Speaker bio

Mbula Schoen

Mbula Schoen

Sr Director Analyst
Mbula Schoen is a Senior Director Analyst with Gartner's CIO Leadership of Information IT Strategy, Execution and Org team. Ms. Schoen's expertise focuses on the future of work, talent management, upskilling the IT workforce, Employment Value Proposition (EVP), IT talent attraction and attrition drivers
Ms. Schoen is a sought-after speaker and brings more than 20 years of experience working with global companies in Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, and Africa. In addition to her work at Gartner, Ms. Schoen is a visiting professor at a Munich University, where she lectures in management information systems
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020 / 09:30 AM - 10:00 AM EDT
Best Practices for PPM Leaders to Manage IT Demand for Intake Efficiency

Demand management is an issue for nearly all PMO 's and other PPM functions. This session will discuss what are the best practices to adopt an effective process for aligning demand with strategy, business value and resource availability.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 / 02:15 PM - 03:00 PM EDT
A Practical Approach to Project Prioritization

Organizations are under pressure to invest their time wisely in projects that deliver value to the organization and sustain high performance. This session discusses how PPM leaders can help the organization to prioritize projects effectively in order to deliver change outcomes where and when they are needed most.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM EDT
Major Trends Affecting the PPM Role and Related Challenges.

Digital business is altering the PMO role, requiring that PPM leaders change themselves to be effective enablers of strategic execution. This session will discuss:
What are the major trends and challenges affecting the PPM leader?
What actions and best practices should a PPM leader and team implement?
What leadership skills and competencies are needed for PPM leaders?

Thursday, June 25, 2020 / 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
Leveraging the Human Resource Management Toolkit to Deliver Maximum Value

Demand for skilled resources has always exceeded capacity and likely will for the foreseeable future. PPM leaders must use every tool available to make the most of this situation. While no silver bullets exist, proven tools enable maximum value delivery with the scarce human resources available.
• Top down capacity planning
• Bottom up performance improvement
• Middle out dealing with reality

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