Keynote Speaking for your Conference or Professional Association

Speaking

Need a keynote for your conference?

Penny Pullan, our founder, speaks widely for companies and professional organisations, with great feedback. She speaks about ‘Making Projects Work’ in a way that is knowledgeable, engaging and humorous. People leave with a host of ways they can improve their projects and meetings immediately.

‘Very good speaker – could have been longer!’

‘Excellent – what a lot of easy tools to apply at no cost’

‘Very useful.  There are tips that I will definitely put into practice’

‘Excellent presentations & insight.  Thought provoking & encourages you to learn more’


Below is a selection of our upcoming and recent talks to professional associations and conferences:

6th April 2017 at 12:15pm PMI UK Chapter Webinar, online “Virtual Leadership”.

16 March 2016 IIBA UK Chapter Midlands meeting at HSBC, Birmingham, UK “Virtual Leadership: Practical strategies for getting the best out of your virtual projects” About the session..

Feedback from APM Programme Management Conference 2017

2 March 2017 Association for Project Management (APM) Progamme Management Conference, at Rolls Royce, Derby “Leading Virtual Programmes”. More information here.

30 January 2017: BA Summit 2017 Virtual conference opening session and host for the rest of the week “BA Leadership around the world”. Go to www.basummit.com

BA Summit 2017 Speakers

1 January 2017 (still available online) SPAMCAST podcast with Tom Cagley online “Virtual Leadership” Here’s the link.

18th November 2016 PMI Sweden Chapter Webinar, online “Virtual Leadership”.

10 November 2016 T-systems 4th PM Community Conference in Kosice, Slovakia “Virtual Project Teams and Leadership”.

26 October 2016 IIBA South Africa Chapter Professional Development Day in Cape Town, South Africa “Business Analysis and Leadership: Influencing change, both face-to-face and virtually” Here’s the link.

24 October 2016 IIBA South Africa Chapter meeting in Joburg, South Africa “Business Analysis and Leadership: Influencing change, both face-to-face and virtually” A link to the session.

6 October 2016 DREAM (Dutch Requirements Engineering And Management Conference Vianen, Netherlands “Closing Keynote: How can I use visualisation to be a better business analyst in the week ahead?” A link to the conference.

30 September 2016 (still available online) Power to Live More podcast with Jo Dodds online “Penny Pullan – power to live more” Here’s the link.

Power to Live More Podcast with Penny Pullan

22nd September 2016 PMI UK Chapter meeting at HSBC, Canary Wharf, London, UK “Virtual Leadership: Practical strategies for getting the best out of your virtual projects” About the session. and The outputs and photos from the event. See the professionally produced video here.

19th September 2016 Business Analysis Europe Conference BA2016 in London, UK “The Human Side of Virtual Working: Succeeding Across Distance as a BA” Workshop A link to the conference and the outputs, including photos, of the session..

13 September 2016: Barclaycard: AgileFest Keynote and workshop at internal Agile festival “Virtual Leadership”.

12 – 19 September 2016: Virtual Working 2016 Virtual conference opening session and hosting throughout the week “Virtual Leadership”.
Go to www.virtualworkingsummit.com

‘Many congratulations on such a successful summit.
It is really inspiring to gain such insight into virtual leadership, especially from those that have “been there, done that, not only got the t-shirt, but also wrote the book on it”.
Your finale was wonderfully delivered (and not just because my question was answered).

Andy, The Netherlands

8 August 2016 (still available online) Extraordinary Book Club podcast with Alison Jones online “Penny Pullan – Virtual Leadership” Here’s the link.

Virtual Leadership Podcast with Alison Jones

7 July 2016 Project Management Institute UK Chapter, Chester, UK “Virtual Leadership for Project Professionals”. Here are the outputs.

9 May 2016 Project Management Institute Global Congress 2016- EMEA, Barcelona, Spain “Leading Virtual Project Teams: Dos and Don’ts”. Details here. You can see a blog post on the workshop here. Here is some feedback from participants:

‘Penny was great and very knowledgable about the topic.’

‘She engaged with the audience in a very supportive and personal way.’

‘Very good and interactive session.’

‘Workshop was engaging and entertaining.’

12 December 2015 International Project Management Association (IPMA) Young Crew, Global eCollaboration Competition , UK “Keynote: Virtual Project Leadership”

3 December 2015 2015 Project Management Institute (PMI) Scotland in Glasgow, Scotland “How can we make our projects authentic, worthwhile and fun, for us and for our stakeholders?” Details here. Outputs here.

