Stream. Project management practice: New challenges, new approaches

Ecosystems of project management

Digital platforms and new solutions for project management and for company transformation. Challenges for PMOs in a new environment.


Keynote speakers:

— Teimur Shternlib: Decision making process for corporate transformation in hybrid environments;

— Darren Dalcher: A good fail is better than a bad success;

— Nikolay Butvina: Shifting from Projects to Products?

Congress participants will get the experience of a company's transformation from the experts of the leading Russian and global corporations.

Invited speakers:

— Sergey Bezbogov: Digital transformation in VTB (case study);

— Dmitry Shevtsov: Sbergile: the biggest agile transformation in the financial market;

— Leonid Blayvas: An effective approach to the implementation of investment projects.

Different views on modernizing the project management ecosystem in a modern organization will be discussed at the

Panel discussion: Scaling for success.
Panel moderator: Darren Dalcher,
Panelists: Hannes Griebel, Tony Ran

The presentations will also highlight the various tools used by organizations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of projects from decision-making procedures to PMOs and digital project management tools.

New approaches in project-oriented business

Project management in construction, engineering and different industries. Success stories of the last decade where project practices really worked! Case studies as failures? Public projects, private projects, government projects – what are the differences?


Keynote speaker:

— Michael Jackson: Improving the Practice of Project Management Using Critical Systems Thinking

The congress participants will get familiar with new management approaches and tools, the development of which is caused by the increasing complexity of projects and programmes.

Invited speakers:

— Eugeny Bumagin: Case study: How to manage a complex transformational programme?

— Vytautas Pugacevskis: Stakeholder management in international projects

Panel discussion: Complexity of projects in digital era.

Panel moderator: Michael Jackson

Panelists: Sergey Bezbogov, Leonid Blayvas,Teimur Shternlib.

The Congress programme will also present the experience of using various project management tools in different areas – high-tech, civil construction, social sphere, public administration

Emerging technologies and their implementation in projects

Programmes and portfolios. Artificial intelligence and virtual reality today. How do new practices go together with the “old” ones in project management to provide business values.


Using artificial intelligence in project management is one of the important trends in the context of digital transformation today. Meet our keynote speaker to learn more about the artificial intelligence in project management and the experience of the AI tools application

— Ashat Urazbaev: How to manage AI projects?

The important topic of this section is the implementation of projects in virtual reality. This topic will be presented by

— Hannes Griebel: A study of tools to enable effective online collaboration – global project management without breaking a sweat

The speakers will also present their experience in improving the efficiency of virtual and hybrid teams.

Meet the speakers!

Teimur Shternlib / Decision making process for corporate transformation in hybrid environments
Darren Dalcher / A good fail is better than a bad successspeaker

Darren Dalcher, PhD, HonFAPM, FCMI, FRSA, FBCS, CITP, SMIEEE, SFHEA, MINCOSE, Professor in Strategic Project Management at Lancaster University, Founder and Director of the National Centre for Project Management, UK

Darren Dalcher is Professor in Strategic Project Management at Lancaster University Management School. He is a senior academic with a successful track record of consulting and working with businesses, charities, professional associations and governmental organisations. He works to foster interactive dialogue about the integration of successful practice with theoretical research in the management of projects. He holds visiting appointments at a number of institutions, including the universities of Warwick, Kent, Drexel, WU and the Supply Chain Academy. He is the founder and Director of the National Centre for Project Management, an interdisciplinary centre of excellence operating in collaboration with industry, government, academia, third sector organisations and the learned societies.

Following industrial and consultancy experience in managing technology projects, Professor Dalcher gained his PhD from King's College, London for his work on continuous delivery, dynamic feedback and extended project life cycles. In 1992, he founded an IEEE taskforce focused on learning from systems failures. He is active in numerous international committees, standards bodies, steering groups, and editorial boards. He has written over 200 refereed papers and book chapters and published over 30 books. He is Editor-in-Chief of Wiley’s Journal of Software: Evolution and Process and Editor of two book series focused on advances in managing projects and change initiatives, published by Routledge.

He has built a reputation as leader and innovator in the area of practice-based education and reflection in project management and has designed, developed and launched the UK’s first professional doctorate in project management, alongside an extensive suite of executive and professional masters programmes and diplomas. He was named by the Association for Project Management as one of the top 10 influential experts in project management and has also been voted Project Magazine’s Academic of the Year for his contribution in “integrating and weaving academic work with practice”

He has been chairman of the influential APM Project Management Conference for an unprecedented five years, expanding the scope of the event, setting consecutive attendance records, bringing together the most influential speakers, exploring the boundaries and interactions of the profession and forging cross-disciplinary dialogue.

