2018 August ATS -- 4 PDUs

Advanced Topic Seminar 2018 August Update

Presentation Title and Goals

Presentation Title:

How to Choose and Implement a PPM tool for your PMO

Goals (By the end of the presentation, the attendees will be able to):

Understand the use of various Project Portfolio Management software, and their core functionalities to consider while choosing any particular software.

Presentation Topics:

  • Definitions of different types of PPM SW (PM vs EPM vs PPM)
  • Characteristics to consider (core functionality to consider) and Key Features Consider When Evaluating Project Portfolio Management Software Options
  • How to Create Executive Buy-In
  • Project Portfolio Management Software Case Study of how CA's PPM software was selected by one company and how they used it
  • Why do organizations need and use Project Portfolio Management software?
  • How to Compare Project Portfolio Management Software
  • Advantages of Project Portfolio Management Systems
  • Questions to ask when evaluating demos
  • What are the different products available and how do they differ

Practice Exercises:

  • Participants will practice using some Project Portfolio Management software, and their key features.


Narmela Sargis
Project Manager at CENIC.

Narmela is a senior Program Manager with over 20 years of experience and known for proven success in Program, Portfolio, Project and Leadership Management for Fortune 500 companies. Adept at driving multiple complex projects and managing employees across departments. Unique combination of customer focus, business champion and operations excellence. Excel at articulating vision and purpose and leading teams to success. Recently promoted to VP of Operations at PMI-OC.  PMP, Scrum Master and ISO9001 Certified.  Double MBA.  Passionate about various charities.

There are 4 PDUs for this event

PDU Category: Leadership


Vanguard University 
Health building (#26), Room 101
55 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626


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Event Properties

Event Date 08-04-2018 8:00 am
Event End Date 08-04-2018 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date 01-24-2018 10:00 am
Cut off date 08-03-2018 12:00 pm
Individual Price $50.00
Location Vanguard University Heath 101
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