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EUROPEAN VIRTUAL
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
2020

Missed the event? Watch the exclusive recordings of our half-day European resource management conference with keynotes from Deloitte, LONZA, Siemens Healthineers, Helvetia Insurance and many more.

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INFO

THURSDAY, OCT 8TH 2020

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM CEST (Berlin, Zurich, Wien)

07:00 AM – 12:00 AM EST

FREE-OF-CHARGE

During this live, half-day event, learn from industry thought leaders, practitioners, consultants, partners and members of the ProSymmetry team. Speakers will focus on resource management and how organizations are leveraging Tempus Resource to advance along the resource management maturity curve. Hosted by ProSymmetry & Valkeen.

*Note: Rest assured, the entire event will be recorded and made accessible to all who register. As it’s a global conference we couldn’t meet all organizations‘ business hours around the globe – we apologize.

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SPEAKERS

Daniel Echtle, LONZA

Title: PPM Roadmap @ Lonza & Why reporting should come first

Abstract:

At LONZA we were struggling with achieving and maintaining sufficient PPM data quality in the past. Consequently, it was difficult for executives to use the data as a robust source for decision making. So what did it take to make PPM work? This presentation will outline how we at LONZA significantly increased data quality and regained trust in planning data by combining Tempus Resource with a newly developed PPM reporting, aiming on improved usage of the system.

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Bio:

Daniel Echtle has been leading the IT Portfolio Management and has now taken over the position of Head of Business Applications for the Segment LSI at Lonza. Before the PPM role, Daniel was leading the Reporting & New Solutions team and has been working as IT project manager for different initiatives. Daniel has +20 years of experience in global operating companies with multi-industry practice in different roles within IT (mainly related to SAP), including 4 years of work experience in the USA as well as many projects all over the world. Besides spending time with his family he enjoys road cycling, skiing and hiking.

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Tim Ruprecht, Helvetia Insurance

Title: Integrated resource management – Benefits of Tempus Resource and integrated KPI tracking

Abstract:
At Helvetia PPM data quality and transparency has been a huge challenge in the past. This presentation will outline our journey with Tempus Resource, our chosen integration path, and the lessons we learned along the way. Within the last 2 years we have been able to drastically increase the transparency over the portfolio but are still struggling with some data quality issues. How we cope with these issues right now and what our next steps for integration are will be shown in this presentation.

[read more]Bio:Tim is a Project Portfolio Manager at Helvetia since early 2018. He’s responsible for PPM-Tools and the respective data. Tim also leads a project for a new PPM-Reporting for Helvetia. Prior to his PPM position Tim worked as a project manager. Besides optimizing processes and tools for Helvetia Tim enjoys electronic music production, golf and snowboarding.[/read]

Donna Fitzgerald

Title: Strategic Portfolio Management in Three Easy Steps

Bio:

Donna Fitzgerald is a former Gartner PPM Analyst for 10 years and is a passionate change agent in the PPM community. In the 90s she started the first worldwide online discussion group focused on PPM. In the 2000s she was a leader in the agile PPM movement, co-authoring the Agile Declaration of Interdependence as a follow-on to the Manifesto. In 2007 she joined Gartner and focused on helping PMOs around the world be more successful. In 2017 she started NimblePM, as Managing Director Inc to help companies prepare for and thrive in the digital future by becoming more adaptive and resilient.

Elmar Lotz, Deloitte

Title: IT Resource Portfolio Management at Deloitte – Experiences during the way to take-over the Global Portfolio Management leadership and boosting speed and quality

Abstract:
This joint presentation is delivered by Deloitte’s head of IT PPM Elmar Lotz and Valkeen’s Head of Consulting, Marc Neckermann. Together they will share insights, success factors as well as realized and measurable benefits on Deloitte’s IT journey transforming their PPM to an advanced Resource Portfolio Management (RPM) unit which now serves as role model for all further global Deloitte divisions.

The presentation focuses on two aspects which are fully geared to each other: 1. Processual and methodological optimization and 2. Tool landscape optimization and value added by ProSymmetry’s Tempus Resource.

