The PM Channel was pleased to be invited to film at this year’s EVA 23 Anticipation: Forward Facing Project Controls
Originally conceived to promote the use of EVM in the UK, EVA has grown in focus and perspective. The theme for this year’s event was anticipation. Anticipation is increasingly at the heart of everything from organizations to political policies to our own personal lives. As societies are less confident that tradition will provide an effective guide to the future, the conference focused on anticipatory practices that are coming to the foreground.
The event was aimed at middle and senior management who have an interest in Project Management, Project Controls and Earned Value Management.
We recorded 17 presentations and we have made one of them freely available – Stephen Carver’s ‘Know the rules to break the rules’ – where Stephen uses real-life examples of major incidents to explore when to break the rules.
Stephen Carver is rated as one of the top 3 lecturers at one of Europe’s top MBA Business Schools. He has a reputation of taking complex management concepts such as Project, Programme Change and Crisis Management and being able to distil them down, into highly informative and fast moving lectures – often using “storytelling” techniques. His attitude is “if you haven’t done it – you shouldn’t be teaching it!”
Unusually, for an academic, he has actually has spent most of his working life in real business and still runs his own, highly successful, project management company.