23 November 2015: BA Summit 2015 and Virtual Working 2015 Joint virtual conference opening session- “Virtual Leadership”.
Go to www.basummit.com


15th October 2015 Association for Project Management (APM) Midlands Branch, Midlands , UK “Facilitating Risk Management – engaging people to identify, own and manage risk.” Details here. Outputs here.

21st September 2015 Business Analysis Europe Conference BA2015 in London, UK “Creative, Visual Facilitation” Workshop A link to the conference.

10th July 2015 Association for Project Management (APM) Webinar, open to all. “Leading Virtual Projects”. More information here. See the webinar on YouTube here.

Penny Pullan (L) with Sarah Gibson of Redvespa speaking in London

28th May 2015 International Institute of Business Analysis(IIBA) UK Chapter, London, UK “Business Analyst/Project Manager friction, and how to overcome it”. Details here. Slides here.

11 May 2015 Project Management Institute Global Congress 2015- EMEA, London, UK “Business Analysis/Project Management friction, and how to overcome it”. Link to the slides and outputs. Link to the paper Penny wrote for PMI.

‘Very engaging – loved the chimes!’

‘Excellent at organising and managing the session.’

‘Well–organised and great interactivity!’

‘Very good.’

20th November 2014: BA Summit 2014 virtual conference session- “Visual trends in Business Analysis”. Go to www.basummit.com

22nd September 2014: Business Analysis Europe Conference BA2014 in London, UK with Michelle Austin “Extrovert or Introvert? How Both can Shine in the BA World” Workshop A link to the conference and a link to the outputs of Penny’s panel session.

16 September 2014: Practical, Interactive Facilitation Skills with the IIBA UAE Chapter in Abu Dhabi.

5 June 2014: Practical, Interactive Facilitation Skills with the IIBA Scotland Chapter in Edinburgh at Lloyds Banking Group.

12 March 2014: Business Analysis – Leadership for Change keynote at the Intel BA Web 2014 virtual conference, in conjunction with the IIBA UK Chapter. You can find details and register here

‘A very innovative session – I particularly liked the visual meeting plan template.’

‘Great! Lively presentation and practical (inspiring) ideas. Thank you.’

‘Very engaging with some great practical ideas.’

‘Interesting and entertaining. Thanks.’

25 February 2014: Practical, Interactive Facilitation Skills with the IIBA New Zealand Chapter in Wellington. More details here, There was a waiting list within a day of publicising this event.

12 December 2013: Keynote at the Alareen Palace, Bahrain with Trexsol and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Bahrain. Details here.

Trexsol event

14 November 2013: ‘Business Analysis and Leadership: Influencing change’ Book Launch Panel at Cass Business School, London. Details here.


12 November 2013: Association for Project Management (APM) in Birmingham, UK “Mentoring Project Professionals: new ways of developing yourself and others”
More details and the full outputs available here.


11 November 2013: BA Summit 2013 virtual conference opening session- “Business Analysis and Leadership”.
Go to www.basummit.com


24th September 2013: Business Analysis Europe Conference BA2013 in London, UK – “Business Analysis and Leadership: A framework, a book and your questions” A link to the conference and a link to the outputs of Penny’s panel session.


‘Very good facilitator/presenter’

‘Penny has a fantastic, authoritative and personable style’

‘Good, clear expert speaker’

‘Knew her stuff’

16th September 2013: International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands – “Managing Change at Production Level” A link to the conference.


31st May 2013: Institute of Risk Management, Enterprise Risk Special Interest Group in London, UK – “Engaging People to Identify then Own and Manage Risk”. Here are the slides and here’s a link to the SIG.


4th March 2013: BCS PROMS-G Spring School Opening Speaker in London, UK – “Engaging People to Identify then Own and Manage Risk” A link to the 2013 spring school and here are the outputs.


23rd January 2013: IIBA NW&E Branch in Leeds, UK “Practical, Interactive Facilitation Skills” The slides from the talk.


14 November 2012: BA Summit 2012 virtual conference – “Facilitating Under Fire in High Pressure Situations”. Her visual summary is here. Her start up card to anticipate problems is here. Sign up for this year’s summit at
www.basummit.com


25th October 2012: IIBA UK South West, Bristol, UK “Practical, Interactive Facilitation Skills” The slides from the talk.


‘Incredible presentation/session!’

‘Penny was really good – I felt engaged throughout.’

‘Confident, clear and useful.’

‘Very engaging and insightful sharing.’

‘Excellent! Really clear.’

‘Penny is a very natural, confident speaker who makes everyone feel special.’

‘Fabulous presentation! Penny was very engaging and open.’