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Bio:

Elmar Lotz is ITS Project Portfolio Manager with almost 2 decades of successful experience in the IT of Deloitte Germany. Managing the IT project portfolio with a strategic focus, Elmar carries the overall responsibility for the PPM and resource management processes as well as the tool landscape in this area. He holds a diploma in business administration, is certified in ITIL and PRINCE2 and a qualified IT-system-engineer. Elmar enjoys a good tennis match, soccer, having a good time with friends and planning for the next adventure with his wife and daughter.

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Bodo Ferber, Siemens Healthineers

Title: Using Tempus for transparency in Projects

Abstract:
– Brief description of Resource allocation based on Resource modeling and the process how new Projects will be taken into the Project Portfolio.
– Use of Generic Roles and What If analyses.
– Followed by a short description of our quarterly planning cycle including release Process and conflict resolution.
– Time Sheet process and Dash Board reports
– Outlook what will we do next:
Scheduling function, Cost sheets and automation

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Bio:

  • Starting with the former Siemens Healthineers Marburg GmbH companies in 1997
  • Several positions in System Integration and development
  • 1991 – 1997: Studium Process University of Applied Sciences Gießen / Friedberg
  • 1986 – 1990: Studium Human Medizin at Justus Liebig Universität Gießen
  • 1997 – 2004: Start at the Behring Werke Marburg GmbH Several positions in System Integration and Software development
  • 2004 – 2016: Lab Lead Commercial Bloodbank Support
  • 2019 – today: Project Lead and Multiproject Management at Siemens Healthineers Marburg GmbH

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Sean Pales, ProSymmetry

Title: Tempus Resource Version 5.2 Deep Dive/ Tempus Resource Review

Abstract:
Join us for a deep dive into Tempus Resource version 5.2, the latest release of the leading Resource Portfolio Management platform. This release is one of our largest yet, delivering more than 30 features and enhancements. This comprehensive update further solidifies Tempus Resource as the “Resource Management Tool for the Masses.” New features and enhancements to be discussed. So, whether you’re a power user, report viewer, timesheet user or integrator, you’ll find something new and powerful in version 5.2.

Marc Neckermann, Valkeen

Title(s):

1. COVID-19 boosts for Resource Portfolio Management (RPM) capabilities – Resources are the new critical path and the true enabler for Business Agility

2. IT Resource Portfolio Management at Deloitte – Experiences during the way to take-over the Global Portfolio Management leadership and boosting speed and quality

Abstract:
1. This intro presentation is delivered by Valkeen’s CEO Marc Neckermann. He will outline why RPM is the new PPM and why the recent pandemic massively accelerates the inevitable new work order. Corporations with resource transparency have a huge competitive advantage in times significantly characterized by constant change while employees work remotely in virtual environments. Business Agility is the ability to adapt to change as an entire corporation. But how to do that without knowing your most crucial assets – your resources.

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2. The second presentation is a joint presentation, delivered by Deloitte’s head of IT PPM Elmar Lotz and Valkeen’s Head of Consulting, Marc Neckermann. Together they will share insights, success factors as well as realized and measurable benefits on Deloitte’s IT journey transforming their PPM to an advanced Resource Portfolio Management (RPM) unit which now serves as role model for all further global Deloitte divisions.

The presentation focuses on two aspects which are fully geared to each other: 1. Processual and methodological optimization and 2. Tool landscape optimization and value added by ProSymmetry’s Tempus Resource.

Bio:
Marc Neckermann is CEO and Head of Consulting of Valkeen GmbH supporting PPM professionals and executives addressing the challenges of digital transformation and business agility through resource portfolio management. Before starting his own business, Marc spent over a decade as management consultant for globally represented consulting firms. His profound expertise in strategic portfolio management and experience in resource management, has made him successfully work with world leading organizations of various industries and achieve long-term business value for his clients. Marc is a nature enthusiastic fly fisher whose biggest passion is to be in the Nordic and Swiss outdoors.

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