Next CPM Webinar to feature PMWJ author Russ Martinelli



Journal series author Russell Martinelli to share knowledge about Program Management in August 28 webinar

19 August 2014 – Virginia, USA – The College of Performance Management (CPM) has announced the topic and timing for its August Topical Webinar.  The webinar will discuss the topic of “Establishing a Program Decision Framework” by Russ Martinelli.  It will take place on Thursday, August 28th at 12:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time. The webinar is free to CPM members and $25 for non-members. PMI members can earn 1 PDU with the webinar.  For more information or to register, Click Here.

140819-pmwj25-matinelli-IMAGEIn this presentation, Russ Martinelli will describe the need for a robust decision framework to organize and guide the decision-making process on a program. In particular, he will describe three key attributes of a robust decision framework needed for a program. The decision framework must: 1) focus on the primary outcome of a program – delivering business results, 2) encompass the two aspects of a decision – making the decision and implementing the decision, and 3) be designed to sustain multiple project-level methodologies – agile, waterfall, concurrent development, and everything in-between.

Additionally, a robust decision process must provide the flexibility necessary to enable an adaptive management process that allows for changes in the program as new information comes in, and at the same time, provide anchors to align stakeholders on the critical business decisions necessary to successfully manage a program.  Russ will describe his approach for establishing good decision-making boundary conditions.

Russ Martinelli is a founding member of the Program Management Academy as well as a Senior Manager at Intel Corporation. He has many years of experience in developing products in both the aerospace and computing industries and is the author of two books: “Program Management for Improved Business Results” (John Wiley & Sons Publishing), and “Leading Global Project Teams: The new leadership challenge” (Multi-media Publishing). Russ holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Master of Business Administration degree, and an Engineering Management certification from Caltech.

The College of Performance Management (CPM) is an international, non-profit professional organization dedicated to the disciplines of earned value, performance measurement and project management. Headquartered in Virginia, USA, CPM is the world’s leading source of education and information related to earned value management. CPM is a growing body of professionals dedicated to managing projects on time and on budget. For more information, visit http://www.mycpm.org/.

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Source: College of Performance Management