25th September 2012: Business Analysis Europe Conference BA2012 in London, UK – “Facilitating Under Fire: How business analysts can survive and thrive in high pressure situations” A link to the conference and a link to the outputs (large file 6MB)


14th March 2012: IIBA UK Chapter in London, UK – “Tricky Projects and Sticky Change” presented by Penny Pullan and Emma Langman. Photos of outputs and a link to the slides.


1st December 2011: APM Oxford Branch in Oxford, UK – “Making Risk Management Work”. Here’s the link to a blog post and the outputs.


November 2011: BA Summit 2011 virtual conference – “The BA Working with Groups”.
basummit.com


27th September 2011: Business Analysis Europe Conference BA2011 in London, UK – “Handling Risk: How Business Analysts can Engage People to Identify, Own and Manage the Risks of Strategic Business Change” More details of the session are here and a link to the outputs is here.


26th September 2011: Business Analysis Europe Conference BA2011 in London, UK – Penny Pullan and Vanessa Randle “Creative, Visual Thinking for Business Analysts” More details and you can find the outputs of this session here.


23rd August 2011: International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA) UK Chapter at Barclaycard, Northampton, UK – “Practical, Interactive Facilitation Skills” Joint best presentation to the IIBA UK Chapter in 2011!


20th June 2011: Virtual Working Summit“Keeping People Interested and Engaged from Afar” part of the Virtual Working Summit 2011 that ran from 20-24th June


16th June 2011: Association for Project Management (APM) Women in Project Management SIG ‘Rethinking Leadership’ Conference in London, UK – “Leading through Uncertainty” More details


9-11 May 2011 Project Management Institute Global Congress 2011- EMEA, Dublin, Ireland “The Seven Secrets of Successful Virtual Meetings”


22 November 2010 BA Summit “The Role of the Business Analyst” Part of the BA Summit, an annual, virtual summit from 22 Nov – 1 Dec 2011. Hosted by Penny Pullan, who interviewed experts from around the world about project-based business change. For a visual summary of Penny’s talk, see here. For more information on this year’s summit, see www.basummit.com


10th November 2010 British Computer Society Risk Management Northern School – Project and Programme Management Risks Manchester, UK “Motivation for Risk Management” More details here and the slides are here.


28 September 2010: Business Analysis Europe Conference BA2010, London, UK Bring Clarity, Creativity and Engagement to Your Business Analysis Work More details here and the outputs are here.


16th September 2010: Association for Project Management (APM) Reading Chapter in Reading,UK with Penny Pullan, David Macleod and others – “Debate: You can’t project manage a Tube upgrade unless you know the difference between a bullhead and a flat-bottom.  Or can you?” More Details here


15th July 2010: Association for Project Management (APM) Risk Management SIG in St Albans, UK by Penny Pullan – “Making Risk Workshops Work”.
Details here.


8 July 2010: Virtual Working Summit by Penny
Pullan – “Conference Calls Made Easy”. Visit www.virtualworkingsummit.com
to register for future summits for free.


28 June – 9 July 2010: Virtual Working Summit hosted by Penny Pullan interviewed experts from around the world. Visit www.virtualworkingsummit.com to register for future summits for free.


10th May 2010: IIBA UK Chapter, Midlands, UK partly facilitated by Penny Pullan – “The Role and Career Path of the Business Analyst Details here


21st April 2010: Association for Project Management (APM) Swindon Chapter in Swindon, UK with Penny Pullan – “What Really Leads to Project Success?” Details here


23rd March 2010: IIBA UK Chapter, London, UK by Penny Pullan – “Facilitating Risk for Requirements Details here


16th February 2010: British Computer Society: Project Management Specialist Group (PROMSG), London, UK by Penny Pullan – “Making Risk Management Work“. Details here.


27th January 2010: Association for Project Management (APM) Programme Management Special Interest Group in London, UK with Penny Pullan – “What Really Leads to Programme Success?” Details here. 


“Many thanks for your splendid presentation in London yesterday. What was especially interesting was the “buzz” that you managed to generate within the room.  I got the feeling that everyone was engaged – which I seem to recall was one of your objectives.” Paul Rayner, ProgM

26th January 2010: Association for Project Management (APM) in Malvern, UK by Penny Pullan – “Making Risk Workshops Work”. Details here.


25th November 2009: Chartered Institute for Personnel Development, Hampshire Branch, UK by Penny Pullan – “Graphics Made Easy 


2nd November 2009: Project Management Institute: Scotland Region, Aberdeen, UK by Penny Pullan – “Making Project Meetings Work 


I’ve applied several of your tips and managed to finish all my meetings earlier than planned – it’s working! Dr Pierre Marchand, Shell Project Manager (from an unsolicited e-mail)

29 September 2009: International Institute for Business Analysis BA2009 Conference, London, UK by Penny Pullan – “The Five Secrets of Effective Virtual Meetings


Loved the way Penny used a mix of delivery media and techniques!

