ConEd Talks Capital Governance in Atlanta in October

Frank La Rocca, Director of Business Improvement Services for Consolidated Edison will be presenting on how they have been able to manage their capital portfolio at this exclusive event in the Atlanta area.  Two sessions will be presented….Alpharetta and/or Midtown (10/28 PM and 10/29 AM respectively).

For more information, please click here….

http://www.umt.com/events/coned-atlanta-eb-2015/

ConEd Talks Capital Governance in Atlanta in October

[Webinar] Annual Planning Got You Down? Make it Fun Again

Join us for a webinar (presented by yours truly):

  • Learn how portfolio analytics, coupled with appropriate portfolio segmentation and business case development, can be successfully enabled using Microsoft’s suite of PPM tools.
  • See real usage models across Project Online, Office 365, and Power BI.

http://www.umt.com/events/webinar-annual-planning/

[Webinar] Annual Planning Got You Down? Make it Fun Again

10 Things I Learned at PMI Houston’s 2015 Annual Conference

We came.  We saw.  We learned.  The 2015 annual conference has come and gone, and with it, we’ve compiled our list of the top ten takeaways.  See how the oil price downturn has affected project and portfolio management in the country’s energy capital.

(Posted on the UMT blog)

http://www.umt.com/blog/pmi-houston-takeaway/

10 Things I Learned at PMI Houston’s 2015 Annual Conference

Attending Gartner IT PPM Next Week?

Feel free to stop by one of our booths.  Both UMT Consulting Group and UMT360 will have space– in addition to our good friends from Microsoft.  I’ll be there and bouncing between the different booths.

We also have clients presenting five (5!) sessions…

  1. Monday 11am, Reshaping the Business of the IT Enterprise PMO at Merck: Shifting to Value-Based Portfolio Investing by Jonathan Walsh, Merck IT
  2. Monday 2:30pm, Peer Roundtable: Using PPM for Business Transformation Success in Oil and Gas by Mike Dickey, Manager, PMO, Devon Energy
  3. Tuesday 11am, Accelerating Cloud’s Capacity Delivery by Leveraging PPM Capabilities: Baird Miller, Ph.D., Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure Portfolio Management.
  4. Tuesday 3:45pm, Learn Why PMOs are Moving Beyond Annual Planning by Frank La Rocca, PMO Manager, ConEdison
  5. Tuesday 4:30pm, Case Study: Using PPM for Business Transformation Success by Mike Dickey, Manager, PMO, Devon Energy

For additional information: http://www.umt.com/events/gartner-conference-2015/

Attending Gartner IT PPM Next Week?

Reporting in Project Online…..or…..How to Make a Technical Presentation Fun and Interesting

Apparently, it takes lots of salty Danish licorice.  Take a look at this presentation from Microsoft Ignite last week where Allan Rocha and Mike McLean do all the heavy lifting, and I sit in the back and make snide comments.

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK3137

Maybe that’s the path forward for technical presentations.  One person to present, and the other person to make fun of the presenter.  Not sure all of the jokes worked (for instance, the joke about the Danish band fell a bit flat to the audience), but in the spirit of continual improvement, let us know what you think.

Reporting in Project Online…..or…..How to Make a Technical Presentation Fun and Interesting

[4/30 Webinar] How To Achieve Your Strategic Priorities

Florida Hospital will share how it successfully standardized its IT PMO and enhanced enterprise performance as a result. By investing in project portfolio visibility and standards it was able to enhance process excellence in pursuit of better community-based, cost effective healthcare.

During this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • What role PMOs can play in enhancing IT project execution and ROI
  • How the right tools and processes can help improve project resourcing
  • Why standardization and effective change management are important

For more information, or to register….

[4/30 Webinar] How To Achieve Your Strategic Priorities

[Utilities] PMO Strategies & Capital Investment Governance Webinar

Excited to announce this upcoming utilities-focused webinar on March 12 (2:00-3:00 EST) with UMT and Frank LaRocca, Director of Business Improvement Services for ConEdison.

  • Learn from ConEd’s experiences and insights on building governance and an enterprise PMO for multi-billion dollar capital investment portfolios.
  • Hear about the latest innovations in agile operating models that deliver and exceed historical performance across electric, gas and steam operations.

For more information, to register and/or to see the case study, please click here.

[Utilities] PMO Strategies & Capital Investment Governance Webinar