ITx 2018 Speakers

Keynotes and Speakers for ITx 2018

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Mike Roberts

Consulting Partner, Millpond.

Mike is a Consulting Partner with Millpond. He has been helping clients achieve their project delivery goals over the past 12 years.
Mike is passionate about relevant, tailored, and applicable project management. He is appreciated for his attention to detail, commitment to delivery, and his ability to become one of the team.
Alongside his consulting engagements, Mike also delivers Project Management training and is often mentoring other project managers.

Mike is a Project Management Professional (PMP)®, was one of the first PMI Agile Certified Practitioners (PMI-ACP)® in New Zealand, and is an active volunteer with the Project Management Institute of New Zealand (PMINZ).
He lives with his wife and daughters on a lifestyle block 45 minutes out of Christchurch. Most of his spare time is spent on the end of a hammer – building anything from houses to gardens. If you need any DIY advice, just let him know!

You’ve been landed with that project, now what do you do?

Thursday 3:20pm - 3:50pm, PMINZ (PMINZ 1 Room)

IT professionals are constantly lumped with projects, sometimes within areas of expertise, sometimes not. Does that sound familiar? You may know a little about the subject and/or have little spare time; you may not necessarily know all the requirements never mind how to manage the project successfully. PMI’s research shows that this ‘Accidental Project Management’ is extremely common, and usually ends in a sub-optimal outcome without the right support.

Mike has a deep knowledge of what it takes to deliver IT projects successfully. This talk is designed to give the ‘accidental’ IT Project Manager a few tips and tricks to ensure you get off on the right foot, and to greatly enhance your chances of success, when that ‘pet project’ lands in your lap”