Hall in London and it will allows you to earn 8 CPD hours a day. The Armourers Hall is a spectacular and comfortable venue. It is well positioned for travel into London.  The dinner will once again be held in candlelight from magnificent chandeliers.

An  Earned Value Introductory Workshop with Steve Wake, will take place before the conference on Monday 10 June 2013  and will enable participants to earn 6 CPD hours.


The PM Channel will be recording the conference and the talks will be available after the conference on The PM Channel.

For more information about EVA 18 and bookings, go to: