Program & Speakers

The HAPPYPROJECTS 18 offers various presentations and workshops in German and English language. The aim of the workshops is the interaction and the exchange of information and experience between the participants and the (inter)national experts in smaller groups.

Program

Wednesday, 16th May, 2018
08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-11:00 Key Notes
11:30-13:00 Stream-Presentations
13:00-14:15 Lunch
14:15-18:30 Stream-Presentations & Workshops
18:30 Fish Bowl

 

  • You may download the latest version of the HAPPYPROJECTS 18 program here.

 

Speaker

Frederik Ahlemann
Frederik Ahlemann
University of Duisburg-Essen (DE)

  • Plenary presentation (German): Project management in the age of digitalization

Frederik Ahlemann holds the chair for Information Systems and Strategic IT Management and is the director of the Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Prof. Ahlemann’s research interests are project portfolio management, enterprise architecture management and IS strategy. His projects are funded by major German enterprises from the automotive, software, and professional services industries. Prof. Dr. Ahlemann has authored and co-authored more than 90 scientific and professional publications, has won several research and teaching awards, and is a renowned speaker and consultant. 


Lars Bendler
Lars Bendler
Lintra Solutions GmbH (DE)

  • Exhibitor-Stream (German): Digital in projects and organisations: Tools for a better integration


Christian Botta
Christian Botta
Visual Braindump (DE)

  • Workshop (German): A journey into the world of business visualisation

Aiming to include more pictures in business, Christian Botta started as a co-owner of Visual Braindump in 2015. His goal was to merge the topics of visualization and projects, as well as visual thinking in the areas of brainstorming, planning and documentation. Botta now works as a lecturer and trainer, with many years of experience as executive manager and project manager. 


Lynn Crawford
Lynn Crawford
Human Systems International, Sydney University (AU)

  • Workshop (English): Digital & analogue project communication

Through Human Systems International Dr Lynn Crawford works globally with organisations concerned with improving their project management capability. In her academic roles she has carried out research on topics including project management competence, business change, contextual variation, public sector project governance and management of disasters as projects. She is a Life Fellow of AIPM, Honorary Member of IPMA, Co-Vice-Chair of PMI’s Global Accreditation Center Board, a director of the Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards (GAPPS) and was recipient of the 2011 IPMA Research Achievement Award.


Victoria Cupet
Victoria Cupet
RGC (AT)

  • Workshop (English): Impact of digitalization on requirements management

Victoria Cupet is a Consultant, Trainer and Coach with an experience of 10 years in the field of business analysis and project managements in the IT business. She has multiple international certifications, including Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®).
Victoria has a key role in promoting Business Analysis in being the President of the Romanian Chapter of the IIBA® and a member of the writers team for the Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) version 3.0. 


Pardeep Dhanda
Pardeep Dhanda
Deutsche Bank AG (UK)

  • Workshop (English): Impact of digitalization on requirements management

Pardeep Dhanda is the head of the Business Analysis (BA) Community of Practice in Deutsche Bank Birmingham and manages BA teams across multiple domains including Compliance IT, Treasury IT and HR Solutions IT.

Pardeep specialises in Agile and is currently responsible for implementing Agile best practices across multiple programmes within Deutsche Bank. Pardeep is a certified Product Owner, SCRUM Master and SAFe Program Consultant. Pardeep is currently the IIBA Midlands Branch Chair and has his own personal blog: www.bablogger.com 


Adalbert Ettl
Adalbert Ettl
Österreichische Lotterien (AT)

  • Stream presentation (German): Process optimization & design thinking using the example of Studio 44

Mechanical engineering at TU Vienna, then at ÖBB/Bahnbus workshop manager and project manager (application for the bus driver personnel planning). Since 2000 employed at Casinos Austria & Austrian Lotteries: project manager (lottery transaction system, bid for Austrian casino concessions); since 2010 till now head of the department Central Process Management.


 

Dorothee Feldmüller
Dorothee Feldmüller
University of Applied Sciences Bochum (DE)

  • Workshop (German): The benefit of diversity in projects – a live experience

Dorothee Feldmüller is Business Information Systems professor at the Campus Velbert/Heiligenhaus of Bochum University of Applied Sciences. She is mathematician, working with information systems since 1988. She has lead numerous IT projects in industry as project manager and consultant. Todayy she teaches project management in technical degree programs and works on questions relevant for this – including diversity and inclusion. Since 2004 she is active Member of German project management society GPM.


Lorenz Gareis
Lorenz Gareis
RGC (AT)

  • Key Note (German): Digital & analogue in project management
  • Workshop (German): Guts for intervention: Associative methods with a strong impact
  • Workshop (German): How „predictive analytics“ finds its way into administration

Lorenz Gareis is Managing Director of RGC. His field of competency covers Project- & Programme Management, Process Management, Change Management and Business Analysis. He has profound experience as consultant, trainer and project manager, in various industries on national and international level. He holds lectures on project management at the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna and the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland.


 

Roland Gareis
Roland Gareis
RGC (AT)

  • Key Note (German): Digital & analogue in project management
  • Workshop (German): Business models and digitalization

Roland Gareis is managing director of RGC and consults (inter)national companies on the topic process, project, and change management as well as business analysis. He has developed the management method “Management by Projects” and is author of different publications, such as the books “Happy Projects!” and “Processes & Projects”. He was CEO of the Austrian Project Management Association (pma) as well as former research director of the IPMA. Roland Gareis was university Professor and director of the „Professional MBA in Project & Process Management“, and head of the PROJEKTMANAGEMENT GROUP at WU until 2013. He was awarded with the IPMA® Research Achievement Award in 2014.


 

Gabriele Graumann
Gabriele Graumann
Kuratorium Wiener Pensionisten-Wohnhäuser (AT)

  • Plenary presentation (German): Elderly care in a digital world

Since 2008 Gabriele Graumann leads the „Kuratorium der Wiener Pensionisten-Wohnhäuser“, the largest provider for Long-Term Care and Assisted Living in Austria. 4.100 employees care for 8,800 residents in 30 Senior Homes, and additionally for thousands of visitors to the 160 Senior Clubs of the City of Vienna. Graumann successfully completed a process of change and modernizing throughout the last decade. Many awards are just a few examples for the company´s success.


Sigrid Hauer
Sigrid Hauer
EBH GmbH (DE)

  • Workshop (German): How to inspire your project team and obtain acceptance


 

Holger Heuss
Holger Heuss
Capture Austria (AT)

  • Exhibitor-Stream (German): Happy projects from a company’s point of view: characteristics, ranking, portfolios


Tobias Herrmann
Tobias Herrmann
Digitalberatung GmbH (AT)

  • Plenary presentation (German): Development of a customer-focused business model: Smart home proposition by A1


Andreas Jernej
Andreas Jernej
Management Impulse (AT)

  • Workshop (German): Optimized stakeholder relations with Lego® Serious PlayTM

Andreas Jernej is Managing Director of Management-Impulse, and have long-term experience as Senior Consultant all over Europe, for:

  • Personnel and organization development
  • Marketing and sales training
  • Implementation CRM
  • Change-Management
  • Holistic, value-focused company development
  • Project management, project guidance
  • Leadership training and teambuilding
  • Temporary management (CMO, CSO, COO…)

He is also Lector at the University of Applied Sciences of the Vienna Economic Chamber (Docent since 2009) for company culture and social skills.


Isidor Kamrat
Isidor Kamrat
University of Technology Graz (AT)

  • Stream presentation (German): Humanising digitalization – the user as the driving force


Karl-Heinz Land
Karl-Heinz Land
neuland (DE)

  • Plenary presentation (German): Digitalization changes nothing – but EVERYTHING!


 

Herrmann Madlberger
Herrmann Madlberger
Ministry of Finance (AT)

  • Workshop (German): How „predictive analytics“ finds its way into administration

“Only those who master the cultural change will successfully manage the digitization challenges” is Hermann Madlberger MBA MPA convinced. He has gained experience in decades as an administrative manager and in digitization projects (process reporting, data mining, predictive analytics). Since 2018 he is the sole shareholder and managing director of his digitization consulting company.


