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Optimizing your Portfolio Management in support of Digital Strategy

Presented by Jeff Jensen, PMP, ITIL Strategic Leader and Managing Professional

Founder and Principal, I Train IT Leaders LLC


In this session, Jeff Jensen will present the key aspects of the various types of portfolios, and how portfolio management requires a different approach in the context of digital transformation and/or in a digital organization. The Portfolio Management practice is vital in support of an organization’s ability to make effective decisions quickly to take advantage of new opportunities or respond to digital disruption in their ecosystem. Everyone in the organization has a role to play in support of the organization’s digital strategy.

Key Takeaways

  1. Understanding of the different types of portfolios in the context of Portfolio Management
  2. How digital organizations need to manage their portfolios differently to support their digital strategy
  3. Why everyone in the organization plays a role in defining, informing, and providing feedback in support of Portfolio Management

Speaker Bios


Jeff Jensen, PMP, ITIL Strategic Leader and Managing Professional

Founder and Principal, I Train IT Leaders LLC

Jeff Jensen is the Founder of I Train IT Leaders LLC. An experienced and recognized thought leader across multiple best practice frameworks, Jeff consults and collaborates with organizations to drive strategic alignment, continual improvement, and value co-creation. He is certified as an ITIL 4 Strategic Leader, ITIL 4 Managing Professional, Certified Process Design Engineer, DevOps Leader, Project Management Professional, and a Distinguished Toastmaster. He started his career as a systems engineer in the IT organization supporting design, engineering, and manufacturing business units for a large semiconductor company. Jeff quickly moved into a leadership role managing IT Operations at the largest site for the company, and then directing cross-functional teams located in multiple sites and global geographies. In addition to well over a decade of semiconductor industry experience, Jeff has worked in the retail, engineering, and managed services industries as a PMO Coach and Leader, Application Support Manager, Process Improvement Architect, Service Management Office Lead, and a Customer Success Manager. Since starting his own company, I Train IT Leaders LLC, in 2017, Jeff has led digital transformation efforts for a large multinational company, and architected and chaired a multi-million dollar program designed to bring together Agile, ITSM and DevOps practices to align ways of working across cross-functional global product and technology organizations.

Jeff is also the Co-Founder and President of the Boise ITSM local interest group, and he enjoys mentoring, coaching, and collaborating with his peers in the PMI- Western Idaho Chapter, the Treasure Valley Agile Community, and in Toastmasters International. He has delivered multiple training classes and presentations in ITIL, Agile, Value Stream Mapping and DevOps practices to audiences across the USA and globally. Recently, Jeff was recognized for his work authoring content and providing feedback for the ITIL 4 – Digital and IT Strategy publication, and was highlighted as a featured speaker at the 2020 and 2021 Service Management World conferences.

For more information on Jeff’s credentials and experience, visit his LinkedIn page at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreyljensen/

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