Portfolio Management Categorization, Optimization and Recalibration
Gerald Leonard, PMP
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Project Portfolio Management is one of the key activities that an organization can perform to consistently deliver business value to its stakeholders. According to Gartner, IT spending is on pace to grow by $3.8 Trillion globally in 2015 which is a 2.4 % increase from 2014. Despite this slow growth outlook, IT organizations can utilize the core competencies of Project Portfolio Management to drive greater value creation through the process of categorization, optimization and recalibration of their IT investment assets. This presentation will discuss the challenges of creating business value through the vehicle of project portfolio management by providing insight into:
- A better understanding of value creation through project execution.
- Aligning project selection and resource optimization with business needs
- Mapping project investment to organizational priorities
Fairview Park Marriott
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA, 22042
DateImmediately 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.