Alfred Mahringer
Alfred Mahringer
A1 Telekom Austria AG (AT)

  • Stream presentation (German): Development of a customer-focused business model: Smart home proposition by A1

Alfred Mahringer is Director Corporate Portfolio and Project Management at A1 Telekom Austria. He was responsible for Customer Development in Wholesale, Strategic Planning in Controlling an Corporate Process Management. With more than 20 years of experience in telecommunications he managed diverse programs and projects. Alfred earned a MBA from the LIMAK and a PhD from the European University in Bratislava.


Ursula Meseberg
Ursula Meseberg
microTOOL GmbH (DE)

  • Exhibitor-Stream (German): Challenged by digital transformation: How to manage change projects with agile business analysis

Ursula Meseberg (Dipl.-Math.) is one of the co-founders and managing directors of microTOOL GmbH, based in Berlin. Before this, she worked as a systems and methods consultant. In this capacity, she primarily guided the development of process standards and process models. She is member of IIBA® and honorary member of the IIBA® Germany Chapter board. Further, she is an associate member of IREB®.


Daniel Reinold
Daniel Reinold
Visual Braindump (DE)

  • Workshop (German): A journey into the world of business visualisation

A clear communication for an easy exchange. This is especially true when complex situations in project environments are translated into images. Daniel Reinold is an expert when it comes to the visualization of established project methods. In doing presentations and workshops he aims to look beyond existing methods to  find new ways of communication.


Matthias Schrepfer
Matthias Schrepfer
Zalando SE (DE)

  • Key Note (German): Mastering the fashion of process excellence in an agile environment

Matthias Schrepfer is a Senior IT Process and Project Manager in the Business Excellence team at Zalando SE. He drives initiatives to ensure reliable and superior performance of Zalando’s operational business processes. Matthias is leading cross-departmental projects that apply continuous improvement methodologies to sustain and optimize business process performance. Besides that, he develops and adapts methodologies tailored towards specific goal and project scenarios within Zalando. 


Simon Severino
Simon Severino
Strategy Sprints (AT)

  • Stream presentation (English): The strategy sprint – How to create focus, freedom and flow in the digital age

Never hurry, always sprint. Executive Advisor on growth strategy and productivity. Founded Strategy Sprints, a management consultancy in Vienna and Berlin. Shares successful strategies on the podcast Strategy Show and coaches innovators implementing them in the Strategy Forum. Learns from his own stupidity, mainly by testing assumptions. The insights go into his MBA and eMBA classes as well as in the Strategy Show. strategysprints.com


Nana Siebert
Nana Siebert
Verlagsgruppe News GmbH (AT)

  • Plenary presentation (German): Analogue & digital – the transition of a media group


Michael Stummer
Michael Stummer
RGC (AT)

  • Workshop (German): Changes & digizalization

Michael Stummer is principal consultant at RGC in the field of process, project, program, and change management as well as trainer and lecturer at universities and universities of applied sciences. He is author of “Projects & Processes” (Roland Gareis, Michael Stummer, Manz Verlag 2007). From 2001-2008 he was board member of Projektmanagement Austria (pma), the Austrian organization of IPMA. He has long-term experience as project manager in IT, organizational development, research, and product development projects.


Klaus Wagenhals
Klaus Wagenhals
Metisleadership (DE)

  • Workshop (German): The benefit of diversity in projects – a live experience

Dr. Klaus Wagenhals works as a freelancer in the areas „leadership with high impact“, „PM-Excellence“ and „driving change to success“. In 2007 he created a new network with 5 other colleagues named „metisleadership“, in which they had several ideas for overcoming traditional mind-sets and practice of developping leadership and projectmanagement. He works not only as consultant, but as well as speaker and author for these issues and he is engaged for the german GPM. More details: www.metisleadership.com.


Christoph H. Wecht
Christoph H. Wecht
New Design University Privatuniversität (AT)

  • Plenary presentation (German): Digital transformation, innovation of business models and platform-based ecosystems


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