Project: Hack [Free Event]


Project: Hack [Free Event]


Starting 06 October 2018 09:00 through to 07 October 2018 16:00

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31/8/18 Update: Sold out, but additional capacity now added. Join 100 other people for what promises to be a superb event. 

Would you like to help to shape how projects are delivered in the future?  You'll have an opportunity to work with others who share this vision and passion. You'll also get the opportunity to influence some major players such as Highways England, Sir Robert McAlpine and the team from the UK's largest road construction project.  

In a recent Gartner webinar they commented that up to 80% of current project management work will be eliminated by AI and smart machines in the future. Its an inescapable future. 

Data science will transform how projects are delivered, saving billions for society, improving certainty in outcomes and changing the face of the project management profession forever. Project:Hack aims to:

  • Explore methods and tools to transform how insights and value can be extracted from project data. Ranging from risk and schedule data through to on site presence of personnel.

  • Enable delivery professionals to understand the predisposition of projects to specific challenges, to predict them arising and take action to avoid the avoidable.

  • Ignite the professional imagination on what can be achieved and shape the future of project delivery. 

Themes & Challenges?

The brief is to deliver innovative solutions around project delivery themes. We have 3 sets of data. 

  1. Firstly, a variety of sets of data from the A14, the UK's largest road construction project, spanning risk data, health & safety, weather data, schedules. 
  2. Secondly, Sir Robert McAlpine have collated data from some of their projects including sustainability and turnstile data. 
  3. Thirdly, we have scraped, acquired and collated a library of data from Australian ICT projects, US IT projects, UK Government major projects portfolio and lessons learned data. Some of this data is a by-product of delivery and is archived after the project is delivered, but it has the potential to help shape the delivery of future projects. 

How can we extract this value, how can we use the data to help shape future projects and how can we use it to avoid the mistakes of the past? 

Let’s get started!

We'll start the day by introducing the challenges and the data sets. You'll then have the opportunity to pitch your idea to the crowd to invite team members, or join a team whose idea you want to work on. You'll then spend two days developing the concepts, interrogating the data, building proof of concepts and delivering a solid pitch to support it. Finally, you'll get the opportunity to present to industry experts who will judge your proposal. Not only will you have the kudos associated with shaping the future of project management, but we also hope to be able to award prizes too (we are working on this...)

Happy to support you!

There will be on-ground support. Data scientists, PowerBI experts and subject matter experts will help you with technical queries and mentors will guide you towards the perfect pitch. 

It promises to be a great couple of days will be had with food, drinks, ideas and bucket loads of fun. The only requirement is to come with a lot of bright ideas and enthusiasm!


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