John Driessnack

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: John Driessnack is a portfolio/systems management expert with extensive programmatic modeling experience. A retired Lt Col, John obtained a DAWIA Level 3 PM/BFM and Acq Logistics and holds PMI PMP/PfM and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certificates. John was a major DoD program manager with experience within and supporting numerous major Defense and Federal programs. Currently on the ANSI Program Management standards development team, and previously on the ANSI Standard for Earned Value Management core team. John is the Principal Investigator at Univ of Maryland Clark School of Engineering for an OSD AIRC Portfolio Management-related effort. He also holds faculty positions at American University and Defense Systems Management College (DAU). John supports other projects through his Olde Stone Consulting LLC, such as the NDAA Section 809 Panel focus on Portfolio Management. John is the current President of the College of Performance Management (CPM) a niche non-profit.