Ballantyne Community Meeting

November 13, 2018
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Bank of America - Sherrill Building
13510 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Bronze Room
Charlotte, NC 28277

TOPIC: Project Business Value Management using Semantic Business Stories

SPEAKER: Diane Alexander

Diane has a wide range of business and technology experience across insurance, defense, utilities, international inter-modal transportation, geographic information systems, retail, and financial services industries. Roles have included software developer, tester, requirements engineer, independent IT audit analyst, business process improvement, data architecture, enterprise architecture program development, compliance and risk program development, project management, program management, and use of emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

She is a US Air Force veteran, and worked on command and control computer systems, after being commissioned through the ROTC program at the University of Illinois.

Project management is evolving to focus more on Business Value Management – starting with how projects are identified and prioritized in the project portfolio, managing business value throughout project execution, through delivery of sustainable business value results.  This collection of business change is your Business Strategy.

In this session, we will explore use of Semantic Business Stories as a tool to manage the challenge of monetizing the value of the change.  The stories are expressed in plain language and are fact based.  Stories define problems to be solved, opportunities to seek, risk inherent in the business, and expectations from customers, regulators and other stakeholders.  Stories that come from different business silos are analyzed to identify redundant and related activities to determine cross-enterprise solutions.

As a project is executed, the world and the business continues to change, cost and schedule issues arise, and risks are mitigated.   A focus on Business Value helps navigate project governance decisions for what may need to change in your project within the levers of scope, schedule, cost, quality, resources, sustainability and risk in order to optimize business value delivery within these competing constraints.  Business Value Management is important to guide creation of project work products and demonstrate traceability to business value and strategy.

The same Business Value Management principles apply to Program/Portfolio governance decisions on projects to re-prioritize, cancel, hold, and allocate increased or decreased resources to optimize Business Value over the entire business change landscape, and ensure projects align to business strategy. 

This is a working meeting designed for PMI Chapter members south of the city including Ballantyne.

PDU Category: Technical


Community Chapter Meeting 

As a means of helping chapter and local community members who are certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) satisfy the continuing education requirements for re-certification, PMI Metrolina Chapter arranges its monthly meeting schedule to allow a 1 hour PDU training session to be incorporated into its normal meeting.

Topics presented during these sessions are designed to not only satisfy the PDU requirement for re-certifying as a PMP, but to also provide wide appeal to people involved in project management regardless of whether or not they are certified PMPs. The 1-hour sessions meet the educational requirements to qualify for 1 PDU credits for maintaining PMP® certification or to meet the requirement for attending 35 hours of formal project management education prior to applying to sit for the PMP® exam.

The sessions are open to all.


$10.00 Member Ticket

$12.00 Guest Ticket