Management of projects within public or governmental administrations brings its particular lot of difficulties. Nonetheless, the success of these projects shape tomorrow's economies and societies. Most recent studies and academic publications confirm the increasing projectification of our society and its associated challenges in terms of funding, transparency and execution.
For example, the recent COVID crisis put an emphasis on the rapid and successful deliveries of critical healthcare, logistics and digital projects. Further still, large challenges await on mobility, sustainability and energy projects which are all at least partially publicly funded.
Smart cities, Industry 5.0, Green Mega Projects, Research are other examples where project professionals of the public sector need insights on the right tools, the latest techniques and the appropriate mindsets to deliver value and critical changes to the citizen.
A panel of recognized experts in the project domain – administrations, professional associations, universities, private sector – will present and discuss the latest trends, the current initiatives and provide a glimpse at what the future public project manager will look like.
Frank Turley is a project management author, speaker, and adviser, with more than 16 years of experience in project management. He has trained hundreds of project managers in various methodologies.
Frank’s mission is to change the way the world learns and practices project management. He does this through practical PM training, sharing training material, and sample projects, and highlighting the more important PM techniques.
CEO Van Haren Publishing
Ivo van Haren is the founder and CEO of Van Haren Publishing. Van Haren publishing is the world’s leading publisher of best practices, frameworks, and standards in Project Management.
Ivo is also one of the founding fathers of the PM² group, a not-for-profit membership organization that aims to facilitate the implementation of the PM² project management methodology in public and private projects as intended by the Center of Excellence in PM² of the European Commission.
Reinhard Wagner has been involved in the realization of projects in business, public service, and civil society for more than 35 years. He is Managing Director of Tiba, a Munich-based consultancy specializing in projects and transformation, and is involved with IPMA, GPM, and the European University Alma Mater Europaea in Maribor, where he undertakes research and teaches on project management.
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Wagner
"Projectification of the public sector in Germany - Current status, potentials and a way forward"
"L’académie du numérique de la défense vis-à-vis de la gestion de projet au sein de la sphère publique"
Directeur de l'académie du numérique de la défense chez Ministère des Armées
Stéphane Foltzer is involved in the management of information systems at the department of defense in France. He has a special interest in the management and coordination of innovative information system projects and IS governance.
CEO IPMO Group & professor at Aarhus University and SBS
Dr. Robert Joslin is a professor at SBS Swiss Business School. He publishes books, book chapters, and research papers in the field of PMOs, leadership, project, program, and portfolio management.
He also presents at academic and practitioner conferences and is a peer reviewer of the three research journals in project management and PMO management. Dr. Joslin is the founder of AIPMO and in the process of co-authoring an international ‘leading’ standard on PMOs for AIPMO as well is in the process of co-authoring six books that constitute a body of knowledge in the area of PMOs. He has 20 plus years in designing, initiating management delivery of business transformation, reengineering, infrastructure, strategy development including winning national prizes for ideas and product innovation.
Dr. Joslin develops and designs enterprise PMOs using various frameworks including AIPMO’s Strategic Framework for PMOs and Portfolios, Programs, and Projects.
Prof. Dr. Robert Joslin
"Increasing public sector project success rates through the careful design and implementation of a PMO topology"
"20 years of managing EU funded projects"
Research & Project Manager at
Katrin Reschwamm has been a research manager at EU GrantsAccess at ETH Zurich since April 2021 and supports researchers and companies in acquiring European research funds. She is also active in various networks and associations, such as the Swiss Project Management Association, the German Association for Project Management, EARMA, and the International Society for Professional Innovation Management.
Katrin started her career as Research Associate and Project Manager at Fraunhofer IFF in Germany in 2000. Since then, she has been involved in developing EU-funded project proposals in various application areas from Logistics, Manufacturing, and ICT to SME internationalization and Entrepreneurship. Katrin is a certified Senior Project Manager (IPMA Level B) and has been managing several EU-funded projects over the last 20 years.
Director Digital Business Solutions at European Commission
"Management of public projects: Perspectives of the European Commission"
Thomas Gageik is Director for "Digital Business Solutions" at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Informatics (DG DIGIT).
In this role at the EC, he coordinates the delivery of Digital Solutions to the EU Institutions and Member States, driving organizational efficiency through corporate solutions and helping the digital transformation of the European Commission. Thomas also supervises the work of the CoEPM² on project management methods and their dissemination.
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Management of public projects in Europe, challenges and new perspectives