The Organizing Team is pleased to announce fourteen (14) international experts competitively selected to deliver papers and presentations for the Fourth Edition Pan-African Project Management Conference to be held from 26 to 28 October 2022 to the great benefit of the expected 800 Delegates and finally all the African Community and interested parties.
The selected international speakers are listed below by conference topic:
Skillset required for a good project manager today
PfMP®, PMP®, PMI-ACP®, PMI-PBA®, DASSM®, DASM®, CSM®, SPOC®, ITIL®4 -MP, PRINCE2®,
MSP®, MoP®, P3O®, 6σGB®, DevOps®
PMO Consultant, Agile & ITSM Transformation Expert
Founder & CEO – PM-Dimension Consulting
Husam Saud is a Strategic & Business Advisor, Mentor/ Speaker, with 18 years of diversified and progressive experience in strategic and project management consultancy during which I established and operated PMOs for different business segments including Ministries, Governmental Bodies as well as in Private Sectors.
His aim is to add value for the organization, through applying up-to-date management methodologies, frameworks and mindsets, and executing the strategies through selecting the right initiatives and implement it in a right way. Beside focusing on process optimization and automation in a holistic view.
Beside he established PMD Consulting Company in 2013 in Sudan to provide the knowledge and experience required to start-up, extension of PMO services, and establishment of a Project Management Methodology. His e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Behavioural Agility as a Skillset required for a good project manager today
Bume Ada Olive Ngole Epse Kima-Oben
Senior Business Analyst and Project Management Practitioner
Member of PMO Global Awards Judging Committee 2022
Former President of PMI Cameroon Chapter
A seasoned PMO Juror, a leading Senior Business Analyst and Project Management Practitioner, with a track record of performance acquired through academicals in a renowned UK based University (Anglia Ruskin), Institute of Project Management (PMI), PMO Global Alliance Institute and professional experiences in a multinational Energy Sector for over 18 years.
Balancing the competing needs and demands of business growth and stakeholders, I am recognised for my dynamism, leadership, entrepreneurship, good interpersonal relationship skills, responsible, creative, organized, ability to make tough jobs quickly, interest in professional development, extensive experience in the field of Project Management. I am passionate about Projects, Programs and Portfolio Management change drive to achieve sustainable development through the global operations, digital initiatives and business expansions.
Being a skilled influencer, I am adept at building stakeholder relationships at the highest levels with knowledge management to ensure activities are managed in conformity with the organization's work program and strategic focus.
Working with operational and productivity objectives aimed at achieving the company’s strategic needs, evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of organizational programs, applying techniques such as system management, organizational analysis, methods & procedures studies, Projects, Programs and Portfolio Management, Project Management Office with the PMO continuum, Monitoring and Control, Sustainability, evaluation of Post-Project Performance Outcome within the organisational context.
