A session description:
To fail to imagine the future is to fail to be part of it. Disruptive business models are being created as you read this, and AI is expected to revolutionise the way we work. What can this mean to project-based organizations and project professionals? Will project management survive?
In fact, the future is not what it used to be and the VUCA world requires project management leaders to pursuit new solutions and develop new competencies. We cannot solve new problems with old ideas.
This session will explore how the future and projects are a two-way street that can't be neglected. Drawing from real examples and using a thought-provoking approach, Marisa will provide practical insights on how to build future-preparedness as a critical capability and what competencies to focus on today if you want to exist tomorrow.
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.