On October 4 Nesma organizes a Cost Estimation summit in Haarlem, The Netherlands. On this page you’ll find all details about this summit.

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Summit program

09:00 – 09:15 Opening – Eric van der vliet, Nesma

Joop Schefferlie09:15 – 10:00 Be Competent! – Joop Schefferlie, IPMA
Joop Schefferlie is President of IPMAand member of the Executive Board of IPMA. He has over 20 years of experience in building and changing complex organizations up to over 800 employees based on a clear vision and objective.

This presentation is about project management, which is increasingly a distinctive competence. When you, as a project professional, have insight into your competencies, you know what you are good at and where you can still grow. But also what you are not good at. With this insight into yourself as a project professional, you know in advance whether you can complete a project successfully or not. The only question you need to ask is: do my competencies fit this project?

Daniel Saroff10:00 – 10:45 Resolving Cost Management and the Key Pitfalls of Agile Development – Daniel Saroff, IDC Metri
Daniel Saroff is Vice President Consulting Services and a senior practitioner within IDC’s end-user consulting practice – a practice focused on supporting Boards, business leaders, and technology executives as they strive to architect, benchmark, and optimize their organization’s IT Platform.

Agile development is now commonplace. However, technology organizations still struggle to reap its full value or control its costs. A major reason Agile is so challenging to manage is because the teams are self-organizing and because Agile uses   qualitative measures to track and benchmark progress. In this presentation, Daniel discusses how, through better assessment using quantitative measures, estimation and tracking these pitfalls can be addressed and costs can be better controlled and forecast.

10:45 – 11:00 Break

Paul Marston11:00 – 11:45 Presentation by Paul Marston, MCR





11:45 – 12:30 sCEBoK introduction – Eric van der Vliet and Harold van Heeringen

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break

Koos Veefkind13:30 – 14:15 (Increasing) Predictability of large Government ICT projects – Koos Veefkind, Dutch Tax authority (De Belastingdienst)




14:15 – 15:00 Successful Estimating: It’s how you tell the story – Amritpal Singh Agar, The Cost of Everything Podcast

15:00 – 15:15 Short break

15:15 – 16:00 Presentation by Paul Hussein, ESMA

Emmannuel Mary16:00 – 16:45 A Software Cost Estimation Approach for the Automotive Industry – Emmannuel Mary, Unison
Emmanuel leads the Delivery activities for Unison Cost Engineering (formerly known as PRICE Systems International), covering 3 European offices (France, Germany, UK) as well as our agents in China, Korea, Italy and Australia.




16:45 – 17:00 Closing by Frank Vogelezang, COSMIC

17:00 – 18:00 Networking drinks

Event details


Date and time: October 4 from 09:00 till 18:00 CET

Venue location: Philharmonie Haarlem, Lange Begijnestraat 11, 2011 HH Haarlem, The Netherlands.

Costs: €299,-


Would you like to join this network event? Register here for the event.