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Conferences that solve current IT challenges

IT Portfolio Management

Wimmer

Conference Chair: Randy Wimmer, IT Portfolio Manager, MillerCoors

Strategies to help IT effectively manage technology portfolios

March 18-19, 2015

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

Conference Price is $799.00

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Early confirmed speakers from IT departments include:

Tammy Whited, Head of Service Management Office, OCIO, Fermilab

Claude Scher, IT Enterprise Resource Manager, Johnson Controls

Paul Aichele, Portfolio Manager PMO, Anixter

Rachelle Mileur, Director Integration & New Technology Acquisition, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Mike Cozzi, IT PMO Director, HAVI Global Solutions

Rebecca Porterfield, Project Management Director, Networked Insights

Ann Mulholland, held roles of Consultant, CIO, SVP, Executive Director at Fortune 500 organizations

Jennifer Ciolino, Director, Enterprise Portfolio Management and Program Management Office, Dow Corning

Scott Schaller, IT Project Manager, Direct Buy

Claire Gourdain, Former IT Portfolio Director, American Medical Association

Gary Knipe, Manager, Enterprise Portfolio Services, MillerCoors

Michael Rich, Senior Project Manager, Aurora Healthcare





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*

*Subject to change

 

  Day1 Day2


  Track A  Track B 
9:00-10:00am How to Choose A Plan That Aligns Investment Decisions
With Strategy In 2015

Ben Chamberlain, Chief Product and Marketing Officer, UMT360
Service Management and Portfolio Management Integration is Key
Tammy Whited, Head of Service Management Office, OCIO, Fermilab
Managing a Project Portfolio with a Business that Changes at the Speed of Light
Scott Schaller, IT Project Manager, Direct Buy
10:00-10:30am Refreshment Break Networking Break
10:30-11:30am Defining and Evolving the Business Value of IT PMO and IT Project Management
Mike Cozzi, IT PMO Director, HAVI Global Solutions
IT Portfolio Management Implementation
Ann Mulholland, held roles of Consultant, CIO, SVP, Executive Director at Fortune 500 organizations
Agile, Lean, Runaways, Hackers and Cowboys - How to Start (and Keep!) PPM/ PMO Practices in Chaotic Environments
Rebecca Porterfield, Project Management Director, Networked Insights
11:30am-12:30pm Keep Calm and Plan On
Plan well and plan often for success!

Carina Hatfield, Product Manager, Planview
 Leading Resource and Stakeholder Management Change: Case Study: The human side of leading and managing changes through key resources & stakeholders.
Paul Aichele, Portfolio Manager PMO, Anixter
How to Take Your Portfolio Planning to the Starting Line and Get Your Projects in the Right Sequence?
Claude Scher, IT Enterprise Resource Manager, Johnson Controls
12:30-1:30pm Lunch Lunch
1:30-2:30pm Advancing IT Governance Value Through Visibility
Rainer Kirschner, Principle Solutions Architect, Changepoint
Paul Swider, Solutions Consultant, Changepoint
Little’s Law - How to Improve Project Throughput
(Two Hour Workshop)
Jennifer Ciolino, Director, Enterprise Portfolio Management and Program Management Office, Dow Corning
2:30-3:00pm Refreshment Break
3:00-4:00pm Aligning Project Managers Within the Portfolio - How to Balance Careers and Capacity
Rachelle Mileur, Director Integration & New Technology Acquisition, Liberty Mutual Insurance
Open Networking
4:00-5:00pm Top 5 Challenges to IT Portfolio Management (Panel Discussion)
Moderator:
Bill Cason, CTO, Troux

Panelists:

Scott Schaller, IT Project Manager, Direct Buy
Claire Gourdain, Former IT Portfolio Director, American Medical Association
Gary Knipe, Manager, Enterprise Portfolio Services, MillerCoors
Michael Rich, Senior Project Manager, Aurora Healthcare
Claude Scher, IT Enterprise Resource Manager at Johnson Controls

 

Day 1: March 18th

 

 

Conference Program Details

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

9:00am-10:00am

Chamberlain 

How to Choose A Plan That Aligns Investment Decisions With Strategy In 2015

Ben Chamberlain, Chief Product and Marketing Officer, UMT360

Compare how project-based and capabilities-based investment approaches
help unleash maximum project value


Many organizations fail to realize the anticipated results from their investments in projects and programs. The key to deriving maximum value is choosing a planning approach that aligns investment decisions with strategy. So what planning approach is best for your organization? Many choose a project-based approach, while others opt for a more top down approach with an emphasis on business capabilities.

