Planisware User Summit 2018 Paris

28 & 29 November 2018, Paris, France



Planisware PPM Event Europe

The User summit brings together PPM practitioners for 2 days of case studies, trainings, workshops and presentations of updates to the Planisware solution.

With more than 330 attendees, this event is the largest PPM event in Europe and a central place for networking with your peers.

Date: 28-29th November 2018

Location: Paris

General conference: free
Trainings: starting at 150€
Group discounts available

Contact us:
+33 (0)1 41 48 48 60



The Summit at a Glance

Wednesday 28th November
Plenary Session & Networking breaks

Planisware updates, customer case studies, break-out sessions...

The Plenary Sessions will be held in English and French. A translation will be available in both languages throughout the day.

Suggestions for a topic or a presentation ? Please contact us


Thursday 29th November
Training sessions & Workshops

The User Summit is offering a selection of 6 training sessions and several workshops suited for an IT & support audience, as well as business.

Each attendee can select up to 4 training sessions for the day or 2 trainings for a half day.

Training sessions are lead by Planisware consultants. In order to help you choose the right session, we have included a description of the target audience.


Our speakers

Benoît Comeau

Project Management Officer
Hager Group

Pierre Demonsant

Chief Executive Officer

Marion Fina

Director Client Solutions

Stefan Haberberg

Senior Consultant IT Management – Arcondis AG

Matt Light


Philippe Musellec

Strategy and Change Management Director

Claire Nadiedjoa

Chief Process Officer

Kay Ojo

Managing Director UK

Johanna Rothman

Author & Consultant
Rothman Consulting Group

Emmanuel Vigier

Offer Creation Process Manager(Launch)
Schneider Electric

Benoît Wiss

PLM Application Engineer
Hager Group



They Were at the Summit


  • Airbus
  • Air Liquide
  • Alstom
  • BASF
  • Bayer CropScience
  • Canton de Vaud
  • CEA
  • Covéa
  • Dalkia
  • DGA
  • EDF
  • Engie
  • Faurecia
  • Ferring
  • Galapagos
  • Galderma
  • GSK
  • Hager
  • Huawei
  • Idorsia
  • Ipsen
  • Merck
  • Michelin
  • Minarm
  • Naval Group
  • Octapharma
  • OHB System
  • Onera
  • Oney Bank
  • Orange
  • Pfizer
  • Pierre Fabre
  • PSA Peugeot Citroën
  • RATP
  • Renault
  • Roche
  • Safran
  • Saint-Gobain
  • Sanofi
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Schneider Electric
  • Servier
  • Skyguide
  • SNCF 
  • Société Générale
  • Sonova
  • Transdev
  • Zodiac Aerospace



Day 1

Wednesday, 28- November

Plenary Sessions


Conference Begins

 9:30 - 12:30

Morning Sessions

Pierre Demonsant's Keynote, Planisware 6.3 key features demoed, Keynote by Johanna Rothman

 13:55 - 18:00

Afternoon Sessions

Panel discussion, Case Studies by customers


Gala Dinner

Detailed Agenda



Day 2

Thursday, 29- November

Trainings & Workshops Sessions


Registrations & Coffee

 09:00 - 18:00
 Espace Eiffel

Trainings and Workshops

Register to meet Planisware's consultants team. Attend our interactive sessions to discover new features on Planisware latest products updates.


End of Plus Paris 2018

Detailed Agenda




How to register and training format

Trainings are 2 hour sessions that are repeated during the day. Sessions are provided either in French or English depending on the slot.

During registration, you are invited to make your selection of session (150€ excl. VAT/session).



A. Planisware 6.3: new Features and Functional enhancements

What's new with Planisware ? In this session, discover features and enhancements of the upcoming Planisware 6.3.

Audience: Business.

B. Supporting Scaled Agile and Agile methodologies within Planisware

This session will detail how you can address Scaled Agile and Agile methodology support within Planisware through examples of template implementations and key practices found on the field. This training session will also discuss integration with Atlassian's Jira software.

Audience: Business.

C. Project Portfolio, Strategic Buckets and Programme Management

The strategic bucket (budget envelops) and programme management are two key modules of the Planisware suite that combines a wide array of components such as roadmaps, P&Ls, work packages management... Join this training to learn how to build a programme level roadmap, carry out competitive analysis, compare P&Ls against financial targets, analyse what-if scenarios and ultimately better align programmes and projects with the organization strategy.

Audience: Business.

D. Activetab: the Next Generation Excel Interface

Planisware's ActiveTab technology combines Excel's strengths – personal productivity – with the benefits of an enterprise software – data accuracy and consolidation capabilities. This training will explain how Planisware recognises and ingests spreadsheets, is able to link datacells as input or output to its own datamodel, and finally produce and distribute spreadsheet in order to easily consolidate them afterwards. 

Audience: Business

E. The Power of Configuration Level 1 (featuring 6.3 updates)

Planisware V6’s changes includes different configuration levels (intranet or “pro web”), creating whole new possibilities for administrators. This training will be focusing on all the new possibilities offered by Level One Configuration, for easier upgrade, faster and more flexible configuration and increased support quality.

Audience: Technical, IT


F. Leverage AI and Big Data to Strengthen Project Estimates

Providing strong cost and resource estimates are one of the key task of project managers. In addition to more traditional methodologies (expert opinion, parametric estimation), Planisware 6.3 now offers the ability to leverage past project data to help provide estimates on current and future projects. This training will detail the prerequisites of Planisware Predictive Estimation module, explore how to use it and introduce several side use such as data quality assessment.

Audience: Business.

Workshop: Eight Principles for Successful Distributed Agile Teams

The common advice for a distributed agile team is, “Don’t do that!” And, we know that at least half of all agile teams are distributed. The common advice isn’t working or useful.
However, many agile teams have problems using agile approaches. Too often, that’s because they don’t understand the principles of successful distributed agile teams. In this workshop, we will walk through those eight principles. You’ll assess your team and we’ll consider options for how you might take small steps to increase your team’s success.

Audience: Business.

Conducted by Johanna Rothman, Author & Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Workshop: Planisware Support & Quality

The Planisware Support & QA workshop will be focusing on feedback & actions, methodologies and best practices for bug reporting and discussion around the support and quality processes.

Audience: Technical, IT.

Moderated by Claire Nadiedjoa, Head of QA, & Christian Cerezo, Head of Support.



Conference Venue

Novotel Paris Tour Eiffel, Paris

The summit will take place at its usual hotel.

61 Quai de Grenelle
75015 Paris

Public Transportation

Paris' Metro Network stations Bir-Hakeim on the line 6 or Javel line RER C are good options for getting to the hotel. See the hotel website for more details.

Evening Venue

Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel, Paris

In the evening we invite you to join us for a gala dinner taking in the sights of Paris by night.


Main entrance: 22 rue Jean Rey
75015 Paris


A parking is available at the hotel. More information about the hotel can be found here.