CANCELLED Technology Portfolio Management for Project Managers
Steven R. Meier, Ph.D, PMP
PMIWDC Non-Member Rate
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Leidos at Reston Town Center
11951 Freedom Dr
Reston, VA, 20190
PMIWDC Members & Non-Members: $15; Lunch will be served; The only special dietary restriction Reston Luncheon can support are vegetarian, dairy free, gluten free and no pork.
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In today’s world, most technology projects need to handle increased complexity and large uncertainty along with fast-paced changes in the technological landscape. These projects are both difficult and challenging even for the most seasoned project managers and require novel approaches in order to enable successful outcomes. Creating a portfolio of these technology projects requires a versatile skill set, the ability to manage the unforeseen, and a strategic vision. In this presentation best practices for technology portfolio management will be discussed. This presentation will examine the challenges technology projects encounter; how to translate strategic goals into a portfolio of projects; how to select technology projects; assembling a portfolio that will have the highest return on investment for an organization; and developing a performance monitoring system to manage a project portfolio.
Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)
Industry / SectorI.T.
Information Technology, including organizations that utilize Agile development methodologies
About the Speaker
Steven R. Meier, Ph.D, PMP
Steven Meier, Ph.D., PMP has 20+ years of federal and private industry experience focused on the defense, civil, and intelligence communities. Dr. Meier specializes in technology strategy; maturing advanced technologies from concept to operations; managing project portfolios for value; federal acquisition lifecycle management; and systems engineering. He was a Vice President at Lockheed Martin Corporation where he was responsible for leading the development and execution of corporate business plans for entry and growth in adjacent and horizon markets. Prior to accepting this position, Dr. Meier was a member of the federal Senior Executive Service at NASA as a Division Director within the Office of the Chief Technologist.
Dr. Meier has provided thought leadership with over 40+ peer-reviewed publications and presentations in the areas of technology management; acquisition strategy; project management; systems engineering; and several technology areas. He has spoken at the Project Management Institute, the International Council on Systems Engineering, and the Defense Acquisition University. Dr. Meier has a B.S. and M.S. in Physics, and received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and been a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) since 2004.
About the Reston Local Community
Each month, PMIWDC Reston Local Community volunteers strive to bring you interesting and informative speakers from a wide range of professions. They present these speakers to you at the Leidos building or other organization located at Reston Town center. This is an opportunity to network with other professionals of the PMI. The conference center at Leidos offers a maximum seating of approximately 30 guests. Pre-registration is required. Luncheons are held every third Wednesday of the month. If you are interested in presenting please contact the PMIWDC Staff who can put you in touch with the Luncheon Committee Volunteers. List of past events can be viewed below. Please follow PM Reston on facebook.