Hello fellow PPM Warriors; I will be attending Gartner Program & Portfolio Management Summit the week of June 5th, 2017 and plan to be the eyes and ears for many Practitioners - directly participating or not.
If you will be there, I would like to connect - let's grab tea/coffee:). But even if you are not, forward any comments or questions that I can relate. I will be live Tweeting and Periscoping much of the event from @PPMWarrior! Along with the overall "State of the Universe" I am very excited to attend the following sessions:
Reimagining Your Future: Building Vision and Influence for Transformation
In a time of unprecedented change and a new generation of digital businesses, consumers and vendors, IT leaders must fight to stay relevant and meet growth targets. Internal transformation is necessary to meet unfiltered demands and address cost challenges driven by an uncertain economy. Transformation starts with assessing the conflicting values of the organization and senior executives. Learn how to use influence, rather than authority, to become a strategic business partner and establish a team vision that aligns across business units and the personal agenda of key leaders.
Existing PMOs in a Disruptive Era: How to Remain Relevant in the Age of Digitalization
The core structure and capabilities of today's established PMOs are being challenged in the age of digitalization. Many PMOs were designed to address a different set of challenges years ago than the ones posed by digital transformation. Execution alone is no longer the only value-add. So how do yesterday's PMOs rise to the challenges of digitalization? Adaptation. This session explores the possibilities.
Business Agile — Dealing With Complexity and Uncertainty One Decision at a Time
Business agile requires a more flexible approach to getting work done. Instead of planning everything in advance — the planning window shrinks down — often to as little as a quarter. The secret of doing this successfully and still delivering value is to embrace a practice of more dynamic decision making. This presentation will suggest practical ways for accomplishing this goal.
The Impact of Product Paradigms on Portfolios
Digital business and agile development are increasing in importance influence. Both are adapting concepts from product development and product management. While adapting concepts from other disciplines, especially IT project portfolio management borrowing from product portfolio management, is not new, additional trends suggest PPM leaders must take notice and act now.
CA Technologies: Modernizing the PMO
Today, organizations are faced with having to walk a tight rope. They must find ways to protect current revenue streams, while also looking for areas of growth. This is a complex challenge, but one that must be solved to succeed. This session reviews the characteristics of a Modern PMO and how it helps connect all aspects of the organization. We discuss 360-degree visibility for informed decisions, which leads to the best outcomes.
To the Point: When Everything Changes — Managing Transformation at Scale
Business transformation programs, often driven by the digital business, produce continuous change across an organization. Program leaders will need to blend traditional and adaptive program techniques to address the challenges of this continual transformation. Determining the right level of adaptive program management capabilities, roles and practices are the key components of transformation program success.
To the Point: Get to Grips With KPIs and Metrics That Focus on Business Outcomes of Projects
During times of economic uncertainty, the scrutiny of projects and investments in order to secure value for money increases. This session will explore good practices for working with business stakeholders when articulating the business benefits underlying the business case and also monitoring the subsequent delivery of the expected business benefits and stakeholder communications.
Impact of SaaS on Application Strategy and Governance: How to Deal With the Hybrid Reality?
Most organizations are already living in the hybrid reality. Their application portfolio consists of a mix of on-premises and SaaS applications. This session will discuss the impact that the introduction of SaaS solutions has on the responsibilities, disciplines and activities of the application organization.