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Welcome to the Project Data Analytics Community. We created this meet up to share best practise on leveraging data within a project, programme and portfolio environment. We all know that data has the potential to transform how projects, programmes and portfolios are delivered, but practical implementation constraints often prevent the full value from being realised. This meetup will explore some of the challenges at the intersection of data analysis and project, programme and portfolio management and discuss how practitioners are working to resolve them, underpinned by real world examples.

We'll also explore how machine learning and AI can help to resolve some of the challenges at the intersection of project / programme management and big data.

The NW Project Data Analytics Meetup expands the hugely successful London Project Data Analytics community across the country.

Please check out our community site at http://projectdataanalytics.uk . We are in the process of refreshing it but it will have details of events, community news, videos, slides, blogs and a series of resources on how to get started in project data analytics.

Upcoming events (2)

Join me at Disruption is inevitable - How will you prepare?

The project data analytics community was founded in 2017 and it is now reaching a tipping point. Organisations are beginning to wake up to the power of advanced data analytics. COVID has accelerated the rate of digital adoption and companies are looking for opportunities to transform how they deliver projects. Within this talk Martin Paver, the founder of the project data analytics community, will share insights into the latest developments within the industry and what this means for project delivery. Project delivery organisations are beginning to develop data analytics teams and software solutions. Clients are grappling with how to leverage the data that is generated as a by product of their investments. We are also wrestling with productivity challenges and the rapidly increasing pressure to deliver more for less. We are in a perfect storm, ripe for disruption. Martin will also provide insights into emerging developments ranging from the project data analytics task force through to the construction data trust. What does this mean for your organisation and how will you prepare yourself for what is an inevitable future?

Panel Session: Data Analytics and Project Controls. Opportunity or Threat?

In our October meetup we will be hosting a panel session bringing together some of the leading minds in project management and project controls to discuss the impact of advanced data analytics and AI on their discipline. There is a wide range of perspectives on how project controls will evolve. Some people believe that AI will provide additional tools to help existing project controls professionals. Others believe that the industry will be fundamentally reinvented through a more statistics and evidence driven approach. Are we entered in a new era? How disruptive will it be? How will we need to adapt? Will a new cadre of professional emerge? What are the opportunities for data professionals? Although we strive for diversity in our meetup, we often struggle - we have a lot of male speakers. So in this session we are delighted to be able to host an all female panel comprising the following hugely impressive line up __________________________________________________________ Breda Ryan Breda Ryan is the Head of Programme Controls at Jacobs Major Programmes and Projects Group. She supports EMEA infrastructure clients with tailored PMO solutions. She is a change advocate, passionate about 21st century programme controls and is often heard asking the “so what” question to drive meaningful output from data. __________________________________________________________ Sue Simmonite Sue is the Project Management & Control Capability Director for BAE Systems. Sue is responsible for developing the Corporate Project Management and Project Control capability across a global business. Her focus is on achieving operational excellence across all projects, programmes and portfolios. Her role also has a critical focus on driving continuous improvement and innovation. Sue is actively engaged in operational support to the global Portfolios, Programmes and Projects through Chairing key independent reviews such as Integrated Baseline Reviews. Sue also is the corporate sponsor for all senior PM leadership programmes working closely with thought leaders in this area in academia. Sue is the company representative for the Association for Project Management (APM), the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the UK Major Projects Association (MPA) and has recently achieved recognition as an APM Fellow as well as having been recognised internally as one of the inaugural BAE Systems PM Fellows. __________________________________________________________ Zoe Madams Zoe is the PMO Services Director at Mace. She has 30 years of professional experience with 11 years at Mace leading the Project Controls and PMO Global Practice. She has led numerous PMOs include Heathrow Expansion, HS2 Euston station and London 2012. __________________________________________________________ Jo Jolly Jo is a Deputy Director at the Environment Agency and leads a team of programme and contract managers, and a team of environmental and sustainability managers. Delivering mainly asset management projects to reduce flood risk, digital tools are an essential part of bringing together knowledge and data to develop the best delivery programmes, to integrate a range of socio-economic and environmental benefits for communities. Jo is an advocate of making best use of data analytics to improve the productivity of project delivery. Prior to joining the Environment Agency Jo worked in groundwater and contaminated land consultancy, after completing her PhD in Geophysics at the University of Birmingham.

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