PAM Summit
June 2016

23th and 24th of June 2014 in Krakow many specialists and practitioners gathered to discuss the synergy between two domains in IT projects – project management and business analysis. Two days conference PAM Summit was outstanding success with great support from ABB ISDC.

Project Managers and Business Analysts spent two days in amazing venue Stara Zajezdnia, talking about synergy between these two roles in IT projects. Twelve speakers were presenting their opinions about the synergy, future of BA, agile project environment and human interaction management. Additionally four practitioners conducted full day workshop sessions for participants on the second day.

We had speakers from all over the world, that is United States, United Kingdom, Portugal, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and of course Poland. Over 300 specialists participated in all sessions.

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Sander Hoogendoorn
Principal Technology Officer & Global Agile Thoughtleader at Capgemini
Keynote: Breaking Bad. Seven successful habits of successful Agile Project Managers
In his role of Principal Technology Officer and Global Agile Thoughtleader at Capgemini, Sander is continuously involved in the innovation of software development processes, requirements, architectures, patterns, frameworks and technologies, both at Capgemini and its many international clients. Sander has coached organizations, projects, teams and individuals. He is a member several advisory and editorial boards, and he is the chief architect of Capgemini’s agile Accelerated Delivery Platform (ADP). Sander has published over 200 articles and columns in international magazines. His first agile book “Smart. Collaborating successfully in software development” was published in 2003. His second book “Pragmatic modeling with UML 2.0” was published in 2004. His most recent book “This Is Agile” is recommended as being “the best book on agile in the Dutch language” and was published in November 2012. A German translation “Das kleines Agile-Buch” followed in December 2012. Sander is a frequently asked and highly appreciated speaker at international conferences and seminars. He has delivered keynotes, talks and workshops on a wide variety of topics including agile, Scrum, Kanban, requirements, smart use cases, modeling, UML, software estimation, architecture, design patterns, and testing.
Adrian Reed
Principal Consultant at Blackmetric / President at IIBA UK (UK)
Keynote: Avoiding the dark, dead-ended rabbit holes: The importance of BA and PM collaboration before a project is initiated.
Adrian Reed is Principal Consultant and Director at Blackmetric Business Solutions (, where he provides business analysis consultancy and training solutions to a range of clients in varying industries. He speaks internationally on topics relating to business analysis and business change, is President of the UK chapter of the IIBA, and a true advocate of the analysis profession. He is constantly looking for ways of promoting the value that good analysis can bring, and is a firm believer that if a project has both a good BA and a good PM, that it is much more likely to succeed! You can read Adrian’s blog at and follow him on Twitter at
Paul Wilkinson
Director and Owner of GamingWorks and Chief cartoonist at Egor Productions (Netherlands)
Topic: Attitude Behaviour Culture in Project Organizations
Paul has been involved in the IT industry for more than 25 years and has a broad background in IT operations, IT management and product innovation and development. He was project team lead in the original BITE (Business & IT Excellence) process modeling of ITIL, an ITIL V2 author and member of the ITIL V3 advisory group. He is co-owner of GamingWorks and co-developer of a range of business simulations focusing on IT Service management, Project management, Business Process management, Business and IT alignment, Alliance management and co-author and developer of the ABC of ICT products and publications. Paul is a recognized speaker at international ITSM and best practice conferences and events. He has been actively engaged with thousands of customer organizations through his presentations, workshops, business game exercises and consulting engagements. Capturing and sharing both success and fail factors relating to organizational change.
Mark Smalley
IT Paradigmologist, Ambassador-in-Chief at the not-for-profit ASL BiSL Foundation (Netherlands)
Topic: Closing the BA Value Circle
Self-employed IT Management Consultant, specialized in ASL®, BiSL®, Bookstore™, Application Management and Business Information Management. ASL & BiSL Product Champion at APMG. Delivery Partner and Lead Trainer for GamingWorks’ Bookstore™. Clients engage Mark as trusted adviser and catalyst to discover where they are and to visualize where they want to be. Particularly in the fields of Application Management and Business Information Management. He achieves this with presentations, awareness workshops, business simulations, strategy sessions, quick scans and assessments, policy documents, vision statements, RACI workshops and process improvement projects. Also known as the IT Paradigmologist, Mark is a regular conference speaker and has reached out to thousands of IT professionals at 50+ conferences in 20+ countries on 4 continents
Ewa Malia
Consultant at Polish Institute of Facilitation (Poland)
Topic: Project Reviews
Ewa Malia is the founder and managing partner of Polish Institute of Facilitation ( Graduated from Warsaw School of Economics, faculty Finance and Banking. She is Certified Professional Facilitator with International Associations of Facilitators.Gained professional experience holding managerial positions in financial institutions such as: WARTA, AIG Poland, Sampo Insurance and Norwich Union. For 12 years has been working as a consultant, trainer and facilitator using facilitative approach to group processes to work with teams and groups in both international corporations as well as large Polish companies. She has been promoting the idea of learning organizations and five disciplines: systems thinking, personal mastery, mental models, common vision and team learning. Participates in projects in Poland, Great Britain, India and Sweden.
Pierre E. Neis
Senior Agile Lean Coach – Change Architect – Scrum Coach (Luxembourg)
