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#GSDTalk – Transformational Program and Portfolio Leadership that #GSD w/ PMI Central Virginia

Governance is dead, but Program and Portfolio Leadership are needed now more than ever!

Finally! Governance is dead… In the ancient days of quality control, when we needed humans to “DO” rather than “THINK” to get 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 PMO’s need a new playbook. And, just renaming them AMO (Agile Management Office) isn’t going to do it. Executives are realizing they don’t need governance, but they do need Program and Portfolio Leaders that can effectively rob from the rich and give to the poor projects so that all of their business-critical initiatives make it to market within the financial constraints.

Executives are also starting to realize that Agile isn’t the only change discipline they need to drive all of their initiatives to market efficiently!! That would be like deciding that a company could eliminate Operations, Engineering, HR, and Marketing in favor of Sales, just because someone like Tony Robins makes fantastic cool-aid!

Logically companies require multiple disciplines to succeed, so it’s not irrational that they might need to employ several different change disciplines or “crafts” to drive their initiatives to market.

Join J. Scott, Founder @120VC, creator of the Transformation Accelerator, and author of “The Irreverent Guide to Project Management, An Agile Approach to Enterprise Project Management,” and “It’s Never Just Business, It’s About People,” on a journey that will answer this question once and for all. “What information do executives actually need to confidently make informed decisions to rob from the rich and give to the poor?” And ultimately enable their Program and Portfolio managers to #GSD.

Learning Outcomes & Objectives:

  • Understanding the Transformation Accelerator and the use case for all 7 Change disciplines.
  • 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 Critical Path is wrong.
  • Learn how to eliminate Risk by actually managing to the Critical Path.
  • Learn How to 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 level.

Disclaimer: This presentation is not for those afraid of heights, don’t think Saturday Night Live is funny, aren’t interested in developing mad skills or crybabies! The session will be conducted in a remote region of the Zoom universe with no access to the “Waaaambulance”!

If you are a Project, Program, Portfolio, Product, Scrum Master, Organizational Change Manager, Operations, or HR Manager, you were hired to achieve transformational results and enable the team to get sh*t done. You were essentially hired to change things. 100% of this presentation is about putting the how-to techniques used at 120VC in your hands.

Location Online #GSD Talk
Start Date August 12
Duration 1.5 Hours
Time 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Eastern
PDU / CCU’s 1.5 Technical
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120VC is my go-to for anything Leadership, Project Management or Change Management related. These guys get it done and... I never doubt for one second that they are putting my best interests first. You can trust 120VC with your success/ reputation. These guys deliver.

- Dionne Aarsen
Director of Project Portfolio Services
NBCUniversal
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I highly recommend 120VC. They are a firm with a strong methodology, a proven track record of success at Trader Joe’s Company, and a group with the requisite know-how and emotional intelligence to deliver mission critical projects.

- Ron Glickman
Chief Information Officer Trader Joe’s Company

The 120VC standard and training is in the top three of my all-time greatest contributors to my professional development. That puts it on par with my MBA, and above the PMP. [120] practices are the secret sauce of effective project, program and portfolio managers.

- Jeff Ober
Technology Program Director
ARA, A Newmark Company

Instructor

Jason Scott

Jason Scott

From the start of his career spent jumping out of helicopters in the United States Navy, J. Scott has a long history of leadership, servanthood, and bearing witness to the transformative power of getting shit done. Since starting 120VC he’s personally overseen the global transformational efforts within organizations such as DirecTV, Trader Joe’s, Blizzard Entertainment, Sony Pictures, Mattel, and others. His team’s unique, irreverent approach to change has generated breakthrough results and created meaningful jobs. In addition to being a successful entrepreneur, J. Scott is a devoted husband and father and author of “It’s Never Just Business: It’s About People,” and “The Irreverent Guide to Project Management,” both available on Amazon.com.

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