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Presentation / Interview #1
Project Leadership: The World Needs you Genius and it Needs your Leadership
Susanne Madsen

  Susanne Madsen

In this thought-provoking talk about project leadership Susanne Madsen will show you how you can differentiate yourself from the competition and improve your performance without spending long hours in the office. You will learn to avoid fire fighting, unhappy clients and project failure and instead use the project you are currently working on to propel yourself to the next level.

No matter your level of experience there are powerful lessons to be learnt from this talk:

  • Understand the differences between management and leadership
  • Learn to apply the most powerful project leadership strategies
  • Focus on the 20% of activities that add to 80% of your results
  • Build a high performing team
  • Avoid failure and redundancy
  • Become a more inspirational and appealing leader
  • Win the trust of sceptical stakeholders


The Use of Assessments in Gauging Project Maturity
Jim Stewart

Jim Stewart

Studies show that a significant number of projects either fail outright or don’t meet all of their objectives. This is not due to a failure of project management as a discipline. It’s due largely to a failure to correctly engage the tools and techniques of project management. Sometimes this happens at the grass roots level but as often as not, these processes are not well understood at the senior management level.  There are various maturity models that speak to how well a company runs its projects from the ad hoc “chaos” level up to the fully optimized level. And the problem is that too many companies run at or near the ad hoc level, endlessly churning and repeating the same mistakes.

In this talk I’ll discuss a model of project maturity and how the bar can be raised by using assessments to gauge both project manager maturity and the healthiness of your projects.