UPCOMING EVENTS

IT PMO / Portfolio Management: Chicago

Conference Chair: Randy Wimmer, IT Portfolio Manager, Walgreens

 

Wimmer

 

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

 

June 20-21, 2018

 

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

  


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

 


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.

 


Topics That Will Be Discussed

 

In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • Ten Steps to Comprehensive IT Portfolio Management
  • Demand Management – How to Build an Effective Process
  • Supply/Capacity Management – People, Technical, Dependency and the related Sourcing Strategies
  • Driving Organizational Change Management
  • Finding Your Secret Sauce to Portfolio Management & Governance
  • How to Manage Project Risk
  • How to Leverage IT Portfolio Management to Make Your Enterprise More Agile
  • Consolidating and Managing Demand
  • Gaining Visibility into Resource Capacity, Allocation, and Availability
  • How to Leverage IT Portfolio Analysis
  • How to Build the Foundation for IT Portfolio Reporting and Governance
  • Integrating an IT PMO into an Enterprise Portfolio Management Office
  • Engaging the Business from Ideation thru Delivery
  • How to Gather PMO Metrics to Drive Improvement
  • How to Build an Application Business Case
  • Rightsizing Governance

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

Day 1
9:00am-10:00am
Digital Business and the Future of the PMO
10:00am-10:30am
Refreshment Break
10:30am-11:30am
Business Driven PMO Framework
11:30am-12:30pm
Group PMO Therapy - ‘My Name is John Doe and I have a PMO Problem.’ ‘Hi John!’

Laura Dribin, Founder, Peritius Consulting
12:30pm-1:30pm
Lunch
1:30pm-2:30pm
Agile PMO
2:30pm-3:00pm
Refreshment Break
3:00pm-4:00pm
PMO Strategies During M&A

Nicole Bossert, Vice President, PMO, HUB International
Amy McJoynt, Sr. Manager, Centric Consulting
4:00pm-5:00pm
Portfolio Prioritization




Day 2 - Track A
9:00am-10:00am
Driving Business Value through your IT Business Partnership

Danny Allen, Director IT, USG
10:00am-10:15am
Networking Break
10:15am-11:15am
Four Faces of Leadership for Program Management

Jermaine Dykes, Sr. IT Project Manager UNLV
11:15am-12:15pm
A Mature and Healthy Project Portfolio in a Transformative Age

Shelley Donovan Ritchie, Director Project Delivery - Project Delivery and IS
ACL Laboratories
12:15pm-1:15pm
Lunch
1:15pm-2:15pm
Standing up a Value Driven PMO –Lessons Learned

Dana Fanno, Sr. Manager, Portfolio, Program and & Project Management, Country Financial
2:15pm-3:15pm
Project-Level Estimation and Portfolio-Level Contingency

Greg Kovacs, Director, PMO, NiSource
3:15pm-4:15pm
Removing the Management in Change Management

Justin Nelson, Change Capability Architect
Day 2 - Track B
9:00am-10:00am
Practitioner’s Guide to an Effective IT Demand Management Framework


Joseph Lucas, Director, IT Planning and Analysis, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
Nicky Phelps, Analyst, IT Planning and Analysis, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
10:00am-10:15am
Networking Break
10:15am-11:15am
Project/Program/Portfolio Data Analytics

Jeff Manhardt, Vice-President-Program Manager, M&T Bank
11:15am-12:15pm
How Cars.com is Using Blended Lean Agile and Stage Gating to Fuel Growth

Patricia O’Shea, Senior Director, Enterprise Program Management, Cars.com
12:15pm-1:15pm
Lunch
1:15pm-2:15pm
"Enhancing Stakeholder Relationships through Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ)"

Pat Saint, Senior Portfolio Manager, Global IT PMO at Roche Diagnostics
2:15pm-3:15pm
Master Scheduling in an Agile World: Getting Started

Marcel Bautista, Agile Engineering Program Manager, iCIMS
3:15pm-4:15pm

DAY 1 SCHEDULE



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


9:00am-10:00am: Digital Business and the Future of the PMO

 

 

 


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


10:30am-11:30am: Business Driven PMO Framework

 

 

 

 


11:30am-12:30pm: Group PMO Therapy – ‘My Name is John Doe and I have a PMO Problem.’ ‘Hi John!’

 

Laura Dribin, Founder, Peritius Consulting

 

 

Today’s session will be the opportunity for airing of all our dirty laundry.  In running a PMO, there are often few resources that we can turn to share all of the problems or concerns regarding the PMO or poorly run programs/projects.  We come to events like CAMP to see if we can learn more about solving our issues.

 

In today’s session, we open up the kimono.  We will use this session to bring frank discussions to all of your questions/dilemmas/challenges/opportunities regarding best practices for your PMO and your programs/projects.

 

Laura and Cara will be providing our thoughts on workarounds, resolutions, escape routes for your PMO/project related issues and at the same time, you can get your peers involved in how they might have resolved similar issues.

 

We will also come with interactive exercises that will focus on ways to change/improve the perspective of your organization as to how they value project management.  Come to this session prepared with your worst problems or scenarios that you’ve tried to work through (both soft skills and tactics).  In this session, we agree to act like Las Vegas: what’s said at the CAMP IT PMO Seminar stays at the CAMP IT PMO Seminar.

