Chapter Meeting: How IT Executives Drive Project Success

13 Sep 2022 - 6:15pm
PDU Category: 
Business Acumen (previously known as "Strategic")

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How IT Executives Drive Project Success

Recording of the Chapter Meeting presentation: 20220913_PMIW_September_Chapter_Meeting_Presentation.mp4
Strategic Governance Maturity Assessment: 20220913_Strategic_Governance_Maturity_Assessment.docx

Today’s business environment is more complicated, creating additional challenges for the successful execution of strategic enterprise projects. Unless an organization revisits its governance model, strategic projects risk negatively impacting business success. So, how do companies succeed in overcoming these obstacles to improve project success? This presentation utilizes case studies to explain how IT executives can take the lead and successfully drive digital transformation initiatives and their associated projects. The Strategic IT Governance 2.0 model focuses on project alignment, process reinvention, and leadership excellence. It is filled with case studies of the model’s implementation, giving practical insight into how organizations have successfully executed digital transformation.

A study by MIT/CapGemini identified Governance as a major obstacle to successfully executing Digital Transformation efforts that seek to leverage technology as a strategic asset. However, there is a significant increase in technology-driven project requests that focus on enhancing customer value, improving operational processes, and re-engineering business models. These projects are at risk of negatively impacting your business success if you have an ineffective or immature project alignment, process reinvention, and leadership excellence model.

Tactical governance processes in these three areas need to be aligned with a mature strategic project governance model that reduces enterprise risk, ensures total alignment in project selection/execution, and enables your business to accomplish its strategy, goals, and objectives.

This presentation will provide you with a new Strategic Project Governance Model 2.0, methodology framework, case study examples, maturity assessment tool, and an implementation approach to improve your strategic project governance competency.

Phil Weinzimer

Phil Weinzimer is an accomplished consultant, author, thought leader, and international speaker focusing on helping organizations implement change management initiatives that improve operational performance. Mr. Weinzimer uses creative and innovative coaching techniques through workshops, focusing on organizational change to enhance new skills, knowledge, and teamwork. Mr. Weinzimer's consulting experience at BMC Software, Sapient, Xerox, Unisys, ITM, CAI, and Strategere Consulting includes building team effectiveness through organizational change initiatives.

Mr. Weinzimer has authored three books that focus on helping personnel collaborate, coordinate, and communicate as they work in teams to implement company strategies that improve operational efficiency, corporate profitability, and shareholder wealth. Each book shares methodologies, tools, techniques, and a variety of case studies that organizations can utilize to assist their teams in improving team performance and achieving enterprise goals and objectives. His most recent book, Strategic IT Governance 2.0, (October 2022) describes a new model that comprises six key competencies that teams across the business enterprise utilize to improve digital innovation success by embracing leadership excellence, process optimization, and project governance.

Mr. Weinzimer regularly speaks on Organizational Change and IT Strategy in the US, Europe, and South America. He has written columns for and on Transforming IT for Business Success, and articles for CIO magazine. He co-authored a case study for Harvard Business School (HBS), and was corporate faculty at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in the Master's Project Management Program.

Mr. Weinzimer holds a BA and MBA in Finance from Adelphi University, Post Graduate studies in International Finance and Computer Science at New York University. He resides in Allentown PA with his wife Lynn.


$10 for PMI Westchester and other PMI Chapter Members
$15 for non-members

Pre-registration is required; registration closes Monday, 12 Sep 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
Registration fee is non-refundable.

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