The following were the key achievements realized with my career pathway: (i) As Chapter President being able to improve the chapter membership hitting the target of 206 members within the first six months with an increase of 67% of membership retention; (ii) Achieved the PMI 1.500 membership club awards within the first seven months; (iii) As a volunteer with the PMO Global Alliance, played a major part as a Judging Committee Member, to evaluate nominees according to the established technical criteria, with full independence and autonomy to make decisions to the selection of the Best PMO Structural Organization nominees in the World ; (iv) Supported the United Nation Volunteering Organization in data collection during a feasibility studies. The objective was to Identify and review the project concerning the rural women and project sustainability. I supported the team and we covered 70% rural communities; (v) Supported the Planning Operation’s unit to attained the target set by Top Management to reduce the percentage of unserved energy by -2% and to improve the performances; (vi) Responsibility as an Organizational and Quality Analyst were to developed and clearly present the activities situations with relations to operation’s cost effectiveness. Implementation of a work management application system for operations to ensures accurate data generation; (vi) Developed and implemented a tool that was used to prepare bi-annual and annual business reports, presenting operation’s activities vis-a-vis strategic goals; (vii) Evaluate performances and provided solutions and recommendations to appropriate action for necessary improvement; (viii) Developed and implemented policies and strategies for operation’s activities with the goal to optimize cost and time impact to the business; (ix) Supported as Quality and Organization Analyst in creating profiles, training and coaching workers through the various stages involved in the Work Management System application; (x) Provided support as a Data Management Assistant, during the construction phases in the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline project, which was completed six months earlier than planned; (xi) Manages the Project Management Institute as the Chapter President for PMI Cameroon; (xi) As an entrepreneur, I was able to realize some construction works, like the rehabilitation of the Regional Delegation of Minepat in Douala; (xii) Construct the school building of GS Big Massaka and few personal houses; and (xiii) She got a team well qualified to handle but not limited to ceiling staffing, boreholes, tailing, electrification, plombering, Calibrations of instruments, etc. Her e-mail is: email@example.com
Governmental Project Implementation Systems
PhD and PMP
Owner and CEO of Sybena Consulting
Former Expert for project management in the Government Accountability Office (USA)
Stanisław Gasik is a practitioner with over 30 years of experience in project management. He holds the PMP® certificate (no. 1619958) issued by the Project Management Institute. He obtained Ph.D. from the University of Warsaw for developing a holistic model of project knowledge management. He was a significant contributor to PMI project management standards (PMBOK® Guide; Standard for Program Management). He was also an expert for project management in the Government Accountability Office, an institution of the US Congress. He was a speaker at several international conferences, including PMI and IPMA global congresses.
His book “Projects, Government, and Public Policy” will be soon published by Routledge https://www.routledge.com/Projects-Government-and-Public-Policy/Gasik/p/book/9781032232683. His Web page is: www.gpm3.eu and LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stanislaw-gasik-phd-pmp-125ba5/. His e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
What lessons can be drawn from the UK example with the Association for Project Management (APM) having the Royal Charter since April 2017?
BSc(Hons) DMS FAPM MIET
Owner and CEO of P3 Risk & Assurance
Fellow of the APM and Chair of the APM’s Nominations Panel
Founder and past-chair of the APM Assurance Specific Interest Group
Roy Millard is a national authority on how to achieve efficient and effective assurance arrangements within projects, programmes and portfolios. His approach is pragmatic and flexible, taking into account that although the principles of good governance, risk management and assurance remain true for all organisations, each will have its own set of challenges in implementing them.
He has a unique background of almost 40 years in engineering projects in PPP, PFI, partnering, joint venture, consortia and conventional contracting environments, as an engineer, risk manager, project manager and senior internal auditor.
He is a consistently strong and independently minded leader who can confidently speak truth to power.
His influence extends far beyond that of the organisations he’s worked for. As founder and past-chair of the Association for Project Management (APM) Assurance Specific Interest Group, he has spoken at many conferences and led on the publication of a number of well-received APM guides on assurance.
Roy has an Honours degree in Applied Physics and a post-graduate Diploma in Management Studies; is a Fellow of the APM and a full member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology; an ex-Trustee & Board Member, and ex-Chair of the Audit Committee, of the APM. He currently Chairs the APM’s Nominations Panel.
In recent years, Roy has been very active in introducing integrated approaches for providing more efficient and effective assurance. His e-mail is email@example.com.
Creation of the national order of project management experts in Cameroon: background and justifications.
Economist Statistician Engineer, PMO-CP
Head of Division of Prospective and Strategic Planning at the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Regional Development
Technical Coordinator of the Technical Coordination Unit for Monitoring the National Development Strategy 2020-2030 (SND30)
Chairman of the Technical Committee ANOR/14 on the Project, Program, and Portfolio Management
Member of the Board of the Autonomous Port of Kribi and Member of the Steering Committee of the Support Council for the Implementation of Partnership Contracts
Ernest Nnanga is serving as Head of Division of Prospective and Strategic Planning at the Cameroon Ministry of Economy, Planning and Regional Development (MINEPAT) since 2016. He has been since 2009 a member of the Steering Committee Support Council for the Realization of Partnership Contracts (CARPA) and served as Chairman of the Technical Committee ANOR/14 on Project, Programme and Portfolio the Management since 2015. He is also a member of the Board of the Autonomous Port of Kribi.
