Hauke Thun



Hauke Thun is founder and Managing Director of House of PM GmbH. The company specializes in providing project management services, consultancy and training addressing all aspects of professional project management for medium sized companies and large corporates. Before starting the company in 2003 the graduate computer engineer held a number of different positions in the fields of software development, project management, and corporate management. The stages of his career include IDM Inc., G+J EMS GmbH, HTC Babelsberg GmbH, e-dict GmbH (Managing Director), 7d AG (Management Board), and divine GmbH (Director Quality Management). Thun disposes of certifications according to GPM / IPMA Level D, GPM / IPMA PPMC, PMI® / PMP®, OGC / Prince2®, and ScrumAlliance / CSM. In addition, he is active at an international level, for instance as assessor for the International Project Excellence Award (IPMA) and as IPMA Delta Foreign Assessor.

Title & abstract of Haukes speech:

Mapping strategic changes to your project portfolio

Success is a result of doing the right things. With respect to corporate‘s success this means to invest resources exactly into those projects which best fulfill the strategic targets and business objectives. In times of fast changing market demands and digital transformation, in which a quick time to value strengthens the competitive edge, many companies have to reconsider their strategic direction and change their market approach significantly. Consequently their project portfolio will have to be restructured as well. That’s where Project Portfolio Management comes into play. A clearly regulated and reliably active project portfolio management enables evidence-based and binding decisions. Projects are prioritized; selected projects are started and then stopped again when they no longer meet the portfolio criteria. On top it can be checked if all strategic targets will be underpinned sufficiently with projects in the portfolio. For a successful implementation it is important to focus on a minimum overhead and make it easy to use in day-to-day business. Based on practical experience in midsize enterprises the presentation comes up with essential success factors and best practice samples to overcome typical challenges.

About The Congress

The 1st Joint Congress of PMI Chapters in Germany is a new series of events jointly organized by the four German PMI Chapters. The objective is to bring both executives and decision makers as well as portfolio, program, and project managers together to facilitate the exchange of views and ideas while supporting close collaboration.

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