February 2015

APEGBC Vancouver Branch Breakfast Seminar: “Project Management in a Portfolio World”

Status: Advanced registration is now closed or the event is full. For space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Time: 6:30 – 7:00 am – Registration and Networking
7:00 am – Breakfast Served (Buffet format)
7:30 – 8:45 am – Featured Presentation by Richard Harris, B.A.Sc, P.Eng.
9:00 am  - Closing
Location: Marriott Pinnacle Vancouver, 1128 W Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Richard Harris, P.Eng., PMP, LEED AP - Vice President, MHPM
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $60 for members
$65 for Guests
$25 for Student members of APEGBC
Leading organizations are graduating from traditional project management (PM) and project management offices (PMOs) to centralized project portfolio management (PPM) to analyze and collectively manage projects based on common characteristics.  PPM provides project managers in large, project-driven organizations with the capabilities needed to manage the time, resources, skills, and budgets necessary to accomplish all interrelated tasks. It provides a framework for issue resolution and risk mitigation, as well as the centralized visibility to help planning and scheduling teams to identify the fastest, cost effective, and most suitable approach to deliver projects and programs. 

Owners that are managing a portfolio of projects need a different set of skills, techniques and processes than are required to manage a single project.  Citing recent industry observations from large Public Crown Corporations to Private Consulting Firms this presentation will introduce PPM, differentiate it from PM and PMO and will present some best practices for managing projects in a portfolio environment, such as contingency management and dashboard reporting.

Seating is limited so please register ASAP. For more info, contact: [email protected]

Speaker: As Vice President of MHPM, Richard Harris provides the vision and operational leadership for the company across the Pacific region. Richard has 20 years’ experience in the planning, development and construction industry. 
 He is regularly called upon as an expert resource to clients, committees, councils, executives and boards with respect to his insight, knowledge and practical experience with project delivery methodologies, project portfolio management and risk management. His firm’s project portfolio management experience includes large public organizations such as BC Hydro, Canada Post Corporation, Correctional Service Canada, Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation, Public Works and Government Services Canada, and several local governments and educational institutions. 

Richard is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), a Project Management Professional (PMP), and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP).

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