31Dec2011
November 15, 2011 Bridgewater Marriott

Project, Program, and Portfolio Metrics

PDP Information:
Program Number: C020-15112011
Program Title: "Project, Program, and Portfolio Metrics
PDUs: 1.5
Category: A
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)

The meeting slides can be downloaded.
 
Henry Will 
 
As a Project or Program Manager, have you ever had difficulty convincing a stakeholder of an action that needs to be taken? Because you're watching the project so closely, do you sometimes see trends that others don't see? Have you ever had a bottleneck or roadblock, but you can't convince someone that it's real?

It's been said that 80 to 90 percent of a Project Manager's time is spent communicating. How can you leverage metrics to clear road-blocks, back up your points, and promote progress in important areas of your projects, programs, and portfolios? In this presentation, you'll hear some stories about how common issues that project managers face can be solved using metrics. You'll also get some down-to-earth examples of how to measure elements of your project in spreadsheets. In this presentation, Henry Will shows you how to apply the old saying “If you want to improve something, measure it!” You will be able to step away with a tool bag of techniques to increase the value and effectiveness of your communications. After all, if we're going to spend so much of our time on communications, let's make it work for us!

Henry Will, PMP is currently responsible for a PMO at IBM, working to achieve audit readiness for the Lender Services organization.  Henry’s project management experience began with his involvement in the early 1980’s in Military Avionics projects, and continued through years of industrial and consumer product design (including video games and a Veterinarian Blood Chemistry Analyzer for which he shares the patents). 

Henry is the founder and leader of PMLessonsLearned.com, a group of hundreds of project managers from around the globe dedicated to helping other PMs increase project management knowledge and effectiveness and build productive business relationships.   Launched in 2006, the group holds several conference calls a month for and by Project Managers. The calls rotate each month through sharing lessons learned, PMP Exam Preparation, and a PM Job Shop call. Henry is the host of the monthly PM Best Practices calls.

In recent years, Henry’s project management work has focused on business applications (Banking, Financial investments, Pharmaceutical, Industrial, Manufacturing and Publishing).  Mr. Will has worked on projects lasting from 7 weeks to 4 years in product and software development in both local and global environments.

Networking Program:

TopicYes, You Are a Brand

Ginny Devine, President, Quantum Performance Systems, LLC will present "Yes, You Are a Brand!" Managing your career, sustaining your place in the organization, and finding a new job has never been more challenging than in the past several years. And every indication is that relief is nowhere in sight. How do you navigate these troubled career waters?

Knowing your Brand – the value you bring an organization – is essential to maintaining career viability in today’s work world. And yes, you are a Brand! How well can you articulate your value proposition? For what contributions can an employer count on you?  What decision criteria are you using to invest in your Brand?  How can you determine which work best suits you?  Understanding who you are as a Brand enables you to answer these questions with confidence and manage your way through the current workplace challenges.  Ginny’s presentation will provide direction and support to inventory and identify your Brand. 

Ginny Devine provides Career Coaching to private clients as well as graduate students and alumni at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey

PMO LCI:

TopicMeet & Greet Networking Event

The NJ PMO LCI Core Team will have a "Meet & Greet" Networking Event prior to the monthly meeting.  The meeting will be held outside the main meeting room.  This will be a great opportunity to meet other PMO Professionals in the area, who share similar interests in Project, Program and Portfolio Management.