Conferences that solve current IT challenges
IT PMO Leadership: Delivering Business Value
How to design, manage and work through the challenges of significant IT implementations
May 19, 2010
7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits AwardedBio
Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O'Hare) Illinois
In an effort to make the organization more efficient, enterprises routinely engage in significant IT implementations. The goal is to improve business processes, decrease unnecessary expenses, increase revenues and thereby improve profitability/investor returns. It can be a rather arduous process, but if done right can yield tremendous gains to the enterprise.
What You Will Learn
In this one day conference attendees will learn:
- IT Leadership: How to Build and Leverage a Successful PMO
- Preparing for Launch: How to Fine-Tune Your Company’s PM Methodology to the Project
- Target Business Modeling – How to Mobilize Large IT Projects
- How to Identify and Manage Project Risk
- How to Leverage Metrics to Measure the Results of Your Projects
- Getting on the Same Page: How IT and Business Can Drive Project Success
8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
IT Leadership: How to Build and Leverage a Successful PMO
Jason Lee, Partner and Founder, Maven Wave Partners
According to industry analysts, 62 percent of IT
projects fail to meet their defined schedules.
25 percent of all projects get canceled prior to
completion. In an era where every internal
investment is being closely monitored how can IT
leadership improve the success rate of their
portfolio of projects?
The Project Management Office (PMO) can help significantly reduce the rate of project failures.
In this session attendees will learn how to build and/or refine their current PMO
Topics that will be covered include:
- How to build the PMO based on standard methodologies
- The differences between an enterprise PMO, organizational (departmental) PMO, or special–purpose PMO
- How standardize project management practices and facilitate IT project portfolio management
- How to make sure the PMO aligns to company culture
10:00am -10:30am - Refreshment Break
Preparing for Launch: How to Fine-Tune Your Company’s PM Methodology to the Project
John Mech, Vice President, Application Development, Océ North America, Inc.
The decision on how to apply a project
management framework is a critical success
factor of a large project and a key deliverable
of the project’s preparation phase. There are
dozens of well-known project management
methodologies in the public domain. In addition,
all tier-1 consulting firms and most large
companies have created their own. For the most
part, they all work. But how well they work for
you is dependent upon how well you adapt and
apply them to your project.
In this session attendees will learn:
- How to establish an effective project steering structure
- How to sift through project toolkits and choose the tools that are right for your project
- Techniques to communicate important project events and to keep senior management engaged
- A summary of the elements needed to launch a large IT project
- How to assess if your preparations are complete
Target Business Modelling – How to Mobilize Large IT Projects
Munzoor Shaikh, Senior Manager, West Monroe Partners
Greg Layok, Director of Technology Integration, West Monroe Partners
It is estimated that 85% of defects in software
originates from faulty requirements (Young,
Ralph R. Effective Requirements Practices.
Boston: Addison- Wesley, 2001.). Large IT
projects face a difficult challenge of
mobilizing and aligning resources, understanding
complex dependencies and adjusting for dynamic
business changes. Often, in an effort to
identify requirements perfectly, such projects
stall. At other times, such projects start
without sufficient requirements only to stop in
the middle of the project, reassess requirements
and undergo costly course corrections. A Target
Business Model (TBM) is an accelerated method to
quickly and accurately gather requirements from
a cross functional team. TBM helps to align and
mobilize large IT projects that can evolve with
the dynamic needs of the business.
In this session attendees will learn:
12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon
How to Identify and Manage Project Risk
Steve Susina, Director, Marketing, Laurus Technologies
Project management teams spend so much attention
focusing on risk identification. Important
projects pose significant hurdles including time
constraints, technical challenges, and a lack of
In this session, attendees will learn how to identify and manage their project risk.
Content that will be covered includes:
- How to being a project risk planning process
- How to reduce scope creep, hardware and software defect
- How to handle schedule risk
- How to handle the impact of unexpected legal and regulatory risks
- How to manage resource restraints and risk
- How to handle non-quantifiable risks for the project
- How effective closure of current projects can affect the success of future projects
2:30pm - 3:00pm - Refreshment Break
How to Leverage Metrics to Measure the Results of Your Projects
Richard Crawford, Consultant, UMT
Successful projects start with a results driven
process and there should be specific benefit
measures to demonstrate success. Project metrics
are in- project execution measures that are
collected, analyzed with the goal of driving
project process improvement.
The reasons for effective metrics include:
- clear project status information
- identifying areas for process improvement
- showing results of improvements efforts
- showing trending information for historic comparison
Getting on the Same Page: How IT and Business Can Drive Project Success
Moderator: Tony McClain, Client Partner, Geneca
Panelists will include:
Anoop Verma, Director (Programs-IT), CNA Insurance
Randy Wimmer, IT Portfolio Manager, Allstate Insurance Company
Kiko Stefanov, Director, IT Program Management, CDW and other
professionals from enterprise IT departments sharing experience and lessons learned
Although the economy and marketplace continue to
throw us curveballs, most economists agree the
recovery has started. With a positive outlook
ahead, organizations are now turning to growth
strategies fueled by technology. Indeed, IT
teams in most organizations have the opportunity
to deliver the productivity improvements and
innovation required to stimulate growth.
The ability of the business to effectively communicate its needs to IT directly influences successful project outcomes. Unfortunately, a productive dialog between business and IT is often not the case. In reality, many IT projects are delivered surprisingly out of alignment with business expectations resulting in million-dollar projects considered as failures.
This panel of IT Executives will talk about action they've taken to get on the same page as an organization. The will discuss lessons they've learned in getting clarity on roles and accountabilities for the organization's initiatives, resulting in a true partnership to achieve the desired results.
Conference price: $249 per person.
Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 7 CPE credits for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.7 CEUs and 7 PDUs. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.
As is always the case at CAMP IT Conferences events, the talks will not include
product presentations. During the continental breakfast,
coffee breaks, and the luncheon break you will have the opportunity
to informally meet representatives from the following sponsoring
companies, who have solutions in the area of the conference.