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2023 March NEW Portfolio Management Edu Workshop - 3 PDUs

2023 March NEW Portfolio Management Edu Workshop - 3 PDUs

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Project Portfolio Management

~ A NEW Four Part Series ~

Session 1 - Requirements Management

Speaker: Michael M. Bissonette, MS, MBA, PfMP

Title: Founder

Company: RTConfidence, Inc.

March 11, 2023 

Presentation Description

Description of General Topic - Portfolio Management:

During this interactive  hands-on session, you will learn about portfolio management and how it aligns organizational strategic goals and objectives to project charter requirements. Ways to proactively manage project and program stakeholder expectations are explained, as well as how projects are effectively initiated and planned.

By examining (via case study examples) you will learn some key tools and techniques that facilitate the planning process to establish “balanced” project plans from which to benchmark, track and govern project team performance.

Description of Presentation - Reqirements Management:

In this lesson we will be taking a very broad look at Project Management – basically:

  • How Portfolio Management fits in.
  • Project Management governance, and how Project Charters are Ultimately established.
  • We will also dive into the Importance of Managing Product Requirements.
  • Then we’ll close with some thoughts on Requirements Change Management.

Bring your laptop to get the best learning experience.

Speaker Bio(s)

Michael M. Bissonette, PfMP

Michael M. Bissonette (MS, MBA, PfMP) is a highly successful engineer-turned-businessman and is considered both a thought-leader and subject matter expert in Portfolio, Program, and Project Management within several diverse industries (Aerospace and Defense, Consumer Electronics, Clean Tech, Industrial Equipment, and SaaS [Software as a Services]).

His work experience spans over 40 years of product development and organizational management, including executive positions in large Fortune 500 companies. He is the author of two books.  His first book, “Project Risk Management: A Practical Implementation Approach” was published by PMI in 2016.  His second book is on the subject of “Strategic Project Management” and was published in 2021.  He is an adjunct instructor at Clarkson University where he teaches “Strategic Project Management” in a MS in Engineering Management curriculum.

Mike is an entrepreneur (Founder of RTConfidence, Inc. – developer of Chrono™, the most advanced and affordable integrated IMS (Integrated Master Schedule)/SRA (Schedule Risk Analysis)/ESM (Earned Schedule Management) SaaS Tool on the market.  He is also a PMI chapter board member for the Orange County, CA chapter.  Mike has spoken at many events (domestic and international), is a volunteer in probation at juvenile detention facilities, is an avid sports enthusiast, and enjoys oil painting.


The Cove at UCI - UCI Beall Applied Innovation, 5270 California Ave Ste 100, Irvine, CA 92617



7:30 a.m. - Registration, Networking (in-person attendees), and light Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - Intro (Zoom to open at 7:45 a.m. for online attendees)
8:15 a.m. - Presentation (3 PDUs, 3-hour session, 2 breaks)
11:30 a.m. - Wrap-up, share AH HA moments, networking
12 noon - Adjourn

Refreshments: Morning (coffee, drinks, light breakfast)Mid-morning break (drinks and light snacks) 



Early Bird

Today to Feb 15th

In Advance

Feb 16th to Mar 10th

At the Door

On Mar 11th, 7:30 to 8:00 a.m.

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Not Applicable

Registration Deadline: Must register before 8:00 AM on day of event.

PDUs: 3.0 - Business Acumen (formerly Strategic & Business Mgmt)

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Event Properties

Event Date 03-11-2023 7:30 am
Event End Date 03-11-2023 12:00 pm
Cut off date 03-11-2023 7:55 am
Individual Price See details
Location Cove at UCI - UCI Beall Applied Innovation

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