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Conferences that solve current IT challenges

IT PMO / Portfolio Management

Conference Chair: Randy Wimmer, IT Portfolio Manager, Walgreens

Wimmer

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

June 23 - 24, 2016

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: $799.00

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:

Celeste Cuffie, IT Processes and Methods Manager, Johnson Controls

Dr. Anita Gelburd, Program and Portfolio Manager, University of Pennsylvania

Paul Eichamer, Director - IT Application Development & Planning, CNA Insurance

Scott Lovingfoss, Director IT, Enterprise Architecture & Business Partners, USG

Rachel Fedewa, Sr. IT Manager, IT PMO, USG

Chris Keith, Sr. Business Analyst, USG


Rafael
Matuk, Manager, IT Information Solutions, Underwriters Laboratories

Sergey Chernov, Director, Applications Management, NiSource

Amy Martin, Senior Director, Enterprise Program Management Office, AonHewitt

Laurie DeLaney, Operations Manager, IT Shared Services, Blue Shield of California

Yvon Milano, VP, PMO & M&A Integration, Hub International




Conference Schedule*

Conference Program Details

 

Day 1: June 23rd

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

Greer

9:00am-10:00am

Digital Era: Leading Change and Delivering Value

Daniel Greer, President, Rego Consulting

Dan Greer, President of Rego Consulting, routinely assists the world's largest and most successful companies as they tackle change management. He knows the types of obstacles you'll confront, the kinds of people who will balk at cooperating, and the importance of your first impression. From someone who's been there, come learn the keys to successfully lead change and deliver value in your organization. Learn how to get it done.






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

10:30am-11:30am

Carlson

5 Steps to Optimize Capacity for Digital Transformation

Maureen Carlson, Consulting Partner, Appleseed Partners on behalf of Planview

How is IT supposed to be nimble and responsive to digital transformation demands from the business without becoming overwhelmed and overcommitted?

Successful and impactful IT organizations are leading their companies into this terrain by investing in capacity planning maturity. Join Maureen Carlson, Partner at Appleseed Partners and study Chief Researcher, as she shares insights from the newly published 2016 Resource Management and Capacity Planning Benchmark Research Study. As the research shows, higher maturity companies view capacity planning as a way of life and are achieving business benefits! In this session you will learn five practical steps to optimize your resource capacity for successful digital transformation.








 

Dribin

11:30am-12:30pm

Does Your PMO Deliver?

Laura Dribin, President/CEO, Peritius Consulting Inc.

In this presentation, Laura will challenge the scope of today’s PMO. The traditional PMO structure misses opportunities to provide true value to the organization. This presentation will present a PMO model that aligns the organization’s project portfolio to its strategy. This interactive discussion will focus on bringing more value to the organization through PMO leadership. This brings opportunities for the organization and a more strategic seat at the table for the PMO Lead.










12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

Wu

1:30pm-2:30pm

Portfolio Management – Executing the Right Strategies

Te Wu, CEO, PMO Advisory

Studies have shown that organizations fail to realize their strategy in a majority of cases, with a failure rate ranging from a low of 50% to a high of 90%. Since this topic of strategy and its execution are broad and complex, there are many perspectives and rationales. However, three of the most commonly mentioned challenges are: 1) How to choose the right “things” to do; 2) How to allocate and apply the right type and level resources and capacities; and 3) How to manage projects, programs, and operational initiatives across lifecycles, that connect the dots from ideation and strategy to project implementation and to eventual operation and decommissioning. These three questions are core to the emerging discipline of project portfolio management.

This presentation is designed for all business and project executives and to help them develop a more holistic view of the challenges of strategic business execution that links strategy with execution. In addition to providing real life insights, the presenters will also shed light on the direction of the Standard for Portfolio Management in the upcoming fourth edition and conclude the presentation with recommendations for them and their organization.










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

Giacalone

Milano

3:00pm-4:00pm

Branding the PMO, Borderless Teams and Delivery Excellence

Renee Giacalone, Senior Manager, Centric Consulting
Yvon Milano, VP, PMO & M&A Integration, Hub International

Disney, Apple, Starbucks, Nordstrom. What do these companies have in common? They are successful, recognizable, emotion-inducing brands. Beyond the logo these brands promise a memorable experience that customers have come to expect. So, what is your PMO’s brand? What promise does it make to your customers? A PMO’s brand is not simply declared by publishing a charter. Brands need to be consciously nurtured over time.

