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Tech Presentation - The Art and Science of Innovation and Development

From: Ed S.
Sent on: Monday, March 17, 2008 8:51 PM
Hello Everyone,

There's a top notch Tech speaker doing a presentation in Bend this Wednesday, 3/19/2008, 5:30pm to 7:00pm at COCC in the Boyle Education Center, room 155., first building on your left as you enter the COCC campus from Portland or Newport Ave.

This event is hosted by the PM Roundtable, it is FREE, and open to the public. This month's topic should be of interest to technology types, project managers, and entrepreneurs.

Jeff Oltmann is the guest presenter. His presentation is titled: "The Art and Science of Innovation and Development - Luck Isn't Enough". He is principal consultant at Synergy Professional Services and on the faculty in the Management of Science and Technology department at the OGI School of Oregon Health and Science University.

I hope that you can fit this into your Wednesday evening on such short notice! I wager it will be worth your time.

Hope to see you there. Please shoot me an email if you think you can make it, [address removed].
Ed Sea

Below is a bit more detail on Jeff and his presentation.

Jeff Oltmann is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience managing successful technology programs. Jeff focuses on excellent execution. He ran the Program Management Office (PMO) and a $60M project portfolio for IBM?s xSeries development facility in Oregon. Jeff?s hands-on program management experience includes program budgets over $100M and worldwide cross-functional teams of over 100 members. He has a proven track record in product development ranging from start-ups to large corporations, including industry pioneers like Sequent, IBM, Prisma and Gould. His ?in the trenches? experience with a wide variety of companies keeps him focused on developing practical and lean systems. He is on the faculty of the department of Management of Science and Technology at the Oregon Graduate Institute. Jeff teaches project management and portfolio management, is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and is principal consultant with Synergy Professional Services.

The Art and Science of Innovation and Development
Luck is not enough to create the repeated project successes that companies need to survive in a brutally competitive marketplace. Fortunately, savvy leaders can add science to the luck by creating a structured development framework that melds five proven management disciplines: Project Management; Program Management; Portfolio Management; Platform Management; and Market and Strategic Planning. This presentation uses research results and the experiences of an example company to show how these disciplines fit into a single, cohesive framework, creating a bridge from strategic direction to clean execution.

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