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IT PMO / Portfolio Management

Conference Chair: Randy Wimmer, BIS IT Portfolio Manager, MillerCoors

Wimmer

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

February 29 - March 1, 2016

9:00am-5:00pm

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

Conference location: The Linq Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Conference Room - Social A - Third Floor

See the 2015 IT Portfolio / Program Management Las Vegas program here.

Conference Price: $799.00 per person

Bios

IT Portfolio Management Conference Focus

  • Real world experiences from your fellow practitioners

  • Best Practices (e.g. PMBOK vs. ITIL) and Tools neutral

  • Portfolios – Infrastructure, Application, Service, Discretionary

  • Activities

    • Strategy - Business Drivers, Financial Budgeting

    • Demand Management - Ideation, Work Request Processing including Estimation/Cost Benefit/Approval/Scoring

    • Supply/Capacity Management - People, Technical, Dependency and the related Sourcing Strategies

    • Optimization - Trade Off Analysis, Selection, Scheduling

    • Delivery Management – Incident & Problem, Service Catalog, Project, Program, Release
      Reporting

    • Governance

Early confirmed speakers from IT departments include:

Mary Lynn Palenik, Vice President, IT PMO and Shared Services, Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Tasleema Tarmeen Lallmamode, Director, Planning and Programs Management Office, Arizona State University

Courtni Bailey, Portfolio Manager, PATH

Jen Skrabak, Director, PMO and Technology Enablement, United Health

Nitin Deshpande, Director, Program Management Office, Harbor Health Systems

Rebecca Knight, Principal, Blue Sky Strategic Services

Wasim Rajput, Director, Program Management, LCC

Darryl Hahn, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech

Karen Walton, Sr. Director PMO and Portfolio Management, Gracenote

Mehul Chhatrapati, Director - Applications & Governance, Santen, Inc.





Conference Schedule*

Conference Program Details

 

Day 1: February 29th

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

Shapiro

9:00am-10:00am

Defining and Evolving the Business Value of IT PMO and IT Project Management

Richard Shapiro, Senior Consultant Rego Consulting

Whether you are starting a PMO of have an existing one in your organization, you will need to define your value as a shared service. Leadership and stakeholders want to know what are they getting for the dollars they are paying. You will need to find the right approach and message for your organization.

I will share my experience in defining the PMO value by focusing on the following:
  • PMO and PM Focus areas – What’s important?
  • PMO as air traffic controller and PM as airline pilot
  • Right Sizing Project Management
  • Managing perception and value










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

10:30am-11:30am

Rybitski

Williams

The Power of What-IF Planning

Chris Rybitski, Founder/CEO, IniPHI LLC
Valentina Williams, Founder/CPO, IniPHI LLC

Organizations are under constant pressure to develop effective and efficient ways to manage resources and deliver products and services in support of strategic goals and initiatives. Leadership at all levels of the organization must have the capability to understand not only what exists in their current pipeline, but also what the financial and/or resource impact the new work will have. One of the hardest things for a team to do is to say “No” to work. The main reason, of course, is lack of visibility into team workload or capacity.

By utilizing project portfolio management disciplines with a solid implementation of what-if planning models, the organization begins to realize the benefits of understanding “why” they perform work, rather than just “how” it is completed. Applying multiple what-if scenarios to projects and products, teams can clearly understand which activities are strategically aligned to the organization, and how it will impact their team and core competencies within. As more business units and support teams utilize a common approach to leveraging this information, the organization begins to learn how execute more effectively. The transparency across the organization will reduce cost overruns on projects or project failures; reduce intake of low-value projects; improve project throughput; and reduce the overhead.

Planning and forecasting are essential to a healthy, growing business. Forecasting without constraints on resource capacity is very simple. However, by applying the constraints of labor and non-labor capacity to the strategic plan and coupling it with the specific resource skills utilizing multiple “what-if…” scenarios, the organization begins to realize what its true capabilities are.










Hatfield

11:30am-12:30pm

Understanding the Priorities and Tackling the Challenges of the PMO
The PMO may just be able to drive innovation in prioritization with continuous planning

Carina Hatfield, Product Manager, Planview

In a recent CIO QuickPulse Survey of IT leaders, the vast majority (85 percent) report that their IT organizations deviate from the approved annual plan several times per year to meet internal and market demands. How often do you find yourself in a similar situation? Participate in the session with Carina Hatfield, Product Manager at Planview, for more insights from this recent survey. Also, join in to learn how to proactively manage the challenges around overcommitting resources and readjusting priorities for new incoming demand and existing work to successfully pave the way in today’s digital transformation. 










12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

Duran

1:30pm-2:30pm

Connected Projects - Portfolio and Project Management in a Modern Business Landscape

Adam Duran, Solutions Management | SAP Design (PPM & 3D Visual Enterprise), SAP

What You Will Learn:

  • Understand how the trend towards mobile workforces influences the way companies do project management
  • Learn about the importance of social collaboration tools to facilitate communication with external and internal project parties
  • Understand how Mobile Technology and Cloud changes the way project teams access and consume project information









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

Ascensi

3:00pm-4:00pm

Adding Objective Metrics into the Traditional PPM & APM Process – Highlighting the Value of Fact Based Decision Making

Jean-Patrick Ascenci, Senior Solution Specialist, CAST Software

In this presentation, we will review some real life use cases to demonstrate how to:

  • Introduce code level analysis to manage a complex Application Portfolio
  • Prevent risks and monitor the Business/IT alignment
  • Align with global standards and measure the technical debt of each application
  • Objectively prove the reduction of risk, complexity and cost across the portfolio
  • Provide proactive insights for strategic planning as well as project execution