 


Dribin


12:30pm – 1:30pm Luncheon


1:30pm-2:30pm: Agile PMO

 

 

 

 

 

 


2:30pm – 3:00pm: Refreshment Break


3:00pm-4:00pm: PMO Strategies During M&A 

 

Nicole Bossert, Vice President, PMO, HUB International
Amy McJoynt, Sr. Manager, Centric Consulting

 

 

 

 

 


4:00pm-5:00pm: Portfolio Prioritization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DAY 2 SCHEDULE


TRACK A



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


9:00am-10:00am: Driving Business Value through your IT Business Partnership

 

Danny Allen, Director IT, USG

 

Overview of the IT business partner function at USG

  • Role of IT business partner
  • How BP navigates across boundaries – Strategy to Execution
  • Business Partner deliverables
  • Business Partner measures of success
  • Keys to success

 


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


10:15am-11:15am: Four Faces of Leadership for Program Management

 

Jermaine Dykes, Sr. IT Project Manager UNLV

 

The journey about Four Faces of Strategic Leadership; its concepts can help develop project leaders transcend increasingly complex organizational challenges. Four Faces of Strategic Leadership provides food for thought to gain a mindset for effectively conducting project management leadership. If you are an emerging leader, or you aspire to be one, you’ll learn how adapting these techniques can improve your ability to lead and influence from any position on the team.

  • Gaining Power and Influence by Building Relationships
  • Motivating and Leading your Team
  • Empowering Individual Ownership


Dykes


11:15am-12:15pm: A Mature and Healthy Project Portfolio in a Transformative Age

 

Shelley Donovan Ritchie, Director Project Delivery – Project Delivery and IS, ACL Laboratories

 

Come share in a highly connective presentation and discussion of what a mature value focused Portfolio looks like in this Transformative age.  Review Critical to quality process, learn what to expect during transformations and receive tips and tricks to keep your Portfolio Mature and Healthy.

 


Donovan Ritchie


12:15pm – 1:15pm Luncheon


1:15pm-2:15pm: Standing up a Value Driven PMO –Lessons Learned 

 

Dana Fanno, Sr. Manager, Portfolio, Program and & Project Management, Country Financial

 

  • Decide who you are
  • First things first
  • Portfolio Governance & Reporting
  • Maturing the PMO

 


Fanno


 

2:15pm-3:15pm: Project-Level Estimation and Portfolio-Level Contingency

 

Greg Kovacs, Director, PMO, NiSource

 

 

 

 


Kovacs


3:15pm-4:15pm: Removing the Management in Change Management

 

Justin Nelson, Change Capability Architect

 

Within today’s business world of re-imagining business models, organizations, technology and value streams, we have learnt change management is something we need to include and do. We then treat the outcomes we want as a myriad of discrete change management projects. Each project typically needs done fast and cheap with limited change resources. The resulting reality is the volume, complexity and level of change required is at an all-time high. As a consequence so is the growth in confusion, productivity impact, cost and fatigue. Next generation change management focuses on removing the management in change management and achieving ongoing desired business outcomes.

 

This talk will provide insights and approaches to establishing and empowering a change adaptive organization. Able to embrace any change coherently and consistently, removing the management in change management.

 


Nelson


TRACK B



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


9:00am-10:00am: Practitioner’s Guide to an Effective IT Demand Management Framework

 

Joseph Lucas, Director, IT Planning and Analysis, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
Nicky Phelps, Analyst, IT Planning and Analysis, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

 

  • Level Set: Walgreens Business Climate
  • Demand Management Process Overview
  • Lessons Learned & Recommendations for building a solid Demand Management Framework

 

     
Lucas        Phelps


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


10:15am-11:15am: Project/Program/Portfolio Data Analytics

 

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

 

How to revolutionize the visualization of project/program/portfolio data

  • Learn the differences between vertical and horizontal portfolios
  • Practical application and demo of creating Tableau visuals

 


Manhardt


11:15am-12:15pm: How Cars.com is Using Blended Lean Agile and Stage Gating to Fuel Growth

 

Patricia O’Shea, Senior Director, Enterprise Program Management, Cars.com

 

  • Hear the story of cars evolution from a Waterfall/Agile blended development process to the Lean Agile/Stage Gating blend used today
  • Learn how to stay nimble, nurture innovation and build and execute on an aligned plan by using bottom up and top down planning
  • Understand what is required for success in this model

 


O’Shea


12:15pm – 1:15pm Luncheon


1:15pm-2:15pm: “Enhancing Stakeholder Relationships through Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ)”

 

Pat Saint, Senior Portfolio Manager, Global IT PMO at Roche Diagnostics

 

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 or “success skills.”   These leadership skills focus on building positive relationships and communications within Project Teams and also among Stakeholders.

 

When these relationships are built on TRUST, then even the most challenging conversations — that often occur before project “Go Live” — can be delivered without fear or hesitation.

 

In this session: You will learn more about:

  • the relevance of investing in success skills to develop “Project Leaders”
  • the importance of “Effective” Stakeholder Management at both the strategic and project levels
  • the neuroscience of Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ) and how you can influence conversations with your Project Teams and Stakeholders in a different way
  • how to apply C-IQ practices during a LIVE Coaching session

 


Saint


 

2:15pm-3:15pm: Master Scheduling in an Agile World: Getting Started

 

Marcel Bautista, Agile Engineering Program Manager, iCIMS

 

Is it possible to apply Agile practices and mindset in creating a Program Master Schedule? iCIMS and its Agile Engineering CoE (Center of Excellence) aim to accomplish this feat with 19 development teams as well as shared services teams working across 4 product lines.

 

In this presentation, Marcel will share his experiences on the following topics:

  • A brief history of Agile and Program Management at iCIMS
  • The challenges of scaling faced by a fast-growing company and the need for a Master Schedule
  • Building a framework for taking control of our Master Schedule
  • Tooling considerations
  • Our current state of Program Management and next steps

 


Bautista



Conference Price: $799.00 per person

 

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.


 

CONFERENCE CO-SPONSORS