Event Details

A Portfolio Management Model for Implementing Organisational Strategies

Presenter: Martin Smit

Thursday 21st September 2017


Synopsis of Talk: 
Various research studies show that organisations struggle to bridge the gap between strategy formulation and day-by-day implementation (Project Management Institute, 2014; Morris and Jamieson, 2004; Sull, Homkes, and Sull, 2015). These studies also show that organisations are not effectively implementing and applying project portfolio management best practices to achieve strategic results. The development, implementation and embedding of a portfolio management model will help organisations to enhance effective decision-making in order to select, prioritise, authorise, plan and manage the “right” projects and programmes and allocate the limited resources (e.g. funds and manpower) available to effectively deliver strategic results and maximise business value.

About the Presenter: 
Martin Smit has been working for Eskom for 37 years and has held various management positions in construction, outage, maintenance, and project management. Currently he is working in the Eskom Project Management Office as a Project Management Specialist/Consultant/Advisor. Martin has extensive experience in the development and application of project life cycles methodologies and best practices. Martin is certified as a Project Definition Readiness Assessment (PDRA) facilitator. He is also certified to facilitate learning and conduct outcome based assessment and has developed and presented various project management training courses in Eskom.

Martin has a MSc (Management of Technology and Innovation) in the domain of Project Management. He also has various qualifications in engineering, information technology and management. He is registered as a student at the North-West University for the degree Philosophiae Doctor – Development and Management Engineering. He is a Project Management Professional, Professional Construction Project Manager and a Professional Technologist (Engineering). He has been a member of the Project Management Institute since 1988 and a PMP since 1992.

Martin loves to spend time in nature and to tour in South Africa and the neighbouring countries. His interests include investing and he is passionate about swimming for exercise.

Event Details:
18H00 Registration & Networking
18H30 Discussion
19H30 Networking & Refreshments

Venue: Microsoft, Corporate Hill, 3012 William Nicol Dr, Johannesburg, 2031

RSVP: gpevent@pmi.org.za (Please provide car details before 21/09/2017 10am, in order to obtain access to the building).

PDU: 1 PDU to be claimed for attending the event.

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