Event: Finding the Sweet Spot Between Product, Project and Portfolio Management


Finding the Sweet Spot Between Product, Project and Portfolio Management (23/Sep/2017)

Oftentimes product management, project management and portfolio management get co-mingled. As a result, roles, deliverables, and objectives can get confused. There's product roadmap and portfolio roadmaps. Project and product life cycles. Prioritizing and funding decisions for products, portfolios and projects. And then there's applying stage gates to products versus projects. The sweet spot is recognizing the boundaries and playing to each other's strengths. This talk will leverage lessons learned and provide some much-needed clarity.


Date & Time: Saturday, September 23, 2017 9am – 12pm



09:00am - 09:15am - Registration & Coffee
09:15am - 10:00am - New Member Orientation & Networking
10:00am - 11:00am - Product & Portfolio Management
11:00am - 12:00pm - Networking





- There is on-street parking on Macdonell Street
- There is parking just East of the Cooperators Building (between the Cooperators and Woolwich Street) at East Parkade & East Surface Lot. Please refer to signs posted as you enter parking facilities.
- More information about Guelph Downtown Parking here


Speaker: Linda Szmyt

linda szmyt

As one of the first Canadians to have received the PfMP certification, Linda has led PMOs and portfolio management at Nortel, Sandvine, and the Toronto Stock Exchange. She is now leading the IT project portfolio to support a multi-year $14B Major Components Replacements program at Bruce Power, the world's biggest nuclear facility.

Linda is actively involved in PMI, having served on the PMI Ottawa Chapter board in 2003, spoken at several events and served as a volunteer in PfMP exam development and as a mentor in Waterloo.






Date:  Sep 23, 2017 
Start Time:  9:00 AM 
End Time:  12:00 PM

The Cooperators     wc logo

130 Macdonell Street Guelph, ON  N1H 6P8

Member Fees:  CAD 30.00
Non-Member Fees: CAD 35.00
Early Bird Discount: CAD 5.00
Early Bird End Date: Sep 15, 2017 at 11:00 PM

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