Baltic Project Management Days 2017
Date | 2-3 November, 2017
What are the Baltic PM Days?
Traditionally organized by the members of International Project Management Association in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, the Baltic PM Days has already become a central meeting point for project management professionals from the Baltic States. Through cooperation with several partners, the conference evolves into a joint meeting with colleagues not only from the Baltic, but also from the Nordic, and other European countries. Participants and speakers who are actively involved in organizational change, project management, experts in their subject with leading roles in organizations and researchers contributing with latest academic insights on project management are expected to join the conference this year.
What’s new this year?
In addition to an exhaustive analysis of the topical questions in project management, last year, the conference program already featured professional foresight. This year, the conference takes a step forward and highlights the competences that are necessary to manage the continuous changes in our world as a focal point of the program.
The storm is coming. Are you prepared?
The project management environment today is highly turbulent, and the truth is, we cannot prevent the storm. Yet, we can manage it if we are competent and equipped with proper tools.
The Baltic PM Days 2017 will unlock a strategy for coping with the storm. This year, the whole conference agenda is dedicated to transformations, which may affect project management, evaluating potential threats and avoiding pitfalls, overcoming the negative forces, availing the positive flows, and finally, turning risks into opportunities. While acknowledging that individual competences required to effectively work on projects, programmes and portfolios are the main sources of power when managing the storm, competent professionals are highlighted as one of the key conference pillars this year.
On the verge of theory and practice
When resisting the storm, the power lies in proper decisions. Most often, a right decision is a derivative of both theory and practice. For the first time, Baltic PM Days this year will offer a fusion of theoretical and practical expertise, shared by top-level practitioners in a real-life case format, as well as leading researchers from across Lithuania and Europe, presenting their insightful findings.
Through a set of latest perspectives on business transformations, their impact on people involved in projects, and unfolding the main individual competence areas, the Baltic PM Days 2017 will present its participants a solid toolkit and a survival pack to manage the storm.
The storm is coming. Get prepared at the Baltic PM Days.
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The History of Baltic PM Days
The first Baltic PM Days took place in Riga, Latvia from 18 to 19 May 2013.
The main topics of the conference were strategic change management, project management culture, writing and implementing EU projects, project promotion and marketing. Tom Taylor from the UK was the highlight of the conference, giving not only a very detailed view on the diversity of project management and opportunities for development, but also leading participants towards a method of creative thinking and multitasking. Another unforgettable presentation was given by Nick Fewings from the UK; he showed a practical method of identifying types of people and started a discussion on leading a project team effectively, using similar and different behaviours and characteristics.
The 2nd Baltic PM Days took place in Vilnius, Lithuania from 8 to 9 May 2014.
The main topic of the conference was which PM approach was better – classical or Agile. Both approaches were examined from different aspects of project management.
Notable keynote speakers included Tom Taylor from the UK, Daniel Kenneth King from Denmark, Heikki Lonka from Finland and Ralf Muller from Norway.
Baltic PM Days 2015 was held in Tallinn, Estonia from 17 to 18 September 2015 and engaged participants in a creative and artistic atmosphere, including films, magic performances and voice exercises which surprised participants and enabled them to examine project management from different points of view.
Tiina Lokk, The Director of the Black Nights Film Festival, told her story regarding building a cultural event from scratch to one which has become a world-class film festival. The guest of honour was Siim Kallas, former Vice President of the European Union and ex-Prime Minister of Estonia, who spoke about competitive advantages yet to be exploited in the Baltics. However, participants voted Nigel Runnels – Moss as the best speaker; his subject was the dynamics of large scale IT projects.
Baltic PM Days 2016
March 17 & 18, Riga, Latvia, The Latvian National Library
The fourth Baltic PM Days returned back to Latvia.
The two-day conference gathered 255 participants and world-class project management professionals. The conference attendants had the chance to hear stories of both local and international experiences from the President of International Project Management Association (IPMA) Reinhard Wagner (Germany), Deputy Managing Director at Länsimetro Oy Tero Palmu, Spatial Planning Expert at Rail Baltica Project Neils Balgalis (Latvia) and many others – accomplished project management professionals in different fields of the business. The event ended with a dedicated day for a project management simulation – KINSHASA – that gave the participants to try AGILE methods of managing the project.
The theme of the Baltic PM Days 2016 – The Art of Embracing Changes – gave a chance to get a sense of project management as a form of art and help participants to prepare for change they may be facing in the future and learn how to smoothly paint their way through challenges.
PM Days programme consisted of 4 parallel streams each of which covered specific topics such as project stakeholder management, management of virtual teams, project crisis communication, change management in organizations and project teams, stress management
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