RESCHEDULED: Get Twice as Many Projects Done, and Be Home for Dinner: How to Boost Project Portfolio Performance by 2X (or More!)
Michael Hannan, PMP, TOC Jonah
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In every project-centric industry, Project Portfolio performance has remained stubbornly poor, with success rates persistently stuck in the 50-60% range. Even with the growing emphasis on PM training & certification, and regardless of a host of frameworks & methods such as the PMBOK, EVM, CMMI, Agile, and more, performance improvements have been minimal, isolated to a few projects, or seem to follow a puzzling hit-or-miss pattern. This session will focus on a few of the key underlying drivers of project portfolio performance, and will show how proven techniques from Critical Chain, Agile, and Lean can be integrated into a Project Portfolio Management (PPM) construct that can boost the throughput of reliable project completions by 2X or more.
Fairview Park Marriott
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA, 22042
Due to the inclement weather on February 16 and 17, the Chapter dinner meeting and PM Tools Workshop has now been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 24th. All registrations will be automatically transferred to this new date. Please notify us at either 703-683-4804 or firstname.lastname@example.org if this new date does not work for you so that we can either transfer or cancel your registration.
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
Michael Hannan, PMP, TOC Jonah
Mike Hannan is Founder and Principal Consultant for Fortezza Consulting, LLC, which helps CIOs, IT PMO Directors, and project teams improve the speed and reliability of their Project Portfolios. Mr. Hannan brings over 20 years’ experience as a Consulting Executive, IT Project Portfolio and Program Manager, Process Engineer, and Software Architect/Engineer/Designer/Tester. His background in Project Portfolio Management started at NASA in the early 1990s supporting large, complex programs such as the International Space Station and High-Performance Computing & Communications (HPCC). He has managed and consulted on $500M+ project portfolios, and trained CIOs and other senior executives in Federal Civilian, Military, and Commercial environments. Mike has been an active speaker at industry events, including local PMI chapter and community meetings, webinars, PM Symposia, and in the Agile community. He is a leading innovator of disciplined ways to integrate Agile, Lean, Critical Chain, and other techniques to drive dramatic breakthroughs in the performance of IT Project Portfolios. Mr. Hannan has been a PMP since 2005, and is a member of both the PMIWDC and Montgomery County chapters. He has been a Theory of Constraints Jonah since 2011, and has Masters degrees in Information Technology and International Affairs. He is also a devoted father of 3 teenage boys, a competitive masters-level track athlete, and an amateur oenophile.
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.