PMs Role in Cloud Services Acquisition

PMs Role in Cloud Services Acquisition


Michael Torres

Sr Solutions Architect

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Date
Event Location

Fair Lakes I, Lower Level Conference Center
12500 Fair Lakes Circle
Fairfax, VA, 22033

Agenda and Cost:

11:30 am: Check in and Networking
12:00 pm: Presentation
12:45 pm: Q&A
1:00 pm: Meeting Concludes

Membership in PMI is not required and there is no charge for attending this event, but preregistration is encouraged.

About the Program

Over the last 10 years, Federal CIOs' portfolios are gradually evolving from primarily "Owned" Technology Commodities (aka HW & SW Assets) to primarily "Leased" Service Capabilities (aka X-as-a-Service). As a result, CIOs have also evolved their IT Business model to be less Blackbox IT Management and more Cloud Service Management. However, the struggle still lies with the fact that we are still using blackbox adjustments. In this discussion, we will review the PM's role in Service Capability Acquisition and review some of the methods and unique factors that require a more agile acquisition mindset.

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PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
Strategic and Business Management .5, Technical .5

Event Keywords

Soft Skills

Negotiation / Conflict

Tools and techniques for negotiations and conflict management / effects of personality traits, etc.

Hard Skills


Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)

Industry / Sector


Federal, state, local or tribal government entities / Contractor for such entities


Information Technology, including organizations that utilize Agile development methodologies

About the Speaker

Michael Torres

Sr Solutions Architect

Michael is an Information Technology and organizational development Strategist with 20 years of experience working to align IT as a secure, data-driven service organization to support business strategy. Specializing in aligning people, policy, process, and service delivery to enable the business operational mission and outcomes. He is an expert in managing multi-organizational change; global projects, engineering and development teams; and transforming underperforming IT environments into highly available service-centric organizations. He is a subject matter expert in process reengineering, budget formulation, & workforce planning and analysis with technical expertise in Software-as-a-Service architecture & engineering; Authentication & Authorization; and Identify Management. Michael is a Doctoral Candidate at George Washington University – Ed.D. Human and Organizational Learning.

Michael is now working as a contractor but served the Office of Personnel Management, The Census Bureau and Homeland Security as well as teaching at Northern Virginia Community College and serving as the Local Faculty Chair for the University of Phoenix.

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