From the Triple Constraint to Strategic Business Outcomes: Practical Benefits Realization Management

Session 1 | Tuesday, September 29 | 9:45 - 10:45 am

Presented by Kathryn Milani, MSEd, PMP and Nila Vaishnav, BA, BS, PMP 

All strategic change in an organization happens through projects, portfolios and programs. Projects can no longer be done in isolation. They are part of the overall integrated business strategy for the organization. We must look beyond the project “deliverables” and move our focus towards strategic business outcomes that have real business impact on the bottom line and will enhance an organization’s competitive advantage. Benefits Realization Management (BRM) is the framework to help your organization proactively manage benefits by aligning projects, programs and portfolios to the company’s overarching strategy.

In this session, you will learn the four step process for the practical nuts and bolts application of the BRM process: Identity, Define, Plan and Realize. We use reflection, discussion, interactive storytelling and practice application to engage participants and enable them to transfer their new knowledge and skills into their workplace.

PDUs: 1.00
PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management

Kathryn Milani, MSEd, PMP, Milani Consulting, LLC

Kathryn is an experienced Project Manager and Instructional Designer who specializes in helping people and organizations get things done. She has more than 15 years of experience in IT Project Management combined with almost 10 years as a consultant and trainer in the project management field.

In addition to being a Senior IT Project Manager for the Liberty Mutual Group, Kathryn served as a Project Manager and Instructional Designer for Department of Labor and Department of Justice funded programs.

Kathryn’s credentials include a BBA from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, an MS in Education from the University of Wisconsin – Stout, a Master’s Certificate in IT Project Management from George Washington University, and a PMP from the Project Management Institute. Kathryn is currently serving as the VP-Programs for the PMI-NEW Chapter.

Nila Vaishnav, BA, BS, PMP, Vaish-Consulting, LLC

Nila is a talented IT Professional, an experienced Project Manager, and a teacher. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge while also having a thirst for gaining new knowledge.

While working for diverse industries for more than 20 years, Nila has developed subject matter expertise in specific areas of IT and Project Management. She also taught IT courses, at Wisconsin Technical colleges. This expertise combined with her teaching experience positions her well for speaking and coaching. She is excited to share her real-life experience with a firm belief that it will add value to the community she will serve.

Nila’s credentials include a BA in Economics and Psychology from St. Xavier’s college in India, a BS in Computer Science and Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin and a PMP certificate from the Project Management Institute. Nila is currently serving as the Director of Speakers and Programs for the PMI-NEW Chapter.