APM Portfolio Management SIG Conference - Portfolio Management in a Digital Age

The concept of Portfolio Management is now well established with general agreement over what the outputs of good Portfolio Management should be. However much of the original thinking around Portfolio Management is based on traditional views of project and programme delivery and the world has changed. The C-suite is demanding faster journeys from concept to value-delivery, delivery teams are wanting to work in agile fashions continuously releasing products and CIOs want to focus on product release rather than project management. So where does this leave traditional Portfolio Management – and how should we react so that we can accommodate these demands whilst still providing a controlled Portfolio that delivers the Organisation’s Strategy?

Venue: Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury, London

Date: Thursday 23 May 2019

  • Member – £125
  • Non-member – £156
  • Student member - £25.00

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This sixth Portfolio Management SIG annual conference, sponsored by Hyde Parks Solutions, will look at how a range of major organisations have attempted to tackle these different challenges, it will ask what is hard and what is solved about these conundrums and it will look at where traditional portfolio management must change and where it must fight to stay the same! Join us for a full day of presentations, workshops and networking and join the debate on the future of Portfolio Management.

The sixth Portfolio Management SIG annual conference will consist of 5 presentations that will track the Portfolio Life-Cycle and the challenges it faces in the digital age:

  1.  John McIntyre – Head of PMO for Ticketmaster – will open the conference looking at how Ticketmaster does strategic planning and prioritisation within its agile and adaptive portfolio using its OKR (Objectives & Key Results) goal setting framework.
  2. Simon Harwood – Head of Portfolio Management & PMO (Technical Group) for Direct Line Group – will then provide practical examples of how to assess the ongoing deliverability of the prioritised portfolio based on the capability required and available, the impact on the business and the overall delivery risk.
  3. Simon Lansdowne – Head of Portfolio Office for NATS will then share some of the secrets that won NATs ‘APM Project of the Year - 2018’ by looking at how the National Air Traffic Control provider has raised the overall maturity of its Portfolio Function to provide portfolio-level insights and control.
  4. Karina Singh - Director of Transformation, and Annie Wareham, Head of Benefits Management for HM Land Registry will close out the life-cycle by looking at how they manage benefits across their digital portfolio to deliver value early and often.
  5. Mark Lewis - Head of Change & Portfolio for John Lewis, and Ricky Harvey, Portfolio Consultant, will provide an overview of ‘The Agile Portfolio, building on the outputs of our Annual Portfolio Director Dinner. This will be supported with a free copy of our thought-leadership from this event ‘The Agile Portfolio – Fact or Fiction’ for every attendee.

The conference will also include:

  • Structured workshop sessions, run by our partner SIGs in the APM, to exchange delegates’ views and capture key learnings on a variety of portfolio management topics
  • The Launch of the APM’s Official - “Guide to Portfolio Management” and sneak peaks at its content and case-studies
  • Opportunities to network with colleagues & speakers, including our popular drinks reception after the event at the Marquis Cornwallis

Benefits of attending: 

Senior practitioners from organisations spanning several business sectors will share their experiences and views on areas such as:

  • Leveraging the value of portfolio management for executive decision-making in an increasingly complex world
  • Using Portfolio management to help drive an Agile Transformation.
  • Shaping hard-nosed benefit and value management at the Portfolio Level in a predominantly Agile organisation, and
  • Focusing portfolio management on the future and setting direction for the organisation to ensure its relevance in the years ahead
  • A free copy of our new Thought-Leadership piece 'The Agile Portfolio - Fact or Fiction' based on the conversation held at the APM's Portfolio Director's Dinner. 

Once again, we are putting together a top-quality line-up, with presenters from both private and public sectors. Discussions are underway with several major organisations, representing major production, financial, retail and government sectors. Case studies will be used to offer lessons and insights as well as provide opportunities for delegates to compare their own experiences.

Who should attend:

This conference is aimed at all senior change professionals, change leaders and those involved in running large programmes or portfolios who wish to understand more about current and emerging ideas on strategic portfolio management ‘good practice’, agile portfolio management and the future direction of the profession. 

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