• October 16, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for our webinar over lunch: PMO Oh No! A Ground-Up Portfolio Management Approach. 

Registrants will receive the webinar log-in information via email several days prior to the webinar.

Ashley Rice, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, ITILv3; Sr. Manager Technology Services at Charter Communications will be sharing her learnings and advice on the topic. She will discuss the challenge of how to stand up a Project Management Office (PMO) without being able to call it one.

She will discuss how she worked in a dynamic environment to achieve a view of strategic alignment with disparate delivery silos and technology teams that all deliver projects differently at different maturity levels.  She learned about past and ongoing efforts to reconcile multiple Project Management Information Systems (PMISs) when teams won’t agree on a single tool.  Their overarching approach was a plan that ensured each project addressed prioritization, visibility, alignment, and execution

Working without a top down directive she worked with five disparate organizations from the bottom up to achieve individual Charter objectives of 400+ projects that mapped back to the corporate executive roadmap.  Her team demonstrated how their PPM tool selection process evolved into defining the common process first versus.  They described how they collaborated with stakeholders to deploy a simple, yet innovative middleware solution and use unique identifiers to create a Consolidated Reporting Database Base (CDRB).  Their collaborated approach subsequently allows each organization to have “your tools, your process, and shared value.”  Result: They now have portfolio management which has eliminated discrepancies and communications gaps at all levels.  Moreover, it allows enhanced decision making without reverting to wholesale change of PMISs, a superb achievement.

About the Speaker

Ashley Rice is an experienced technology leader with over a decade of both consulting and full-time experience in Portfolio, Program, and Project Management.  She has a unique breadth of experience in the Financial, Government, Communications, and Health Care sectors and has worn many other hats outside of project management from release manager, to Scrum Master, to business analyst, to technical writer, to infrastructure analyst. This experience has allowed her to see how portfolio management is done in a variety of organizations both large and small. Along the way, she has picked up best-practices as well as common pitfalls that has shaped her ability to stand up successful portfolio management programs. Ashley holds a bachelor’s degree from the Metropolitan State University of Denver and is currently seeking her MBA and the University of Denver.