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Conferences that solve current IT challenges

IT Portfolio / Program Management

Conference Chair: Randy Wimmer, IT Portfolio Manager, MillerCoors

Wimmer

Utilizing IT Portfolio Management to deliver strategic technology enablers to the organization

June 18-19, 2015

9:00am-5:00pm

14 CPE / 1.4 CEU / CISSP / 14 PDU Credits Awarded

Conference location: Bally's Hotel, Las Vegas Nevada

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Conference Price: $899.00


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Early confirmed speakers from IT departments include:

Terry L. Yates, Associate Director, ITPMO, Impax Laboratories

Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch, IT Security PMO Program Manager, Charles Schwab (TEKSystems Contractor)

Dave Gordon, ‘The Practicing IT Project Manager’, Former Director IT HR Solutions, MGM Resorts

Dana Goulston, , PMO Guru, National Project Manager

Nitin Deshpande, Head of IT Portfolio Management & Strategy, Alliance Healthcare Services

Barbara Schwartz, Former Director, Portfolio Management and Enterprise Systems, Scholastic

Sergey Chernov , Director, Enterprise Architecture, NiSource

Claude Scher, IT Enterprise Resource Manager, Johnson Controls

Rebecca Knight, Director, EPMO, SkyTouch Technology

Patricia Saint, Global IT Portfolio Manager, Colonel (retired) U. S. Marine Corps Reserve, Roche Diagnostics, North America

Wade Stoddard, Program Manager, CVR Energy

Sarah Merrifield, IT Manager, Product and Program Management, Wheels Financial Group

Deedy Alvarez-Sample, PMP, IT Manager, Program Management, City of Pasadena





 

Sharing of real world experiences from your fellow practitioners
  
provide fresh perspectives and approaches on how to address:

  • Portfolios/Programs – Business Initiatives, Infrastructure, Application, Service and the interrelationship between them

  • Portfolio/Program Management Processes

    • Strategy (e.g. Business Drivers, Financial Budgeting)

    • Portfolio/Program Management Office (e.g. Scope, Roles, Frameworks such as Val IT, PMI or ITIL)

    • Demand Management (e.g. Ideation, Work Request Processing including Estimation/Cost Benefit/Approval/Scoring)

    • Supply/Capacity Management (e.g. People, Technical, Dependency and the related Sourcing Strategies)

    • Optimization (e.g. Trade Off Analysis, Selection)

    • Roadmap and Master Scheduling

    • Portfolio/Program Governance and Reporting




Conference Schedule*

Conference Program Details

 

Day 1: June 18

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

9:00am-10:00am

Carlson

The State of Resource Management and Capacity Planning
Five Insights for Maximizing Resource Capacity - Based on Research Benchmarking with 480 Global Professionals

Maureen Carlson, Partner and Chief Researcher, Appleseed Partners on behalf of Planview

In this session, the Chief Researcher of the 2014 Resource Management and Capacity Planning Benchmark study will cover the findings from qualitative interviews and quantitative research with more than 480 global IT, PMO and resource management professionals . Based on a maturity assessment, the findings highlight the top 5 practices of the top performers and how these insights can help companies maximize their resource capacity. The presentation will cover:

  • Differentiating between resource management and capacity planning
  • The top resource management and capacity planning pain points companies face by maturity level
  • Business risks of inaction
  • How IT contrasts with other areas of the business – Product Dev, Services etc.
  • 5 unique practices of the top performers
  • Qualitative case studies from the research






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

10:30am-11:30am

Gabo

How to Fail Implementing Resource Management

Baruch Gabo, SVP Development, PDWare

Baruch Gabo, SVP Development, PDWare, challenges the audience to rethink their resource management software & process deployments by discussing ten self-defeating pitfalls encountered at recent client engagements.









