Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs):
This Webinar is eligible for 1.5 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle.

Event Description:

Effective Project and Portfolio Management is seen today as an essential prerequisite for not only driving and improving project performance, but also for ensuring the business success. The reality is that in all organisations decision making is not an easy task for the executive team.  Making “effective” and “efficient” decisions about a project which is based on rational, accurate and real-time data can be virtually impossible.  For example – projects are often arbitrarily assessed only against the bottom-line financial impact instead of being evaluated according to its health, cost and strategic contribution to the organisation over the short and long term.

Essentially many businesses lack the day-to-day tools and processes needed to facilitate the discussion and resolution of difficult decisions.  They lack the standardized processes which help project stakeholders throughout the organization understand how and why certain decisions are being made and also enable the business to ferret out so called “pet projects” that do not contribute to strategic objectives. Even when organizations embark upon developing a formal framework for aligning their projects with the business process, it is still fraught with roadblocks and deadly sins.  This session will highlight with case examples how to realize the true value of project and portfolio management, address the deadly sins committed by business today and  provide management guides on what to do, what not to do and what can be ignored with reference to Microsoft technology as an enabler.

Agenda:

Dr Shan Rajegopal Head of Portfolio Management Practice Europe, “Beyond the Rhetoric: Realizing True Value from Project and Portfolio Management”

Adrian Balfour, Chairman and Founder of Pcubed, “Seven Deadly Sins in Business Today: Experience in Providing the Seven Project and Portfolio Sanely Guides”

Sean O’Brien, North America Practice Lead, “Key Application of Microsoft Technology to Enable the Seven Project and Portfolio Guides”

Questions Forum and Panel Response

Presenter Info:

Chairman Adrian Balfour founded Pcubed in 1994 having previously worked in the automotive and telecommunication industries. As Pcubed’s CEO, Adrian was instrumental in driving the revenue growth and market positioning of Pcubed as one of the world’s leading program and portfolio management services companies. Adrian remains active in the strategic positioning of Pcubed and development of large client accounts.

 

Dr. Shan Rajegopal is the head of the portfolio management solutions in the EMEA for Pcubed. He’s also the author of Project Portfolio Management: Leading the Corporate Vision and Sun Tzu and the Project Battleground: Creating Project Strategy from the Art of War. He has more than 20 years in project, program, and portfolio management practice, helping clients in both public and private sectors. Contact Shan at shan.rajegopal@pcubed.com.

 

Sean O’Brien is the head of government practice for Pcubed North America. Sean is an accomplished consulting leader with 30 years of experience in delivering complex programs and business transformation for the US military, Federal and State Agencies.  In addition Sean has designed PPM solutions for numerous private sector clients including; South West Airlines, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Deutsche bank and others. Contact Sean at sean.obrien@pcubed.com.


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