During his professional career, he was a member of the Cameroon Poverty Reduction Strategy Monitoring Team (PRSP) between 2003 and 2009. He is one of the main drafters of the Growth and Jobs Strategy Document (DSCE), frame of reference for the first decade of the vision in 2035 “Cameroon, an emerging, democratic and united country in its diversity”, a document of which he remained a member of the implementation monitoring team until the end of 2019. He served as Head of the Large Projects Preparation Unit at the Ministry of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development, and in this context, significantly contributed to the process’s strategic framework, feasibility studies, contractualization, financing and monitoring of the implementation of most major projects of first generation in Cameroon between 2009 and 2016. It was also consultant for several international organizations in strategic planning and budgeting.
Ernest Nnanga holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Yaoundé I and a Diploma in Economic Statistic Engineering, obtained at the National School of Statistics and Applied Economics in Abidjan in Côte d'Ivoire since 2003. He is certified PMO-CP (PMO Certified Practitioner) by PMO Global Alliance in 2022. He is married and has four children.
Professional orders: Legal nature, powers and litigation of decisions
Lawyer admitted in Paris and Cameroon Bars
Founding Partner of AMADAGANA & PARTNERS
Vice-President of the Club Diallo Telli (France)
Vice-President of the African Business Lawyer’s Club (ABLC), France
Lynda AMADAGANA is the Founding Partner of AMADAGANA & PARTNERS, a business law firm with a recognized expertise in the legal structuring of projects. Lynda is registered at the Paris and Cameroon Bars.
Prior to founding A&P, Lynda worked as a lawyer in international law firms such as Orrick, Clifford Chance or Simmons & Simmons. She was also the General Counsel of Cameroon Power Holdings, the investment subsidiary of Actis Fund.
Since 2008, Lynda has worked on several projects and concessions as well as on project finance in Europe and Africa involving setting up of SPVs.
In Africa, she has been involved with transactions carried out in a number of OHADA member countries. Her e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org
ISO proposal for organizational project management capability
MSc, PMP, Independent project management professional
Chairman of local energy cooperative (Enerzjy Koöperaasje Aldeboarn)
Chairman of the NEN committee for project, programme and portfolio management
Convenor of the ISO/TC 258 study group on a project management system standard
Former President of the PMI Netherlands Chapter
Rommert Stellingwerf is an independent project management professional in Retirement, providing various consultancy activities on a voluntary basis. Volunteer at various non-profit organisations in the local and international community since 2005.
In this context, Rommert is serving as Volunteer with PMI Netherlands Chapter, Convenor of the ISO/TC 258 study group on a project management system standard since 2019, Chairman of the Netherlands standards committee for project, programme and portfolio management at NEN, Netherlands since 2017, Chairman of local community house (Dorpshuis De Jister, Aldeboarn) since 2013, Chairman of local energy cooperative (Enerzjy Koöperaasje Aldeboarn), Treasurer of joint energy cooperative (Samenwerkende Heerenveense Energie Coöperatie) since 2020.
Rommert was President of the PMI Netherlands Chapter from from 2015 to 2017 and Director Education and Standards of the PMI Netherlands Chapter from 2006 to 2012.
Rommert had a rich professional career from 1977 to 2005. At Shell international, oil and gas multinational, he held 14 different functions in the Netherlands and 10 years abroad in Brunei, Philippines and Venezuela. He also had international experience in business IT (from programmer to IT manager and IT/business consultancy) and project management (varying from internal projects to large international business start-ups in Sakhalin - Russia, Brazil and Qatar, as well as providing project reviews/audits). He was Owner and CEO of Staversk B.V. providing IT and project management consultancy from 2005 to 2014.
