XIII International PMI PC Congress is a unique event that connects professionals from around the world, ready to share knowledge and set new paths in the field of project management, programs and project portfolios. This year’s conference will be held on November 26-28 in Warsaw at the Marriott hotel. The motto is “Make the difference”. All thematic blocks will be related to this issue. 

The lectures are divided into two paths, during which renowned practitioners of project management present their point of view.

THE ENLIGHTENED LEADER

The aim is to define the desired set of competences of the contemporary leader with a special focus on the use of emotional intelligence in local management and the global team.

GAME CHANGER

Discussion of trends that have already changed the global approach to project management, as well as analysis of new phenomena that, thanks to the technologies used, may soon revolutionize the current understanding of business (including large data sets, hybrid methods, artificial intelligence, deep learning).

The conference is not only two days full of knowledge and inspiration, where own point of view will present internationally recognized project management practitioners, but also a third day, dedicated entirely to specialist workshops, which are a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn new issues and acquire practical skills.

Last year, we hosted about 400 participants and we believe that this year the attendance will increase. Therefore, besides great lectures, our guests will also be able to take advantage of many of the attractions we have prepared:

  • SPEEDMENTORING
  • NETWORKING
  • CONTESTS
  • GRAND CELEBRATIONwhere prizes will be awarded in the competition for the Project of the Year and the Volunteer of the Year
  • CELEBRATION 15th anniversary of PMI presence in Poland
  • AND MANY OTHER ATTRACTIONS

Conference 09: 00-18: 00
Grand Celebration 20:00 – 24:00
Registration from 08:00

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Let’s get acquainted with the conference schedule!

Additionally, for certificate holders, for participation in the conference, you can have 14 PDUs.

Agenda

The organizer reservers the right to change the program

First day

08:00
08:30
09:00
09:30
10:00
10:30
11:00
11:30
12:00
12:30
13:00
13:30
14:00
14:30
15:00
15:30
16:00
16:30
17:00
17:30
18:00
18:30
19:00
19:30
20:00
20:30
21:00
21:30
THE ENLIGHTENED LEADER
THE ENLIGHTENED LEADER
REGISTRATION, MORNING COFFEE, NETWORKING
08:00 - 09:00

OPENING CEREMONY - Welcome speech PMI PC

MICHEL THIRY - ENG - KEYNOTE
09:15 - 10:15
"Balance Projects and Programs to Maximise Benefits"

One of the great challenges in organizations today is to find the right balance between projects and programs to deliver benefits and execute strategies. This requires agility and a good understanding of how to create synergy from their differences. This presentation intends to demonstrate how to combine projects, programs and operations in an agile way to make a difference and create value for the stakeholders. It also aims to demonstrate how projects and programs have different objectives and require different approaches, but also how they need to be harmoniously combined to generate benefits and stakeholder value.The presentation will be illustrated with real-life stories and anecdotes.

GRZEGORZ TURNIAK

NETWORKING and COFFEE BREAK

ROGER CARLOS RAMIREZ - ENG
10:50 - 11:25
"How To Build Confident and Proactive Teams"

You might have smart and skilled members within your team, but it you want them to excel and make a difference, their self-confidence must be encouraged. “I´ve been given this big new project and my manager says he knows I can do it, but I’m not sure if I am the right guy. I might look for help but it would probably worry my boss of me not being ready” “My boss told me that he expects for me to bring solutions, no the problems… but if I don’t know how to come up a solution, how or when do I tell him that the project is in troubles?” Some of us has been in this position several times, in either side being the manager or the confused employee or team member. There have been times when we had a problem and came up to our manager asking for help and received the solutions/problem speech. With very good intentions trying to be a good leader and make our team members work their brains for solutions we might be just leading them to feel anxious or not telling us things what is happening in their projects. Building confidence requires communication not just compliments. It starts by making them feel that there is a commitment of trust within each other and that you have their backs. It requires to build upon their competences by sharing of knowledge and lessons learned of their peers. Confident teams are more likely to try new approaches bringing new ideas and success. The conversation will guide us through building trust and respect within our team, connecting personally to listen what the unspoken conversations are telling us about our peers. The purpose is to help them realize and accept that failure is a common thing and is a step to success. Then it will be explored the solutions/problems phenomenon where it will be presented a practice implemented in a company to promote team collaboration and problem solving in order to come up not with “the solution” but with alternatives to explore and build upon them to increase not only with better project results but with better equipped individuals to face new challenges. Finally, the talk will try to bring some inspiration by leading them to share their ideas, experiences and competences by a practice of having them teach other their lessons learned.

