Caitlin Kenney

Paper and Presentation: Multidimension Portfolio Management Structures: Missions, Capabilities, and Systems

Abstract: This paper will discuss approaches for management across multidimensional portfolios (systems, capabilities, missions) to expand and enhance performance management insights across the three portfolio types within the Department of Defense. Current portfolio management interacts with programmatic data across the three decision support systems: the Defense Acquisition System, the Joint Capabilities Integration & Development System, and the Planning, Programming, Budgeting & Execution Process. This information is often provided around individual programs, systems, and projects, not missions or capabilities, making portfolio management at the OSD level a challenge. Methods for developing a model-based systems programmatic (MBProg) structure that allows for capability and mission views and interfaces to Mission Engineering models are reviewed. The result is improved analysis and the ability to make data-driven decisions within the DoD Decisions Support Systems (D2S2) across multidimensional portfolios.

PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management (Business Acumen)

Biography: Caitlin Kenney, PMP, P.E is a Civil Engineering, Project Management PhD Candidate at University of Maryland. She has a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from University of Maryland (2018) and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University (2011). She has over 10 years of experience supporting DoD projects, including two DoD Agile Pilot programs for the Army Contracting Writing System (AWS) and the AEGIS BL 10 Software Development Program. She currently works for International Systems Management Corp as the Enterprise Agile Coach for the PEO IWS Forge Software Factory, supporting agile and DevSecOps project management initiatives for the US Navy.