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December 2016
Date: Tuesday - December 20, 2016
Topic: Effective Project Portfolio Management: End the Multitasking!
Speaker: Johanna Rothman


Effective Project Portfolio Management: End the Multitasking!

I bet you have too much work to do, and it's all #1 priority. You start work and can't finish it before you have to start something else. You don't have to give up and feel whipped around by changing priorities. You can manage your project portfolio and help management create and manage an overall project portfolio for your organization. And, you don't need a lot of math to do it.

With a few simple measurements, you can manage your project portfolio, regardless of where you are in the organization. You can see where you have enough people to staff projects and, where you don't. You can help people articulate the business value of the projects in the project portfolio so it's possible to make decisions and stick with them.

Join Johanna to learn about practical and pragmatic approaches to visualizing and managing the project portfolio.

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About the Speaker

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Johanna Rothman

Johanna Rothman, known as the "Pragmatic Manager", provides frank advice for your tough problems. She helps leaders and teams see problems and resolve risks and manage their product development.

Johanna was the Agile 2009 conference chair. She is the current technical editor. Johanna is the author of these books:

  • Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration Across the Organization
  • Project Portfolio Tips: Twelve Ideas for Focusing on the Work You Need to Start and Finish
  • Diving for Hidden Treasures: Finding the Value in Your Project Portfolio
  • Predicting the Unpredictable: Pragmatic Approaches to Estimating Cost or Schedule
  • Manage Your Job Search
  • Hiring Geeks That Fit
  • Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects, 2nd edition
  • The 2008 Jolt Productivity award-winning Manage It! Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management
  • Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management

She writes columns for and, and writes two blogs on her web site,, as well as a blog on

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