 

11:30am-12:30pm

Chamberlain

An Agile Approach to Planning can Unlock Lost Business Value

Ben Chamberlain, Chief Product and Marketing Officer UMT360

Organizations continue to lose up to 46% of the planned business value from their project and program portfolios. Many continue to be tactically-oriented, relying on a “set-it-and-forget-it” approach to annual planning. Lacking a strategic orientation – and unsupported by proper financial controls – they’ll never recover that lost value.

Strategic PMOs recognize the importance of aligning execution with strategy. By adopting new tools and processes, they can continuously assess the economic impact of under-performing projects on a quarterly basis. This dynamic approach to planning supports a more agile organization by providing the insight needed to drive action to optimize spend and maximize ROI across the portfolio.

In this session, we’ll learn about:

  • The concept of strategic yield and how it enhances project evaluation
  • The cultural changes required to improve your forecasting capabilities
  • Automating status reporting to drive better variance analysis
  • How delivering better insight to management helps drive better investment decisions








12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

1:30pm-2:30pm

 

IT Portfolio Management in the Borderless Enterprise

Daniel Hebda, Vice President, MEGA
Kevin Costa, Sr. Pre-Sales Engineer, MEGA

The digital foundation of IT – mobile, social, cloud, and big data – is no longer what a company is striving for. It is now the assumption in which strategy, capabilities, risk management, and innovation is built upon. A borderless enterprise stretches the boundaries of an operating model and makes it more fluid and adaptable to expected and unexpected changes.

With the increasing pace of change in technology and the internationalization of business, many applications and technologies have become redundant, underutilized, or obsolete, while maintenance costs have soared at the expense of innovation projects. In this context, how can an organization operating in a borderless environment implement real IT governance to control costs and improve agility?

Learn how to optimize IT assets to grow the business by:

  •  Managing IT as a strategic asset
  • Aligning IT investments with business needs
  • Reducing the costs and complexity of your IT assets








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

Steinberg

3:00pm-4:00pm

Herding Kittens And Other Fun Things To Do With Your IT Portfolio

Randy Steinberg, Principal, Migration Technologies

Like herding kittens, IT portfolios can easily get out of control with inflated project and service costs, small projects that eat away at the IT budget, project requests that bypass central control and disappearing visibility into where all the IT dollars are going. Come to this session to learn how to pull it all back together in one entertaining session. Defining services, prioritizing projects, portfolio governance, roles, operating architecture, investment prioritization, OPEX/CAPEX, the SMO/PMO and how the IT organization feeds into all of this. Treat yourself to a portfolio checkup and learn some key strategies to make this work within your own IT organization. Take back some real world examples, reports, and methods used at many other companies that you can start using Monday morning!







4:00pm-5:00pm

Scher

Knight

Stoddard

Merrifield

Alvarez-Sample

How to Manage Project Risk (panel discussion)

Moderator:
Claude Scher, IT Enterprise Resource Manager, Johnson Controls
Panelists:
Rebecca Knight, Director, EPMO, SkyTouch Technology
Wade Stoddard, Program Manager, CVR Energy
Sarah Merrifield, IT Manager, Product and Program Management, Wheels Financial Group
Deedy Alvarez-Sample, PMP, IT Manager, Program Management, City of Pasadena
and other professionals from IT departments




























Day 2: June 19th: Break Out Sessions with Facilitators

Day 2 will have two concurrent sessions running in separate rooms.

  Track A Track B
8:30-9:30am How to Leverage IT Portfolio Management to Make Your Enterprise More Agile
Nitin Deshpande, Head of IT Portfolio Management & Strategy, Alliance Healthcare Services

Getting From 23 to One: Merging Systems after the Mergers
Dave Gordon, past Director of HR and Payroll Solutions, MGM Resorts International

9:30-9:45 Networking Break
9:45-10:45am Driving Organizational Change within a PMO
Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch,
IT Security PMO Program Manager, Charles Schwab (TEKSystems Contractor)
Avoiding IT Project Portfolio Delays Caused by SaaS Project Unknowns
Terry Yates, Associate Director, IT PMO,
Impax Laboratories
10:45-11:45am