 

4:00pm-5:00pm

Soulier

Skrabak

Bailey

Palenik

Top 5 Challenges to IT Portfolio Management (Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
Jason Soulier, VP Marketing and Business Development, Rego Consulting
Panelists:
Jen Skrabak, Director, Portfolio Management, United Health Group
Courtni Bailey, Portfolio Manager, PATH
Mary Lynn Palenik, Vice President, IT PMO and Shared Services, Caesars Entertainment Corporation
and other professionals from IT departments




















Day 2*: March 1st: Break Out Sessions with Facilitators

*Day 2 will have concurrent sessions running in separate rooms

 

  Track A Track B
8:30-9:30am IT Portfolio Analysis and Strategy
Nitin Deshpande, Director, Program Management Office, Alliance Healthcare Services

Role of PMO in Innovation
Mehul Chhatrapati, Director - Applications & Governance, Santen, Inc.

9:30-9:45am Networking Break
9:45-10:45am Lessons Learned from a Resource Management Implementation
Tasleema Lallmamode,
Planning and Programs Management Office,
Arizona State University
The Genesis of an Agile EPMO
Rebecca Knight, Principal, Blue Sky Strategic Services
10:45-11:45am

Strategic ‘Decision Making’ using PPM Dashboards
Wasim Rajput,
Director, Program Management, LCC

How to Take Your Portfolio Planning to the Starting Line and Get Your Projects in the Right Sequence?
Darryl Hahn, IT PMO Project Controller, Dept. Manager IT Engineering,
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
11:45am-12:45pm Lunch
12:45-1:45pm Develop, Transform, and Optimize Your Project Management Office
Mary Lynn Palenik, Vice President, IT PMO and Shared Services, Caesars Entertainment Corporation
1:45-2:45pm Value Driven Portfolio Management
Karen Walton, Sr. Director PMO and Portfolio Management, Gracenote
2:45-3:00pm Open Networking

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

8:30am-9:30am A

Deshpande

IT Portfolio Analysis and Strategy

Nitin Deshpande, Director, Program Management Office, Harbor Health Systems

In this presentation, Mr. Deshpande will discuss:

  • Portfolio Delivery
  • Portfolio Analysis Hierarchy: Portfolio Activities (Recurring and Project), Programs, Projects, Operations
  • Portfolio Strategy and Decisions
  • Portfolio Traceability









8:30am-9:30am B

Chhatrapati

Role of PMO in Innovation

Mehul Chhatrapati, Director - Applications & Governance, Santen, Inc.

"Digital Disruption" has just begun. The key question is whether you will disrupt or will be disrupted. Companies are required to innovate at a rapid pace to survive and thrive. PMO has a strategic role to play in the new innovation led economy. PMO can provide strategic leadership, govern the ideation process and leverage organization resources to innovate faster. Innovative and Strategic PMO is playing key role in unlocking organizational talent and influencing the partners' ecosystem to produce customer focused products and services.











9:30am -9:45am - Networking Break

Lallmamode

9:45am-10:45am A

Lessons Learned from a Resource Management Implementation

Tasleema Lallmamode, Planning and Programs Management Office, Arizona State University 

Everyone wants to do resource management, but it’s not a science. ASU has been implementing resource management over the last 2 years, so I wanted to share some of the lessons we learned.











 

9:45am-10:45am B

Knight

The Genesis of an Agile EPMOO

Rebecca Knight, Principal, Blue Sky Strategic Services 

In this session, Ms. Knight will discus:

  • Stretching Lean-Agile practices across uncommon boundaries in IT
  • Empowering IT Planning using Portfolio Kanban Process
  • Implementing 5 Levels of Planning and The IT Leadership Role
  • Cohabitation -- Operational Calendars and Agile Release Trains







10:45am-11:45am A

Rajput

Strategic ‘Decision Making’ using PPM Dashboards

Wasim Rajput, Director, Program Management, LCC

Dashboards play a key role in driving executive decisions at both strategic and operational levels of the organization. With the maturity of the discipline of Project and Portfolio Management, executives require effective dashboards to gain valuable insights into the quality of the products and services that an organization delivers to its customers, along with the effectiveness of the underlying processes used to deliver those products and services.

In this session on PPM Dashboards, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Business Decision Making using PPM Dashboards
  • Dashboard Characteristics for Different Layers of the Organization
  • Operational vs. Analytical Dashboards
  • Dashboard Design / Creation Considerations










10:45am-11:45am B

Hahn

Optimizing Sourcing

Darryl Hahn, IT PMO Project Controller, Dept. Manager IT Engineering, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory 

Comparing and contrasting methods and madness- How NASA JPL and other top Federally Funded Research and Development Centers prioritize and manage their IT portfolios.










11:45am - 12:45pm Luncheon

12:45pm-1:45pm  

Palenik

Develop, Transform, and Optimize Your Project Management Office

Mary Lynn Palenik, Vice President, IT PMO and Shared Services, Caesars Entertainment Corporation
















Walton

1:45pm-2:45pmm

Value Driven Portfolio Management

Karen Walton, Sr. Director PMO and Portfolio Management, Gracenote

Value driven portfolio management is a business-maturity strategic practice that focuses an organization's project investments on those that will return the most value. Specific techniques using Lean and Agile thinking, value-based processes and portfolio prioritization techniques will be discussed with time reserved to respond to the topics you want to cover.







 

 

 


 

 


Conference Price: $799.00 per person

Registerr

Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 14 CPE credits for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 1.4 CEUs and 14 PDUs. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², 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..