• Implementing Continuous Improvement - "It’s Getting Better Every Day"
    We warmly welcome you to the next Wellington PRINCE2 User Group event, to be held at KPMG on Wednesday 7th November. Join us to hear from Duncan Boennic and Clare Fullbrook from Education Payroll Limited as they discuss the implementation of their extremely successful continuous improvement initiative 'Better Every Day'. Following the successful implementation of Better Every Day, Duncan and Clare would like to share what the drivers were for its introduction, how they went about implementing and embedding the initiative, and the benefits that have been achieved so far. This will be a very informative and helpful session offering practical insights on how to introduce continuous improvement in any organisation and key considerations for a successful implementation. A big thank you to KPMG for their ongoing support in hosting these events and for sponsoring drinks and nibbles at our November Meetup. We encourage you to RSVP via meetup at http://www.meetup.com/PRINCE2-User-Group-Meetup/ Wellington PRINCE2 User Group Organising Committee

    KPMG

    Level 9, 10 Customhouse Quay · Wellington

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  • Better Business Cases - Love them or hate them?
    We warmly welcome you to the next Wellington PRINCE2 User Group event. Topic: Better Business Cases - Love them or hate them? Where: Deloitte, 20 Customhouse Quay, Wellington Love them or hate them, we all know that business cases are a critical step in the development of a project or programme. But how many of us see them as the dynamic foundation document that allows us to connect with our stakeholders and how many of us see them purely as a vehicle to secure funding? Join us as Mel Wallwork and Celia van Vliet from Treasury discuss an upcoming piece of work to review the end-to-end Better Business Case (BBC) development and approval process. Mel and Celia will use the attendees as a focus group to establish what of the BBC process is giving people problems and could benefit from change versus what is working well and should be retained. This is a great opportunity for project managers & consultants to share their experiences and insights to influence the revision of the BBC process. About our presenters: - Mel Wallwork is a Senior Advisor in the Treasury Investment Management & Asset Performance team. He’s a High Risk Gateway reviewer & major project monitor currently working in the Gateway Unit arranging and facilitating agency Gateway reviews. - Celia van Vliet is an Investment Reviews Programme Manager in the Treasury Investment Management & Asset Performance team. She’s a High Risk Gateway Reviewer and her role is to engage with agencies and reviewers to ensure Investment Reviews, particularly Gateway, are scheduled and resourced to provide the best possible support to projects and programmes at key points in their life-cycles. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A big thank you to Deloitte for their support in hosting this event and for sponsoring the drinks and nibbles. We encourage you to RSVP via meetup at http://www.meetup.com/PRINCE2-User-Group-Meetup/ Wellington PRINCE2 User Group Organising Committee

    Deloitte

    Level 12 20 Customhouse Quay · Wellington

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  • PQAF are running an event on Monday 27th August - You are Invited
    Hi Team - sorry some confusion of the time set on this meetup. It is a lunchtime talk not an evening one. As below and on the PQAF site (ideally you will RSVP there and just use this as a link to their meetup). B Visit https://www.meetup.com/PQAForum/ for details It looks like shameless self promotion - but not really. PQAF asked me to post these details and invite you to come along.. Hi Brian We’re sending out some information about your PQAF meeting presentation next Monday to various sites. Can you load this on the Prince 2 Meetup site please? I notice you are the main organiser, nothing like goin to the top to get something done. The Reality of Building Quality into Large Programmes "Good morning, Mr Phelps. Your mission - should you decide to accept it - is to ensure quality on a large programme of work." Of course, it's not totally your responsibility but you are accountable for it. So, how are you going to meet this challenge? Come and hear from Brian Rowe, Quality Manager at the Accident Compensation Corporation, as he shares some war stories and lessons learned that might just make your life a little easier - or at least steer you in the direction of another less stressful role! Where and When: Grant Thornton, Level 15 Grant Thornton House, Lambton Quay. 12.00 to 1.00pm Monday 27 August 2018. For more details see https://www.meetup.com/PQAForum/ Cheers Christine