Topic: SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) in Program Management
Pierre is an experienced Agile Lean Coach with a strong Program Management background. He started his career as Product Manager in the Automotive Industry and challenged himself as Portfolio Manager in Venture Capital to jump in the Software Industry. He has tested unconventional Scrum coaching approaches in Audit, Asset Management, Industry, Education, Government, private equities. He’s the man behind the Product Owner’s Helpdesk on LinkedIn and has developed several Agile custom frameworks like [sKale] (HR) and PLöRK (Leadership through games). Beside of its activity as PMO Coach for a global bank, Pierre also advises start-ups, the French National Research Centre and Luxembourgian Government departments in their agile organizational optimization (!). His moto: “Agile does not provide predictions. It reduces complexity that increase predictability”.
Darryl Booker
ESI and MT&DC Instructor and Consultant (USA)
Topic: How to Build an Effective Business Case? Principles and concepts.
Darryl is a master instructor and senior consultant with ESI Intl. and MT&DC in the field of project management and business analysis. He has worked in the IT field since 1983. He gained his experience from years of working at IBM in various capacities including performance consulting, requirements gathering and analysis, application design and development, process and project management. He is an international consultant, trainer, and speaker. He focuses on strategic business intelligence and competitive advantage, having worked with a host of Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies.
Arie van Bennekum
Chair elect of the Agile Consortium International, Agile Expert, Coach and Trainer
Workshop: “To achieve Agile success, doing it and/or coaching it”
Arie van Bennekum, one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto has been actively involved in DSDM and the DSDM Consortium since 1997. Arie has over 15 years of experience in ICT (the technology that links information and communication together) and related businesses. Since 1994 he has been working on RAD and DSDM projects in various roles. He is accredited as a DSDM Practioner, Trainer, Examiner and Consultant; additionally he is an accredited Certified Professional Facilitator. Arie is also involved in the Agile Alliance (, grounded in February 2001, as one of the seventeen authors.
Bartosz Grucza PhD
Chancellor, PhD at Warsaw School of Economics (Poland)
Topic: Leadership in project management – necessary response for the turbulent environment.
Chancellor of the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). Graduate and academic teacher at this university, co-originator and lecturer at Project Management Postgraduate Studies. Project manager and consultant in European projects. Manager, who has been implementing many projects in private companies and state institutions for over fifteen years. Author of popular textbooks about project management and several publications about management. Member of the PMI and IPMA, president of the board of Project Management Association, promoter of the project management ideas in academic, business and social life.
Agnieszka Gasperini
Project Management Consultant, Trainer, Coach & Speaker, Leadership Facilitator (Italy)
Topic: Building Effective Relationships with Stakeholders
Agnieszka Gasperini is a Project Manager (PMP) with 15- years experience in multi-international projects and knowledge of 5 languages. Since 2003 Agnieszka is managing consulting company PMC ( Serves as interim Project Manager and Leader for international clients in diverse industries. Provide strategic and tactical aid with all aspects of projects including selecting and securing optimal EU assistance programme, all facets of Project Management, employee training and development. Negotiate and partner with Boards of large international companies in private sectors, as well as with public institutions. She works as a Coach and Mentor for project teams. She serves as an external Expert for European Commission and Polish Government. Agnieszka served as the President of Poland Chapter of PMI® and is currently part of PMI’s Board Volunteer Advisory Committee (BVAC). She has presented both nationally and internationally of the topic of project management.
Leigh Moyle
CEO at PMgurus, Entrepreneur
Topic: Getting the monsters out from under the bed – a new look at Risk Management
Leigh Moyle is a community builder, both online and offline. As Past President of PMI Sydney Chapter & PMI volunteer for 5 years Leigh recognises that physical chapters are constrained by time, geography & cost, in reaching out to many who can benefit in their project management careers and those still embarking on them. This has spurred Leigh and her team at PMgurus to build an online community ( to fill this need. Luckily Leigh’s background is in IT Project/Program Management and luckily for us today, Leigh is well experienced in dealing with risk!
Pawel Felinski
Agile Trainer, Coach and Consultant, Project Manager
Topic: Human Factor in Project Management
Agile-Lean trainer with background in project management. Performed interactive workshops in three continents exploring how multicultural teams affect effectiveness. Strongly believes Scrum is the right approach not only to build trust and co-operation, but also to make money in IT industry. Willing to grow Agile teams and foster Lean organizations. Recently interested in topics of culture change and mindset shift that has to happen while moving from “waterfall” to Agile, as well as in adjusting corporate processes and policy to fit the lightweight approach.
Paul Turner
Business Development Director at AssistKD (UK)
Topic: Assessing the maturity of the BA function
Paul Turner FBCS is a Director of Assist Knowledge Development. He specialises in the provision of training and consultancy in the areas of Business Analysis, Business Architecture and IS Consulting skills. Paul has been involved with the IIBA UK Chapter since its inception, and in addition to presenting at many conferences across Europe he presented at the very first IIBA event in the UK. He is a BCS Chief Examiner and co-author of the BCS publication ‘Business Analysis Techniques’.
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