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Career Development | USC Bovard College Lecture Series: Large Scale Transformation

Strategy = Business Acumen

Large Scale Transformation

Being one of the most successful project, program, and portfolio managers requires more than best practices (i.e. the blueprint). It requires creating effective cultures (i.e. architects use the tools) that execute those practices leading to transformative performances. Attendees will learn what extra tools you can equip yourself with to successfully transform a project on a large scale. 

The presentation is conducted from the leadership’s standpoint of getting a portfolio to move a large-scale transformation from a place of just an idea to a tangible product.  Oftentimes from a PMI standpoint, the conventional approach or technical methodology of a PM makes this transformation seem like it should be easy -- as if just moving from A-Z -- however, leadership has to answer:

 1. What do you want? Then from there how do you capitalize on putting recourses in place in order to 2. Capitalize on those investments. Once those resources are in place leadership has to now collec

tively focus on progress so that those supporting this transformation can keep 3. Moving it forward. Now, with something this large scale, keeping consistent with the message of the Vision is paramount -- and this will be a big change for some, but leadership has to stay on track by 4. Keeping Change Consistent.  Along the way, there will be things you have to consider to bring this from a back-of-the-napkin idea from Sponsors or Board Members in order to bring this approach home -- so finally there are 5. Things to Consider.


  1. What do you want
  2. Capitalizing on those investments
  3. Moving it forward
  4. Keeping Change Consistent
  5. Things to Consider

Speaker: Marcus Butler


Marcus Butler has nearly 20 years of public and private sector experience in operations, contracting, supply, acquisitions, and procurement. Over his professional career, he has provided executive consultation and technical advice on policy issues, strategic planning, organizational management, and vendor relations. He currently serves as the Director of Logistics for the Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization (OEHRM). OEHRM ensures the modernized EHR system is positioned to meet veterans’ needs and enable seamless delivery of healthcare to qualified beneficiaries. The system portfolio totals over $16 billion. Marcus is responsible for program oversight and executive leadership in the areas of transportation management, facilities management, equipment management, analytical reporting, and logistics operations in the accomplishment of the overall OEHRM mission.

Marcus founded the Guiding Youth For Tomorrow (GYFT) Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to empower minority youth and young adults to become the strongest versions of themselves to shape the world by focusing on their mental, social, physical, and financial well-being.

Marcus is a U.S. Air Force Veteran. He earned a BS in aeronautical industrial technology from Tennessee State University and an MPS in project management from Georgetown University.


1 PDU in the Strategic Category


  • $5 PMI Los Angeles Members
  • $10 Non-Members
  • Free for Students-Please email careerdev@pmi-la.org for the student discount code.

Webinar Information

Online.  Meeting participation information will be emailed with your registration confirmation. This event will be recorded.

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Contact the Career Development team at careerdev@pmi-la.org




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Type of category: Public Events (Programs, Career Dev and Membership Public Events)

Type of activity: Strategy = Business Acumen

Date: May 21st, 2022

Hour: 10:00AM to 11:00AM

PDUs: 1


Members: $5.00

Non members: $10.00

Students and Military: Free