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  • An Agile Case Study
    We warmly welcome you to the next Wellington PRINCE2 User Group event. Topic: An Agile Case Study Where: Deloitte, 20 Customhouse Quay, Wellington Join us as Brian Rowe introduces an agile case study from ACC and the release of ACC's new Billing and Levies system called Juno. This is the major release from the Shaping our Future Transformation Programme that has been underway since 2014/2015. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "The Accident Compensation Corporation's new policy and levy system went live this month, six months late and after a $26.4 million in "contingency" investment. Juno, which manages policy information, levy payments and invoicing, is part of ACC's $456 million "Shaping our Future" transformation plan. The offering went live on 5 March, replacing a 15-year-old system which the ACC said was limiting its ability to make customer service improvements. "Our original aim was to launch in October 2017 but as we got our teeth into the project it became clear that the complexity of transferring decades of customer data from our old systems would require more time," a spokesperson said. "Our focus has always been on improving our customers’ experience by delivering a high-quality new service. That ambition has always been our priority ahead of meeting our hoped-for launch date." - Reseller News 2018 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The format for this meeting will be a panel who will set the scene/context and outline some of the lessons learned before answering questions from the meeting. - Dave Squire, ACC - Transformation Programme Director - Brian Rowe, ACC - Transformation Quality Manager - Jim Obren, Partner, Grant Thornton - providing Agile Technical QA to ACC - 'Agile' Pete, PetoniMahi Ltd - providing Agile training and QA to ACC A big thank you to Deloitte for their support in hosting this event and for sponsoring the drinks and nibbles. We encourage you to RSVP via meetup at http://www.meetup.com/PRINCE2-User-Group-Meetup/ For more of the article above here is the link https://www.reseller.co.nz/article/634521/project-juno-acc-new-86-2m-policy-levy-system-finally-goes-live/ Wellington PRINCE2 User Group Organising Committee

    Deloitte

    Level 12 20 Customhouse Quay · Wellington

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  • Portfolio Management - Is a portfolio just a programme on steroids?
    We warmly welcome you to the next Wellington PRINCE2 User Group event, to be held at Momentum on Thursday 19 April. Topic: Portfolio Management - Is a portfolio just a programme on steroids? When: Thursday 19 April, 5 - 7 pm Where: Momentum, Simpl House, Level 8, 40 Mercer Street, Wellington Join us as Veronika Karashvili introduces our three speakers on the subject of portfolio management: - Will Morrow - Analyst, Investment Management and Asset Performance, Treasury For the past five years, Will has worked in the Investment Management and Asset Performance team at the New Zealand Treasury. In that role, he provides advice, analysis and support to Ministers and agencies on the government’s portfolio of capital investments. Will also organises the Portfolio Community of Interest to lift Portfolio Management capability across government. Previously Will was based in Siem Reap, Cambodia, where he was Country Director of an NGO focused on sustainable development and improving social outcomes for rural Cambodians. - Mike O'Hara - Deputy Director, Enterprise Portfolio Office, New Zealand Defence Force While Mike originally had a science and product development background, he has moved into the project and programme management space. Mike is currently the Deputy Director/Strategic projects portfolio manager at the New Zealand Defence Force. Previously Mike has been a portfolio manager at both Police and Housing New Zealand and has provided consulting services on portfolio management. - Martin Smit, Director EPMO, Ministry of Justice Martin has worked in the banking industry, consulted in portfolio management and implemented portfolio management functions into the public sector. With over 10 years’ experience in investment planning, governance and portfolio management practice, Martin enjoys building high performing EPMO functions that add value to organisations. He does this by creating a line of sight between investments and strategic goals and becoming a trusted leader of an enterprise-wide approach to identify, prioritise and successfully deliver on change initiatives. A big thank you to Momentum for their support in hosting this event and for sponsoring the drinks and nibbles. We encourage you to RSVP via meetup at http://www.meetup.com/PRINCE2-User-Group-Meetup/ Wellington PRINCE2 User Group Organising Committee

