4th Int'l Athens Conference on Project Management Best Practices

15 June 2009 

8.30-9.00 Registration  
9.00-9.15 Welcome/Introduction: Leonidas-Phoebus Koskos, Executive Director, Hellenic American Union, Executive Vice President, Hellenic American University

Facilitator: Anthony Eve, PMP, MAPM, P2, VP, Consulting, Senior Partner, Business Management Consultants

Keynote Presentations
9.15-10.00 Benchmark of Strategic Portfolio Execution: Inferences for PM offices, Steven Gonzalez, Deputy Manager, Advanced Planning Office, NASA/Johnson Space Center
10.00-10.45 Behavioral & Contextual factors: From managerial capability according to ELOT 1429 to project management effectiveness, Dr. John-Paris Pantouvakis, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director Centre for Construction Innovation, National Technical University of Athens
10.45-11.15 Coffee Break
Parallel Sessions
11.15-12.00 The art and science of team coaching: Can 1+1 really make 3?, David Miskimin, DipNMC, MAC, Managing Director, The Director's Coach Moving towards Agile Project & Portfolio Management, Nicos Kourounakis, MBA, PMP, IPMA‐D, OPM3, Adjunct Professor, Hellenic American University, Project Management & Strategy Consultant, OPM-CG




Workshop: Why are projects still failing? Were they troubled first?, Dr. Dave Adkins PE, PMP, Director of Technology Group, Senior Partner, Business Management Consultants

12.00-12.45 Practical experience in implementing project management and setting up a common project management methodology for all e-Commission IT projects, Giorgos Georgiannakis, European Commission - DIGIT, e-Commission, Interoperability, Architecture and Methods Bridging the gap between portfolio design and implementation: an innovative model for delivering an organization’s strategic goals, George Merguerian, B.E., MBA, PMP, CEO and Managing Director of Europe and Africa Senior Partner, Business Management Consultants
12.45-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.45 The project management approach in a Development Agency. A case study, Vassilis Bellis, IPMA-D Certified, General Director, Development Agency of Karditsa (ANKA)   
14.00-15.30 Workshop: Discussion and practical tips on the Art and Science of coaching team members, David Miskimin, Principal consultant, The Director's Coach
14.45-15.15 Management Organization Unit - a successful experiment within public administration, Pavlos Laoutaris, Co-ordinator, Expert Team for European Social Fund Projects, Management Organisation Unit of Development Programmes. 
15.30-16.00 Coffee Break
16.00-16.30 The SYZEFXIS Project – best practice for both human and telecom networking, Christos Moschonas, MSc, Technical Director of Greek National Network SYZEFXIS, s-TESTA Coordinator for Greece, Information Society SA. Engaging and Motivating Project Team members in times of global economic crisis, Bob Gibson, PMP, HR Director, Energy Automation Solutions, Cooper Power Systems
16.30-17.00 Managing remote and multicultural teams, Spyros Serpanos, consultant, professor (Belgium) Building and maintaining a European network of excellence: combining project and network management, Alexis Goosdeel, Head of Unit Reitox & International Cooperation, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs & Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) Implementation of a new Production Planning System with substantial business process re-engineering challenges. Periklis Tsahageas, Project Manager for Sales & Operations Planning Projects, ELVAL SA
Keynote Presentations
17.00-17.30 Clinical Project Management in Pharmaceutical Industry: How to cope with changing environment, Marijana Oremus, MD, Head of Clinical Trials Department, Medical and Marketing Affairs, PLIVA Croatia Ltd., A member of TEVA Group
17.30-18.00 Why we need a Greek project management baseline, Babis Issaias, Project Manager, BOT Department, J&P Avax SA
18.00-18.30 Round Table Discussion: Plans and actions on the Greek Project Management Baseline and the need for standardization

Participants: Babis Issaias - J&P Avax, Pavlos Laoutaris - MOU, Christos Moschonas - Information Society SA, Dr. Panos Chatzipanos -PMI Athens, Greece Chapter, Anthony Eve - BMC

Facilitator: Dr. John - Paris Pantouvakis - NTUA, PM-Greece

18.30 Lessons learnt and closure, Anthony Eve, PMP, MAPM, P2 Practitioner, VP of Consulting, Business Management Consultants


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  • 16/05/2009
    It's all about passion (pdf, 177KB). Read Steven Gonzalez's, special keynote speaker of this event, quest for his own passion within one of the most sophisticated project management oriented organizations in the world.

  • 31/03/2009
    Event Brochure (pdf 2,5MB)
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