This is the story about how HUB International created and grew a successful PMO by building a stellar brand. We’ll discuss key components of building a successful brand: 1) establishing brand standards; 2) building a high-performing, “borderless” team; 3) selecting team members with the right project leadership skills; and 4) delivering projects highly valued by the business. We’re excited to share these best practices to help make your PMO a valued asset to your organization.








Pizzutillo

4:00pm-5:00pm

Evidence-Based Portfolio and Project Risk Assessment

Peter Pizzutillo, Vice President, CAST Software

Identification of IT projects at risk is challenging for project managers even within the most mature processes and tools in hand. Currently, project managers rely on subjective assessment and subject matter opinion or good old trial and error to identify technical risks in the systems, applications and source code that will derail projects and hinder project teams.
As time-to-market pressures accelerate and budgets remain constrained, IT project management professionals must seek systematic methods to identify and quantify the impact of technical risks on project performance.

This presentation will share a hotel and entertainment company’s journey to implement a predictive, systematic approach to identifying troubled projects and automate assessment of the critical business systems, application and source code. As a result, the company has been able to gain insight into the underlying technical state of these systems, understand how these technical attributes will affect project team performance, justify remediation investment to remedy technical risk and fine-tune project plans and budgets based on this insight.

In this session, participants will learn:

  • How the company was able to identify potential troubled projects across a large IT portfolio.
  • Understand objective assessment and benchmarking to help project managers and PMOs build the business case for improvement.
  • How a detailed analysis reveals technical barriers that slow project team performance and drain resources.
  • Understand how the assessment of IT team output can reveal productivity indicators about the team and how these can be used in forward looking planning.





Day 2*: June 24th: Break Out Sessions with Facilitators

*Day 2 will have concurrent sessions running in separate rooms
Click on a title to go directly to the talk.

 

  Track A Track B
9:00-10:00am Creating an IT Portfolio Governance Framework
Te Wu, CEO, PMO Advisory

Herding Kittens And Other Fun Things To Do With Your IT Portfolio
Randy Steinberg, ITSM Process Architect, Infrastructure, Concurrency

10:00-10:15 Networking Break
10:15-11:15am 0 to 60 on Communicating the Value of IT
Scott Lovingfoss, Director IT, Enterprise Architecture & Business Partners, USG
Rachel Fedewa, Sr. IT Manager, IT PMO, USG
Chris Keith, Sr. Business Analyst, USG
IT Portfolio Communication – Outcome Oriented Meetings
Laurie DeLaney, Operations Manager, IT Shared Services, Blue Shield of California
11:15-12:15am

Supply Demand Management...A Tactical and Strategic Journey
Paul Eichamer, Director, Application Development Planning and Management, CNA Insurance

Enterprise Architecture and IT Portfolio Management
Sergey Chernov, Director, Applications Management, NiSource
12:15am-1:15pm Lunch
1:15-2:15pm Increase the Effectiveness of Your PMO Office
Celeste Cuffie, IT Processes and Methods Manager, Johnson Controls
Change Management for Project and Service Portfolio Management:
it’s wiki-ed good!
Dr. Anita Gelburd, Program and Portfolio Manager, University of Pennsylvania
2:15-3:15pm Does PMO Need to Be a Dirty Word?
Amy J. Martin, Sr. Director, Enterprise Program Management Office, Aon Hewit
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3:15-4:00pm Open Networking

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

9:00am-10:00am A

Wu

Creating an IT Portfolio Governance Framework

Te Wu, CEO, PMO Advisory

Of the key principles of portfolio management, one the most vital principles is governance. From my experience as the global director of project services for one of the Big Six global audit, tax, and advisory firm, and as a consultant helping many companies build portfolio management, the biggest reason for governance is NOT guiding and making decision or allocating resources. The practical truth is that most managers and executives do not intentionally sabotage their firm and waste its precious investment funds.

Rather, all executives have their self-interests, which while not necessarily negative in certain instances, these self-interests can serve to “second guesses” or weaken decisions. Portfolio management governance, when designed smartly, provide the process discipline, transparency and ultimately the legitimacy to make decisions stick – however unpopular and sometimes politically painful. Thus, this workshop presents a series of questions, exercises, and frameworks to help you build an effective IT portfolio management process that you can implement immediately.