He received international recognition in 2010 with his appointment as a member of the PM Forum International Academic Advisory Council. In October 2011 he was awarded a prestigious lifetime Honorary Fellowship from the Association for Project Management for outstanding contribution to the discipline of project management.

He is a very popular speaker and is regularly invited to deliver lectures and courses at many international institutions. He has won multiple awards and prizes, including most recently, the 2015 Best Paper Award from the British Academy of Management, the 2016 CMI’s Management Articles of the Year competition, a 2017 Outstanding Paper Award in the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence and the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 PMWJ Editor’s Choice Award.

Professor Dalcher is an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Project Management, a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, and the Royal Society of Arts, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Member of the Project Management Institute, the International Council on Systems Engineering and the British Academy of Management. He sits on numerous senior research and professional boards, including the PMI Academic Member Advisory Group, the APM Research Advisory Group, the International Advisory Council of PM World Today, the CMI Academic Council, and the APM Group Ethics and Standards Governance Board.

He is the Editor and Academic Advisor of the APM Body of Knowledge, 7th Edition, released to mark the formal award of the Royal Charter to the project profession. The new edition positions project management in an organisational perspective and focuses on the delivery of beneficial change and strategic transformation through projects, programmes and portfolios

Nikolay Butvina / Shifting from Projects to Products
Sergey Bezbogov / Digital transformation in VTB (case study)
Leonid Blayvas / An effective approach to the implementation of investment projects
Michael Jackson / Improving the Practice of Project Management Using Critical Systems Thinkingspeaker

Dr Michael C. Jackson OBE, Professor Emeritus, University of Hull, Trustee, Hull Children’s University, Editor-in-Chief, Systems Research and Behavioral Science, Managing Director of Systems Research Ltd., Author of 10 books and over 100 articles

Dr Michael C. Jackson is Emeritus Professor at the University of Hull, editor- in-chief of Systems Research and Behavioral Science, and Managing Director of Systems Research Ltd. He graduated from Oxford University, gained an MA from Lancaster University and a PhD from Hull and has worked in the civil service, in academia and as a consultant. Between 1999 and 2011, Mike was Dean of Hull University Business School, leading it to triple-crown accreditation. Mike has been President of the International Federation for Systems Research and the International Society for the Systems Sciences. He is a Companion of the Association of Business Schools, a Chartered IT Professional and a Fellow of the British Computer Society, the Cybernetics Society, the Chartered Management Institute, the Operational Research Society and the International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences. Mike has received many awards, two honorary degrees and has been a visiting professor at numerous international universities. In 2011 he was awarded an OBE - Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire – for services to higher education and business. In 2017 he received the Beale Medal of the UK Operational Research Society for 'a sustained contribution over many years to the theory, practice or philosophy of Operational Research.’ He has been central to the development of critical systems thinking (CST). His latest book on this subject was released in April 2019 - ‘Critical Systems Thinking and the Management of Complexity’ (Wiley)

Eugeny Bumagin / Case study: How to manage a complex transformational programme?speaker

Professional project management practitioner. Experience in projects more than 15 years. Consultant in the field of project management. Ph.D., in field of corporate governance. Founder and Vice-President of the St. Petersburg chapter of PMI (Project Management Institute). Winner of the all-Russian competition «Project Olympus» in the nomination "Best PMO". Assessor of the Russian project management contest «Project Olympus».

Vytautas Pugacevskis / Stakeholder management in international projectsspeaker

Certified Projects Director (IPMA-A), Project Management Professional (PMP), IPMA First Assessor, IPMA Validator. Current position – UAB „Intelligent Creation“, director, trainer and consultant, lecturer, Programme manager. He is IPMA CVMB (Certification and Validation Management Board) member, IPMA Validator, International Certification Advisor (ICA), IPMA 4LC Assessor. He is an Assessor, Member of Certification Body, head of Scheme committee of the Lithuanian project management Association. He is a Chairman of Technical Committee; Projects, Programme and Portfolio Management, member of IT working group of the Lithuanian Standards Board.

Ashat Urazbaev / How to manage AI projects?
Hannes Griebel / A study of tools to enable effective online collaboration – global project management without breaking a sweat
Alexander Mikhaylov (Project Portfolio Manager at IT PMO Nornickel) / A Survey of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Project Management

Alexander Mikhaylov is Project Portfolio Manager at IT PMO of Nornickel, having experience in project management over 15 years. Alexander is certified for managing projects of increased complexity by PM STANDARD Level 2 of Russian national project management certification, he is also a holder of Green Project Management international certificate. Alexander is Candidate of Technical Science and knowledgeable about artificial intelligence: he is a Member of Russian Association of Artificial Intelligence and has been volunteering as a project manager of research of using AI in project management