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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 in 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 Design and Implement an Effective Project and Portfolio Management Program
  • Active Governance: The Key to Mitigating Significant Enterprise Project Risks
  • Managing PPM Outcomes – How to Identify Metrics that are Relevant to Business Stakeholders
  • Resource Allocation: How to Understand Your Organization's Demand While Maximizing Limited Supply
  • Engaging the Business: How to Leverage PPM for Functional and Corporate Benefit

Conference Program

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

Doerscher

9:00am-10:00am

Leveraging Portfolio Management to Manage the Cycle of Business and Technology Change

Terry Doerscher, Chief Process Architect, Planview

Change is inescapable in today’s fast-paced world of business; taking a comprehensive product lifecycle approach to change management is essential for IT organizations that have dual responsibilities to innovate as well manage ongoing operations. Terry Doerscher, co-author of “Taming Change with Portfolio Management” draws upon concepts from the book to show how portfolio management offers the unique blend of versatility and structure needed to address the dynamics of modern IT environments and deliver business value.

In this session, attendees will learn how to use cutting edge portfolio management techniques to proactively manage the cycle of change, from inception to operation and retirement, including:

  • Establishing a comprehensive change management model that relates to both the business and IT
  • Identifying the four primary types of information that influence all change management decisions
  • How to create portfolios with this information that align and focus the organization
  • How to leverage portfolios to make consistent decisions at strategic, investment and execution levels
  • How mastering portfolio management techniques opens the door to future career opportunities

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

Calabrese

10:30am-11:30am

Before the PPM: Staffing Your PMO For Success

Mark E. Calabrese, PMP, Managing Consultant, Project Leadership Associates

Advances in project management methodology, (PMP, Six Sigma, etc.) have advanced the disciplines of project, program and portfolio management by ensuring more predictable results and by ensuring team performance meets manageable minimum expectations. Yet almost 85% of businesses surveyed indicate that the majority of their IT project fail to meet expectations or deliver desired results. What is the missing element for project and program success? In a word, it’s the people. To ensure the success of your PPM efforts, you need to make sure your organization is staffed appropriately.
In this session you will:

  • Learn a new paradigm toward staffing your PMO
  • Discuss opportunities to improve your existing PMO
  • Learn how to ensure your currently successful PMO is ready for planned and unplanned organizational changes
  • Learn the essential steps toward building a strong and execution-focused PMO
  • Focus on the role of core values in building and maintaining an execution-focused PMO

Roche

11:30am-12:30pm

How to Design and Implement an Effective Project and Portfolio Management Program

Fabrice Roche, Senior Vice President, UMT Consulting Group

Implementing an effective PPM program requires a holistic view and understanding of your environment. The best way to start is with a current assessment of where your enterprise is today, where it wants to be and defining the IT strategy that is going to help move the business forward. Although it is a complicated and involved process, if done correctly, it can help IT lead the rest of the organization for growth.
In this session you will learn how to:

  • Define the current state of your organization
  • Define what your organization should look like within the next five years
  • Create a gap analysis between the current and future desired state
  • Help define IT strategy to assist in making prioritization decisions
  • How portfolio, program, project and service management framework work together

12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

Melnik

1:30pm-2:30pm

Managing PPM Outcomes – How to Identify Metrics that are Relevant to Business Stakeholders

Terry Melnik, Vice President Client Strategy, PowerSteering Software

How do you illustrate the performance of your portfolio in terms that business leaders can understand? Although the economy is just starting to see some signs of improvement, many organizations are still under the lens of a microscope when trying to articulate the value and performance of their projects.

In this session attendees will learn strategies for:

  • Leveraging a variety of metrics and KPIs to show project performance relative to different operational areas
  • Articulating how the results impact financial performance.
  • Measuring project financial performance beyond costs
  • Measuring project schedule, execution and cycle time
  • Determining how to measure IT’s support for the business

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

Knaster

3:00pm-4:00pm

Resource Allocation: How to Understand Your Organization's Demand While Maximizing Limited Supply

Richard Knaster, Worldwide Practice Manager for PPM, IBM

Even as the economy starts to rebound, and some projects are given the go ahead, many initiatives are still put on hold. At the same time, many organizations are facing even greater pressure to make sure their projects perform.

In this session attendees will learn how to execute projects with fewer resources and still preserve significant value to the organization even when resources are not as optimal as they once were.

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

Porterfield

Sibenaller

Moturu

Strock


Wimmer

4:00pm-5:00pm

Engaging the Business: How to Leverage PPM for Functional and Corporate Benefit

Moderator:
Rebecca Porterfield, Project & Portfolio Management Expert, Solstice Consulting
Panelists will include:
Jim Sibenaller, Director, Enterprise Architecture & PMO, Loyola UniversityChicago
Praveen Moturu, CTO Enterprise Architect, Navistar, Inc.
Sara Strock, IT Strategy-IT Applications Architect, Large Consumer Goods Company
Randy Wimmer, IT Portfolio Manager, Allstate Insurance Company

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? Beyond financial justification, it is essential that you develop a process to involved business stakeholders to insure successful outcomes.
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 involved 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.