CAREER DEV | USC Bovard College Lecture Series: Portfolio Management

Strategy = Business Acumen

Components of portfolios typically provide status on the deliverables of their work. Rarely do they provide status on the benefits that they are delivering to the portfolio and organization which is what the stakeholders really want to know. Portfolio managers must show the value of their organization by translating project and program deliverable status into portfolio benefit delivery status. Attendees will learn how to translate project and program deliverable status into the benefit delivery information that stakeholders really want to see.


  1. Definitions of benefits and enablement
  2. Strategic Alignment
  3. Translating the work into benefit value

Speaker: Jennifer Baker

baker-jennifer-200x200.jpgJennifer Baker is an Associate Professor at the University of Southern California and Assistant Professor at Wingate University.  She works as a management consultant and has been managing projects, programs, portfolios and PMOs for 30 years for Fortune 500 companies including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Duke Energy, Amtrak, TIAA, and United Rentals. As an educator, she has also taught and developed curriculum for Northeastern, Georgetown, and Wake Forest Universities. As well as authoring books and articles of her own, she was featured in İpek Sahra Özgüler’s book, “The Perspective of Women in Project Management” released earlier this year. She is the former Region Mentor for the Mid-Atlantic States (Region 5). In 2015, PMI Metrolina won Chapter of the Year during her tenure as President.  Jennifer was in the first Master of Science in Project Management Class at Northeastern University and holds PMP, PgMP, PfMP, ITIL, BRMP, SSMBB, CB-PMO and SAFe-SA certifications. She had the honor of graduating from the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class in 2015.


1 PDU in the Strategic Category


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

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Type of category: Career Development - Academic Outreach

Type of activity: Strategy = Business Acumen

Date: January 28th, 2023

Hour: 10:00AM to 11:00AM

PDUs: 1


Students and Military: Free

Members: $5.00

Non members: $10.00