Rommert holds a MSc (Ir.) in Electrical Engineering from Twente University, Enschede, Netherlands 1977. He PMP (Project Management Professional) certified since 2004 (PMI -USA). His e-mail is email@example.com.
Challenges & Opportunities of a Sustainable Project Management University Curriculum
Ph.D. PfMP, PMP, ISSP-SEA, GPM360° Registered Consultant & Validator, GPM® B
Executive Assistant Professor
Director, Global Entrepreneurship Study Abroad
Mays Business School | Texas A&M University, USA
Dr. Michael Pace (USA) is an Assistant Professor of Practice at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School and Faculty Affiliate of Texas A&M’s Energy Institute. His responsibilities include instruction in Project Management, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainable Business; leading study abroad programs to multiple locations (his goal is to teach on each continent); and advising student organizations (Phi Beta Lambda & the Aggie Product Management Club). He has delivered keynotes, workshops, and training worldwide on project management & method customization; written several books & articles on project management; and consults in strategic planning, project management, and sustainability.
Outside of academia, Dr. Pace has spent almost 2 decades building or fixing project management functions across a diverse set of clients - including financial institutions, government agencies, biotech firms, and telecommunication companies. Dr. Pace is President of IPMA-USA and Academic Director for GPM Global. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Certificates versus Academic Education in light of Market Needs
MSc, EMBA, PMP®, SFC, ITIL®, TOGAF®, SixSigma Green Belt, OPM3®
Owner and General Manager of the OneWayForward Inc.
Founder of the EAITSM Inc.
Ms. Rania Al-Maghraby is an experienced management consultant and entrepreneur. Rania is the owner and general manager of the OneWayForward Inc., a sole proprietary management consultation firm based in Egypt, with business activities extending across the regional and global landscape (www.OneWayForward.com). She is the founder of the EAITSM Inc. NPO (www.eaitsm.org), an activist organization in the IT Service Management field with region-wide extension. She is a speaker at several professional events including PMI Global Congress and IPMA World Congress.
She has published a number of papers and articles in wide spread international magazines, journals, conference proceedings, and authored books. Rania has contributed to professional development over years as a member in a number of committees and professional organizations including PMI, DMTF, itSMF, IPMA, The Open Group, the Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA), and the Egyptian Organization for Standardization (EOS). At the international level, Rania has been invited to participate as a question setter in the development of the Global Commerce License (GCL) program launched by the European Economic Chamber. She has worked across local, regional, and international private sector companies, NPOs, and governmental organizations of various industries.
Rania holds a number of professional certificates in several disciplines, including PMP® certified, Scrum Fundamentals Certified (SFC), ITIL® Foundation certified, TOGAF® Certified Enterprise Architect, SixSigma Green Belt certified, MSc Computer Science, and Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA). Rania is a certified OPM3® Consultant, world's topmost score. Rania is based in Egypt, and is a native Arabic speaker, fluent in English, and intermediate in Japanese. With passion in translation, Rania has earned a Foundation Certificate in Translation and Interpreting. Rania is also a qualified mediator for business dispute resolution. Personal Website: www.OneWayForward.info. Her e-mail is email@example.com.
For the transmission of professional practices in project management in Africa’s higher education
Solange Ngo Yebga
PhD, Permanent Lecturer- Researcher
Coordinator of the "Project management and development in Africa" department
at the Catholic University of Central Africa (UCAC-FSSG).
Solange Ngo Yebga is a PhD in social anthropology, from Aix-Marseille University (France).
She is Anthropologist, currently Lecturer, Permanent Researcher and Director of the "Project management and development in Africa" department (MDMPA) in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Management of the Catholic University of Central Africa (UCAC-FSSG).
