UPCOMING EVENTS

IT PMO / Portfolio Management: Chicago

 

Conference Chair:  Randy Wimmer, IT Portfolio Manager, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Wimmer

 

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

 

November 1-2, 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.


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

Early Confirmed Speakers Include:

 

  • Renee Giacalone, Sr. Director, PMO Center of Excellence, Kellogg’s
  • Michael Gugluizza, Senior Vice President – Enterprise Project Office, Associated Bank Corp.
  • Greg Kovacs, Director, Project Management Office, NiSource
  • Jeri Kolberg, IT Project Manager, Montana Department of Transportation
  • Amita Mirchandani, Program Manager, Reyes Holdings
  • Rob Wipff, Director, Enterprise Applications & EPMO, Reyes Holdings
  • Kirti Parikh, IS Senior Project Manager, US Cellular
  • Alyce Reopelle, PMO Consultant
  • Claude Scher, PMO Manager, Charter Manufacturing
  • Lisa H. Snyder, Director, Business Transformation IT PMO, Walgreens Boots Alliance
  • Jian Hong, IT Portfolio Manager, Walgreens Boots Alliance
  • Pat Saint, Senior Portfolio Manager, Global IT PMO at Roche Diagnostics
  • Yvon Milano, Head of Enterprise PMO, Kellogg’s
  • Jen Ciolino, PMO and Office of the CIO, Archer Daniels Midland

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.


Day 1
9:00am-9:50am
Migrating from a IT PMO to an EPMO
9:50am-10:20am
Refreshment Break
10:20am-11:10am
Partnering with the Business to Establish the Management Office
11:10am-12:00pm
Leveraging Portfolio View to Enable Cross Program Coordination
12:00pm-1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm-1:50pm
Rescuing a Failing Management Office
1:50pm-2:40pm
Transitioning from Order Taker to True Demand Management
2:40pm-3:10pm
Refreshment Break
3:10pm-4:00pm
Implementing an End to End Estimation Model
4:00pm-5:00pm
The Holy Grail of Benefits Realization




Day 2 - Track A
9:00am-10:00am

Leveraging Change Management for Program Management Success



Kirti Parikh, IS Sr. Project Manager, US Cellular Corporation
Anita White, Enterprise Project Change Manager, US Cellular
10:00am-10:15am
Networking Break
10:15am-11:15am
Resource Management Across Multiple Frameworks

Alyce Reopelle, PMO Consultant
11:15am-12:15pm
Agile’s Impact on PMO Services

Lisa H. Snyder, Director, Business Transformation IT PMO, Walgreens Boots Alliance
12:15pm-1:15pm
Lunch
1:15pm-2:15pm
How to Effectively Manage Project Demand for a Shared Services IT Group


Amita Mirchandani, Program Manager, Reyes Holdings
Rob Wipff, Director, Enterprise Applications & EPMO, Reyes Holdings
2:15pm-3:15pm
Gaining Adoption of Your Prioritization Model
Day 2 - Track B
9:00am-10:00am
Evolving the PMO in a Digital World: A Discussion on What Must Change, What Endures, and What is Still to be Determined

Renee Giacalone, Sr. Director, PMO Center of Excellence, Kellogg’s
Yvon Milano, Head of Enterprise PMO, Kellogg’s
Patricia O’Shea, Senior Director, Enterprise PMO Agile and Quality Center of Excellence, Kellogg’s
10:00am-10:15am
Networking Break
10:15am-11:15am
Project Management Methodology - Roadmap to Maturity at Associated Bank


Michael Gugluizza, Senior Vice President - Enterprise Project Office, Associated Bank Corp
11:15am-12:15pm
Estimation and Contingency


Greg Kovacs, Director IT PMO, NiSource
12:15pm-1:15pm
Lunch
1:15pm-2:15pm
Realizing Project Benefits Across the Organization


Jeri Kolberg, IT Project Manager, Montana Department of Transportation
2:15pm-3:15pm
As PMO leaders, How to Prepare to Deal with the Upcoming and Rapid Advances in Technology

Claude Scher, PMO Manager, Charter Manufacturing

DAY 1 SCHEDULE



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


9:00am-9:50am: Migrating from a IT PMO to an EPMO

 

 

 

 

 

 


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


10:20am-11:10am: Partnering with the Business to Establish the Management Office

 

 

 

 

 


11:10am-12:00pm: Leveraging Portfolio View to Enable Cross Program Coordination

 

 

 

 

 


12:00pm – 1:00pm: Luncheon


1:00pm-1:50pm: Rescuing a Failing Management Office

 

 

 

 

 

 


1:50pm – 2:40pm: Transitioning from Order Taker to True Demand Management

 

 

 

 

 


2:40pm – 3:10pm: Refreshment Break


3:10pm-4:00pm: Implementing an End to End Estimation Model

 

 

 

 

 


4:00pm-5:00pm: The Holy Grail of Benefits Realization

 

 

 

 

 

 


DAY 2 SCHEDULE


TRACK A



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


9:00am-10:00am: Leveraging Change Management for Program Management Success

 

Kirti Parikh, IS Sr. Project Manager, US Cellular Corporation
Anita White, Enterprise Project Change Manager, US Cellular

 

Overall Key Message- The Power of complimentary disciplines working in partnership toward a Common objective.

