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Project Management Talks

The COVID-19 pandemic caught businesses around the world off-guard and has presented project managers with "unknown unknowns". The only way forward for project managers to combat this rising challenge is by keeping abreast of the new techniques, learning from leaders and understanding how best they can perform to succeed in this VUCA world. The Project Management Talks will feature expert speakers who will share best practice and case studies to help project managers achieve excellence, encompassing topics such as risk management, agility management, lean construction, cost management, driving successful transformation and more.

Project Management Talks Agenda

  • Day 2 MARCH 29, 2022
  • Day 3 MARCH 30, 2022
  • clock 4.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Risk Management in construction projects
  • Taher Mohamed Mansour
    Taher Mohamed Mansour
    Safety Manager Saudi Salco Contracting Company
  • Risk definitions and Importance of risk Management
  • Negative risks (Threats) and positive risks (Opportunities)
  • Risk management framework
  • Risk response strategies & critical success factors for risk management
  • clock 5.15 pm - 5.45 pm
Innovation and Project Management: How to manage innovation needs while rightly managing projects
  • Adapting to an ever-changing environment and to be able to take advantage of opportunities as they arise
  • How to be innovative in structured projects while managing risks
  • Communication as a key to initiating change and innovation in projects
  • Methods and success cases of integrating innovation and project management in construction & infrastructure projects
  • clock 6.15 pm - 7.00 pm
The effect of cultural relativity on social behaviour
  • Wael Darkazanli
    Wael Darkazanli
    Coordination Project Manager Saudi Arabian Parsons
  • The four cultural dimensions in social behaviour
  • Leadership style in project management
  • Transformational vs Transactional leadership styles
  • clock 7.15 pm - 7.45 pm
Leadership in construction project management
  • Shehzad Khanzada
    Shehzad Khanzada
    Executive Director of Development Al Mutlaq Real Estate Company
  • The project manager as a leader
  • Leadership competencies and values
  • The leadership toolkit
  • Building high performance teams
  • Overcoming challenges to get results
  • Leading through relationships
  • People management
  • clock 8.00 pm - 8.30 pm
The creative school of contract administration
  • Amr Abdeljalil
    Amr Abdeljalil
    Senior Contracts Manager Khatib & Alami
  • Exploring a proposed ‘top ten’ areas where projects can go wrong.
  • Understanding why/how projects are impacted.
  • Suggesting some solutions to help manage these potential risks.

Key themes

  • Risk Management
  • Cost control and Financial planning
  • Claims & Disputes
  • Value Engineering


Who should attend?

  • Project Managers
  • Project Management Consultants
  • Program Managers
  • Program Delivery Manager
  • Project Controls Manager
  • Risk Management professionals
  • Scheduling Managers
  • BIM Managers