Dr. Solange Ngo Yebga has been a Researcher for twenty years in development projects in Africa and Cameroon working with national and international research and training institutions like CIFOR, IRD, EU, SNV, PLAN INTERNATIONAL-CAMEROON, AHC, IFORD and UCAC-IRSA. She is a member of learned societies like APAD, CREAC and contributes, thanks to her long professional experience in the field of the implementation and execution of socioeconomic development projects in Cameroon. Her favourite themes relate to health, education, training, the creation and support of grassroots structures (associations, GIC, etc.) and populations in rural and urban areas in the carrying out their income-generating activities. She promotes research and development initiatives with colleagues who are researchers within the framework of their personal research activities. Some of her publications (published and/or yet to be published) focus on issues related to health, education, civil society and development, gender and development and standards related to sexual and reproductive health. It has had its own support structure since 2017.
The fields of competence and interest of Dr Solange Ngo Yebga relate to: (i) training; (ii) socio-economic investigations; (iii) the drafting, coordination and follow-up of research and development projects; (iv) community awareness-raising and mobilization; (v) social mediation; (vi) organization of colloquiums and scientific events; (vii) follow-through and follow-up of civil society organizations; (viii) group facilitation and capacity building of basic organizations (ix) teaching and pedagogy. Her e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stakes and Challenges regarding the accreditation of LMD project management training programmes
IT Engineer, Master in Project Management, PMP
CEO of GED-Consulting
Project management consultant
President of the Cameroon Project Management Association (CaPMA)
President of the Cameroonian Association of Emerging Engineers (CAEE).
Mr. Tchapgnin is the President of the Cameroonian Association for Project Management (CaPMA) since 2018 and President of the Cameroonian Association of Emerging Engineers (CAEE).
Professionally, Mr. Tchapgnin is an independent trainer in the fields of project management and IT at the Guinea Golf Institute and the Pan-African Institute for Development in the Central Africa region. He is also a project management consultant (FARE project, PROFADEL on behalf of the IPD, and the SCHOOLABO project American organization, PAJ on behalf of the WEST youth delegation in Cameroon etc.), leads numerous seminars and high-level training courses in the field of information system security, project risk management, project portfolio management, and other project areas since 2017.
He is also a Researcher in Applied Development Sciences at the International University of Applied Development Sciences, and a PhD candidate in Project Management at the IPD (Pan African Institute for Development).
He holds a Master's Degree in Project Management from the Pan-African Institute for Development in Central Africa region (2019) and an engineering degree in Networks and Telecommunications from the University Institute of the Gulf of Guinea; Certified Network and Telecommunications Engineer at SCHOOLABO Technology. His e-mail is email@example.com
Organisational model of PMI with a network of chapters in the countries
O. Chima Okereke
Ph.D., MBA, PMP, Snr MIEEE
Managing Director and CEO of Total Technology Consultants, Ltd
Dr. Chima is the Managing Director of Total Technology Consultants, Ltd., a project and business management consulting company practising in Africa and the United Kingdom (UK). Author of a recent book: Achieving Successful and Sustainable Project Delivery in Africa, published in June 2020.
Pupil Engineering and overseas training. He started his career as a young electrical engineer in 1976 in Nigeria in the then National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) after completing his National Youth Corps Service (NYSC) and graduating from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He had his initial hands-on training as a pupil engineer with technical assistants from Canadian Ontario Hydro in a number of electrical substations and electricity generating power stations comprising gas-fired power plants, steam thermal plants, and coal-fired power plant, in Nigeria. He then had an in-depth hands-on overseas training with Electricity Supply Board of Ireland in Dublin and some other cities in Ireland for 13 months.
Industrial career. In 1977, he returned to do further training with technical assistants from the then UK Central Electricity Generation Board (CEGB) and also participated in the installation, commissioning and operations of a 6 x 120 MW steam thermal power station at the NEPA Power Station, Ogorode, Sapele, Nigeria. He left NEPA as a Principal Engineer and Section Head for Instrumentation & Control. He worked briefly in Shell Petroleum Development Company in Warri as a technical trainer, a project engineer, and writer in the Scallop Training Project between 1979 and 1982. In June 1982, he joined the Delta Steel Company Limited, Ovwian Aladja as a Deputy Manager. In 1984, he became a chief engineer and head of Instrumentation and Computing Systems. He has been a COREN registered engineer and a corporate member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers since 1983 and 1982 respectively. He left the steel company for graduate studies in the UK in September 1988.
