PMPub May 27th with Guido Grandi Project Portfolio Manager
and Account Leader @IBM
„Why is project portfolio management a hot topic today?"
Our special guest for this year's second PMPub event will be Guido Grandi, Project Portfolio Manager and Account Leader @IBM. Guido has been living in Budapest for ten years now and has been involved with project portfolio management ever since then.
Our main discussion will be around Project Portfolio Management and we will talk about why it is a hot topic today. We all know that organisations need to carefully rationalize their projects and resources to make sure that they are aligned with the portfolio decisions made in the Board. The problem with this top down approach occurs when the strategy of the organisation shifts and the existing project portfolio doesn't match the new strategy. This is one of the reasons why project portfolio management is a hot topic and it is not a surprise that one of the 2015 top 10 Project Management trends (ESI International) is linked with this top down and bottom up conflict: "keeping existing projects aligned with current business objectives will increasingly require a bottom up approach and project organizations must work to build a bottom-up process that continually links project outcomes with organizational strategy. Whether done as part of the stage-gating process or through a separate audit process, project teams need to take responsibility for delivering business value or risk delivering meaningless project outcomes." The Project Management Office has a very important role in this matter, we will also touch this with Guido.