Lee R. Lambert

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The future of Project management Through the Eyes of the Past

A Project Management career wasn’t always a career.  It once was just a hobby that technical people did in their spare time.  How did we get from hobby to career? & what’s next?  Lee Lambert will spare no detail.

This presentation will share the experiences of someone who has been there through it all.  More than 45 years of involvement in PMI has exposed the good, the bad and the ugly. The fact that PMI has grown from one single Chapter in the United States (Houston) to more than 300 chapters worldwide is a testament to the success of this career transition.  Why has this happened?  What will happen next?  We have gone from basic project scheduling to comprehensive integrated project planning to an Agile explosion that has had the impact of a 7.5 quake on the Richter Scale and we aren’t done yet as AI is threatening to change everything (again)

Following the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.

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  • Lee R. Lambert, PMI Fellow and Founder of Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, CEO Lambert Consulting Group, USA Ohio

    Lee R. Lambert has logged 50+ years of project management experience and is considered one of the world’s thought leaders on project management methods and how they can be utilized to create and sustain value added Leadership and Collaboration capabilities.   He is one of only 70 in the world to receive the honor of PMI Fellow. Lee is a Past President of the Central Ohio PMI and was one of the Founders of the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP) credential.  His book, Project Management-The CommonSense Approach, is a best seller in the field.

    At 37 years old Lee was named VP of Staff and Organizational Development for one of the world’s largest contract research organizations where he was responsible for creating and implementing a Leadership Development program focused on improved performance for project managers and supporting functional/line managers.

    During his decades of platform training Mr. Lambert has provided learning opportunities to more than 50,000 professionals in 23 countries.  He is regularly called upon to provide Keynote presentations on Leadership, Communications and other Project Management topics.  Before his years as VP, Mr. Lambert was a project management evangelist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and General Electric.  Currently he is a Senior Strategic Advisor to PMI and spends his days traveling around the world seeking input from PMI members regarding how Global PMI can serve its membership more effectively.  He visited 31 PMI Chapters in 2022 and has an objective of connecting with 60+ in 2023.

Implementation of Disciplined Agile in industry. Example: Whirlpool

An international coach team from ALVISSION EDUCATION started an international lighthouse project with Whirlpool Corporation, the leading kitchen and laundry company and PMI Europe. The main goal of this agile transformation training and coaching project was to show that 5 international project teams could improve their way of working with practical implementation and use of the hybrid process toolkit, Disciplined Agile. 40 team leaders from China, India, South America, North America and EMEA get trained as Disciplined Agile Scrum Masters.

The attendees will learn and understand how to start an Agile Transformation with Disciplined Agile. They will understand the challenges from international project teams, they will learn about the DA coaching approach and what are the success factors and pre-requisites for the teams to start with agile team development in manufacturing industry. We will show with this project and case study how to Choose Your WoW, the Way of Working with Disciplined Agile and how to improve the teams work. We will explain the results of the 5 months coaching, the improvements and the impact for the daily work of the international project teams.


  • Frank Tassone, Managing Director & Master Instructor, ALVISSION EDUCATION, PMP, PMP Instructor, DASSM, DA Instructor, DA Coach, Germany

    Frank Tassone, is the founder and managing director of ALVISSION EDUCATION (Germany), the first PMI Authorized Training & Consulting Partner (ATP) in Europe. He has more than 25 years of experience as a Project Manager, Instructor and Agile Coach in international companies. He is private lecturer for International Project Management at Frankfurt University and well known as national and international speaker.

    He is a Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification holder. He has comprehensive expertise in traditional and agile methods of project management in project-oriented and line organizations. He also has extensive national and international project and training experience.

    His mission and passion is to improve the World with Project Management and his greatest goal is the democratization of education.

    Frank was member of the first PMI Disciplined Agile Instructor Master Class at Atlanta 2019. He is the 1st Certified PMI Disciplined Agile Instructor & Coach (DASSM/CDAC/CDAI/DAVSC) in Germany. The ALVISSION EDUCATION team gets national and international prices and awards with his innovative trainings and social education projects. He holds different roles as active chapter volunteer in PMI Germany chapter. Frank is with Antje Lehmann-Benz founder and leader of the PMI Germany DA Community of Practice. He is member of the PMI DA Instructor CoP, DA Coach CoP and DAVSC CoP.

    The ALVISSION EDUCATION Trainer & Coach Team is the largest Disciplined Agile Expert Team outside from North America.

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Maria Sansom

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Benefits management versus value realisation: are you doing enough?

This session will provide attendees with an insight into what benefits management is and will then go on to discuss the various ways that benefits can be identified, managed, and realised. The presentation also considers how benefits management compares and links with value creation and value realisation.

  • Maria Sansom, Business Development Specialist, BT, UK

    A highly experienced and enthusiastic individual with over 7 years’ service management experience in the IT sector. Experienced in seeking and adopting best practice and implementing improvements within multiple teams across a wide range of locations. A member of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT and itSMF UK. Certified ITIL Strategic Leader and Managing Professional and holder of certificates for DevOps, Agile and CMMI. With experience delivering Service Management training to individuals new into the industry both internally to BT and in partnership with itSMF UK.

