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Conferences that solve current IT challenges

Project and Portfolio Management

Strategies to help leverage full value from your design and implementation of an effective Business Intelligence framework

February 17, 2011

9:00am-5:00pm

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

Bios   

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:

  • How to Implement an Effective Program for Reviewing Major IT Initiatives
  • 12 Steps to Launching and Sustaining a World-Class Enterprise PMO
  • Retooling IT Governance & PPM for Success: How to Achieve Stronger Buy-In & Adoption
  • How to Succeed with PPM Through Effective Change Management Practices
  • Effective Financial Management: How to Successfully Reduce Costs During the Project Lifecycle
  • How to Successfully Engage the Business for Maximum PPM Value

Conference Program

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

 

Vincent

9:00am-10:00am

How to Implement an Effective Program for Reviewing Major IT Initiatives

Sean Keighron, Senior IT Program Manager, CNA Insurance
Jeanine Vincent, Business Consultant, Oracle

This seminar will provide a recipe for establishing and sustaining a successful Enterprise PMO. The twelve steps are organized into an easy to follow roadmap comprised a three phases: Plan, Implement and Manage. Based on years of PMO-building and coaching experience, John Filicetti, PMP, will articulate the crucial steps and lessons learned in areas such as charter development, leadership and organizational strategy, methodology and process definition and design, role of governance, technology support and operational considerations. Don't re-invent the wheel. Learn from someone who's been there and done that!

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

 

Filicetti

10:30am-11:30am

How to Plan, Implement and Manage a World-Class PMO

John F. Filicetti, PMP, MBA, Field Director, Instantis, Inc.; Former PMO Director, Children’s Hospital

This seminar will provide a recipe for establishing and sustaining a successful Enterprise PMO. The twelve steps are organized into an easy to follow roadmap comprised a three phases: Plan, Implement and Manage. Based on years of PMO-building and coaching experience, John Filicetti, PMP, will articulate the crucial steps and lessons learned in areas such as charter development, leadership and organizational strategy, methodology and process definition and design, role of governance, technology support and operational considerations. Don't re-invent the wheel. Learn from someone who's been there and done that!

 

Wimmer

11:30am-12:30pm

Retooling IT Governance & PPM for Success: How to Achieve Stronger Buy-In & Adoption

Randy Wimmer, IT Portfolio Manager, Allstate Insurance Company

Many organizations struggle with aligning Information Technology with the strategic direction of the business environment in which they operate. This misalignment generally creates a set of cascading problems; a lack of understanding of how projects are selected for implementation, what criteria are used to prioritize projects, and how projects are managed and controlled once they are initiated. While there are many strategies and project management methodologies generally available, success is often determined by how well the leadership adapts techniques which are best suited to their environment.

This presentation will provide a checklist for attendees on how to achieve strong executive buy-in for their governance and PPM policies and procedures.

Business intelligence can successfully move the business forward if implemented properly.  But there are pitfalls to be aware of.  If these are not avoided an implementation can have disastrous consequences for the enterprise.

In this session attendees will learn how to: 

12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

 

Hoskins

1:30pm-2:30pm

How to Succeed with PPM Through Effective Change Management Practices

Jay Hoskins, Senior Solutions Architect, PowerSteering Software

One of the most common reasons of failure with any PPM initiative is a lack of change management practices. Problems that arise include: non existent executive commitment, internal politics and/or pressure from functional management, and project compliance issues.

Attendees will learn:

  • What change management is and how it can prevent you from having project initiatives derailed
  • How to gain executive buy-in from executive management, functional and project teams
  • What should be involved at the beginning of PPM planning
  • How to design an effective BI/PM framework

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

 

Roche

3:00pm-4:00pm

Effective Financial Management: How to Successfully Reduce Costs During the Project Lifecycle

Fabrice Roche, Senior Vice President, UMT Consulting Group

Organizations initiate projects for many different reasons. The most common reasons are supporting the organization with strategic and tactical initiatives. The common goal that all projects share is to provide significant value to organization. To show this value, project teams must be able to provide a financial analysis with a reasonable amount of certainty as to current and future projected costs as well as the potential return on that investment to the enterprise.

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • How to use a variety of financial tactics and formulas to determine the financial feasibility of current and future projects
  • How to adjust their projections for changes in the environment
  • How often they should revisit these calculations and revise accordingly
  • How often the results should be communicated to executive management
  • How to design an effective BI/PM framework

Wimmer

Hansen

Porterfield

Peckham

4:00pm-5:00pm

How to Successfully Engage the Business for Maximum PPM Value

Panel discussion featuring professionals from IT departments sharing experiences and lessons learned.
Moderator: Randy Wimmer, IT Portfolio Manager, Allstate Insurance Company
Panelists will include:
Ram Narain, Director-PMO TSS Global Initiatives & Planning, Aon
David Hansen, Director, Technology Implementations, Accretive Health
Chris Peckham, PMO Consultant for a leading investment firm
Rebecca Porterfield, Director, Project Management, Performance Capital Partners
and other professionals from IT departments

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.