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Project Portfolio Management (PPM) and Governance

Lunch Meeting

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Annapolis Junction, 2720 Technology Drive, Annapolis Junction, Maryland 20701

This event/activity qualifies for 1.00 PDU.

Presented by Steven S. Edwards

Does your organization initiate more IT projects than they have the capacity to handle efficiently with limited budgets and resources? Do your organization’s IT projects align properly with the goals and objectives of the organization? Are your IT budgets being expended on the projects that deliver the best value to the organization? Does a lack of focus sometimes lead to poorly executed projects? If any of this sounds familiar, you are not alone. Many organizations, agencies and companies, large and small, are experiencing these growth-killing issues every day, especially in this era of higher organizational expectations, smaller budgets, shorter projects, limited resources, and narrowly focused skills. There is a solution, however -- Research has shown that top performing organizations that practice project portfolio management (PPM) and IT Governance have a 40% greater return on IT investments than their competitors (IT Governance by Peter Weill). Join Edwards Project Solutions (EdwPS) CEO, Steve Edwards, and the EdwPS Director of Portfolio Strategies & Governance Solutions, Gerald Leonard, at this Annapolis Junction PMI lunch meeting for an overview of these issues and the solutions that will lead to informed decision-making. The PPM and governance solutions to be discussed include adoption of industry best practices and the education of executive teams on the importance of governance practices, as well as the implementation of IT Governance processes using PPM and Collaboration Solutions such as Microsoft® Project Server and SharePoint. We certainly can’t solve all of your PPM and Governance concerns in a 45-minute presentation but we can give you an introduction that will allow you to leave the discussion better prepared to recognize how PPM and IT governance solutions can improve your organization. Steve Edwards is the President & CEO of Edwards Project Solutions (www.EdwPS.com), a premier program management and advanced business solutions consulting firm, providing services, solutions and training to commercial clients; federal, state and local government organizations; as well as the National Intelligence Community. Founded in 1997, the company’s core service areas include program and project management support, earned value management methodology review and implementation, general project management training, and advanced business systems integration, which includes design and implementation of organizational and enterprise-level program management, portfolio management, and information governance solutions, as well as IV&V and application development services. The subject matter experts at Edwards Project Solutions provide the tools, methodologies, processes and discipline to enable our clients to achieve Project Success: On-Time * On-Target * On Budget. Gerald Leonard, PMP, MCTS, CQIA, ITIL is the Director of Portfolio Strategies and Governance Solutions at Edwards Project Solutions (www.EdwPS.com), responsible for assisting EdwPS clients with the implementation of Microsoft® Project Server‘s Portfolio Management and Business Intelligence capabilities in order to facilitate the execution of their strategic and tactical road maps. He assists with establishing, leading, managing and ensuring compliance with information governance and framework objectives that align with client strategic goals. Gerald also provides thought leadership on strategic portfolio management and IT governance processes, as well as performance management metrics to EdwPS clients and the industry at-large through his writing, speaking and consulting.

Time and Location Information

Lunch and Networking from 1130 until 1200. Program from 1200-1300.


Please bring your PMI Baltimore Chapter member card with you on the day of the event. This helps speed up check-in tremendously. Also, please register online by the Friday before each meeting to help ensure enough food is ordered. Thank you in advance for you consideration.

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