The Natural Evolution of a PMO
Dana Goulston, co-author of the PMBOK® Guide 3rd ed., is a PMO guru & consultant, and member of PMI’s Consensus Committee

Portfolio Management within Scaled Agile Framework
Barbara Schwartz, Former Director, Portfolio Management and Enterprise Systems, Scholastic
11:45am-12:45pm Lunch
12:45-1:45pm Practical Enterprise Architecture – A Partner to Successful Program Management
Sergey Chernov, Director, Enterprise Architecture, NiSource
Grow Your PPM Performance by Growing Your Reporting Capabilities
Claude Scher, IT Enterprise Resource Manager, Johnson Controls
1:45-2:45pm Stakeholder Management with Cheerleaders and Alligators
Patricia Saint, Global IT Portfolio Manager, Colonel (retired) U. S. Marine Corps Reserve
, Roche Diagnostics, North America  
2:45-3:30pm Open Networking

 

7:30am - 8:30am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30am-9:30am A

Deshpande

How to Leverage IT Portfolio Management to Make Your Enterprise More Agile

Nitin Deshpande, Head of IT Portfolio Management & Strategy, Alliance Healthcare Services

Identify which portfolio governance model best suits your organization and set clear expectations among key stakeholders. Four key portfolio management role archetypes in increasing influence are:

  • Portfolio Monitor: Aggregate and report portfolio metrics to enable a portfolio-level view
  • Portfolio Process Shaper: Enable comparison of investment opportunities by providing standard evaluation criteria
  • Portfolio Referee: Impartially ensure accuracy and consistency of business case evaluation within or across project portfolios through partnership with Finance
  • Portfolio Decision Maker: Influence portfolio decisions by selecting decision makers, facilitating meetings, and in the most advanced role, voting on project selection where the PMO does not control the budget.












8:30am-9:30am B

Gordon

Getting From 23 to One: Merging Systems after the Mergers

Dave Gordon, past Director of HR and Payroll Solutions, MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International was formed from the merger of several gaming and hospitality companies, each of which was assembled from other smaller companies. By the fall of 2006, the company had nearly two dozen resorts, each with their own IT systems, and no two were alike. Worse, many of them were orphans, no longer supported by the companies that sold them. Before they could migrate to modern, vendor-supported solutions, a lot of consolidation was required. In this case study, Dave Gordon will show how they got from 23 human capital management systems to one. The key take away points will be:

  • E Chaos, Unum: How we mapped the consolidation to a single suite of applications
  • How we used portfolio management as a framework for reducing exposure to risk
  • How we partnered with the Business(es) in getting to Shared Services
  • What we learned along the way to Data Unity
  • How we handled the disruptions associated with additional divestitures and new construction
  • What we’d do differently (stupid vendor tricks)







9:30am -9:45am - Refreshment Break

9:45am-10:45am A

Saunders-Gottsch

Driving Organizational Change within a PMO

Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch, IT Security PMO Program Manager, Charles Schwab (TEKSystems Contractor)

Driving organizational change management within PMOs provide companies with a competitive advantage, allowing them to successfully implement changes within their organizations to meet market demands.

When change management is done well, people feel engaged in the change process and work towards a common objective, realizing benefits and delivering results. The OCM tips shared in this presentation will provide simple actionable steps that can be used for implementing successful change management in your PMO programs and projects.








9:45am-10:45am B

Yates

Avoiding IT Project Portfolio Delays Caused by SaaS Project Unknowns

Terry Yates, Associate Director, IT PMO, Impax Laboratories

PMO are measured by their ability to execute against a portfolio of projects in support of corporate strategic objectives. The ability to execute projects directly affects the project portfolio velocity and throughput, important measures of PMO effectiveness. Project execution for SaaS application implementations presents interesting and sometimes surprising challenges that are both common and distinct from those of on-prem application projects that can lead to project delay. This presentation reviews a collection of insights gained from recent SaaS projects that caused unexpected delays in either project delivery or extension of the post Go Live stability period.










