• Data and Analytics - changing the way projects and value are being delivered

    We warmly welcome you to the next Wellington PRINCE2 User Group event, to be held at Kiwibank on Tuesday 12th November from 5pm. The Kiwibank office event location is level 8, 20 Customhouse Quay (Deloitte building) in Wellington. Join us to hear how Data & Analytics is transforming how projects and value are being delivered in organisations - a session showcasing some innovative approaches that are really making an impact in new ways. Analytics @ Inland Revenue Business Transformation - The use of analytics in programme delivery, and the implementation of the Intelligence Led stream leading to the embedding of Agile practices within the organisation. This topic is presented by Jay Harris (Business Transformation Programme Manager, Intelligence Led stream). His portfolio includes the implementation of Information Knowledge Management, Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics. Heartbeat Project @ Ministry of Social Development (MSD) - A new approach to collecting and using Client Experience Survey data; This project aims to transform how the Ministry collects and uses feedback from clients about the services they receive. This topic is presented by McLeish Martin (Head of Client and Channel Experience, MSD). McLeish has worked in a variety of roles in teaching, research and policy before joining MSD’s advanced analytics team in 2013 and then managed the team from 2015. He moved to New Zealand in 2009 immediately after completing a Ph.D. in Social Psychology at Texas A&M University. A big thank you to Kiwibank for their support in hosting this event and for sponsoring drinks and nibbles for 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

  • Risk Management - going beyond traditional Project Risk Management

    We warmly welcome you to the next Wellington PRINCE2 User Group event, to be held at Deloitte on Thursday 19th September from 5pm. Join us to hear some interesting nuggets on Risk Management from a few different perspectives that promises to be thought provoking and helpful to broaden your thinking on the topic. AI Risk Management - Risk Management and how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can support more effective management of risk. Presented by Bruce Aylward. Going beyond traditional Risk Management - Experiences beyond traditional Risk Management and how these could be leveraged to expand one's horizon and achieve incremental change in their roles and organisation. Presented by Pradeep Navalkar. Infrastructure Risk Management - Insights into risk management on complex infrastructure projects including notable examples from Christchurch rebuild anchor projects, Transmission Gully motorway, and others from NZ, Australia and the UK. Presented by Gary Jerome. Our speakers: - Bruce Aylward is the founder and Chief Everything Officer of Psoda, a Wellington based software company that is building world class cloud portfolio, programme and project management software. - Pradeep Navalkar is the Principal Advisor (IT Service Continuity Management) at MBIE. He has experience in a variety of roles in both public and private sectors, including risk management, assurance, ICT and Information management and consulting. His present role is about improving recovery capability of his organisation's IT Services. Pradeep takes a continual service improvement approach with this while at the same time taking a pragmatic view of risks. - Gary Jerome is AECOM’s New Zealand Risk & Issues Manager and has over 30 years’ experience in NZ, Australia and the UK delivering complex infrastructure projects. Gary has implemented a risk based approach to understanding, defining and responding to the uncertainties in scope, cost and duration to deliver on project objectives. Thank you to Deloitte for their ongoing support in hosting these events and for sponsoring drinks and nibbles for our September Meetup. We encourage you to RSVP via meetup at http://www.meetup.com/PRINCE2-User-Group-Meetup/ Wellington PRINCE2 User Group Organising Committee

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  • Better Benefit Management

    KPMG

    We warmly welcome you to the next Wellington PRINCE2 User Group event, to be held at KPMG on Tuesday 9th July from 5pm. Join us to hear from Mandy Lacy on the subject of Benefits Realisation Management, with a particular focus on how to manage benefits across multi-disciplinary stakeholders and organisations. Mandy is a consultant, professional development coach and facilitator who has hands-on experience leading transformation, benefits realisation management, business change and modern workplace learning. She teaches and supervises organisational psychology students in the TA modality, holds a Masters in Learning Science and Technology and her PhD research focused on group memory and learning in team meetings resulting in nine design principles for improving team meeting productivity. Qualified and with professional memberships in organisational psychology, coaching, professional supervision and training, Mandy brings broad experience from corporate, government and NGO settings. Most recently, Mandy has been working as Benefits Manager for the eSPACE programme, which delivered the Midland Health Clinical Portal. A big thank you to KPMG for their ongoing support in hosting these events and for sponsoring drinks and nibbles for our July Meetup. We encourage you to RSVP via meetup at http://www.meetup.com/PRINCE2-User-Group-Meetup/ Wellington PRINCE2 User Group Organising Committee

  • Risk Management - Implementing and Improving Risk Management Principles

    We warmly welcome you to the next Wellington PRINCE2 User Group event, to be held at KPMG on Tuesday 2nd April from 5pm. Join us to hear from Kristin Hoskin and Sally Pulley on the topic of risk management and the latest ISO 31000:2018 risk management standard. This standard aims to provide a comprehensive, concise and clear set of guidelines for organisations to work with and implement risk management principles, improve planning and make better decisions. Kristin and Sally will provide a brief overview of the projects that will generate handbooks to accompany AS ISO 31000:2018. - HB 436: 2019 will be a companion guide to ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management and will be known as The Executive Guide to Risk Management. The target audience is executives, rather than risk practitioners, and it is intended to help them apply 31000 into their strategic decisions. The draft of this document is now well progressed. - Once the HB436 project is complete then OB-007 will focus on the Practitioner’s Guide. Both Guides will be written to work collaboratively to help an organisation use 31000 to best advantage in implementing risk management. Refer to https://www.iso.org/iso-31000-risk-management.html for more information on the ISO Risk Management standard. Our speakers: - Kristin is a member of the RiskNZ Board and is a member of standards committees OB-007 Risk Management, and ISO/TC 262 Risk Management NZ International Review Group. - Sally is Deputy Chair of RiskNZ and Editor of the RiskPost publication. A big thank you to KPMG for their ongoing support in hosting these events and for sponsoring drinks and nibbles for our April Meetup. We encourage you to RSVP via meetup at http://www.meetup.com/PRINCE2-User-Group-Meetup/ Wellington PRINCE2 User Group Organising Committee

  • 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

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  • Better Business Cases - Love them or hate them?

    Deloitte

    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

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  • PQAF are running an event on Monday 27th August - You are Invited

    Needs a location

    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

  • An Agile Case Study

    Deloitte

    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

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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

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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

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