    Momentum

    Simpl House, Level 8, 40 Mercer Street, Wellington · Wellington

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  • What's so difficult about Change Management anyway?
    We warmly welcome you to the next Wellington PRINCE2 User Group event, to be held at KPMG on Monday 26th February. Join us as MC Murray Wills introduces our speakers who will discuss the challenges of change management and share their experiences and lessons learnt while managing change. - Neville Henderson, ACC: Having started his career as an Industrial/Organisational Psychologist, Neville worked in Human Resources roles in both Public and Private Sectors before specialising in Change Management. He has been involved with the Wellington Chapter of the Change Management Institute since its launch in 2013 and enjoys creating opportunities for people to share insights on implementing successful organisational change. Neville is currently contracting as a Change Manager at the Accident Compensation Corporation. - Jo Cunningham, Ministry of Social Development: Currently Head of Business Change, Service Delivery at the Ministry of Social Development, Jo has been with the Ministry for almost 10 years. For the past two years, Jo has led the Business Design, Implementation and Change team for the Simplification programme, one of the Ministry’s largest change programmes. Jo has a passion for change management and is a big believer in client-centric approaches to successful change. - Lauren Foster, Deloitte: Lauren is a Director in Deloitte’s Human Capital practice and has more than 15 years’ experience helping clients to navigate the people aspects of complex transformations. She has delivered change projects for some of the world’s biggest brands in Financial Services, Health Care, Energy & Resources and across the Public Sector in Wellington and Washington DC. Lauren is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and has an MBA from Georgetown University. A big thank you to KPMG for their ongoing support in hosting these events and for sponsoring drinks and nibbles at our February Meetup. We encourage you to RSVP via meetup at http://www.meetup.com/PRINCE2-User-Group-Meetup/ Wellington PRINCE2 User Group Organising Committee

    KPMG

    Level 9, 10 Customhouse Quay · Wellington

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  • Innovation in Benefit Delivery: Benefits Don't Just Happen
    We warmly welcome you to the next Wellington PRINCE2 User Group event, to be held at Momentum on Tuesday 24th October. Topic: Innovation in Benefit Delivery: Benefits Don't Just Happen When: Tuesday 24th October, 5 - 7 pm Where: Momentum, Simpl House, Level 8, 40 Mercer Street, Wellington Join us as Mel Wallwork introduces the following speakers on the subject of Benefits: • Kerry Hollingsworth from Treasury: Kerry is principal advisor on Investor Confidence Rating (ICR) and has been part of the Treasury team responsible for developing and implementing ICR. The ICR process provides a confidence rating for stakeholders as well as feedback on actions that will improve an agencies management of assets and investments. Kerry will be reflecting on the first round of ICR results and the expected impact of the ICR programme over the next two years. • Jeremy Markham from Stats New Zealand: Two years ago Stats NZ embarked on a world first journey of combining change management and benefits management. Jeremy has seen a number of ideas arise about practically breaching the “knowing-doing gap” of benefits management. • Mike Ryan from IRD: Having worked on several high profile IR Projects and Programmes as a contributor to business cases, post-implementation reviewer and financial advisor, Mike took up his current role as a Costs and Benefits Specialist within Inland Revenue. Mike was involved in the working groups which created the two guides "Managing Benefits from Projects and Programmes: Guide for Practitioners” and "How to Excel as a Benefits Owner”. • Landyn Swanson from New Zealand Defence Force A big thank you to Momentum for their support in hosting this event and for sponsoring the drinks and nibbles. We encourage you to RSVP via meetup at http://www.meetup.com/PRINCE2-User-Group-Meetup/ Wellington PRINCE2 User Group Organising Committee

