Enjoy these free On-Demand PPM Webinars discussing common challenges faced by many of our clients.

Episode 1: The Program and Portfolio Management (PPM) Opportunity and the Program Management Office (PMO)
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A best practice driven PPM capability is required within an enterprise to drive project management excellence and a project management discipline.  This webinar will focus on how a PMO is established and set the stage for the rest of the webinar series.  Key discussion topics include:

  • Establishing a PMO
  • PMO Capabilities
  • Portfolio Analysts
  • Resource Management
  • Reporting
  • Continuous Improvement
Episode 2: Project Management with Agile and Waterfall approaches
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Many organizations face challenges with operating a PPM capability using a Waterfall or Agile life cycle approach. Agile development is now a focus of the Agile organization which strives to drive innovation.

  • Systems development lifecycles – Waterfall and Agile
  • When to use either method?
  • The Agile organization and innovation

This session will focus on PPM best practices for both Waterfall and Agile implementation approaches.

Episode 3: Project Portfolio and Intake Process Management
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Determining which projects to undertake is critical for ensuring scarce resources are utilized correctly. Managing the intake process, scoring candidates and ensuring portfolio optimization are essential to maximizing the return on investment. Topics to be discussed include:

  • New product development
  • Innovation
  • Agile product development
  • Project scoring
  • Portfolio management

Episode 4: PPM for New Product Development and Innovation
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New product development through innovation is critical to bringing new products to the marketplace. How does ideation work? How are product proposals reviewed and approved? How are products managed from “concept” to “go to market”?

PPM excellence for new product development is critical for bringing products to market quickly and driving the business case.

Topics include:

  • Project management of new product development
  • Ideation
  • Ideation workflow
  • Business case validation
  • Reporting

Episode 5: PPM for New Product Development and Innovation
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Optimized resource management requires that resources are effectively utilized and working on the proper things. This session will address how effective enterprise resource management can be achieved and the opportunities it presents from a planning and optimization perspective.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Best practices in resource management
  • Resource management capacity planning
  • Succession planning and HR

Episode 6: Reporting and Dashboards
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PPM optimization is dependent on having insightful reports and dashboards.  Near real time reporting is an opportunity for an enterprise to proactively manage a process and are essential for an optimized PPM function.  Reporting and dashboards are also an excellent opportunity for driving continuous improvement activities.

  • Reporting dashboards
  • Targeting an audience
  • Report design best practices
  • Benefits and challenges of “real time” and “single source of truth” reporting
  • Opportunities for continuous improvement
Top 3 Success Strategies for the PMO
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Installing a PPM solution is a great start but unless you produce measureable results quickly, your PMO will not be able to demonstrate ROI. This session is intended to demonstrate the types of measurements that a PMO can put in place to manage their organization’s expectations and introduce positive change.

Regardless of the maturity level of your organization’s Project Portfolio Management maturity, your PMO will find elements they can introduce to show the value of the solution





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Our Fall Webinar Series will guide you through solutions to deal with some of the overwhelming PPM challenges faced by many businesses.

Learn more and register here.

These two industry specific webinar series focus on how PPM can help companies in the Healthcare and Financial Services industries manage digital disruption, transformation and other industry trends.


Healthcare Industry Webinar Series

Healthcare Industry Challenges and Necessary Program and Portfolio Management (PPM) Capabilities Needed to Manage Them
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This webinar provides an overview of key challenges, trends and opportunities in the healthcare industry and what project management capabilities will be needed to manage them.

Key healthcare challenges include:

  • Customer experience – Per PwC, organizations need to educate both patients and clinicians how to use available tools and integrate them into care then administer the data they generate, PwC advised. “73 percent of provider executives say balancing patient satisfaction and employee job satisfaction is a barrier to efforts to improve the patient experience,” PwC wrote. “But the two have the potential to go hand in hand. The Cleveland Clinic saw major improvements in patient experience measures after conducting programs to engage employees in the mission of caregiving.
  • Value-based payments- With the shift away from fee-for-service, healthcare industry companies need to find ways to lower costs and improve quality of care. Value-based payment models have the potential to upend traditional patient care and business models.
  • Engaged digital consumer – Health and Safety Assurance Services (HSAs), patient portals and wellness education materials are key to improving patient engagement.
  • Vertical integration and M&A – The healthcare industry is redefining its value chain; pushing delivery closer to the patient, linking payors and providers (hospitals and insurance plans)
  • Disruption from new players – Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JP Morgan
  • Innovation – driving new products, services and capabilities rapidly to market

A best practice driven PPM capability is required within an enterprise to manage this change, drive project management excellence, project management discipline and maximize the value derived from these opportunities.