NETWORKING and COFFEE BREAK

DARRYL W. BOOKER - ENG
11:45 - 12:50
"5 Key Challenges in Requirements Management"

He will introduce 5 most common challenges for requirements management and how to address them. In particular I will discuss these challenges through the use of a case study of medical device maker and their need for continuing innovations of new products.

LUNCH BREAK / NETWORKING
12:50 - 13:40

SURPRISE SPEECH
13:40 - 14:15

PROJECT OF THE YEAR - COMPANY PRESENTATION - PL
14:15 - 14:45

NETWORKING and COFFEE BREAK

GRAŻYNA PIOTROWSKA-OLIWa - ENG - KEYNOTE
15:05 - 16:05
"How To Manage Effectively In The Era of Big Data, Business Intelligence and AI?"

- Where are we in terms of technology development for business? (some facts, data, curiosities) - How do they affect our daily work? (where these technologies appear in everyday life, and not everyone knows that they are there or will soon appear) - How do new technologies help in managing the company and projects in it? - How should managers (and also women - from her point of view) use these technologies to be effective in business or professional work?

NETWORKING and COFFEE BREAK

PIOTR SUTT - workshop
16:25 - 17:55
"Let's play together - What Does the Project Manager Have Common With the Conductor? "

Gala concert (workshop) under the baton of Professor Piotr Sutt.

CLOSING 1st DAY OF CONGRESS

GRAND CELEBRATION
20:00 - 00:00
Networking, contest prizes and more!

PMI Project of the year - winners of the competition PMI Volunteer of the year - winners of the competition

BE A GAME CHANGER
BE A GAME CHANGER
REGISTRATION, MORNING COFFEE, NETWORKING
08:00 - 09:00

OPENING CEREMONY - Welcome speech PMI PC

MICHEL THIRY - ENG - KEYNOTE
09:15 - 10:15
"Balance Projects and Programs to Maximise Benefits"

One of the great challenges in organizations today is to find the right balance between projects and programs to deliver benefits and execute strategies. This requires agility and a good understanding of how to create synergy from their differences. This presentation intends to demonstrate how to combine projects, programs and operations in an agile way to make a difference and create value for the stakeholders. It also aims to demonstrate how projects and programs have different objectives and require different approaches, but also how they need to be harmoniously combined to generate benefits and stakeholder value.The presentation will be illustrated with real-life stories and anecdotes.

GRZEGORZ TURNIAK

NETWORKING and COFFEE BREAK

MARIA PARYSZ - ENG
10:50 - 11:25
"Project Management 4.0 – Already a Robot or Still a Human?"

It’s an obvious statement that the world is changing, and we are in the middle of the Revolution 4.0. The interesting part is how the role of Project Manager will change within the next years. Already a part of a daily Project Manager’s routine can be done by a robot. How long will Project Managers will be needed? What skills will be required to deliver a successful AI based projects? How to manage the change that AI introduces to the organization and how to overcome fear of Artificial Intelligence?In my presentation I will show how AI is shaping today’s world of Project Management and what shift is upon us.

NETWORKING and COFFEE BREAK

ARIEL ZGÓRSKI - ENG
11:45 - 12:50
"Agile Without Borders - How To Manage Squads Distributed Across The Europe"

The presentation will show advantages and disadvantages of leading muli-national, cross-border virtual squads in Agile methodology. On specific use case there will be shown main risks related with that matter - both as chances as well as dangers. Various tools will be discussed and how they can be used to maintain such a team.

LUNCH BREAK / NETWORKING
12:50 - 13:40

SURPRISE SPEECH
13:40 - 14:15

PROJECT OF THE YEAR - COMPANY PRESENTATION - PL
14:15 - 14:45

NETWORKING and COFFEE BREAK

GRAŻYNA PIOTROWSKA-OLIWa - ENG - KEYNOTE
15:05 - 16:05
"How To Manage Effectively In The Era of Big Data, Business Intelligence and AI?"

