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Conferences that solve current IT challenges

Project and Portfolio Management

Strategies to help IT best align, prioritize and manage projects according to business needs

September 30, 2010

9:00am-5:00pm

7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded

Bio   

Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O'Hare) Illinois

Overview

IT departments are facing greater pressure to make sure their portfolio of projects delivers significant results. Having a well founded project portfolio management program place can help IT increase its value and contribution to the extended enterprise.

What You Will Learn

In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • Leveraging Portfolio Management to Manage the Cycle of Business and Technology Change
  • How to Develop an Integrated Work Prioritization Process
  • Resource Allocation: The Key to Initial Project Investment
  • Measure What Matters Most: How to Use Metrics to Determine the Performance of Your Portfolio
  • How to Determine When Projects Should be Removed from or Added to the Portfolio
  • How to Secure the Mandate for Implementing an Effective PPM Process

Conference Program

8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

Perry

9:00am-10:00am

Top 10 Risks That Threaten PPM Success

Mark Price Perry, Senior Vice President, BOT International; Director PMO Services, gantthead.com

Project Portfolio Management (PPM) is the management of prioritized projects, programs, and portfolios within an organization. In essence, project portfolio management is the bridge between projects and business. While the concepts of project portfolio management as a knowledge standard are easy to grasp and relatively straight forward, the actual implementation of project portfolio management within an organization is not and it is not a one-shoe-fits-all-sizes proposition. This presentation provides a business-driven approach to project portfolio management that features a short case example followed by a list and discussion of the top ten risks that threaten the successful implementation and adoption of project portfolio management.

Attendees will learn:

  • Case examples and insights to ensure successful project portfolio management
  • How to identify and avoid risks that threaten PPM success
  • New techniques for effectively setting up and managing the project portfolio
  • New approaches for organizational-wide project portfolio management
  • Insights into unintended, negative consequences of project portfolio management standards

10:00am -10:30am - Refreshment Break

Wimmer

10:30am-11:30am

How to Develop an Integrated Work Prioritization Process

Randy Wimmer, IT Portfolio Manager, Allstate Insurance Company

One of the ways the business can see IT as a valued partner is by showing that IT can help increase operational efficiencies. An essential step is to create and implement an agreed-upon prioritization standard.

In this session attendees will learn how to:

  • Implement a well designed prioritization model
  • Develop measurable guidelines with the business units
  • Ensure that priorities are based on specific business criteria
  • Sell the concept
  • Establish representation from each enterprise group that is dependent on IT
  • Develop attributes and metrics to measure
  • Define, develop and implement supporting mechanismsHow to design an effective BI/PM framework

Grammer

11:30am-12:30pm

Resource Allocation: The Key to Initial Project Investment

Celeste Grammer, Project Manager, Laurus Technologies

Due to the recent economic downturn, budgets and resources have become even more limited than normal. Across the board budget and resource cuts were often used to solve the issue of too many projects and too few resources, but deep cuts often destroy more value than is necessary.

In this session attendees will learn how to execute projects with fewer resources and still preserve significant value to the organization even when it is necessary to cut resources to bare-bone levels.

You will learn how to:

  • Gain visibility into the organization's Project Demand: establish a single repository for all projects
  • Establish project workflow(s): standardize the business case requirements and the intake process
  • Maximize your Supply: strategically align investments to maximize the value of limited budget and resources
  • Automate your EPM process: maximize benefits by leverage an enterprise project and portfolio management governance process and technology platform

12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

Hoskins

1:30pm-2:30pm

Measure What Matters Most: How to Use Metrics to Determine the Performance of Your Portfolio

Jay Hoskins, Senior Portfolio Management Solutions Architect, PowerSteering Software

The goal of PPM is to make sure that your portfolio is invested in the right priorities and itís performing at high levels to support the needs of the business. But with all the variables involved how do you accurately measure the impact of your portfolio? What data should you be using and how should you be using it for future directions?

In this session attendees will learn strategies and tactics for:

  • Measuring portfolio performance
  • Measuring project financial performance beyond costs
  • Measuring project schedule, execution and cycle time
  • Metrics that articulate the sustainable value of the projects to the business
  • Determining how to measure ITís support for the business

2:30pm - 3:00pm - Refreshment Break

Roche

3:00pm-4:00pm

How to Determine When Projects Should be Removed from or Added to the Portfolio

Fabrice Roche, Senior Vice President, UMT Consulting Group

If a project is either performing below management expectations or is no longer aligned to defined business objectives leadership can choose to remove the project from further investment and redirect resources towards other projects that better fit business objectives. Conversely, a project may be added to a portfolio due to economic conditions or business circumstances (mergers/acquisitions/new product launch, etc.)

Although a PPM approach can clearly display on paper when a project should be added or removed, how should the team think through other ramifications of dropping a project which may include internal politics, getting future buy-in? Should some projects be placed in wait and hold area?

In this session attendees will learn how to balance the current needs while anticipating how things may change and how to adjust your portfolio accordingly.

Caccamo

Otte

Moturu

Porterfield

Ash

Price

4:00pm-5:00pm

How to Secure the Mandate for Implementing an Effective PPM Process

Moderator: Wayne Caccamo, Vice President of Marketing, Instantis
Panelists:
David Otte, CIO, Sidley & Austin LLP
Praveen Moturu, Enterprise Architect, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Rebecca Porterfield, Director, Project Management, Q Interactive
Wade Ash, Director, PMO, PepsiAmericas
Mark Price, Director, CCH Project Office, Wolters Kluwer

One of the greatest challenges to get the PPM process rolling is executive buy-in. Because this process can be rather expensive in terms of time and money, management needs to know in concrete terms how this process will benefit the business. What is the expected ROI?

In this session attendees will learn from a seasoned group of PPM professionals from enterprise IT departments.

Content that will be covered includes:

  • How to articulate the expected ROI of this process
  • How to explain what will be involed of the enterprise as a whole in terms of time, dollars invested and involvement from other stakeholders
  • How you will provide updates as to how the process is providing tangible benefits and uncovering new opportunities

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)≤, Inc.

Exhibits

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.