This webinar focuses on how you can establish necessary PPM capabilities and how Microsoft technology can be used to enable them.


Delivering Value-Creating Solutions in the Healthcare Industry
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Healthcare is a dynamic industry with significant opportunity. However, cost concerns, uncertainty and complexity can also make it an unnerving one. Substantial upside exists for players that can deliver value-creating solutions and thrive under uncertainty.

Major shifts are occurring in three areas:

  • Technology – medical science and technology and the onward march of big data, advanced analytics, machine learning, and digital. Medical data interoperation between all healthcare institutions and patient portals is a future. What is the role of Blockchain which allows for decentralized authorization, immutable transaction logging, and distributed ledger – all features which can bring the goal of healthcare data interoperability closer to reality.
  • Industry orientation- the move toward B2C and rapidly rising consumer expectations
  • Reallocation of risk across the value chain

These forces are fundamentally altering the structure of the industry and basis of competition.

How do you manage these trends, identify the correct opportunities, measure and verify the opportunity, understand and verify the business case and finally deliver it?

This webinar focuses on how you can establish necessary PPM capabilities and how Microsoft technology can be used to enable them.

Many organizations face challenges with operating a PPM capability using a Waterfall or Agile life cycle approach. Agile development is now a focus of the Agile organization which strives to drive innovation.


Healthcare Partner Ecosystems: Integrating & Optimizing Value
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Within the healthcare industry there is significant realignment in the facilities used for delivering healthcare services, integration between payer and provider and construction of more patient focused facilities.

All of these trends introduce complexities to the project management function. Topics to be discussed in this webinar include:

  • Management of facilities development
  • Vertical and horizontal integration of providers, payer and third-party activities
  • M&A management
  • Financial management

This webinar focuses on how you can establish necessary PPM capabilities and how Microsoft technology can be used to enable them. PPM integration and enterprise reporting will also be a topic.


Financial Services Industry Webinar Series

Part I: Financial Services Industry Challenges and the PPM Capabilities Needed to Manage Them
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Given the scope of change and possible PPM solutions, this will be a 2-part webinar.

The financial services industry is undergoing significant changes including:

  • Digital transformation: Many firms still struggle with making a digital transformation, even as future growth may depend on it.  Using data and analytics, firms may predict client needs and find new paths to profit.
  • Customer centric experience: Many banks and insurance companies are feeling pressure because they are not deliverying the level of service that consumers are demanding, especially with technology.
  • Technology innovation and management: To help banks become more agile, they should manage their portfolio of technology assets to emphasize activites that truly differentiate them. Externalization efforts should be focused on generic functions with an emphasis on cost efficiencies.
    • Machine Learning / AI
    • Block Chain
    • Micro-insurance
    • IoT
  • Security and cyber risk
  • Regulatory stabilization and signs of divergence among national regulators
  • New competition from FinTechs, InsurTechs and big techs: FinTechs continue to lead innovation in the baking industry by sharpening their focus on customer experience.
  • Reimagining the workforce
  • Merger and acquisition activity

 

Part I will focus on some of the key challenges being faced in the financial services and insurance industry and what PPM capabilities are needed to manage these opportunities.  it will also focus on how you can establish necessary PPM capabilities and how Microsoft technology can be used to enable them.


Part II: Financial Services Industry Challenges and the PPM Capabilities Needed to Manage Them
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Part II of this 2-part webinar continues with a discussion on the challenges and trends in the financial services industry and how they can be managed with PPM.

Being able to navigate these trends – and harness the opportunities they represent – defines whether companies succeed in the future.

This webinar will focus on how you can establish necessary PPM capabilities and how Microsoft technology can be used to enable them.


Harnessing Technology in a Disrupted Financial Industry
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A primary driver of disruption and transformation in the financial services industry is new and emerging technology.

New technology and advancement is driving:

  • B2C and enhanced customer experiences through technologies like AI, IoT and maching learning
  • Business model changes
  • New industry participants like Fintechs and Insuritechs
  • Product aggregation due to information on customer experience
  • Innovation – demand for new services and offerings by customers
  • Security through block chain and organizational focus

 

Decisions on what capabilities to keep in house vs. those which are shared with third parties will also be discussed.

Managing these trends will be critical to the overall success of the financial services and insurance sectors.

This webinar will focus on how you can establish necessary PPM capabilities and how Microsoft technology can be used to enable them.