  1. Program/Portfolio Management bridges the gap between demand strategy and implementation. 
    Key message- Program/Portfolio management ensures that an organization can leverage its project selection and execution success.

    • PMO Pain Points before CM
    • The Case for change – Leveraging CM can alleviate pain points
  2. Change Management is the way to bridge the gap between change strategy and adoption.
    Key Message– Change management guides how we prepare, equip and support impacted stakeholders to drive organizational success and outcomes; The Systematic process that mitigates risk and leverages changes as a resource for project success.

    • Introduction/Evolution for Change
    • CM Guiding Principles
    • ADKAR Methodology
  3. The Formula for Success : Program/Portfolio Management and Change Management Integration:
    Key Message– Working together to bridge both disciplines; working in tandem to achieve successful outcomes; deliver successful programs, realize portfolio benefits and optimize portfolio composition.

    • Partnership / Collaboration
    • Day in the life- practical tips

 

 

     
Parikh        White


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


10:15am-11:15am: Managing Resources Across Multiple Frameworks

 

Alyce Reopelle, PMO Consultant

 

When organizations move to the agile framework, often one of the challenges is resource management. Things change and many times specific areas are forgotten about. How will this affect funding since you may now fund teams instead of projects? What about resource management? Let’s not forget about enterprise reporting expectations. This session will help you identify areas that are often forgotten when going through an agile transformation as it relates to Resource Management across frameworks.

 


Reopelle


11:15am-12:15pm: Agile’s impact on PMO Services

 

Lisa H. Snyder, Director, Business Transformation IT PMO, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Jian Hong, IT Portfolio Manager, Walgreens Boots Alliance

 

How do each of the PMO services that you provide change as organizations go through their Agile Transformation. What new services will be provided? This topic will walk through traditional PMO service offerings and things to think about as your organization moves from Waterfall to Agile and Innovation.

 


Snyder


12:15pm – 1:15pm Luncheon


1:15pm-2:15pm: How to Effectively Manage Project Demand for a Shared Services IT Group

 

Amita Mirchandani, Program Manager, Reyes Holdings
Rob Wipff, Director, Enterprise Applications & EPMO, Reyes Holdings

 

  • Original Approach – People, Processes, Technology
  • Top challenges and outcomes/impact
    • Prioritization displacement
    • Constantly starting new projects and not finishing anything
    • Lack of measurement, especially around value created
  • Revised/Simple Approach (addressing challenges and outcomes/impact) – Is it working?

 

       
Mirchandani     Wipff


 

2:15pm-3:15pm: Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ) as a Catalyst for “Effective” Stakeholder Management

 

Pat Saint, Senior Portfolio Manager, Global IT PMO, 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


TRACK B



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


9:00am-10:00am: Evolving the PMO in a Digital World: A Discussion on What Must Change, What Endures, and What is Still to be Determined

 

Renee Giacalone, Sr. Director, PMO Center of Excellence, Kellogg’s
Yvon Milano, Head of Enterprise PMO, Kellogg’s
Patricia O’Shea, Senior Director, Enterprise PMO Agile and Quality Center of Excellence, Kellogg’s

 

 

 


O’Shea


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


10:15am-11:15am: Project Management Methodology – Roadmap to Maturity at Associated Bank  

 

Michael Gugluizza, Senior Vice President – Enterprise Project Office, Associated Bank Corp

 

  • Project Management Methodology Assessment Process
  • Project Management Methodology Assessment Results (Maturity and Gaps identified)
  • Maturity Roadmap development and execution
  • Maturity Roadmap completion and current state

 

 


Gugluizza


11:15am-12:15pm: Estimation and Contingency 

 

Greg Kovacs, Director IT PMO, NiSource

 

  • Gain an understanding of a standard Class Estimation Framework and how you can tailor it for use within your organization. Under this Class umbrella, review some key activities and tools that may assist in the development of initial and detailed project estimates that can be used to increase confidence during both your budgetary review process and project execution.
  • Review a consolidated Portfolio-level Contingency approach that builds a bottoms-up annual budget that you can effectively manage and draw down funds (or give them back!) to balance a project execution risk profile that is acceptable to your organization throughout the year.

 


Kovacs


12:15pm – 1:15pm Luncheon


1:15pm-2:15pm: Realizing Project Benefits Across the Organization

 

Jeri Kolberg, IT Project Manager. Montana Department of Transportation

 

  • What is project benefit and what does it mean to my organization?
  • Who will be impacted?
  • The path from planning to realizing the benefits
  • The struggles and success

 

 


 

2:15pm-3:15pm: As PMO leaders, How to Prepare to Deal with the Upcoming and Rapid Advances in Technology

 

Claude Scher, PMO Manager, Charter Manufacturing

 

Our world is on the verge of another massive industrial revolution, likely to be larger than any one before it – technology innovations such as artificial intelligence and system automation, digitization, manufacturing 4.0, block chain or even challenges such as security, SAAS are already there and we as PMO leaders need to prepare our self and our organizations to deal with those changes as they will likely impact the processes we use today to manage our project portfolios and deliver projects, the type of jobs that are going to be needed to support those processes or in some cases jobs that will become obsolete. Business expectation from IT and the PMO will change as well as project management continues to shift to more product management.

This presentation will cover some of those changes in greater detail, discuss what impact they are likely to have and offer some views and recommendations on how to more adequately prepare for them.

 


Scher


CONFERENCE CO-SPONSORS


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.