Popular in Project Management: Portfolio, Agile and Change

Further sessions have just been announced for this Autumn’s Project Challenge which takes place at London Olympia (Kensington) on the 11th and 12th October. Project Challenge is free to attend, sessions are on a first come, first served basis.

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Managing in the mixed economy – agile and traditional approaches working together

John Sheffield, CCO, Pcubed
The programme is a business transformation that relies on a technical solution to enable it. There are fixed deadlines that have very large commercial implications. The programme purpose is to execute a corporate strategic objective (and not just some technology).

The programme cannot succeed without the technical solution, but the business transformation (process, organisational design, etc.) is equally important.

The organisation does not have any experience in delivering a programme of this scale using in-house agile development techniques, but the CIO is keen to introduce widen its use.

Hear Pcubed’s opinion on how to manage in the “mixed economy”.


Delivering Multiple Portfolios of Projects using Agile and Waterfall methodologies with Project Online – sound too good to be true?

Duncan Griffin, PPM Consultant, CPS

Organisations are facing extreme pressures to deliver efficient change across diverse business portfolios. Business Changes Initiatives, IT Project Portfolios and BAU all require tools to govern delivery and execute their objectives. Whilst each Portfolio might want their own Project delivery platform the organisation still needs some common standards and oversight. But when delivery teams need both Waterfall and Agile project management tools, how can you provide them with the different tools whilst still keeping them within a single delivery framework?

In this session, Duncan Griffin explains how PS+, a simple solution for Project Online introduces the PS+ Agile framework to provide best of breed agile components which allow you to easily iterate across sprints via simple Kanban boards and track burn down via OOB reports.


Portfolio Management: The rock star of change

Craig Kilford, Founder & CEO, CourseConductor.com & Steve Jenner, Author, Practitioner, Trainer, Portfolio Solutions
Portfolio Management has become a rock star that everyone seems to be talking about today …this because portfolio management is crucial for strategy execution, it helps executives make more informed project investment decisions, it helps everyone understand which projects are most important to deliver and at the same time, it boosts the energy and the overall happiness of the team.

As authors of the AXELOS Global Standard “Management of Portfolios”, Craig and Steve discuss Portfolio Management’s rise to fame as well as zooming into some of the solutions to the big challenges that people and organizations face when moving to a portfolio management state of being.

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