- Where are we in terms of technology development for business? (some facts, data, curiosities) - How do they affect our daily work? (where these technologies appear in everyday life, and not everyone knows that they are there or will soon appear) - How do new technologies help in managing the company and projects in it? - How should managers (and also women - from her point of view) use these technologies to be effective in business or professional work?

NETWORKING and COFFEE BREAK

PIOTR SUTT - workshop
16:25 - 17:55
"Let's play together - What Does the Project Manager Have Common With the Conductor? "

Gala concert (workshop) under the baton of Professor Piotr Sutt.

CLOSING 1st DAY OF CONGRESS

GRAND CELEBRATION
20:00 - 00:00
Networking, contest prizes and more!

PMI Project of the year - winners of the competition PMI Volunteer of the year - winners of the competition

SPEED MENTORING
SPEED MENTORING
REGISTRATION, MORNING COFFEE, NETWORKING
08:00 - 09:00

OPENING CEREMONY - Welcome speech PMI PC

MICHEL THIRY - ENG - KEYNOTE
09:15 - 10:15
"Balance Projects and Programs to Maximise Benefits"

One of the great challenges in organizations today is to find the right balance between projects and programs to deliver benefits and execute strategies. This requires agility and a good understanding of how to create synergy from their differences. This presentation intends to demonstrate how to combine projects, programs and operations in an agile way to make a difference and create value for the stakeholders. It also aims to demonstrate how projects and programs have different objectives and require different approaches, but also how they need to be harmoniously combined to generate benefits and stakeholder value.The presentation will be illustrated with real-life stories and anecdotes.

GRZEGORZ TURNIAK

NETWORKING and COFFEE BREAK

SPEED MENTORING - F2F
10:50 - 11:25
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NETWORKING and COFFEE BREAK

SPEED MENTORING - F2F
11:45 - 12:50
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LUNCH BREAK / NETWORKING
12:50 - 13:40

SURPRISE SPEECH
13:40 - 14:15

PROJECT OF THE YEAR - COMPANY PRESENTATION - PL
14:15 - 14:45

NETWORKING and COFFEE BREAK

GRAŻYNA PIOTROWSKA-OLIWa - ENG - KEYNOTE
15:05 - 16:05
"How To Manage Effectively In The Era of Big Data, Business Intelligence and AI?"

- Where are we in terms of technology development for business? (some facts, data, curiosities) - How do they affect our daily work? (where these technologies appear in everyday life, and not everyone knows that they are there or will soon appear) - How do new technologies help in managing the company and projects in it? - How should managers (and also women - from her point of view) use these technologies to be effective in business or professional work?

NETWORKING and COFFEE BREAK

PIOTR SUTT - workshop
16:25 - 17:55
"Let's play together - What Does the Project Manager Have Common With the Conductor? "

Gala concert (workshop) under the baton of Professor Piotr Sutt.

CLOSING 1st DAY OF CONGRESS

GRAND CELEBRATION
20:00 - 00:00
Networking, contest prizes and more!

PMI Project of the year - winners of the competition PMI Volunteer of the year - winners of the competition

First day

Second day

08:00
08:30
09:00
09:30
10:00
10:30
11:00
11:30
12:00
12:30
13:00
13:30
14:00
14:30
15:00
15:30
16:00
16:30
17:00
17:30
18:00
18:30
19:00
19:30
20:00
20:30
21:00
21:30
THE ENLIGHTENED LEADER
THE ENLIGHTENED LEADER
REGISTRATION AND MORNING COFFEE
08:45 - 10:00

WELCOME SPEECH - PMI PC

TOMAS WALENTA - ENG - Keynote
10:10 - 11:10
“Are You Ready To Be a Project Leader” PMI’s Talent Triangle®"

Are You Ready to be a Project Leader?” identifies the skills that CEOs and organizations are seeking in project managers. During this presentation, you will learn how these skills - problem solving, adaptability, leadership, creativity and innovation, and emotional intelligence - align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. PMI research shows that as the job market becomes more competitive, achieving the skills identified by the Talent Triangle increases your value in a world increasingly disrupted by innovation and technology. The presenter will provide personal experiences, as well as insights on emerging capabilities that could help shape the future of project management.

