Jason Dunn

Presentation: Making Portfolio Management More Agile

Abstract: Agile is continuing to build momentum across a variety of processes, outside of the traditional solution delivery space. New frameworks are driving agile into the portfolio management space. The question often posed is whether Agile is the right approach for these processes. Research on the subject is inconclusive. However, research on what drives successful businesses is not inconclusive – begging the question of whether Agile practices work are effective for portfolio development and management. Come to this session to understand how Agile can best be used to support effective Portfolio Management. Research on Portfolio Management best practices will be provided and lined up with current Agile approaches. Recommendations will be provided to help companies understand how to leverage Agile and non-Agile practices in their business models.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how Agile is being integrated into Portfolio Management
  • Learn what drives Portfolio Management success
  • Understand how to leverage Agile to ensure that it properly supports Portfolio Management success

PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management

Biography: Jason Dunn has spent nearly 30 years improving project organizations, of which 20 years are in the Information Technology area. He has served many different roles on projects from Portfolio Manager, Program Manager, Project Manager, Change Manager, Business Analyst, Researcher and Tester. Jason has worked for many Fortune 100 companies to improve their overall organizational effectiveness. As part of this work, he has stood-up PMOs as well as assessed and improved existing PMOs. Currently, he is the P3M Community Program Director at Freddie Mac in the Enterprise Program Management Office and is focused on improving Portfolio, Program and Project Management Maturity and Governance. He is a PMP, Six Sigma Black Belt, CSM, CSPO, and Certified ProSci Change Management Trainer.