PMI Willamette Valley Chapter

2020 PMVC Presenter - Ken Loewen

Presenter Profile

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Ken Loewen

Advisicon’s Director of BI and Analytics

Advisicon Academy

About Ken Loewen

Ken Loewen, PMP, CPA, CGMA, CMA, MBA, and MCSA – Advisicon’s Director, BI & Analytics Division In his role at Advisicon, Ken divides his time between architecting PPM solutions for Advisicon’s nonprofit, commercial, and public sector clients; developing and delivering PPM and Business Intelligence training classes; and consulting on the deployment of PPM systems and processes. In addition to his PMP, Ken is a Certified Public Accountant, a Chartered Global Management Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant, and … an Open Water Scuba Instructor. He’s promised to go deep into today’s topic but probably won’t go “scuba diving deep.”

Presenter Topic

Increase the Impact of your Project, Program, and Portfolio Reporting

Many project managers struggle with effective status reporting – dealing with issues from finding the time to communicate about successes and challenges, tasks completed and delayed, risks and issues. After all of that struggle, most status reports are a series of lists and paragraphs of text that somebody then has to, first, wait for, then read, translate from your perspective on the project into his or her perspective on what needs to be done or communicated elsewhere, and finally, take action. Truly useful reporting is timely, accurate, and targeted to the reader. Learn some helpful techniques for overcoming the shortcomings of your current reporting and increasing the value those reports deliver.

Learning Objectives:  

  • Learn to be more efficient in status reporting
  • Drill down to getting the value of the report
  • Learn new techniques from experienced SMEs