Strategic Alignment, The PMO & The Influence of AI (Part 1) - Reforming Third Party Risk Management

When:  Dec 12, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (ET)

Strategic Alignment, The PMO & The Influence of AI (Part 1)

Session Summary:

Organizations need to continuously adapt and restructure in order to survive and grow. Strategic management is an art of survival and project management is an output of this creative art. It is crucial to understand the link between project management and strategic management and its implications for project managers in order to enable the successful completion of project objectives. It is one thing to say that a project is completed right, and it is another thing to say that the right project is completed right. So, this leads us to ask the following questions: 

  1. How do we define success in project management?

  2. Are there different levels of success in project management?

  3. How can we attain the highest level of success in project management over and over again?

  4. What is the role of the PMO in ensuring that the organization stays on its strategic path?

  5. What are the critical success factors at a PMO level to ensure the achievement of strategic objectives?

This presentation provides a disclosure of the notion of strategic alignment and the importance ensuring that success is achieved when the right project is done right. It also highlights the importance of ensuring that project implementation will bring the organization closer towards achieving its strategic objectives.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the role of projects in organizational strategy

  • Define the different levels of project success within a PMO.

  • Explain the notion of strategic alignment and its importance for PMOs

  • Identify the critical success factors that project managers need to be aware of in a PMO.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Wael Ramadan is a Professor of Project Management and Strategy at the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. He is an internationally experienced consultant, author and speaker. Wael’s contributions to the professional community include serving on Boards of professional organizations including: Project Management Institute (PMI) - Lakeshore Chapter as President (2013-2014), Universal Journal of Management (UJOM), and Project World among others.

As an entrepreneur, Wael co-founded and lead two manufacturing businesses from scratch to market leadership and he enjoyed negotiating and winning two national bids.

Wael is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB), LRQA - ISO Quality Auditor (2000), and Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2001. His academic background includes: B.Eng. in Biochemical Engineering - University College London (UK), MBA - Maastricht School of Management (Netherlands), PhD - Cleveland State University (US).

Wael is the recipient of seven scholarships including Fulbright and he is the author of the book "The Asset That Money Can't Buy". Wael has delivered 2500+ hours of PMP Exam Prep training and he is an occasional speaker at professional organizations.

Reforming Third Party Risk Management (Part 2)

Session Summary:

Join us to discuss how the ever changing technology environment of third parties (e.g., suppliers, vendors, contractors, etc.) impacts your organization. What areas of will be impacted? How should you protect your organization from third-party threats? We will discuss the reasons, requirements, and processes involved in the third-party risk management cycle that will provide oversight – and ultimately reduce your risk with third party relationships.

Target Audience:

Corporate Executives; Security Professionals; IT and IS Auditors; Financial Auditors; Information Security Professionals; Information Technology Professionals; Compliance Personnel; Governance Personnel.

About the Speakers:

Tony Harris, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, Consultant, Accenture Security

Tony works with Accenture Security within the Strategy & Risk practice. With over 9 years of experience in information technology, he has assisted various-sized organizations in improving their cyber security practices through cyber maturity assessments, technical reviews, GDPR Gap assessments, and cyber awareness reviews. Prior to Accenture Security, Tony worked with KPMG as a Team Lead in their Cyber Security Services group. Tony is also an ISC2 Subject Matter Expert, assisting them in the development of the 2018 CISSP exam.

Before being a cyber security advisor, Tony spent 6 years creating, configurating, and maintaining critical IT security infrastructures for non-profits, higher education, media, and technology organizations.

Jeremy Hurst, MBA, CISSP, CPA, Senior Manager, Accenture Security

Jeremy is a Senior Manager with Accenture Security, focused on Financial Services, advising clients on cyber and technology risk management, strategy, reporting, and automation. Most recently, Jeremy led cybersecurity assessments, reporting, strategy, and governance projects for Deloitte. Prior to this, he held numerous finance, operations and risk roles, including leading the second line operational risk function for Technology and Operations at a large Canadian Financial Institution. He has broad expertise across technology, operations, and risk; and has delivered multi-stream complex projects for large international clients.


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