#GSD Talk

Transformational Program & Portfolio Leadership

Situation

Governance is dead.

In the ancient days of quality control, when we needed humans to "DO" rather than "THINK" to bring a product to market, governance might have been the perfect solution. But today, innovation requires people to use their collective brainpower to solve problems and ensure companies stay relevant. Governance is the enemy.

Eliminating governance means that PMOs need a new playbook. And just renaming them AMO (Agile Management Office) isn't going to cut it. Executives are realizing they don't need governance, but they do need Program and Portfolio Leaders who can effectively redistribute resources from affluent projects to those with fewer resources, ensuring that all their business-critical initiatives reach the market within financial constraints.

Executives are also starting to recognize that Agile isn't the sole change discipline required to drive all initiatives to market efficiently. That would be akin to deciding that a company could eliminate Operations, Engineering, HR, and Marketing in favor of Sales, just because someone like Tony Robbins makes fantastic Kool-Aid!
Logically, companies require multiple disciplines to succeed, so it's not unreasonable that they might need to employ various change disciplines or "crafts" to drive their initiatives to market.

About This Talk

Forget about the old governance playbook—it's dead. Join J Scott, Founder of 120VC, as he unpacks why PMOs need a fresh approach, more than just a slick name change. Go beyond agile; learn how Program and Portfolio Leaders are the real heroes in juggling resources for crucial projects. Get ready for a reality check on the Critical Path and discover a no-nonsense way to prioritize projects at every level. It's not your typical talk—be prepared for a lively discussion on the evolving landscape of leadership and ROI in today's dynamic business world.

Learning Objectives

Understand the Transformation Accelerator and the use case for all seven Change disciplines.

Achieve a basic understanding of an AGILE Portfolio Management Model that has been proven to work across the Fortune 1000.

Learn why everything you thought you knew about the Critical Path is wrong.

Eliminate risk by ACTUALLY managing to the Critical Path. Master the concept of Project Team Demand Management – the missing half of Project Success, and...

Learn a simple and proven approach for prioritization that works at the Portfolio, Program, Team, and Personal levels.

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Date October 16
Duration 60 mins
Time 4:00 - 5:00 pm PST
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Organizer 120VC
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Date October 8, 2025
Duration 60 mins
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