Proposed Outline

  1. What is portfolio governance?

    • How to create an effective IT portfolio governance?
    • Discuss common/best practices for portfolio governance
    • Review PMI’s processes for portfolio governance
  2. How to create an effective IT portfolio governance?
  • Present the key process steps to creating an effective governance
  • Highlight tools and techniques
  • Discuss cases and special considerations, taking organization structure in to consideration
  • Work through selective exercises in support of establishing portfolio governance






9:00am-10:00am B

Steinberg

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

Randy Steinberg, ITSM Process Architect, Infrastructure, Concurrency

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!










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

Lovingfoss

Fedewa

Keith

10:15am-11:15am A

0 to 60 on Communicating the Value of IT

Scott Lovingfoss, Director IT, Enterprise Architecture & Business Partners, USG
Rachel Fedewa, Sr. IT Manager, IT PMO, USG
Chris Keith, Sr. Business Analyst, USG

How well does your organization understand the value of your IT department and its initiatives? Can your IT staff articulate the value of your projects to the business? In today's competitive landscape, there are numerous vendors with polished presentations who are eager to replace you. For the USG IT Organization, our annual IT survey made it clear that there was an opportunity to solidify our position as a value leader and preferred partner through simple, clear communications about our services and the value offered by our initiatives.

Join us as we present our 2015 journey of transforming our organization into value-focused communicators. Through our commitment to the development of our people, the institutionalization of benefits realization into our processes, and the creation of a targeted marketing plan, we have made great strides in transitioning beyond the pitfalls of communicating software features and onto the rewards of communicating in terms of business benefits.











10:15am-11:15am B

DeLaney

IT Portfolio Communication – Outcome Oriented Meetings

Laurie DeLaney, Operations Manager, IT Shared Services, Blue Shield of California

What does IT Portfolio Management have to do with outcome oriented meetings? Meetings are one of the essential tools used to manage portfolios. It is also one of the biggest time consumers in the workplace today. We all know that time is money. Come hear how to save time, money and your reputation by planning and executing meetings that achieve critical outcomes required to deliver successful portfolios.











11:15am-12:15pm A

Eichamer

Supply Demand Management...A Tactical and Strategic Journey

Paul Eichamer, Director, Application Development Planning and Management, CNA Insurance

Limited budgets, ever increasing business demand, and stretched resources represent challenges and operations for today’s IT development teams. Supply Demand Management – a tactical and strategic journey from a staff augmentation model will describe one company’s six year journey to efficiently and effectively deliver approved projects in the appropriate delivery model, while tied to human resource supply. This presentation will discuss the importance of communication, governance, common terminologies, work intake, planning, execution, and metrics and how those lessons learned led to managing supply and resource demand management for both internal and external resources through simple approaches which can be applied to all organizations across the managed service model implementation continuum.











11:15am-12:15pm B

Chernov

Enterprise Architecture and IT Portfolio Management

Sergey Chernov, Director, Applications Management, NiSource

Enterprise Architecture (EA) and Program Management office many times are at odds with each other. But in reality - both teams are tasked with making projects successful. In this presentation Sergey Chernov will detail how NiSource IT team works together to deliver projects on time, budget and with technical accuracy needed to ensure long term architectural integrity of the environment







12:15pm - 1:15pm Luncheon

1:15pm-2:15pm A

Cuffie

Increase the Effectiveness of Your PMO Office

Celeste Cuffie, IT Processes and Methods Manager, Johnson Controls

The most important part of any PMO is its people. Celeste will teach you how to maximize your resources to their full potential. The effects of these strategies will ultimately strengthen the relationship between the PMO and the organization. These practical, yet innovative activities offered will increase the effectiveness of your PMO office.











1:15pm-2:15pm B

Gelburd

Change Management for Project and Service Portfolio Management: it’s wiki-ed good!

Dr. Anita Gelburd, Program and Portfolio Manager, University of Pennsylvania

The central Information Systems and Computing (ISC) unit at the University of Pennsylvania recently started a new portfolio management process for projects and services. The change management process around the roll-out of the new process has involved extensive use of a wiki site that provides a great deal of information to service owners and managers about how services are now managed. Come see how the new processes and the site are structured.











2:15pm-3:15pm

Martin

Does PMO Need to Be a Dirty Word?

Amy J. Martin, Sr. Director, Enterprise Program Management Office, Aon Hewitt 

Are you trying to establish project management standards in your organization? Are you facing resistance? Do you need help getting your leadership to understand why it’s important? If so, then you need to attend this interactive session with Amy Martin and hear about her journey at Aon. She will share with you her first-hand accounts on how she faced and defeated adversity in her quest to build an Enterprise Program Management Office.










3:15pm-4:00pm

Open Networking



Conference Price: $799.00

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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.