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Program & Portfolio Management

Program & Portfolio Management


    Executive Briefing: Program and Portfolio Management

    7 October, 2013 (11:15 AM - 12:15 PM)

    The influx of change and uncertainty we have to deal with is now old news. Now we need to shift our focus from standard responses to quick, custom responses that can help organizations harness the disruptive energy and turn it into something that offers opportunities for new directions, new approaches, and different "shapes" of success to deliver positive value.

    Roundtable: Best Practices for Getting the Most From Your PPM Investment Registration is currently closed for this session. Please go to the session room prior to the start of the session for more details on availability.

    7 October, 2013 (2:15 PM - 3:15 PM)

    This PPM best practices roundtable will include discussions on tips, best practices, and the do’s and don’ts of PPM investment in people, process and technology.

    To the Point: Project, Program and Portfolio Risk — Whatever It Is, We Don't Like It

    8 October, 2013 (8:00 AM - 8:30 AM)

    While most don’t agree on what risk is, most don’t like it. Risks exist in many flavors and at many levels. Here we explore various types of risk impacting projects, programs and portfolios, focusing primarily on two types — known and unknown.

    Ask the Analyst: Why Do Perfectly Rational Governance Processes Fail and What Can We Do About It?

    8 October, 2013 (8:30 AM - 9:00 AM)

    Perfectly rational governance processes work well with perfectly rational participants. It's too bad that humans are rarely rational. In this session, we will explore human biases, influences and conflicts that thwart rationality and how to make governance work despite them.

    Workshop: Are You Aligned — Does Your PMO Meet the Needs of the Customer? Registration is currently closed for this session. Please go to the session room prior to the start of the session for more details on availability.

    8 October, 2013 (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

    While it is recognized that PMO performance is important, we regularly observe differences between the expectations of business and IT stakeholders relative to the IT PMO’s activities and objectives and what’s really important. Workshop exercises will provide the catalyst to allow participants to discuss and refine their current thinking regarding their PMO and its effectiveness in meeting stakeholder needs.

    Magic Quadrant: Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis

    8 October, 2013 (12:30 PM - 12:50 PM)

    This presentation provides advice on how to evaluate, select and deploy PPM software that meets the needs for CIO strategic views and analysis.

    Roundtable: Improving Project Reporting and Dashboards to Drive Actions and Effective Decisions -Please go to the session room 15 minutes before the start of the session for more details on availability.

    9 October, 2013 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)

    In this roundtable, we will discuss the challenges of effective reporting of project information - health, status and portfolio value. We will also dive into the issues of making

    Speeding Complex Programs: Elements of Adaptive Program Management

    9 October, 2013 (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

    Program managers are struggling to find innovative ways to deliver business value under conditions of high uncertainty and short time frames. Adaptive program management is one way to make that happen. In this presentation, we map out an approach that is flexible enough to keep everything going in the right direction, no matter how complex or uncertain a program might prove to be.

    Magic Quadrant & MarketScope: IT PPM Cloud-Based Services& IT PPM Applications

    9 October, 2013 (12:30 PM - 12:50 PM)

    This presentation provides the latest 2013 updates on the PPM software market, as tracked by Gartner. It includes discussion of the overall trends in the PPM software space, and presents the latest market analysis and research, including the most current PPM-related MarketScopes, Magic Quadrants, and Market Roundups.

    The Lean, Keen PMO Team: Streamlining Project Value With Quality

    9 October, 2013 (5:00 PM - 6:00 PM)

    Many PMOs languish at low capability levels, focusing on administrative “paper pushing.” But more and more are helping drive marked performance improvements, and not just in PPM processes. Find out how PMOs with a lean management approach help IT organizations streamline procedures, boost customer satisfaction and help realize greater IT portfolio benefits.

    To the Point: Structure and Politics of the EPMO

    10 October, 2013 (8:00 AM - 8:30 AM)

    The EPMO has been a rapidly emerging concept over the last several years, with a forecast that 30% of all Fortune 1000 organizations will adopt some version of it in the next two years. Given that growth many clients are now asking us how the IT PMO should relate to the enterprise PMO.

    Workshop: Take the PPM Maturity Assessment and Determine Where to Lead -Please go to the session room 15 minutes before the start of the session for more details on availability

    10 October, 2013 (8:00 AM - 9:30 AM)

    This workshop provides an overview of the Gartner PPM Maturity Model, exploring the key characteristics at the different maturity levels.

    Ask the Analyst: What Does a Mature EPMO Actually Look Like and Do?

    10 October, 2013 (8:30 AM - 9:00 AM)

    This session will explores EPMO models and missions.

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