Consulting Operations and education. Having established his company in the UK in 1995, he worked both in the UK and overseas. In June 2009, he took the PMI PMP certification examination and passed at the first attempt. Between 2002 and end of 2017, his company had trained over 500 project management professionals on enterprise project management courses in Nigeria and Gabon. His company was the first and only Primavera Authorised Representatives (PAR) in West Africa from 2003 to 2009. It is now a Gold-level member of Oracle Partner Network, and also a partner of Microsoft, IBM and SAP. Chima is a visiting professor, an industrial educator, a multidisciplinary project management professional, with over 25 years’ experience in oil and gas, steel and power generation industries. He is an international editorial advisor for the PM World Journal and PM World Library having written over thirty published papers for the journal.
Graduate studies in the UK. At the University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, he passed the taught part of the MBA degree in 1989. He obtained his Ph.D. degree following research in robotics in 1994, and his Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree following the successful completion of his dissertation in 1995. He lives and works from his office in the UK. His e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The organisational model of International Project Management Association (IPMA) with its network of 71 member associations
Senior Economist, MBA
IPMA Certified Project Manager
Executive Director of International Project Management Association (IPMA)
Amin Saidoun is Executive Director of International Project Management Association since 10 years, an international federation of 71 project management organisations around the world and which is based in Zürich (CH). He completed his studies in business administration in France and Germany prior to finalising his postgraduate studies in economics in the UK (London School of Economics). He is an IPMA Level C certified project manager and has gained 27 years of international professional experience in the areas of audit and consulting (Thornton Group, Düsseldorf), logistics (DHL, Bonn), fundamental research (ILL, Institut Max von Laue-Paul Langevin, Grenoble) and in association management (IPMA). He also lectured at the universities of Cologne in Germany in the field of business administration and regularly advocates PM profession at international conference.
He is author and co-author of several articles in economics and project management. Among his areas of interest: project management, intercultural competences, diversity in project management and non-for-profit organisations.
Amin Saidoun is enrolled in the part-time PhD Project Management programme of the University Alma Mater Europaea in Maribor Slovenia. His email is email@example.com.
The APM Organisational Model, its links to IPMA, the Royal Charter and Awards offered to Project Professionals
BA Arch, MBA, PhD, RIBACertPM, RPP, FAPM, FRIBA
Chartered Project Professional, (ChPP), a Fellow of the APM
Co-Chair of the APM People SIG and Chair (2012-2016) APM Women in Project Management
Founder and Director of TOCA consultancy and Founder of P3MAfrica
Board member of the UK’s architect Registration Board
Dr Teri Okoro is a Chartered Project Professional, (ChPP), a Fellow of the APM and co-Chair of the APM People SIG. Founder and Director of TOCA a UK based design and project management consultancy and founder of the P3MAfrica consultancy.; she is also a (London) Mayors Design Advocate, a member of the Construction Industry Diversity and Inclusion Panel and previously Chair of APMs Women in Project Management SIG.
As a board member of the UK’s architect Registration Board, she is actively involved in the ongoing transformation of the profession and its education and has experience of professional regulation. She speaks and presents internationally on numerous topics including leadership, inclusion, sustainability and professionalism and has extensive experience in project delivery and as an international Project Award jury member for numerous organisations including the APM and IPMA.
For over a decade, she has presented, written and published widely on leadership and project excellence in UK, Europe and internationally including at Project Spring 2016, Lithuania, IPMA 2015 Conference, Panama, Pan- African PMC 2017, 2018 and 2020, PMI Africa 2018 and PMI SA 2019. Her e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.