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IT PMO, Program & Portfolio Management

Wimmer

Conference Chair: Randy Wimmer, IT Portfolio Manager, Walgreens

Strategies to help IT effectively manage technology portfolios

June 21-22, 2017

9:00am-5:00pm

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

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

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Conference Price: $799.00 per person

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IT PMO, Program & 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

 

Overview

IT departments are facing greater pressure to make sure their technology portfolios deliver desired results. An established portfolio management framework is a key enabler to achieving results and contributing value to the extended enterprise.

In this two day conference attendees will learn how they may need to tweak their approach given current company challenges.

Early Confirmed Speakers from IT Departments Include:

Andrew Smith, Senior Program and Project Manager, Baird

Jeff Manhardt, Vice President - Program Manager, M&T Bank

Connie Inman, Director PMO, Buckeye Partners

Claude Scher, PMO Manager, Charter Manufacturing

Susan Mallett, as IT Portfolio and Process Manager, Charter Manufacturing

Alyce Reopelle, PMO Consultant, NTT Data

Jigar Shah, Program Manager, Accretive Health

Kim Pecylak, Sr. Managing Director, Global Project Office and eCommerce, AON Benfield














Conference Schedule

 

  Day1 Day2


Track A Track B
9:00-9:50am Digital Era: Leading Change and Delivering Value 9:00-10:00am Top Challenges Faced in Project Governance and Delivery Today
Kim Pecylak, Sr. Managing Director, Global Project Office and eCommerce, AON Benfield

A Delegated PMO: Can a Community of Practice Replace a PMO?
Andrew Smith, Senior Program and Project Manager, Baird

9:50-10:20am Refreshment Break 10:00-10:15am Networking Break
10:20-11:10am Understanding the Priorities and Tackling the Challenges of the PMO 10:15-11:15am Learn from 3 Failed Attempts at Resource Management
Jeff Manhardt, Vice President - Program Manager, M&T Bank
IT Project Prioritization Development Model
Connie Inman, Director PMO, Buckeye Partners
11:10am-12:00pm
Leading and Communicating with Multi-Generational Project Teams
11:15-12:15pm The Do’s and Don’t of Capacity Planning
Claude Scher, PMO Manager, Charter Manufacturing
Susan Mallett, as IT Portfolio and Process Manager, Charter Manufacturing
IT PMO Reporting
Jigar Shah, Program Manager, R1 RCM
12:00-1:00pm Lunch 12:15-1:15pm Lunch
1:00-1:50pm Steps to Make Portfolio Management a Business Process
Mark Buchynski, Director, Business Transformation, Centric Consulting
1:15-2:15pm PMOs Cannot Be Built. They Must be Grown to Fit Within the Culture and Environment of the Organization
Alyce Reopelle,Project Program Management Sr. Principal Consultant, NTT Data
Resource Management – Centralize, Decentralize or Mixed – A Case Study
Lisa Snyder, Director, IT Program Management Office, Walgreens Boots Alliance
1:50-2:40pm Scaling Agile and Lean Across the Enterprise 2:15-3:15pm Effective PMO Presence - Leading Teams With EQ Grow Your PPM Performance by Growing Your Reporting Capabilities
Patricia Saint, Senior Global IT Portfolio Manager, PMO
Certified Master Coach; Colonel (retired) U. S. Marine Corps
Roche Diagnostics, North America

2:40-3:10pm Refreshment Break
3:10-4:00pm Federated Organizations and Data: How IT Portfolio Solutions Relate to Enterprise Architecture 3:15-4:15pm Open Networking
4:00-5:00pm Evidence-Based Portfolio and Project Risk Assessment

 

Conference Program Details

 

Day 1: June 21st

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

 

9:00am-9:50am

Digital Era: Leading Change and Delivering Value

 














9:50am -10:20am - Refreshment Break

10:20am-11:10am

 

Understanding the Priorities and Tackling the Challenges of the PMO

 
















