Tips and Techniques for Effective Project Portfolio Management
Gerald Leonard, PMP
PMIWDC Non-Member Rate
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About the Presentation
Research has shown that top performing organizations that practice project portfolio management (PPM) and IT Governance have a 40% greater return on IT investments than their competitors. During this presentation the speaker will cover tips and techniques such as:
- Portfolio Optimization practices that work
- How to categorize your PPM inventory
- Understanding the difference between project reviews and portfolio management reviews
- How should risk management impact your PPM environment
- What Top 3 soft skills must PPM managers develop
- RACI for PPM Governance
Fairview Park Marriott
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA, 22042
Immediately before the Chapter Dinner Meeting. at 5:30pm. Note that per PMI Global policy, a PDU is only available for attendees arriving within the first 10 minutes of the start of the program.
Preregistration is required at this PM Tools session. To ensure adequate space for our guests, we began requiring preregistration and a small fee for PM Tools in October 2011.
Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.
Navigating constraints introduced by a sponsor organization's structure, maturity, fiduciary landscape, etc.Tools
Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)
About the Speakers
Gerald Leonard, PMP
Gerald Leonard attended Central State University for a Bachelor in Music and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music for a Master in Music as a classical bassist. After receiving his master, Gerald lived in New York City where he worked as a professional bassist and studied with David Walters (Juilliard / Manhattan School of Music).
Gerald then worked in the ministry for the New York City Church of Christ as a full time minister and musician. After coming out of the ministry to pursue his music career with a family, Gerald was introduced to the world of Network computing and Project Management. During the last 17 years Gerald has worked as a IT Project Management consultant and earned the PMP, MCSE, MCTS, CQIA, COBIT Foundation and ITIL foundation certifications. He has also earned certifications in Project Management and Business Intelligence from University of California, Berkeley as well as an Executive Leadership Certification from Cornell University.
Gerald Leonard is currently the Director of Portfolio Strategies and Governance Solutions at Edwards Project Solutions. He loves to play golf and you may still find him playing his upright bass on special occasions.
About the PM Industry Insights
PM Industry Insights is PMIWDC's workshop series that addresses the practical aspects of Project Management.
These sessions are to provide you with insights on what is going on in the local industry so you can learn from it. This discussion-based session will include presentations on tools, industry panels, interviews with industry experts, workshops, etc. The target presenters will be individuals from PMO’s, university professors, consultants, etc.
Both PM Industry Insights and the monthly dinner meeting are worth 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) each to certified PMPs. Continued certification as a PMP requires the accumulation of these valuable credits and we are pleased to offer this opportunity to obtain both the important training and the educational credit associated with it.