Friday, September 11, 2009

New Two-Part Hot Topic Session Just Announced – MGM Mirage, Safeway, Inc. and Grange Insurance

We hope that you’re planning to join us for the 2009 PW&WCBA November Event. Among the great speakers and companies in attendance, we’re pleased to announce a brand new hot topic session.

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Featured speakers:
San Retna, VP, Safeway, Inc.
Sarma Tekumalla, AVP, PMO & Procurement Grange Insurance
Mike Gosnear, Director, MGM Mirage

Part 1: Monday at 9:15 during the Annual PMO and ITPM Forum

Keynote: Project Portfolio Management (PPM) – Views from the management trenches

PPM leaders from three leading organizations – including Safeway and MGM Mirage - share their PPM journeys. This panel will be highly interactive, with continuous Q&A from the audience. Bring along your questions!

Key issues include:

What problem was PPM targeted to solve?
What were some key benefits and learnings?
What are the next opportunities?

Part 2: Wednesday at 11:30 during the General Session

Panel – Lessons Learned in Resource Management & Change Impact Management

Following their first day’s session, the PPM leaders will drill down into two core PPM areas –Resource Management and Change Impact Management. For each of these areas, they will explain how they got launched, what approaches were implemented, and the impact and lessons learned along the way.

Key issues include:

As prioritization is an emotive arena, how can one reduce the friction cost?
What approaches to resource optimization had the greatest success?
How does one better manage the impact unleashed by the project changes (processes, organizational, technology, etc.)?

1 comment:

Diane D. Miller said...

This is a wonderful opportunity to get insight from experienced EPM professionals. San, Sarma and Mike are a wealth of knowledge. As a member of The EPMC, I have often benefited from their insights and advice. Come with questions!