10:45am-11:45am A

Goulston

The Natural Evolution of a PMO

Dana Goulston, co-author of the PMBOK® Guide 3rd ed., is a PMO guru & consultant, and member of PMI’s Consensus Committee 

As smaller organizations grow and take on increasingly more projects, the foundation for a “healthy” PMO can evolve organically. If we are aware and observant that this is occurring, we can nurture that growth and allow our PMO to come into being such that it functions at its most optimum, and that growing pains are minimized – or even non-existent.

By fostering this growth, Project Managers will be in a position to influence the direction the PMO takes and reap the rewards of its healthy and robust functionality. By supporting and even driving this change to the organization, Managers, Sponsors, and Key Stakeholders, will realize benefits to the bottom line and to the company’s continued success.

Through a theoretical (and sometimes humorous) natural evolution, our speaker will highlight the four important foundational steps to a healthy and robust PMO:

  • Step – 1: PMO “birth” 
  • Step – 2: Shared methods and resources
  • Step – 3: Complete standardization
  • Step – 4: Formalization and Acceptance








10:45am-11:45am B

Schwartz

Portfolio Management within Scaled Agile Framework

Barbara Schwartz, Former Director, Portfolio Management and Enterprise Systems, Scholastic 

As organizations become more complex, the role of portfolio management becomes more important to ensuring that technology dollars are spent in ways that align with business strategy. The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) provides a methodology for scaling agile methods to the entire enterprise, with the goals of speed, value and quality (not necessarily in that order).

This topic will explain the critical role of portfolio management within the SAFe framework, with an overview of the framework itself and how it can help technology programs succeed. The presentation is based on a real-life example that is still in progress, and topics will include the SAFe processes, proposed governance, and metrics.







11:45am - 12:45pm Luncheon

12:45pm-1:45pm A

Chernov

Practical Enterprise Architecture – A Partner to Successful Program Management

Sergey Chernov, Director, Enterprise Architecture, NiSource  

As one of America's premier regulated energy companies, NiSource's business goals are to provide customer-oriented energy solutions, drive growth through investment, and ensure sustainable value for its customers, investors and employees. In support, NiSource's EA has established an EA foundation that delivers a consistent, high-quality and transparent view of the IT landscape. Together with structured program and project execution, this allows IT to optimize assets and reuse investments for better IT cost control. It helps reduce technology risk to ensure reliable business performance and increases IT's agility in response to business expansion programs and regulatory compliance.








12:45pm-1:45pm B

Scher

Grow Your PPM Performance by Growing Your Reporting Capabilities

Claude Scher, IT Enterprise Resource Manager, Johnson Controls

From the moment you establish the foundation of your project portfolio management office, Reporting plays a critical role in helping you understand where you are as an organization, identify any potential opportunity for improvement and growth. Without the right reporting framework, you cannot and your customers cannot make the right investments and execution decisions and it usually ends up in the traditional conflicts around priorities, dollars, resources, etc...

In this presentation, following the traditional PPM cycle from ideation and demand management to portfolio and project execution, Claude will introduce some key reports you should have in place in order to drive that performance up. Whether you work for a newly formed PPM Office or an established one, Claude will try to provide relevant examples that support a maturity roadmap your PPM capabilities.








1:45pm-2:45pm

Saint

Stakeholder Management with Cheerleaders and Alligators

Patricia Saint, Global IT Portfolio Manager, Colonel (retired) U. S. Marine Corps Reserve, Roche Diagnostics, North America

When implementing new programs or projects or introducing a new portfolio process, the key stakeholders on your team are critical for your success.

Join this session to learn more about the importance of building trust and employing techniques to engage key stakeholders -- regardless of whether you encounter support or resistance along the way.

  • Effective Stakeholder Management - Definition, Business Case, and Relevance
  • Learn about Drivers toward Success
  • Follow a Repeatable Process -- Develop, Assess, Identify, Create, and Build
  • Overcoming Virtual Team Challenges







2:45pm-3:30pm

 

Open Networking


 

 

 

Conference Price:  $899.00

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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.