Bergen Branch - Delivering on Strategy: The Power of Project Portfolio & Program Management

April 24, 2019
5:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Scandic Bergen City
Haakonsgt 2-7

Prioritization sounds like such a simple thing, but true prioritization starts with a very difficult question to answer, especially at a company with a portfolio approach: If you could only do one thing, what would it be?


The primary goal of portfolio management is to prioritize the company's resources and capacity in order to deliver upon the defined and committed strategy. Today’s pace of innovation, shifting market and customer demands will not allow us to always plan long term. The turnaround is faster, parameters shift and you must navigate in an often unreliable landscape.   


The importance of continuously monitoring the overall portfolio is essential. Equally important is the prioritization of new projects and programs based on business criticality, remembering the ongoing initiatives and any impact that a re-prioritization may lead to for those activities already in flight.


When a program is initiated the success rate is closely linked to the management's ability to take ownership of the dependencies, risks and opportunities that are predefined as part of the business case.


In an ideal world a program is initiated with a clearly defined sponsorship which increases the chance of success. Unfortunately the reality is that a program often lacks this element of perseverance from management  and managing such a program requires a high level of persistence and experience from the program manager .


"Effectiveness is doing the right things; Efficiency is doing things right."

Peter Drucker   


NOTE! Different venue than usual: Hotel Scandic Bergen City in Haakonsgaten (Bergen Kongressenter)


About the speakers:


Kjersti Cuddeford:

Kjersti Cuddeford is the Head of Change and Delivery at Altibox AS. She is responsible for overall project portfolio covering commercial, product and technical development. Kjersti oversees the execution of the company's roadmaps throughout the organisation. She also drives strategic change processes in the company in matters related to the company's direction. Kjersti has more than 20 years of proven track record in project and portfolio management within different industries. For her it is all about people!


Nina Brattetaule:

Nina Brattetaule is an experienced leader with over 15 years experience of initiating and delivering sustained results and effective change across a wide range of industries. She has been working strategically with alignment and stakeholder management to ensure continuous improvement throughout entire value chains. Translating business requirements into technical solutions that improve user experience for clients, employees and administration. Through management of several programs she has learned a thing or two on how to ensure success - identifying the pitfalls and mitigating by wearing big boots. A methodology that focuses on the real life experience - the true meaning of cross functional teams and value of managing expectations.


Practical information


17:45-18:15  Snack & Networking

18:15-19:00 Presentation

19:00-19:15 Break

19:15-20:00 Presentation continues, questions


Registration Fee: Members of PMI Norway Chapter join for free. Non-members pay NOK 200, or can accompany a member of PMI Norway Chapter as a guest for free.

Target audience: Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, Project Managers & anyone passionate about project management

For PMI members: Subject area (s) and distribution of number of PDUs within PMI's Talent Triangle:

  • Strategic & Business Management: 1,0 PDU
  • Technical: 1,0 PDU


The PDUs are registered by the individual participant. Guidance on how to do this can be found under Tips & Info under Members Area

NOTE! Different venue than usual: Hotel Scandic Bergen City in Haakonsgaten (Bergen Kongressenter)


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