December 2, 2014
11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

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Webinar Description:
Do you have more projects than you can adequately resource? Is your project portfolio too full?

Your organization may be suffering from “Portfolio Fatigue”. If so, planning is often sacrificed to immediate firefighting, team effectiveness is reduced, and priorities are unclear.

This webinar highlights the importance of engaging leadership to agree on and stick to priorities--establishing a disciplined practice to balance near-term needs against strategic objectives, and to communicate effectively.

Join us as we review 3 case studies, demons trating approaches to how leadership can leverage governance to drive your organization away from Portfolio Fatigue, and allow you to remain on the cutting edge of execution

Learning Objectives:


  • Understand the importance of a governance process for your initiatives
  • How to engage the leadership team in the value of active governance
  • Managing the “shock” of increased visibility and accountability
  • Keeping your “project portfolio” organized

Speaker Information

Paul B CookPaul B. Cook, Ph.D. and PMP, a Regional Operations Manager with IPM, supports Project Management Consultants as they work in their client settings, to develop creative and thoughtful solutions that allow companies to improve operational capabilities and decision making. Paul routinely assess PM capabilities of individuals and organizations, develops strategies to bridge gaps in knowledge, and supports client and IPM teams with attention to delivering superlative customer service.

As part of his career, Paul has provided professional consulting services to life science companies, has worked in Venture Capital-backed companies, start-ups, and Fortune 500 companies. He has managed global drug development programs, PMO improvements, and has created governance and PMO processes for organizations. Paul has taught courses on Project Risk and Budget Management at Boston University and has presented at numerous national conferences on the topics of project, program and portfolio management. You may also know him as an active member of the MassBay Project Management Institute Life Science Professional Outreach Group.

Di JiangDi Jiang holds both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Biology from Brown University, and is also certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute (PMI). He believes that the “Human Factor” is the most under-rated component in project and business success, and works side-by-side both large and smaller organizations in making progress towards their goals.

Di has over 7 years of experience bringing disciplined on-site consulting leadership to organizations that are facing critical business and project decisions, ranging from pre-clinical development to commercial launch, and from project management leadership to portfolio management implementation. He has worked with numerous Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Health Care organizations on complex, cross functional, high visibility projects and is distinguished by being the youngest “Senior Project Management Consultant” in IPM’s history. Through this role he often shares his industry, project management, and technical knowledge by coaching and mentoring co-workers and client partners.

Michael SnitkovskyMichael Snitkovsky, holds a MA in Management, is CLSSMBB certified, and is a Project Management Consultant with IPM, helping drive product development, implement new and improved business processes, and improve PM capabilities. He served as trainer and coach to Green Belt and Kaizen Leaders, conducted Green Belt and Lean training and was a guest lecturer at the Boston University School of Management.

Michael is a dynamic, results driven leader with extensive experience supporting aggressive new product development and market expansion while driving measurable improvements to organizational capability, systems, and information. Michael has developed and implemented processes to guide senior leadership in evaluating project suitability per strategic corporate objectives, and has prioritized and driven adoption of a governance process needed to keep teams focused, and to enhance shareholder and stakeholder value.


Cost: No cost!