 

11:10am-12:00pm

Leading and Communicating with Multi-Generational Project Teams

 













 

12:00pm - 1:00pm Luncheon

 

1:00pm-1:50pm

Steps to Make Portfolio Management a Business Process

 












 

1:50pm-2:40pm

Steps to Make Portfolio Management a Business Process

 













2:40pm - 3:10pm - Refreshment Break

3:10pm - 4:00pm

 

Federated Organizations and Data: How IT Portfolio Solutions Relate to Enterprise Architecture

 














4:00pm-5:00pm

 

Evidence-Based Portfolio and Project Risk Assessment

 












Day 2: June 22nd: Break Out Sessions with Facilitators

 

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

Track A Track B
9:00-10:00am Top Challenges Faced in Project Governance and Delivery Today
Kim Pecylak, Sr. Managing Director, Global Project Office and eCommerce, AON Benfield

A Delegated PMO: Can a Community of Practice Replace a PMO?
Andrew Smith, Senior Program and Project Manager, Baird

10:00-10:15am Networking Break
10:15-11:15am Learn from 3 Failed Attempts at Resource Management
Jeff Manhardt, Vice President - Program Manager, M&T Bank
IT Project Prioritization Development Model
Connie Inman, Director PMO, Buckeye Partners
11:15-12:15pm The Do’s and Don’t of Capacity Planning
Claude Scher, PMO Manager, Charter Manufacturing
Susan Mallett, as IT Portfolio and Process Manager, Charter Manufacturing
IT PMO Reporting
Jigar Shah, Program Manager, R1 RCM
12:15-1:15pm Lunch
1:15-2:15pm PMOs Cannot Be Built. They Must be Grown to Fit Within the Culture and Environment of the Organization
Alyce Reopelle, Project Program Management Sr. Principal Consultant, NTT Data
Resource Management – Centralize, Decentralize or Mixed – A Case Study
Lisa Snyder, Director, IT Program Management Office, Walgreens Boots Alliance
2:15-3:15pm Effective PMO Presence - Leading Teams With EQ Grow Your PPM Performance by Growing Your Reporting Capabilities
Patricia Saint, Senior Global IT Portfolio Manager, PMO Certified Master Coach; Colonel (retired) U. S. Marine Corps Roche Diagnostics, North America
3:15-4:15pm Open Networking

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

9:00am-10:00am A

Pecylak

Top Challenges Faced in Project Governance and Delivery Today

Kim Pecylak, Sr. Managing Director, Global Project Office and eCommerce, AON Benfield

Managing expectations during such dynamic times has never been more challenging. This will NOT be a presentation providing all the answers but rather an interactive discussion where we can share what’s worked and what hasn’t on some relevant challenges we face today; including:

  • “Your project is important…Is it really?” Developing business cases and engaged sponsors
  • Managing big picture expectations in an agile framework
  • Remote teams - Challenges and remedies










9:00am-10:00am B

Smith

A Delegated PMO: Can a Community of Practice Replace a PMO?

Andrew Smith, Senior Program and Project Manager, Baird

Typically, the best PMO structure for a company matches its culture and approach. With Baird's unique corporate culture and emphasis on self-directed agile teams, we've found that a strong project management community of practice (CoP) can successfully execute many PMO functions. This presentation will discuss:

  • The pros and cons of this approach,
  • How Baird’s augmented our project management CoP to handle demand and resource planning, and
  • Lessons learned that could apply to more traditional PMOs.










10:00am -10:15am - Refreshment Break

Manhardt

10:15am-11:15am A

Learn from 3 Failed Attempts at Resource Management

Jeff Manhardt, Vice President - Program Manager, M&T Bank

Implementing project management tools in a resource constrained environment is essential for Project & Portfolio Management success. So how do you ensure successful resource management? Simple, have a plan, and leverage best practices. Following the resource management life cycle in this session will give you the head start you need to gain control over your resources!

