Real-Time Portfolio & Project Management at Rogers – A conversation with Michelle Boutin, Director of Operations (PMO), and Cristian Lazar, Senior Manager, Service Management Tools
This webinar will be a case study of how Rogers moved from a fragmented approach for Project and Portfolio Management to a consolidated platform using Confluence, Jira and Jira Service Desk along with the main planning engine: BigPicture by SoftwarePlant; other apps include Comalatech’s Document Management, Insight, Eazy BI, plus others.
We are pleased to have Michelle Boutin (Business lead) and Cristian Lazar from the Enterprise Support team from Rogers speak with Miles Faulkner (Co-CEO, Blended Perspectives) about the journey especially the challenge of using Agile to build a PPM solution that spanned:
- Enterprise Portfolio Management
- Project management and status reporting
- Overall analysis and reporting
Finally, we will be discussing the next stages in Rogers’ journey towards a real-time PPM solution.
Director of Operations (PMO)
20+ years of experience in managing complex projects and leading strategic transformations. Award-winning, charismatic, and result-driven Senior Level Executive with extensive theoretical and hands-on, progressive experience in successfully delivering on complex and cross-functional initiatives and projects to achieve strategic vision for the business. An inspirational leader with an excellent track record of success in defining the PMO strategy, developing and driving change across the business, proactively identifying and mitigating risks to ensure continuous improvement and competitive advantage.
Sr. Manager, Service Management Tools
Skilled product delivery lead with a strong blend of technical experience in the Telecom industry (Wireless, VoIP, IPTV) and a broad understanding of the business and consumer challenges, who thrives on delivering superior customer experience. Effective at building and deepening productive relationships with all business, product, and technology stakeholders. Analytical problem-solver with excellent judgment and a detail-oriented nature. Proficient in accomplishing dramatic results with a technology hands-on and strategic leadership style in delivering cross-functional programs.
Co-CEO at Blended Perspectives
Highly experienced and seasoned IT Services and Project Manager, Agile Scrum Master, PMI, and ITIL certified. He is highly conversant with Atlassian products, especially Jira and Confluence. Miles has a wide experience in both infrastructure and development environments and is responsible for a range of large scale clients and initiatives to radically improve the performance and capability of IT and Business teams. He provides value-added services in best practices for Jira configuration to support software development, ITIL processes as well as project & program management.
Rogers Canada is a $15B technology and media company providing wireless, residential, and media to Canadians and Canadian businesses, employing 25,000 staff. Rogers shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).
Blended Perspectives is an Atlassian Solutions Platinum Partner with experience across various industries and organizations. For over 13 years our certified experts have been providing a full range of services and innovative, cost-effective Agile, Scrum, and Scaled Agile solutions built on Atlassian products – for I.T. and beyond. Our unique, solutions-based offering, is powered by a proprietary set of templates and patterns, tailored to each business practice, process, and complexity, enabling our clients to grow and achieve peak efficiency. We have deep technical skills in all things Atlassian and are also a certified Atlassian Training partner.
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Advanced insights into Cloud migrations, beyond the playbook
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Planning Webinar Recap
At Blended Perspectives, we’re keen to share our extensive knowledge on all things Atlassian through our webinars and we’re very happy that so many of you choose to join us both live and on-demand. However, we also recognize that in the busy work day many would be viewers struggle to find an hour to set aside. Therefore, from now on all of our webinars will be accompanied by a brief summary that covers all of the key points so no one has to miss out.
Our recent webinar was on “Planning! Planning! Planning!”. Planning is a hugely significant category and we thought that it was about time for a recap, especially with recent developments–in particular Jira Work Management. Here’s our summary of all of the main points from the webinar:
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Integrations are the largest market segment in the Atlassian Marketplace and grew by an impressive 30% over 2021.
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Webinar: Planning Apps in Atlassian Jira – A Detailed Update
Webinar highlights: Traditional planning is making a comeback in Jira – growth in the last year is well beyond pure Agile – long live the Gantt! Simple Calendar planning and checklists are increasingly popular. The main players – SoftwarePlant, Tempo and Atlassian – own close to 50% of the market between them.
Webinar – An In Depth Review of Integration Apps for Jira
As the fastest growing category on the Marketplace, Jira users are increasingly recognizing the time saving and productivity boosting potential that integration applications have. In this category report we outline the wide array of integration apps available to Jira users while also giving our take on the most popular and fastest movers in this space.
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Our recent webinar was on Issue Cross-Referencing Apps. There are many reasons to link issues, and many ways to do so. Furthermore, issue-linking provides the foundational capability for many of our solution blueprints, from PPM to GRC and beyond. In this webinar recap we’ll go over all of the main points from the webinar such as the key use-cases for linking issues, third-party apps that provide this functionality, data catalogues, asset records in Jira, requests from Service Management, and the power and limitations of object graphing.
Diagramming: A Surprisingly Hot Atlassian Marketplace Category
Watch this webinar about the increasingly popular Atlasssin Marketplace category – Diagramming – (the fourth largest by total instances) we will identify the major players, market size, main use cases and savings you can make by moving all your diagrams to Confluence.
Webinar: BigPicture 8 Is Here! Improved Support for All Types of Planning in Enterprises
With only 1/3 of most companies IT as pure agile, hybrid planning modes are very important to ensure real time planning and portfolio management. Learn about the feedback from thousands of companies which led to this game changing new release of BigPicture 8.