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The role of the Project Manager is transforming from tactical into a strategic as companies now recognize the PMO function as a critical component to business success. PMOs across the world are leading IT/Business teams to develop new and enhanced products, services, and associated processes that increase the customer experience, improve margins, and enhance shareholder wealth. Understanding, assessing, and calibrating IT talent is more critical today than ever before. Project Managers today are required to be more strategic as they and IT personnel actively engage with business units to leverage information and technology to improve competitive advantage. As a result, you need to quickly assess and develop critical skills that enable you to actively engage and collaborate as part of business teams in leveraging information and technology to improve competitive advantage.

Strategic CIOs have identified The Talent Gap as one of the biggest challenges-. More specifically, CIOs are concerned that the lack of business competencies and associated skills prevent IT personnel from actively engaging in a collaborative process as part of business teams.

This presentation provides:

o The key competencies and skills Project Managers need to exhibit to more effectively collaborate as part of business teams

o An assessment process and methodology Project Managers can use to identify the gaps and improve the competencies of IT personnel for the critical IT skills.

o The tools, techniques, and methodologies Project Managers can use to attract, develop and retain, top IT PM’s in their organization

o Case studies that CIOs can learn from in identifying, assessing, and improving strategic competencies and skills of IT personnel

PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management


Phil Weinzimer is president of Strategere Consulting and works with clients to develop business and IT strategies that focus on achieving business outcomes. Phil is currently conducting research for his third book, Strategic IT Governance 2.0: A Business Imperative for Competitive Success, to be published in early 2020 His previous book, The Strategic CIO: Changing the Dynamics of the Business Enterprise, focuses on how strategic CIOs leverage information and technology for competitive advantage.

His first book, Getting It Right: Creating Customer Value for Market Leadership, focuses on how to transform an organization using a 3P strategy to Prepare personnel to work together as a team, Perceive customer needs, and Provide new products and services that create sustainable and profitable value.

Additionally, he writes a column for column: Transforming IT for Business Success and Strategic CIO, and has co-authored a Harvard Case Study.

Phil also conducts video interviews of IT Thought Leaders on his series The Strategic CIO. Phil speaks regularly at CIO & IT events on IT Strategy and How Strategic CIOs and IT organizations are changing the dynamics of the business enterprise.

Phil is also corporate faculty at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in the Masters Project Management Program.