Employees are the most valuable asset and the biggest expense for most organizations. Any organization that fails to manage their resources to ensure that sufficient capacity is available, and that they are being assigned and managed efficiently, risks losing control of its project and work costs and having its business activities seriously constrained. The ability to deploy employees effectively against often conflicting projects and other work priorities enables organizations to optimize their return on human resource investments. In order to maximize both task throughput and company morale, resource and project managers need an efficient system to place the appropriate staff on the right teams at the right time.









10:15am-11:15am B

Inman

IT Project Prioritization Development Model

Connie Inman, Director PMO, Buckeye Partners















11:15am-12:15pm A

Scher

Mallett

The Do’s and Don’t of Capacity Planning

Claude Scher, PMO Manager, Charter Manufacturing
Susan Mallett, as IT Portfolio and Process Manager, Charter Manufacturing

This presentation will take you through our journey implementing Capacity Planning to manage our project Portfolio. Starting to capacity plan your IT Project Portfolio may seem overwhelming. We will provide tips and share best practices that we have discovered and leveraged along the way. What worked and what didn’t. How did we get buy-in from management? What are the critical success factors and how did we measure success? What can you do to hit the ground running when you begin to Capacity plan?











11:15am-12:15pm B

Shah

IT PMO Reporting

Jigar Shah, Program Manager, R1 RCM 

As Project Managers, we all have gone through the strain of balancing Resource, Budget and Time constraints. If we manage all three well, we say our Project is successful. Is that the right conclusion or is there something more to just managing the three constraints? What basic metrics should be used to measure the success of any project? This presentation will talk about Project Metrics and Governance with real life examples and case studies. This will be an interactive session which will shed light on building Project Metrics for strategic and successful outcomes.











12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

1:15pm-2:15pm A

Reopelle 

PMOs Cannot Be Built. They Must be Grown to Fit Within the Culture and Environment of the Organization

Alyce Reopelle, Project Program Management Sr. Principal Consultant, NTT Data

If you have ever wondered why the PMO in your organization is not functioning as expected, you are not alone. With over 21 years in project management and the past several years focused on implementing and growing PMOs, I found that some of the most important steps are almost always missed, and usually short-cutted. Demystifying the concept that a PMO is only for traditional frameworks, and the steps on how to successful implement a new PMO, or grow an existing one is the focus of this presentation. Whether your organization uses a traditional framework such as PMI, or an agile framework such as extreme programming or scrum, al of these can be part of a central PMO.










1:15pm-2:15pm B

Snyder

Resource Management – Centralize, Decentralize or Mixed – A Case Study

Lisa Snyder, Director, IT Program Management Office, Walgreens Boots Alliance 

Are you working on rolling out Resource Management in your organization? Decision around where resource decision making goes is critical. Should the Resource Management maintenance and decision making be centralized, decentralized or Mixed. This will be a walkthrough of my time at Constellation Brands when we walked through all three models, and a review of best practices in making the final model successful. Additionally, will walk through key best practices and some mistakes made along the way and how they were addressed.











Saint

2:15pm-3:15pm

Effective PMO Presence - Leading Teams With EQ Grow Your PPM Performance by Growing Your Reporting Capabilities

Patricia Saint, Senior Global IT Portfolio Manager, PMO, Certified Master Coach; Colonel (retired) U. S. Marine Corps, Roche Diagnostics, North America

Although good Project Managers are adept at the "hard skills", such as defining scope, creating project plans, tracking costs, and delivering results -- the most effective Project Managers also excel when leading with strong "people skills." These skills focus on building teams with trusted leadership, communications, and high “Emotional Intelligence” (EQ).

In this session, learn about the definition and how to apply EQ to further develop Project Leaders with critical "success skills" in your PMO – and to drive positive stakeholder management and maturity within your project portfolio management practices...











 


 

 


Conference Price: $799.00 per person

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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.