Portfolio Management & Governance -- What-Why-How
Gerald Leonard, PMP
PMIWDC Non-Member Rate
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About the Presentation
Does your organization initiate more IT projects than they have the capacity to handle efficiently with limited budgets and resources? Do your organization’s IT projects align properly with the goals and objectives of the organization? Are your IT budgets being expended on the projects that deliver the best value to the organization? Does a lack of focus sometimes lead to poorly executed projects? If any of this sounds familiar, you are not alone. Many organizations, agencies and companies, large and small, are experiencing these growth-killing issues every day, especially in this era of higher organizational expectations, smaller budgets, shorter projects, limited resources, and narrowly focused skills.
There is a solution, however -- 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 (IT Governance by Peter Weill).
Join Edwards Project Solutions (EdwPS) Director of Portfolio Strategies & Governance Solutions, Gerald Leonard, at this meeting for an overview of these issues and the solutions that will lead to informed decision-making. The PPM and governance solutions to be discussed include adoption of industry best practices and the education of executive teams on the importance of governance practices, as well as the implementation of IT Governance processes using PPM and Collaboration Solutions such as Microsoft® Project Server and SharePoint. We certainly can’t solve all of your PPM and Governance concerns in a 45-minute presentation but we can give you an introduction that will allow you to leave the discussion better prepared to recognize how PPM and IT governance solutions can improve your organization.
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, , 20045
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
7:30 am- 8:00am : Registration and Networking
8:00 am - 9:00 am : Featured Presentation / Sit-down Breakfast
Registration costs $50 for PMIWDC Members, $60 for non-members. Preregistration is required.Cancellations and refund requests are accepted up to 48 hours prior to the event's start. We cannot offer refunds requested after that time.
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.
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