From idea to value delivery of digital services

The presentation provides an outlook about the role of digital services in today’s fast environment. Digital services and as technology significantly changing the behaviour of the customers and also create new needs and possibilities for service providers.

Closing panel speaker
  • Miroslav Hlohovský, CEO, OMNICOM and member of the board of itSMF Slovakia, Slovakia

    CEO at OMNICOM, s. r. o. and member of the board of itSMF Slovensko. He has more than 15 years of ITSM/ESM experience and is a co-author of ITIL4 practices – Service Desk and Service request management. It focuses on complex projects of digital transformation of companies and strategic IT consulting. He is a certified ITIL Managing Professional and holder of certificates for DevOps, Agile, Business Analysis, PRINCE2.

Miroslav Hlohovský

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Neville Hughes

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Experience Management: how to use it to improve service to your employees

Our two seasoned experience management practitioners will explain what experience management is and how to use it. The session will start with a simple methodology you can use immediately and expand into some more advanced techniques. Takeaways include using feedback to continually improve service and other practical advice to take back to the business.

  • Neville Hughes, Senior Consultant, CloudStratex

    A highly motivated, delivery-oriented IT executive with over twenty-five years’ experience across financial services, media, and publishing. Has proven record of delivering improvements to customer and employee experience in global environments. Likes to challenge the status quo, address problems quickly and implement solutions that are tangible and lasting. Has formed partnerships with colleagues, vendors, and customers on a global basis. Has significant experience in mentoring, coaching, and developing individuals from diverse backgrounds and at all levels.

Experience Management: how to use it to improve service to your employees

Our two seasoned experience management practitioners will explain what experience management is and how to use it. The session will start with a simple methodology you can use immediately and expand into some more advanced techniques. Takeaways include using feedback to continually improve service and other practical advice to take back to the business.

  • Mark Bewick, Senior Consultant, CloudStratex

    A highly motivated and outcome focused IT leader with more than 25 years’ experience in financial services, media and travel. Throughout his career, he has been recognized for his effective leadership style, communication skills, ability to solve complex problems and for delivering on commitments. A proven record of delivering improvements to employee and customer experience in global environments. Likes to challenge the status quo, address problems quickly and implement solutions that are tangible and lasting. An extremely credible leader who has formed partnerships with colleagues and customers on a global basis. Has experience of mentoring, coaching and developing individuals from diverse backgrounds and at all levels.

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Dezső Dudás

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5 pitfalls of disruptive technology adoption, focusing on project management aspects

Afraid of new technologies? Don’t be. Do you love disruptive developments? Be careful. As a project manager you need to balance boundaries, be efficient and adapt new technologies.

In a nutshell, this session will cover  quantum technology, supercomputer, hydrogen energy and artificial intelligence challenges considering how they can be used or rejected in the coming days. Mitigate risks, exploit opportunities or manage scope creep, as usually you do everyday.

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  • Dezső Dudás, MSc, PMP®, Vice-president of PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter

    Certified project manager with physicist background and an entrepreneurships mindset having special knowledge in aviation, supercomputer, healthcare and software development domain including portfolio and strategic levels. Enthusiastic volunteer to support project management community especially mentoring the next generation and to learn from them.

Closing panel speaker
  • Nenad Šutanovac, M.Sc., Director of the ICT Association at Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia

    Numerous activities of the ICT association are focused toward the digitalization of Slovene economy and building the ecosystem to support the digitalization and digital transformation of the entire economy and society. ICT Association is also closely collaborating with the government (ecosystem, regulation, support for companies to digitize, …), research and education system in Slovenia. Nenad Šutanovac was also one of the creators of the concept to build Digital Innovation Hub Slovenia. He is a active member of Management board of Slovene Digital Coalition, member of Supervisory board of Digital Innovation Hub Slovenia,  member of Supervisory board of SRIP Smart Cities and Society and member of Strategic council of CCIS for digitalization. In November 2020 he became also a director of Chamber for Business Services and Consulting.


    He had finished his Master degree of Electrical Engineering at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at University of Ljubljana in 1992 and General Management Programme at IEDC Bled School of Management in 1996. He has started his career as a researcher at Jozef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana for three years. After that he moved to the industry and has now more then 25 years of experience in the ICT industry, from SW development to managerial positions in different ICT companies, also international. In 2017, he joined SRIP Smart cities and communities to lead the ICT Innovation network. He was focused to the topics of Digital Strategy and Digital Transformation of companies. In 2018, he had become a director of ICT Association at Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia.

Nenad Šutanovac

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Tjaša Tomšič

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  • Tjaša Tomšič, COO and Management consultant, PDi Vizija

    Tjaša Tomšič has more than 10 years of experience in designing, managing and implementing project concepts, innovative solutions and changes. She successfully introduced many breakthrough solutions that the market or the industry had not known before. She worked in the field of business development of software solutions, project management, establishment and management of a project management office, innovation process and management of strategic projects, and internal consulting in the field of project organization. Today, she works as a consultant in the field of change management, innovation management, project management and leadership. In her work, he combines the knowledge offered by world-leading methodologies, practical experience and gamification. In the company PDiVizija, she assumes the role of partner and director of operations.

    • Prosci Change Practitioner
    • Actee Certified Partner
    • LPI Facilitator
    • IMYB Innovation Management Black Belt™