NETWORKING and COFFEE BREAK

VICTORIA KUMAR - ENG
11:30 - 12:35
"Effective Requirements Management"

Why do projects fail? Research studies have identified poor requirements management processes (or lack thereof) as a leading cause of project failure. PMI’s 2014 Pulse of the Profession® on Requirements Management – A Core Competency for Project and Program Success, finds that 47% of unsuccessful projects fail to meet goals due to poor requirements management. Effective (structured) requirements management processes address many project development/management issues. In both traditional and agile project development, requirements are important considerations in the project life cycle. Successful projects are highly dependent on well-defined and well-understood requirements. Implementing requirements management processes, in collaboration with stakeholders, can greatly improve project success rates, leading to consistent delivery of successful projects and improved organizational performance. The seminar focuses on utilizing requirements management in improving organizational project success rates. It covers effective implementation of requirement processes in any industry, in the public or the private sector, including the tools, techniques and processes. This seminar has previously been offered for PMI SeminarsWorld and at PMI Global Congress.

LUNCH BREAK / NETWORKING
12:35 - 13:25

SURPRISE
13:25 - 14:25
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NETWORKING and COFFEE BREAK

SRINIVAS MARAM - ENG
14:45 - 15:50
"How to lead when we lack authority"

Research indicates that right from the childhood, we are trained to ask for permission before we have to do something; as we grew we find it easy to blame someone else for our failures; we become lethargic; and, we believe that authority is a prerequisite to lead or to be a leader. In waiting for that position of authority, we miss so many opportunities that otherwise would have benefited us tremendously to excel as a leader. No one person can become a leader overnight, yet research shows that we have had numerous leaders who led effectively without having a position of authority.In order for every individual to be successful, one needs to focus on what he or she can control. I will demonstrate the key principles - purpose of vision, action, critical thinking, positive outlook, resilience, proactive methodology, influence, innovation, social responsibility, believe in self and learning agility - by sharing real stories. To be an effective leader and to transform those of us around, one need to apply and follow these principles of leadership, which can be implemented right away in personal and professional lives.

NETWORKING and COFFEE BREAK

SPENCER HORN - ENG - KEYNOTE
16:10 - 17:15
"The Neuroscience of Effective Leadership"

Take responsibility for your impact, results and reputation as a project manager. This session will help participants create awareness of the one thing that will help them improve results in their business and personal roles. It will help them begin to solve the challenges they face every day and to more successfully achieve their goals. The Neuroscience of Effective Leadership has less to do with skill, education and intelligence, and more to do with the ability to think clearly under pressure, manage and motivate people effectively, and to change your approach as necessary. It has to do with your emotional intelligence!This class provides leaders with the skills to recognize how emotions drive behaviors, the difficulty in managing one’s own emotions, and the emotions of those around them. Tools to manage interpretation of information and appropriate levels of reactions are reviewed. Leaders become more aware of their unconscious behaviors and learn to effectively manage emotions to make conscious decisions for future behaviors.

CLOSING 2nd DAY OF CONGRESS
17:15 - 18:00
Thanks and Prizes In Competitions

BE A GAME CHANGER
BE A GAME CHANGER
REGISTRATION AND MORNING COFFEE
08:45 - 10:00

WELCOME SPEECH - PMI PC

TOMAS WALENTA - ENG - Keynote
10:10 - 11:10
“Are You Ready To Be a Project Leader” PMI’s Talent Triangle®"

Are You Ready to be a Project Leader?” identifies the skills that CEOs and organizations are seeking in project managers. During this presentation, you will learn how these skills - problem solving, adaptability, leadership, creativity and innovation, and emotional intelligence - align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. PMI research shows that as the job market becomes more competitive, achieving the skills identified by the Talent Triangle increases your value in a world increasingly disrupted by innovation and technology. The presenter will provide personal experiences, as well as insights on emerging capabilities that could help shape the future of project management.

