Project Portfolio Management
August 3-4, 2016 | Louisville, KY
Many organizations struggle with limited resources and too many projects in the “pipeline” based on resource capacity. Project portfolio management is a set of business practices and a process that allows organizations to select the right projects at the right time and manage them as an investment in a strategic portfolio of projects and programs. It includes prioritization of projects and programs within the portfolio, managing and optimizing the portfolio’s projects and resources and measuring the results and business value of the portfolio.
The benefits of implementing project portfolio management are:
- Selection of the right mix of projects to achieve organizational strategies and business objectives
- Alignment of resources to work on the right projects at the right time at the right pacing based on resource capacity
- Better throughput across all projects due to clear priorities and less sub-optimization
- Improved decision making on individual projects with the understanding of downstream impacts to the entire portfolio
- Review definitions and the similarities and differences associated with managing an individual project, a program (set of related projects) and a portfolio of projects and programs
- Evaluate various methods to rank and score projects based on business value and risk and then use analysis techniques to ensure the portfolio contains the right mix of projects to meet organizational strategies and business objectives
- Apply the techniques of scoring, weighting and ranking to prioritize and select projects through a table team exercise using Microsoft Excel
- Evaluate the importance of resource management techniques of supply/demand to ensure projects are selected and paced appropriately within resource capacity
- Recognize the value of managing and re-balancing the portfolio on an on-going basis so that new projects aren’t added to the portfolio without re-assessing resource capacity
- Define the portfolio measures to assess project portfolio performance and value
Attendees will need to bring a laptop that includes Microsoft Excel.
EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this course.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. :: Course Timing
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon
DAY 2 AGENDA
Thursday, August 4, 2016
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Course Timing
Barbara Schrage PMP, MCPM, President, Practical Project Management, LLC
Barbara has over 25 years of experience in all aspects of project management, program management and project portfolio management, culminating in the role of Asst. Vice President of a centralized Project Management Office (PMO) in a Fortune 500 Financial Services organization. As leader of the PMO, she had accountabilities for project portfolio management, project prioritization, project approvals, project methodology, and project metrics. In addition, she was accountable for results of projects led by the Project & Program Managers within the PMO. She mentored and developed leadership skills in project and program managers. Barbara owns a consulting business called Practical Project Management, LLC. She helps her clients mature their project management practices in various ways, such as implementing Project Management Offices, implementing Project Portfolio Management and standardizing and improving their project management processes. She teaches on-site Project Management courses on-site, within organizations, and also coaches and mentors leaders of PMOs and Project, Program and Portfolio Managers. Besides her experience in the Financial Services industry, her clients have spanned various industries, such as health care, energy/utility, engineering, consumer goods, education, manufacturing, biotech research, government, retail, and market research. Specifically within the Energy/Utility industry: 1.2005-2011; Green Bay Utility. Developed and implemented Project Portfolio Management processes and tools. Taught 34 Project Management classes to a total of 480 attendees. 2.2011 – current; Chicago Utility. Taught 14 Project Management classes to a total of 223 attendees. 3.2014 – current; Madison Utility. Developed and implemented standard Project Management processes, templates and tools, and incorporated them into the Project Management training materials. Taught 8 Project Management classes to a total of 171 attendees. Barbara has a Masters Certificate in Project Management. She has been certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) since 1997 and has been a member of Project Management Institute (PMI) since 1991. In 2002 she co-founded the Northeast WI PMI Chapter and was elected to serve as the chapter’s first president.
Hyatt Regency Louisville
311 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
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Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.
The room rate is $179.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.
ROOM BLOCK DATES:
A room block has been reserved for the nights of August 2 – 3, 2016.
RATE AVAILABLE UNTIL:
Make your reservations prior to July 12, 2016. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.