    Momentum

    Simpl House, Level 8, 40 Mercer Street, Wellington · Wellington

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  • Setting yourself up to be a success as a Project Manager
    We warmly welcome you to the next Wellington PRINCE2 User Group event, to be held at KPMG on Wednesday 13th September: Topic: Setting yourself up to be a success as a Project Manager When: Wednesday 13th September from 5 - 7 pm Where: KPMG, Level 9, 10 Customhouse Quay, Wellington Being called a Project Manager is straightforward, but being successful while managing challenging projects is significantly more difficult. With the variety of project experiences we have, sometimes it can be difficult to find the time to reflect on what we have learned and look at ways to apply these learnings to our own project management approach. In our next meetup, join us and share the collective experiences of other project professionals on how to succeed with project management. Come prepared with a technique or two that has worked for you and be ready for a lively discussion! We’ll also hear from two of our members: - Amanda Maxwell of Maxsys. Amanda will take us through the 2017 revision of the PRINCE2 framework and the key changes that have been made with this most recent update. - Mel Wallwork from Treasury. Mel will be sharing a number of recent lessons learned from programmes both in the UK and Victoria. A big thank you to KPMG for their support in hosting this event and for sponsoring the drinks and nibbles. We encourage you to RSVP via meetup at http://www.meetup.com/PRINCE2-User-Group-Meetup/ We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 13th September. Wellington PRINCE2 User Group Organising Committee

    KPMG

    Level 9, 10 Customhouse Quay · Wellington

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  • DevOps - the MSD Journey
    We warmly welcome you to the next Wellington PRINCE2 User Group event, to be held at Momentum on Wednesday 5th April as follows: Topic: DevOps - the MSD Journey When: Wednesday 5th April from 5 - 7pm Where: Simpl House, Level 8, Mercer Street, Wellington Dev Ops – The MSD Journey Until recently, IT projects at the Ministry of Social Development have operated in a largely waterfall manner. In 2016, the movement to a more nimble approach gained traction and along with widespread adoption of Agile, the Ministry’s implementation of Dev Ops began. But what exactly is Dev Ops? How can it assist with delivery and improve system implementation? Is this just the latest in IT buzz words, forgotten as the next one comes along? Join us to find out the value that Dev Ops can help unlock and how MSD is using this to improve delivery times, reduce deployment overheads and increase software quality. Bio for Rob England A mover and shaker in the New Zealand Dev Ops scene, Rob England is known as the IT Skeptic and is an IT consultant and commentator. Rob consults in all areas of IT management, including governance, ITSM, and DevOps (he's a certified DevOps Foundation instructor). He has over thirty five years experience mapping business requirements to IT solutions, many of them in service management. He has written many articles and papers, and several books. He is a member of itSMF, ISACA, the NZ Institute of IT Professionals and is a regular speaker at international IT conferences. Rob will be providing a general overview of DevOps and key benefits. Bio for Jason Cribb Jason Cribb has had the position of an IT Project Manager at the Ministry of Social Development for a number of years. A key part of his role in recent years was helping audit then deliver projects that required support in order to “get over the line”. From his perspective this is doing his best to minimise the delivery damage. It’s a role that has seen massive divides between Build teams, Platform/Operations teams, and Project teams not to mention the impacts to the people who use the systems. The ever increasing pressure from the business to deliver faster and with more functionality culminated in a defining moment in 2016, a failed delivery that provided the catalyst for change to a more people-centred and empathetic way - DevOps. Jason will focus on how MSD has been implementing Dev Ops and the journey to date. Thank you to Momentum for their support in hosting this event at their premises. We encourage you to RSVP via meetup at http://www.meetup.com/PRINCE2-User-Group-Meetup/ . We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 5th April. Wellington PRINCE2 User Group Organising Committee

    Momentum

    Simpl House, Level 8, 40 Mercer Street, Wellington · Wellington

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  • Call for Speakers for the 2016 meeting program.
    If you've got a pet topic or a yearning to talk on one of the topics selected in the annual survey - then please register your interest here (by clicking the RSVP option or starting a conversation on the topic you are interested in.) The committee group will co-ordinate the calendar and put you in touch with the MC for the event (they organise the speakers). Similarly if you are interested in hosting (the venue) or sponsoring (drinks and or nibbles) there is a similar invite to record your interest in that. Doing it this way you'll get some extra publicity and kudos and we'll have all the information we need at our fingertips.

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