Peter Taylor is a PMO expert who has built and led five global PMOs across several industries, and has advised many other organisations in PMO and PM strategy.
He is also the author of the number 1 bestselling project management book ‘The Lazy Project Manager’, along with many other books on project leadership, PMO development, project marketing, project challenges and executive sponsorship.
In the last 5 years, he has delivered over 330 lectures around the world in over 25 countries and has been described as ‘perhaps the most entertaining and inspiring speaker in the project management world today’.
His mission is to teach as many people as possible that it is achievable to ‘work smarter and not harder’ and to still gain success in the battle of the work/life balance.
More information can be found at www.thelazyprojectmanager.com
Mustafa Hafizoglu, PMP, M.Sc., is Program Director at Space & Defence Technologies, co-founder and Past President of PMI Turkey Chapter, instructor at Middle East Technical University, contributing expert at www.pmworld360.com and co-author of the book: "Project Management Analytical Approaches". He has 20 years of experience in hardware and software development projects in the aerospace and defense industry. Mustafa established the PPMO at SDT Space and Defense Tech in 2013 and worked as PPMO Manager till 2017.
He’s also a speaker at PMI Global Congress and various international seminars. Mustafa writes about program management and risk management as a Contributing Expert on "PMWorld 360 PM Magazine". He's the member of the core committee of recently published PMI Practice Guides: "Benefits Realization Management" & "Governance of Portfolios, Programs and Projects". Moreover his recent podcast named "Lessons Learned—The Value of Knowledge Transfer" was just published in PMI's Projectified Podcasts (https://www.pmi.org/learning/training-development/projectified-podcast).
Presentations title: The Rise and The Collapse of My PPMO
Vice President, Corporate Project Management Office
Morten Sorensen has been in global IT and Telecommunications for more than 20 years and has worked in a variety of leadership roles with some of the largest Service Providers in the world, including joint ventures of Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom/Orange and Verizon. Morten has lived in Denmark, Germany and now US, and he has managed teams in US, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, France, UK, Ireland and Hong Kong. He is currently Vice President of the Corporate Project Management Office at Peraton in the US. Peraton is a 1 Billion Dollar IT Services Government Contractor. He has coauthored guidelines in areas of PMO practices as well as Benefit Realization Management for the Project Management Institute and is a frequent speaker on these subjects. He served on PMI’s Organizational Project Management Advisory Group in 2016 and 2017, and is PfMP, PgMP, PMP and ITIL certified.
Originally Danish, having lived 8 years in Germany and now 20 years in the US, Morten has a very varied and strong international background that he utilizes in sharing insights, project, program and portfolio experiences.
Presentations title: Let your PMO drive critical value through Portfolio Intake Analysis and Governance
Remigiusz Kinas, computer scientist by education, ICF / ACC coach, certified facilitator. He graduated from positive sport psychology at SWPS. Currently, the Director of the Project Management Office in the NEUCA Group (Toruń). He gained over 20 years of experience in the management of programs, projects, project portfolios and project offices in various organizations: NEUCA, CGI, T-Mobile, ComArch SA, Prokom Software SA and Bank Zachodni.
He helps organizations to build effective project offices and improve project, portfolio management and product delivery processes.
Propagator of balance between the traditional approach to project management (certified PMP, Prince2 2017) and agile approach (PSP I, PSM I, AgilePM, PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner, SAFe Advanced Scrum Master, SAFe Agilist). Enthusiast but at the same time practitioner of the Lean Management, using lean thinking to build effective project teams and project management office. His motto is "go and see." Privately, he does endurance sports - running, swimming and cycling.
Experienced manager, lecturer and advisor.
He supported the transformation of over 30 companies, consulted or trained over 200 companies. Author of lectures and trainings in the field of organization transformation, project and portfolio management and change management. He obtained PMP and PRINCE2 Practitioner certificates. Member and Mentor in the Polish branch of PMI, a member of the Polish Association of Business Trainers and a long-time member of the Association of Knowledge Management Practitioners. Lecturer at the best Polish universities at post-graduate and MBA studies. His specialty is major transformation projects and implementation of strategy.
Presentations title: Dlaczego strategiczne transformacje się nie udają?