Enterprise Applications & Architecture

IT Portfolio ''Best Practices'' (Peak Performance)

Course Overview
CIOs and the IT departments they lead are hard-pressed to cope with an ever-increasing volume of technical projects that their business units are literally clamoring for. In addition, while dealing with this heavy workload, IT is also required to be cost conscious, efficient and as the saying goes, ''do more with less.'' Modern enterprises have turned to IT Portfolio Management to help manage critical IT projects, resources and personnel, who are under some pretty tough conditions. In this report, expert Joan Walker, Principal of TayganPoint Consulting Group, defines IT Portfolio Management, explores its benefits and offers best practices that will help organizations do it well.

Track: Peak Performance
Methodologies and proven practices that advance the management skills of IT professionals

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this segment, you should be able to:

  • Understand IT Portfolio Management what it entails.
  • Identify the major reasons why IT projects fail.
  • Discuss the key steps to create an IT portfolio; or just improve an existing one.
  • Identify leading software solutions that support IT Portfolio Management.
  • Discuss best practices for IT Portfolio Management.

Content Partner:


Speaker / Author:

Joan Walker
A Principal consultant at TayganPoint, Joan Walker has over 20 years of experience driving both business process and IT solutions to support global business strategies for large corporate clients. She is an accomplished organizational business and IT leader with proven ability to build, motivate and lead diverse global teams to achieve program objectives while aligning IT strategy with business goals. Joan leads TayanPoint's IT Effectiveness Practice which focuses on helping our clients and IT leaders leverage opportunities to improve the value of IT to their organizations.

Joan's first half of her career began at GE in the IT consulting division supporting the operational division and subsequently moved onto an integration firm providing training and program management to various fortune 500 companies. The second half of her career was in the Pharmaceutical industry and worked for Johnson & Johnson as a Business Relationship Director supporting Global PMO, Finance and HR. Subsequent to J&J, she led the Advisory Services department in Global Data at Merck in which she managed over 50 employees, and was instrumental in managing the client facing application database team and established a new business relationship management support group and PMO in order to successfully deliver Global data services to the business units of Merck. Merck is where Joan obtained her Agent One certification in Change Management and was the Change Lead on an IT Operating Model Program which was successfully implemented at Merck.

Software & Hardware Requirements:

  • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
  • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
  • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
  • Ram: 256 MB minimum
  • Sound card with speakers/headphones
  • Windows or Mac OS


Price (USD)

Standard Rate: $29.00
Subscribers: $29.00
Pillsbury U Online: $29.00
Metro State Univ: FREE


Course Code : WIT-1939

Release Date : 08/01/2016
Expire Date : 09/01/2018
Credits :
PMI PDU 0.50

Length : 25min
Course Level : N/A

Passing Grade : 70%
Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible

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