I was invited last week to speak on a panel at the California CIO Academy on the topic of portfolio prioritization along with Teri Bennett (CalPERS), Jerry Becker (San Joaquin County), Gregg Wyant (Intel) and moderated by Peter Doolan (Oracle).
If you were in the audience, I hope you were entertained. I was delighted at the audience participation in our session given it was on the second day and in the afternoon. It was a daunting task as that morning, Capt. Larry Brudnicki, Coast Guard Captain from “The Perfect Storm” spoke about leadership in the eye of the storm and the general session prior to ours ended with a juggling performance.
For those of you that didn’t attend, I did want to recap some of the key points I made.
I’ll first come clean and note that I don’t think any of this is rocket science, a lot is common sense. But are you really doing it? Is your agency putting in place the executive sponsorship, processes and milestones to ensure strategically critical initiatives are properly resourced and projects in jeopardy are identified quickly.