Mastering Enterprise Investment

Mastering Enterprise Investment

Delivering breakthrough business results from your projects portfolio

6-7 May 2015 (14-21h)
Location: Golden Tulip Brussels Airport (Diegem)
Presented in English by Chris Potts
Price: 1350 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)
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About this seminar

Ask yourself and your colleagues: How good is your enterprise at efficiently delivering its goals through the projects it invests in?

Reality check: In many organisations a high percentage of projects fail. Unfortunately, this undermines the confidence of executives in the strategy they are leading, in the investments they are making, and in the people promising to deliver the benefits of change. Amongst the most common causes of problems with project performance are:

  • an assumption that value is driven by capital investment,
  • misunderstandings about the role of IT,
  • an unintended bias towards investing in operations, and
  • the incorrect application of portfolio theory.

Success comes from combining the power of Enterprise Architecture and Investment Portfolio Management into one board-level strategy for Enterprise Investment - with a robust and agile projects portfolio, and a well-designed investment process. Enterprise Investment implements the principle that value is created by people. Delivering breakthrough results from a projects portfolio demands an organisational structure and culture, focused on how enterprising people exploit assets and services. The value chain for Enterprise Investment consists of capabilities that traditional structures often overlook, or assume to be IT-centric. As a result, executives can easily - and wrongly - conclude that issues with projects are caused by IT.

This two-day seminar is a hands-on exploration of Enterprise Investment strategies, based on many years of ground-breaking and innovative work with organisations around the world. It is both authoritative and pragmatic, based on people's experiences of what works and what doesn't. It will help you to benchmark and develop your organisation's maturity at Enterprise Investment, including:

  • The cultural and practical reasons why projects succeed or fail
  • How much this is, or is not, an 'IT issue'
  • Core capabilities and the Value Chain for Enterprise Investment
  • Diagnosing an organisation's Enterprise Investment culture
  • Building and managing a goals-driven and efficient portfolio
  • Driving business investment with Enterprise Architecture
  • Next-generation governance for architecture and investments

Learning Objectives

The workshop offers an intensive, thorough and practical appreciation of how to succeed at Enterprise Investment. It includes numerous perspectives, capabilities and techniques that may be either new to you, or enhance your current approach, for example:

  • An effective strategy for Enterprise Investment
  • Correctly applying portfolio theory to investments in change
  • Using top-down and bottom-up portfolios
  • Investing in stability versus investing in change
  • Investment Proposals, and the Investments Board
  • Appreciating the true contribution of IT

This workshop is likely to develop significantly your knowledge of the cultural and practical reasons why your change projects succeed or fail, and what to do about it. It will also illustrate how the contribution of both Enterprise Architecture and Investment Portfolio Management can truly make your organisation successful.

Who should attend this seminar ?

This seminar is for everyone involved in the selection, design and oversight of projects, including:

  • CIOs
  • Programme Management Officers
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Innovation Leaders
  • Programme and Project Managers
  • Finance Managers
  • Business Analysts

5 Reasons why you should attend this seminar

  • Entirely founded on the practical work of Chris Potts with leading companies around the world
  • Case study based on real life examples
  • No technical IT knowledge required
  • Workshop format
  • Chris's seminars regularly receive 10/10 for content and style

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