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Calling All Strategic PMOs (And Those Looking to Become One)

Written by Paul Rosien on September 8th, 2014 at 8:14 am

Back in July, we ran a successful webinar discussing what it takes to create a strategic PMO. The webcast, led by Carl Souchereau, formerly of TransAlta and now Project Director at SNC Lavalin, provided practical advice around mastering the important yet tactical aspects of project management as well as taking strategic responsibility for managing the investment decisions for the portfolio. (If you missed the webcast, it is archived here.)

Because interest in the webinar was so strong, we wanted to extend the conversation and have created the UMT360 Strategic PMO Breakfast Series. We’re fortunate in that Carl has signed on to present his wisdom again, but we’ll also take some time to look at the latest product developments that help the Strategic PMO fulfill the vision Carl will present, including:

  • Integrating investment planning and controls across the PPM life-cycle that result in optimized spend and maximized ROI
  • Streamlining capital planning and building stronger business cases
  • Automating financial tracking and variance analysis to enable dynamic planning
  • Establishing a benefits realization framework to measure results

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Changing the PMO Status Quo with Frank La Rocca – May 13th

Written by Ben Chamberlain on April 15th, 2014 at 11:02 am

Today, many businesses are questioning the effectiveness of their traditional Project Portfolio Management (PPM).  What does the PMO need to do to position themselves as leaders with the ability to optimize the spend and maximize ROI across the portfolio?

Join Con Edison’s Director of Financial Governance Frank La Rocca for a look at how he built an Enterprise PMO and established complete financial transparency across a $2 billion capital portfolio.  He’ll talk about the governance framework for increased financial intelligence, how to gain “buy in” from the top, setting baseline metrics, establishing a dynamical reallocation process to drive greater ROI and more.

Click here to register today for this webinar opportunity then plan to join Frank on Tuesday, May 13th at 2pm/ET.

Save the Date – Upcoming UMT360 Webinars on Getting More Value from Your Portfolio

Written by Ben Chamberlain on February 21st, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Registration has just opened for two upcoming UMT360 webinars.  Register today and learn how to deliver more value for your organization.

Save the Date for an April 15th webinar on Going Beyond PPM by Embracing Enterprise Portfolio Management.  Registration will open soon.

Helping You Boost Your Project Portfolio ROI

Written by Ben Chamberlain on October 16th, 2013 at 10:37 am

Today, many companies are failing to realize up to 46% of the planned business value from their project portfolios. The key to recapturing that lost business value is Portfolio Financial Intelligence (PFI).

UMT360 is please to launch a series of three webinars presented by Frank La Rocca, Consolidated Edison’s Director of Business Improvement Services within the Finance Organization.  He will discuss his own experiences at Con Edison and other US corporations; look at the most common business practices contributing to that lost business value; and share a proven framework for creating a strong foundation for PFI.  You’ll learn how to go beyond traditional PPM capabilities to gain complete financial transparency, dynamically optimize capital spend, make smarter investment decisions and ultimately improve project success rates.

In his first session, airing on October 16th, Frank looked at changes businesses need to make today in financial estimating and governance to create a strong PFI foundation.  He covered building robust business cases to evaluate competing requests, aligning capital spend with strategic priorities, establishing baseline metrics to evaluate current performance, and determining and analyzing root cause.

Click here to view the webinar.  We’d also appreciate your feedback on the webinar series.