June 12, 2017

12th International Conference

The Future of European Project Management

December 16, 2016

11th International Conference




Next generation Project Management:
Agility, Methodologies, Leadership

Sharing perspectives and best practices

Introducing the new PM2 Project Management Methodology developed by the European Commission

The 2017 Conference is the 12th year anniversary landmark event organized by the HAU Centre of Excellence in Project Management and Global Business Management Consultants. This year's conference brought together project management practitioners and EU PM2 Methodology experts and trainers to exchange success stories and lessons learned.

The Conference presented the story and best practices of the recently released Project Management Methodology of the European Commission (PM²) which is a free and open source project management methodology available to all EU Institutions, Public Administrations, Contractors and Citizens.

Presentations and panel discussions referred to best practices that enable better Project Management in the EU and help projects and organizations deal with the challenges of funding, performance, collaboration, stakeholders engagement and managing contractors.  The conference also presented a variety of methodologies, tools and techniques driven from international complex projects in order to share insights on how dynamic organizations deal with a rapidly changing business environment.

The conference concluded with a panel discussion on the future of EU project management.


Pre-Conference Workshops:

PM2 Essentials, 7-8/6/2017

Agile PM2 Essentials, 9-10/6/2017


This event offers up to 40 PDUs towards PMI® credential retention (16 PDUs for each workshop and 8 PDUs for the conference)

Important information: All delegates will have on-line access to proceedings around 20 days after the event.

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Speakers (in alphabetical order)

Nicos Kourounakis, MASc, MBA, PMP, IPMA-D, P2, PM 2 Certified, Senior Consultant, OPM 2
Topic: The PM2 Story – The Project Management Methodology of the EC

Michael Kraack, Managing Director of EMCRA GmbH
Topic: An inside look on EU-funded projects: project development, grant writing and project management

Pierre Leclercq, PM 2 Certified, Principal Consultant, Global Business Management Consultants
Topic: The value of Project Governance – the PM2 roles and responsibilities

George Merguerian, BE, MBA, PMP, Senior Partner of Global Business Management Consultants, Managing Director, European Operations
Topic: Managing organizational change in projects  - the PM2 business implementation plan

Elias Michelioudakis, PM 2 Certified, Agile@EC Expert, P2, Senior Consultant, Riedenschneider Consulting
Topic: Agile PM2 – A case study

Aglaia Ntriva, B.Sc., M.Sc., IPMA, ITIL, Seasoned Project Manager & IT Relationship Manager, Alpha Bank, PM-Greece representative
Topic: Application of IPMA principles to a project in Alpha Bank

Murat Ozbilen, PMP, MSE, Senior Partner, Managing Director MEA, Regional Director Southern Europe, Global Business Management Consultants
Topic: Sharing experience from the application of Scrum in the manufacturing industry

Markos Papoutsidakis, CBAP®, PRINCE2® Certified, Scrum Master, Scrum Product Owner, Service Delivery Manager, TRASYS Greece (part of the NRB Group)
IT methods and processes to support the implementation of regulations and directives in European Institutions and Agencies

Mike Robbs, Business English & Communications Coach, Hellenic American Union
Topic: How to get the best out of the people you work with

Ioannis Sagias, Programme Manager, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation
Topic: The Joinup Platform – sharing and reusing solutions within the EU

Mike Staunton, Principal Consultant, Global Business Management Consultants
Topic: The future of work and transformation management

John Waring, Corporate Programmes and Projects Officer, European Defence Agency
Topic: The PMO: Just a cost center or does it add benefit?

Savvas Zortikis, Co-founder, CEO, Viral Loops
Topic: The Agile approach to launching and growing a software startup


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