This session will explore the relative merits – and potential shortcomings – of both a Project-based and Capabilities-based approach to managing enterprise investments. Learn more about which approach:

  • Helps better align execution and strategy
  • Results in a stronger set of programs and projects
  • Leverages techniques to drive multi-year plans and roadmaps
  • More effectively aligns operational and discretionary investments with strategic priorities








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

10:30am-11:30am

Cozzi

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

Mike Cozzi, IT PMO Director, HAVI Global Solutions

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









Hatfield

11:30am-12:30pm

Keep Calm and Plan On
Plan well and plan often for success!

Carina Hatfield, Product Manager, Planview

There is more to planning than just annual budgeting and project schedules. Planning (and lack of planning) directly impacts your capacity and ability to deliver on projects to the business. Organizations that are able to successfully execute on what they plan as well as re-assess and handle new incoming or unplanned demand have processes and tools in place to plan well and plan often. Mature organizations use planning to lead the organization and ensure the right things get done instead of taking on more projects than they have resources. Find out what these organizations are doing to more effectively plan and manage their investment demand against their capacity.






  

12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

 

1:30pm-2:30pm

Advancing IT Governance Value Through Visibility

Rainer Kirschner, Principle Solutions Architect, Changepoint
Paul Swider, Solutions Consultant, Changepoint

In today’s fast paced world of IT, the visibility of your asset investments to the business is critical.
So, how do you Monitor, Manage and Measure what you cannot see? The Answer, you can’t.

This session will discuss key advantages of effective visibility into your IT investments, which in turn, allows you to scale people and processes appropriately.

  • Do you have a Process to manage processes?
  • Are they aligned to drive business value?
  • Do your people understand the big picture? Are they allocated to the right investments?
  • How can Tribal Knowledge become an asset?
  • How will you know when you are finally there?

The answer to all of these questions and more “Visibility”







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

 

3:00pm-4:00pm

Aligning Project Managers Within the Portfolio - How to Balance Careers and Capacity

Rachelle Mileur, Director Integration & New Technology Acquisition, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Are you struggling to find the right fit between your project managers and the projects in your portfolio? By stepping back from the daily operations of resource allocation, you may discover the current staffing model is a poor fit for the talents of your project managers and the demands of your stakeholders. Staffing models vary between first in/first staffed to static assignments of project managers to business departments. Blending the art and science of staffing will enable your organization to maximize both your capacity and the career growth of your project managers.

During this session, you will gain insights about defining project management capabilities and assessing project needs to answer the following questions for your organization:

  • What are the key capabilities of a project manager?
  • What factors should be considered in assigning a project manager?
  • What is the right balance between resource allocation and personality alignment?
  • What measures should be used to assess the effectiveness of project manager assignment?





4:00pm-5:00pm

Cason

Schaller


Gourdain

Knipe

Scher 

Top 5 Challenges to IT Portfolio Management (Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
Bill Cason, CTO, Troux
Panelists:
Scott Schaller, IT Project Manager, Direct Buy
Claire Gourdain, Former IT Portfolio Director, American Medical Association
Gary Knipe, Manager, Enterprise Portfolio Services, MillerCoors
Michael Rich, Senior Project Manager, Aurora Healthcare
Claude Scher, IT Enterprise Resource Manager, Johnson Controls
and other speakers from IT departments



















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

 

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


Track A Track B
9:00-10:00am Service Management and Portfolio Management Integration is Key
Tammy Whited, Head of Service Management Office, OCIO, Fermilab
Managing a Project Portfolio with a Business that Changes at the Speed of Light
Scott Schaller, IT Project Manager, Direct Buy
10:00-10:30am Refreshment Break
10:30-11:30am IT Portfolio Management Implementation
Ann Mulholland, held roles of Consultant, CIO, SVP, Executive Director at Fortune 500 organizations
Agile, Lean, Runaways, Hackers and Cowboys - How to Start (and Keep!) PPM/ PMO Practices in Chaotic Environments
Rebecca Porterfield, Project Management Director, Networked Insights
11:30am-12:30pm Leading Resource and Stakeholder Management Change: Case Study: The human side of leading and managing changes through key resources & stakeholders.
Paul Aichele, Portfolio Manager PMO, Anixter
How to Take Your Portfolio Planning to the Starting Line and Get Your Projects in the Right Sequence?
Claude Scher, IT Enterprise Resource Manager, Johnson Controls
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-3:30pm Little’s Law - How to Improve Project Throughput
(Two Hour Workshop)

Jennifer Ciolino, Director, Enterprise Portfolio Management and Program Management Office, Dow Corning
3:30-5:00pm Open Networking

 

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

9:00am-10:00am A

Whited

Service Management and Portfolio Management Integration is Key

Tammy Whited, Head of Service Management Office, OCIO, Fermilab

Service Management and Portfolio Management integration is key to meeting the needs of the organization. Fermilab leverages Business Relationship Management as the catalyst to create this integration. In this session you will learn about Business Relationship Management, and how Service Management and Portfolio Management work together. We will dive into how Fermilab has implemented BRM and how it is helping the business of science.







