Southern New England Chapter of PMI

SNEC 2009 PM Conference - Lunch & Learn Sessions

Once again this year, the SNEC-PMI Conference Committee is excited to offer two separate “Lunch and Learn” sessions hosted by two of our valued sponsors: Microsoft and IBM.

Attendance to the Lunch & Learn sessions is limited.

 Please visit the Sponsor's Booth for a Lunch & Learn Ticket. You will not be admitted to a Lunch & Learn without a ticket. Lunch & Learn sessions earn 1.0 additional PDU for those holding PMP certification.


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Why PPM Matters More Now!


It’s official, the United States is in a recession. We’re all being asked to do more with less. With a shrinking number of resources, organizations must choose those projects that provide the most benefit (ROI) back to their organization. High project failure means you're wasting money, and there's even less tolerance for that in a down economy. Executives need to manage a project portfolio like a stock portfolio, ensuring the highest possible return on investments while mitigating risk. Portfolio management can help you zero in on the projects that are most worth their effort and budget dollars; while project management can help you execute those projects most efficiently.

Please join us as we discuss how using the Microsoft EPM solution may save your organization hundreds of work hours (or thousands of dollars), year after year… Microsoft EPM is built on the Microsoft SharePoint platform and creates a robust end-to-end collaborative portfolio management environment. Our powerful portfolio optimization engine can help you select those projects that deliver the best/highest returns, enhance your decision-making and maximize your resources to increase your companies operational efficiency. In short, it can help your organization gain visibility, insight, and control across all work.

Ballroom C - 12:00PM to 1:00PM - 1.0 PDU

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Time to Re-balance: Achieve greater returns, lower risks and guide teams to do more with less


Join IBM for this lunch and learn and get a look into new solutions that leverage IBM's years of best practices to help customers achieve REAL results. Enhance your ability to prioritize and plan according to business value. Gain transparent and objective performance measurements to improve your delivery effectiveness - doing more with less. Learn more about the three key PPM areas that are driving real results today: Portfolio Optimization, Practice Implementation, and Performance Management.

In this session you will learn:

  • How teams can do more with less by reusing past knowledge and assets
  • How teams can identify the true cost-benefits and returns of existing and planned investments
  • How to define and develop self-funding programs to minimize the cost of change
  • How to measure the right things and gain deep insight into project and portfolio status helping to manage execution and identify risks


Room 16 & 17 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM - 1.0 PDU