Strategic Project Management: Linking Project Portfolios to Organizational Strategy

Business Acumen

Projects are often part of an organization’s larger goals and objectives. Strategic project management understands this. It’s very important that we look at individual projects and how they can potentially  benefit a company – how those projects connect to the overall strategic plan of the company. In this presentation, we’ll consider the role of leadership in project management and the processes by which project management and project portfolio management can contribute in concrete ways to the success of a company’s strategic goals.

Learning Objectives:
• Define the basic concepts and terms of project leadership and organizational strategy.
• Analyze the role of project leadership in contributing to the success of an organization’s strategic
• Discuss some methods used by project leadership to align projects with strategic goals.
PDU Triangle: Business Acumen – Strategic Planning, Analysis, Alignment



Dr. Gary Broils is a Professor of the Practice for Project Management at the University of Kansas-Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Kansas. He’s a seasoned program and project management professional with more than 30 years of experience in management consulting, information technology, and military service in the United States Marine Corps (USMC). Some of the companies Dr. Broils has worked for include Accenture, RSM, Service Management Group, and H&R Block. He’s a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile leader. Dr. Broils also works freelance as a management consultant playing a pivotal role in advising executive client teams during project delivery and on the development of strategic roadmaps. His project portfolio is rich and diverse, encompassing program and project management, strategic assessments, roadmap development, strategic planning, business analysis, performance
benchmarking, data-driven decision-making, action planning, and benefits realization planning.



  • 6:00 Networking, Dinner
  • 6:15 Chapter Business
  • 6:30 Presentation: Strategic Project Management: Linking Project Portfolios to Organizational Strategy


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Type of category: Chapter Member Meeting (CMM)

Type of activity: Business Acumen

Date: June 17th, 2024

Hour: 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Registration close date: June 16th, 2024 at 5:00PM

# of PDUs: 1


Students: Free

Members $10.00

Non members and Guests: $20.00


Donnelly College

608 N. 18th St.
Kansas City, KS, 66102