Brilliant presenter, held my attention especially so late in the day.

Good style, good material, excellent points.


25 June 2009: Association for Project Management: Women in Project Management Conference, London, UK by Penny Pullan – “Effective Conference Calls to Communicate Across Boundaries 


5th March 2009: Association for Project Management (APM) in Derby, UK by Penny Pullan – ‘Making Project Meetings Work’. Details here


23rd March 2009: Association for Project Management (APM) in Birmingham, UK by Tim Mortimer – ‘Change: resist it or embrace it. Why do people react differently?’


22 January 2009: British Computer Society: Leicester Branch in Leicester, UK by Penny Pullan – ‘Making IT Project Meetings and Workshops Work.’


24th November 2008: Association for Project Management (APM) in Birmingham, UK by Penny Pullan – ‘Making Project Meetings Work’. Details here.


6 November 2008: Project Management Institute: National Conference for International Project Management Day in Coventry, UK. Details here. Penny Pullan has been asked to chair the whole event.


29 October 2008: Association for Project Management (APM) National Conference in London, UK by Penny Pullan – ‘Properly Effective Conference Calling’ in the Sustainability in Projects track. Details here.


15 October 2008: Association for Project Management (APM) in London, UK by Penny Pullan – details here.


10 July 2008: ESI Breakfast Seminar in London, UK by Penny Pullan – ‘Business Analysis: Necessary in Good Times, Crucial in a Downturn’


30 June 2008: Association for Project Management (APM) in Coventry, UK by Tim Mortimer – details here‘Tune in to get the Best out of a Mixed Bunch’


15 April 2008: British Computer Society: Project Management Specialist Group (PROMSG) in London, UK by Penny Pullan – ‘Making IT Project Meetings and Workshops Work.’ Details here Press Report here


‘Dear Penny,
 
Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed your presentation at the BCS – not only for the lively and engaging manner in which it was delivered, but also for the very useful content.
 
I was inspired to try a different approach in order to get feedback from staff affected by a project I am working on.  By enabling anonymous feedback using post-it notes, I’ve finally broken through the wall of silence!

Many thanks,
Leila Cameroo, Senior Business Change Analyst
‘ (from an unsolicited e-mail)


26 March 2008: International Institute for Business Analysis, London, UK by Tim Mortimer – “Tune In to Get the Best out of a Mixed Bunch” Details here


13 March 2008: Tips for Trainers Conference in London, UK by Vanessa Randle – ‘Graphics Made Easy.’ Details here


29 January 2008: Manchester University: Project Management Masters for Practitioners by Penny Pullan – Keynote Speech


21 January 2008: Project Management Institute: Midlands and North in Derby, UK by Penny Pullan – ‘Making Project Meetings and Workshops Work.’ Details here


7 October 2007: International Association of Facilitators: European Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland by Penny Pullan (jointly with Brian Adamson of Mars IS) – Facilitation can transform Projects & Programmes…” Details here


5 September 2007: Project Management Institute, City of London, UK by Penny Pullan – “Making Project Meetings Work” Details here       


27 June 2007: Association for Project Management: Women in Project Management Conference, London, UK by Penny Pullan – “Why relationships really matter in project management Sample slides here    


16 May 2007: International Institute for Business Analysis, London UK by Penny Pullan – “Facilitation Skills” Details here


What do people say about our talks?

‘Really enjoyable and informative – new ideas’  ‘Excellent’

‘Engaging event – could do with a whole day’s workshop on the topic’

‘Well presented & illustrated with relevant examples – good tips – tools’

‘Brief, concise, useful.  Good refresher & reminder for myself who attends & runs mtgs on a daily basis’

‘useful ideas for enlivening meetings – like the idea of the nuts’

 ‘Well organised.  Interesting Informative’    ‘Very enjoyable’      ‘Enjoyable & Informative’

‘Very informative follow through. I was able to grasp the content easily’

‘Informative – gave good tips, techniques’     ‘Great!’

‘I will try the ideas and approaches in my meetings’   ‘Really good; time went very quickly’

‘I really enjoyed the interactive nature of the presentation – v. good’

‘Thank you for your enjoyable, lively and helpful talk.  I am the better informed for having been there.  You were certainly well received. I hope to improve the meetings I lead and help others with theirs.’
‘I attach the stats from last evening’s event.  There were 27 responses and you were rated highly in all.’

(all taken from anonymous feedback after our PMI and BCS talks)

Contact us now on 01509 821691 or here to discuss what you need for your organisation or professional association.


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