Adopting a clearly defined methodology to manage a project is not just usual but also rightly considered to be a best practice. However, blindly applying a best practice or a methodology may not always be the best course of action, especially in a VUCA world. With the rise of Agile, organizations have recently ventured into dual or hybrid models. But what to choose with so much offering out there?
This workshop will see delegates split into two groups (Adaptive and Predictive) and will provide an opportunity to compare and learn from each other, combining the best of both worlds where different approaches not just co-exist but, as Lego pieces, are assembled to find what works best for the project. With a pragmatic and thought-provoking style, Marisa will dare you to “think outside the triangle” and focus on the importance of the appropriate competency over the appropriate methodology, and the need for critical thinking, flexibility and experimentation as the ingredients to balance order and chaos in modern project management.
Marisa Silva, the Lucky PM, is an experienced PMO and PPM consultant, trainer, author, and speaker, with a track record of establishing, embedding and maturing best-fit practices and building capabilities in complex organizations undergoing transformational business change. A passionate advocate of the value of PMOs as business partners and enablers of strategic change delivery, Marisa has developed her career from management consulting, with work experience gained internationally and across industries.
Marisa holds a MSc (with distinction) in Strategic Management of Projects from University College London (UCL), a BSc in Management, a specialization in Competitive Intelligence, and a PgDip in Foresight, Strategy and Innovation by ISEG (Lisbon). Her research on the importance of managing for project legacy made her a finalist in 2017 for the prestigious IPMA Young Researcher Award. Marisa’s main research interests focus on the topic of PMOs, future-oriented project management, sustainable project management, and organizational agility.
She is certified as a PMP®, PRINCE2®, PRINCE 2 Agile®, MOP®, MSP®, P3O®, APMP® (IPMA-D), PMD® Pro Level 2, PMO Value Ring Consultant, as well as a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP®) for MS Project, Project Server and Project Online. In addition, Marisa is an active member of the project management community, being a blogger at ProjectManagement.com, a member of the APM®, subject matter expert representative in the Portuguese technical commission liaising with ISO/TC 258, contributor to the new PMI’s publication “Organizational Project Management Guide”, and having served as a volunteer with the PMI® Portugal Chapter.
She was Secretary of the APM PMO Specific Interest Group and co-authored the only APM-accredited PMO Practitioner training course. A believer in the power of project management skills for social good, Marisa also held volunteer positions as a mentor at Project Managers Against Poverty and Programs Director at Project Managers Without Borders (PMWB).
Marisa is the author of “Bedtime Stories for Project Managers” and a Senior Consultant at Wellingtone, a UK-based leading project management consulting firm dedicated to enable step change in organizational PPM maturity.