NETWORKING and COFFEE BREAK

MIKE PALLADINO - ENG
11:30 - 12:35
"Adapt, Adopt and Thrive: The Robot Revolution, Agile and Their Impact To Your Profession"

The 4th Industrial Revolution is upon us. Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Digital this and Digital that. Are you ready? Are you incorporating changes, and improving your skills? Come see a new perspective on the future and how it impacts Project Management. Listen with an open mind and be prepared to view the world in a different way. You may not know what you think you know. I predict you will have a great time

LUNCH BREAK / NETWORKING
12:35 - 13:25

SURPRISE
13:25 - 14:25
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NETWORKING and COFFEE BREAK

SHOBHNA RAGHUPATHY
14:45 - 15:50
"Innovation, Agility, Project Management In The Age of Digital Transformation"

Delivering increased customer value is at the heart of every company’s digital transformation strategy. To win in the digital marketplace with converging technologies in the areas of content, computing, and communications, there is a need for “innovation” and “agility.” This presentation will outline how embracing agile as a mind-set is important to drive innovation, and how project managers can lead this effort through prioritized customer value and continuous risk assessment leading to an effective time-to-market metric.

NETWORKING and COFFEE BREAK

SPENCER HORN - ENG - KEYNOTE
16:10 - 17:15
"The Neuroscience of Effective Leadership"

Take responsibility for your impact, results and reputation as a project manager. This session will help participants create awareness of the one thing that will help them improve results in their business and personal roles. It will help them begin to solve the challenges they face every day and to more successfully achieve their goals. The Neuroscience of Effective Leadership has less to do with skill, education and intelligence, and more to do with the ability to think clearly under pressure, manage and motivate people effectively, and to change your approach as necessary. It has to do with your emotional intelligence!This class provides leaders with the skills to recognize how emotions drive behaviors, the difficulty in managing one’s own emotions, and the emotions of those around them. Tools to manage interpretation of information and appropriate levels of reactions are reviewed. Leaders become more aware of their unconscious behaviors and learn to effectively manage emotions to make conscious decisions for future behaviors.

CLOSING 2nd DAY OF CONGRESS
17:15 - 18:00
Thanks and Prizes In Competitions

SPEED MENTORING
SPEED MENTORING
REGISTRATION AND MORNING COFFEE
08:45 - 10:00

WELCOME SPEECH - PMI PC

TOMAS WALENTA - ENG - Keynote
10:10 - 11:10
“Are You Ready To Be a Project Leader” PMI’s Talent Triangle®"

Are You Ready to be a Project Leader?” identifies the skills that CEOs and organizations are seeking in project managers. During this presentation, you will learn how these skills - problem solving, adaptability, leadership, creativity and innovation, and emotional intelligence - align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. PMI research shows that as the job market becomes more competitive, achieving the skills identified by the Talent Triangle increases your value in a world increasingly disrupted by innovation and technology. The presenter will provide personal experiences, as well as insights on emerging capabilities that could help shape the future of project management.

NETWORKING and COFFEE BREAK

LUNCH BREAK / NETWORKING
12:35 - 13:25

SPEED MENTORING - F2F
13:25 - 14:25
Follow us - more information soon!

NETWORKING and COFFEE BREAK

SPEED MENTORING - F2F
14:45 - 15:50
Follow us - more information soon!

NETWORKING and COFFEE BREAK

SPENCER HORN - ENG - KEYNOTE
16:10 - 17:15
"The Neuroscience of Effective Leadership"

Take responsibility for your impact, results and reputation as a project manager. This session will help participants create awareness of the one thing that will help them improve results in their business and personal roles. It will help them begin to solve the challenges they face every day and to more successfully achieve their goals. The Neuroscience of Effective Leadership has less to do with skill, education and intelligence, and more to do with the ability to think clearly under pressure, manage and motivate people effectively, and to change your approach as necessary. It has to do with your emotional intelligence!This class provides leaders with the skills to recognize how emotions drive behaviors, the difficulty in managing one’s own emotions, and the emotions of those around them. Tools to manage interpretation of information and appropriate levels of reactions are reviewed. Leaders become more aware of their unconscious behaviors and learn to effectively manage emotions to make conscious decisions for future behaviors.

CLOSING 2nd DAY OF CONGRESS
17:15 - 18:00
Thanks and Prizes In Competitions

Second day