9:00am-10:00am B

Schaller

Managing a Project Portfolio with a Business that Changes at the Speed of Light

Scott Schaller, IT Project Manager, Direct Buy 

Topics that will be covered:

  • Describe how the nature of change is changing
  • How Digitalization has impacted us
  • IT’s response to Digitalization
  • Instituting Project Portfolio Management in an Organization
  • Indicate priority of Project Portfolio Management foreseen in the near future.






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

Mulholland

10:30am-11:30am A

IT Portfolio Management Implementation

Ann Mulholland, holds roles of Consultant, CIO, SVP, Executive Director at Fortune 500 organizations

Organizations that are effective in portfolio management had 62% of products meet or exceed expected ROI per the Project Management Institute’s 2012 in depth report. Aligning projects and investments to an Organization’s strategy improves the overall organization’s chances for success. “In the end, there are business projects and very few, if any, IT Projects.” According to Doug Lynn of Meta Group.

This session focuses on establishing and maintaining an effective Portfolio Management process including:

  • Establishing the office
  • Finding the right person to manage the process
  • Senior Management engagement and alignment to the organizations strategy
  • Clearly define the scope and remit of the office including gathering an inventory of project activity
  • Execution
  • Effective In-take of new projects
  • Allocation of Investment
  • Monitoring and making effective decisions that will include terminating some projects
  • Reporting & Measurement – key success factors to knowing when you Portfolio Management Processes is effective.






10:30am-11:30am B

Porterfield

Agile, Lean, Runaways, Hackers and Cowboys - How to Start (and Keep!) PPM/ PMO Practices in Chaotic Environments

Rebecca Porterfield, Project Management Director, Networked Insights

Starting up PPM and PMO practices anywhere is difficult. But there are unique challenges in doing so in environments and cultures that are naturally resistant to process, thrive on constant change, or have never had PPM discipline. Hear stories, tips and trip-ups learned on the road from chaos to predictability (or some measure thereof). Been there? Bring your own stories to share too!

  • Where do you start?
  • How much structure/ discipline do you bring in?
  • Resistance - the good and the bad and what to learn from it
  • Measurement - how much is enough?
  • Stickiness - once you get something going, how to keep it





11:30am-12:30pm A

Aichele

Leading Resource and Stakeholder Management Change: Case Study: The human side of leading and managing changes through key resources & stakeholders.

Paul Aichele, Portfolio Manager PMO, Anixter

Participants will learn techniques for assessing the current state of their resource and stakeholder change management initiatives. Utilizing a maturity model, Paul will lead a discussion on lessons learned and best practices for the group.






11:30am-12:30pm B

Scher

How to Take Your Portfolio Planning to the Starting Line and Get Your Projects in the Right Sequence?

Claude Scher, IT Enterprise Resource Manager, Johnson Controls

After several weeks of discussions, negotiations, even frustration at times, we have done it. We, the PMO have finally completed the portfolio planning for the upcoming year and we can share it to the world. However that is only the beginning and we still need to answer many questions from our stakeholders.

How are we going to sequence all those projects knowing that many of them want to start right away (if not yesterday), that we only have so many resources on hand to do the work, that we have to deal with dependencies (hard or soft) , we have to prepare for unplanned demand and emergencies etc..
Dealing with that situation doesn’t have to be another source of frustration and with the proper processes and methods in place, it can be managed in a controlled manner.

This presentation is going to touch on the following topics:

  • portfolio sequencing
  • resource / capacity planning
  • how to deal with unplanned demand
  • dependencies management

Portfolio sequencing can actually be turned into an efficient and great learning experience for everyone.








12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

1:30pm-3:30pm

Ciolino

Little’s Law - How to Improve Project Throughput (Two Hour Workshop)

Jennifer Ciolino, Director, Enterprise Portfolio Management and Program Management Office, Dow Corning

Early in the Portfolio Management maturity journey, it is common for organizations to approve and start projects before performing an analysis of their ability to deliver the project with predictability.

We know that there will always be more project demand than we have resources to deliver. Our leaders often want to get their projects started right away upon approval, and our PMOs may respond by scrambling to assign a project leader and get moving.

The goal of any PMO is to deliver as much business benefit as possible. In this session we will explore how to increase this business benefit through a counter-intuitive approach to project scheduling.

In this hands-on workshop, we will look at…

  • how project prioritization can increase the cumulative benefit delivered by the portfolio, and
  • how exploiting Little’s Law by reducing work in progress can have a dramatic impact on project throughput and total cumulative business value.

This session is not for those looking to have information simply presented. You will be put to work, and you will experience first-hand just how much more work your team can deliver by making one change.






3:30pm-5:00pm

 

Open Networking

 

 


Conference Price is $799.00

Register

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.