Chapter Meeting: How IT Executives Drive Project Success

13 Sep 2022 - 6:15pm
PDU Category: 
Business Acumen (previously known as "Strategic")

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How IT Executives Drive Project Success

Today’s business environment is more complicated, creating additional challenges for the successful execution of strategic enterprise projects. Unless an organization revisits its governance model, strategic projects risk negatively impacting business success. So, how do companies succeed in overcoming these obstacles to improve project success? This presentation utilizes case studies to explain how IT executives can take the lead and successfully drive digital transformation initiatives and their associated projects. The Strategic IT Governance 2.0 model focuses on project alignment, process reinvention, and leadership excellence. It is filled with case studies of the model’s implementation, giving practical insight into how organizations have successfully executed digital transformation.

A study by MIT/CapGemini identified Governance as a major obstacle to successfully executing Digital Transformation efforts that seek to leverage technology as a strategic asset. However, there is a significant increase in technology-driven project requests that focus on enhancing customer value, improving operational processes, and re-engineering business models. These projects are at risk of negatively impacting your business success if you have an ineffective or immature project alignment, process reinvention, and leadership excellence model.

Tactical governance processes in these three areas need to be aligned with a mature strategic project governance model that reduces enterprise risk, ensures total alignment in project selection/execution, and enables your business to accomplish its strategy, goals, and objectives.

This presentation will provide you with a new Strategic Project Governance Model 2.0, methodology framework, case study examples, maturity assessment tool, and an implementation approach to improve your strategic project governance competency.

Phil Weinzimer

Phil Weinzimer is president of Strategere Consulting and works with clients to develop business and IT strategies to achieve business outcomes. Phil has expertise in developing and implementing methodologies in Project Governance, Process Redesign, Change Management, IT Strategy, and Digital Transformation at Unisys, Xerox, and BMC Software. His industry experience is in pharma, telecommunications, defense, and manufacturing.

Phil is an active writer on the subject of Strategic IT. He is currently finalizing his third book, Strategic IT Governance 2.0: How IT Executives Drive Project Success Through Project Alignment, Process Reinvention, and Leadership Excellence, to be published in early 2022 His previous book, The Strategic CIO: Changing the Dynamics of the Business Enterprise, focuses on how strategic CIOs leverage information and technology for competitive advantage. His first book, Getting It Right: Creating Customer Value for Market Leadership, focuses on transforming an organization using a 3P strategy to Prepare personnel to work together as a team, Perceive customer needs, and Provide new products and services that create sustainable and profitable value.

Additionally, he has written a column for (Transforming IT for Business Success) and (The Strategic CIO), and has co-authored a Harvard Case Study. Phil also conducts video interviews of IT Thought Leaders on his series The Strategic CIO. Phil regularly speaks at CIO & IT events on IT Strategy and How Strategic CIOs and IT organizations are changing the dynamics of the business enterprise. Phil was also corporate faculty at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in the Masters' Project Management Program.

Mr. Weinzimer holds a BA and MBA in Finance from Adelphi University with Post Graduate studies in International Finance and Computer Science at New York University. He resides in Allentown PA with his wife Lynn.


$10 for PMI Westchester and other PMI Chapter Members
$15 for non-members

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