Balancing your change portfolio- conference agenda and overviews of the three workshops

Conference Agenda 


09:00   Registration, networking and refreshments

09:30   Introduction to the Conference, Outline of Workshops & Portfolio Challenges
10:00   Sandie Grimshaw (PwC)
10:45   Morning Break

11:10   Richard Moor (Royal Mail)
11:55   Launch of Thought Leadership report (APM Portfolio SIG)
12:40   Lunch – in restaurant

13:40   Workshops – 3 dedicated conference rooms
14:40   Back to Conference Hall
14:45   Jennie Jarman & Tracy Wadsworth (Lloyds Banking Group)
15:30   Afternoon Break

15:55   Max van Vessem (GSK)
16:40   Panel Session
16:55   Close & Next Steps
17:00   Conference ends - more networking at “The Marquis Cornwallis” 

Workshops overviews

1) Defining effective PfM toolset functionality for your organisation  (Portfolio Management SIG leads: Paul Morgan and Lynne Ratcliffe)

This workshop will explore a range of requirements that would prove useful within the PfM toolset to better equip Portfolio Managers to support themselves and their business more effectively.

2) In search of lost time – how can portfolio managers balance all the “time-bound” challenges across projects, programmes and the portfolio? (Portfolio Management SIG leads: Adam Skinner and Mike Florence)

In search of lost time - time is one of the defining features of 'time-bound' project and programme management but how we handle it within the portfolio is rarely investigated.

This workshop will explore how different groups within a change programme monitor themselves against time, how those different 'time-codes' might interact and clash and finally how the programme's time-structure fits, usually uncomfortably, within the financial cycle of the permanent organisation.

The portfolio manager is often at the epicentre of this clash, trying to balance the timings of the programmes within the portfolio with the timings of the wider organisation - by the end of this workshop we will look to understand (and hopefully mitigate!) this portfolio challenge.

3) Optimising the benefits from the portfolio (Portfolio Management SIG Leads: Steve Leary, Simon Darby and Neil White - Benefits Management SIG)

We are joined by the Benefits Management SIG and will look at how we make sure we get the best value for money across the portfolio, not just at the individual project and programme level. Are we maximising our overall ROI? We’ll explore benefits frameworks and how they are being applied with some practical examples, and develop good and best practice with the workshop participants.


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Sponsored by:

Hyde Park Solutions Ltd (HPS) is a specialist Portfolio, Programme and Project Management consultancy established in 2007.
HPS Consultants work with their clients to develop and implement PfM OPPM solutions for even the most complex of PfM challenges.
HPS understands the value and importance of the end to end life cycle of investments and projects this allows HPS to enable blue chip organisations to make better informed strategic decisions when selecting their project investment, and tactical decisions in managing their programme and project challenges.
HPS is Oracle’s Primavera Gold Partner of choice for Oracle Primavera Portfolio Management (OPPM) installations.
HPS is also an Oracle Primavera Gold Partner with recognised expertise in Primavera P6, Unifier, Risk Analysis and Analytics and most importantly their integration between each other and other vendor’s software applications to provide a total solution for PfM challenges.

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