2016 Conference

Project Management Best Practices

Friday 16 December, 2016

pm granes



8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-9:10 Opening remarks 

George Merguerian, BA, PMP, Senior Partner, Global Business Management Consultants

9:10-9:40 Managing scarce resources in projects and project portfolios 

Angelos Kirianes, Global Head Project Delivery, Principal Executive, Program Director, T-Systems International GmBH

9:40-10:00 Managing a portfolio in a dynamic environment where disruptions are frequent

George Merguerian, BA, PMP, Senior Partner, Global Business Management Consultants


Agile Sessions

10:00-10:30 Agile project delivery in “non-Agile” environments: a pragmatic perspective 

Nikitas Despotidis, Director, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young Business Advisory Solutions

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-11:30 Use of Agile methodologies in small and medium size fixed-price projects

Kostas Flokos, General Manager, Upcom

11:30-12:00 How to control cost and schedule using the “Earned Value Management” Method in Agile project environments 

Apostolos Feroukas, General Manager at Digital Governance Projects, iKnowHow SA

12:00-12:30 Evolution of the Agile Project Management practices in a software house

Vasilios Souliotis, Manager, BETA CAE Systems International AG

12:30-13:30 Lunch Break


Tools, Success stories,Career Development sessions

13:30-14:15 What to say and do when things go wrong

Michael Robbs, Business English Coach, Instructor, Hellenic American Union

14:15-14:45 Greek public sector - Application of IPMA standard to a complex project

Maro Androutsopoulou, IPMA-C, Head of Strategic Planning & Development Office, National Documentation Centre, National Hellenic Research Foundation, PM-Greece/ International Project Management Association (IPMA)

14:45-15:15 Digital tools for project communication and best practices

Nikos Vasilakos, Digital Strategist, Elf Group, President, Internet Now, EEXI

15:15-15:40 Coffee Break

15:40-16:10 Complexity in Institutional Projects

Elisavet Golfinopoulou, PMI Greece Chapter representative

16:10-16:40 Project Management and Business Analysis – The four eyes case

Markos Papoutsidakis, CBAP, P2 Certified, Scrum Master, Business Systems Analyst, Intrasoft International
Eleni Mavrommati, CBAP, Scrum Certified, Senior Business Analyst, Intrasoft International

16:40-17:10 The Project Manager with the magic touch

Nicos Kourounakis, MASc, PMP, PM², MBA, Global Business Management Consultants


End of sessions

17:10-17:20 Let’s wrap up this event – what can we take with us.

George Merguerian, Global Business Management Consultants