Project and Portfolio Management at Adidas

Marc van der Heijden,  Vice President of Global IT at Adidas, shares his insights on how Adidas, the global leader in the sporting goods industry, manages its IT project portfolio.

Marc van der Heijden, Vice President of Global IT at Adidas, shares his insights on the challenges that organizations like Adidas face in managing their IT project portfolio. The approach that this global leader in the sporting goods industry takes enables it to push past the traditional boundaries and create one integrated and companywide view of the IT portfolio. Marc shares with us what is it is like to compete in the sporting goods industry and the challenges organizations like Adidas face in managing their IT portfolio, how Adidas addresses the challenges of project selection and prioritization, how their approach to project management supports the management of the IT Portfolio, what they look for when hiring project managers and continue to develop their management and leadership skills.

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In this interview, I ask Marc the following questions:

  • Tell us a little bit about your current role at Adidas Group.
  • You will present at Pink Elephant’s 17th Annual International IT Service Management Conference and Exhibition February 17-20 in Las Vegas. The topic is how to link company strategy to Portfolio Management. What are some of the big questions that you plan to address in your presentation?
  • Can you give an overview of what’s it is like to compete in the sporting goods industry and the challenges organizations like Adidas face in managing their IT portfolio.
  • Adidas approach enables you to push past the traditional boundaries and create one integrated and companywide view of the IT portfolio. How does Adidas address the challenges of project selection and prioritization?
  • Talk a little bit about Adidas approach to project management and how it supports the management of the IT Portfolio?
  • What do you look for when hiring project managers at Adidas?
  • Do you value certification such as PMP?
  • What are some of the qualities or skills that help project managers thrive at Adidas?
  • Is there a defined career path for project managers are Adidas and how project managers continue to develop their project management and leadership skills?

Contact Information:

About Pink Elephant’s IT Service Management Conference

Now in its 17th hugely successful year, this annual event is widely recognized as “the world’s best IT Service Management conference.”  The program is content rich and comprehensive – 15 tracks, 160+ sessions – covering a vast array of subjects from all across the ITSM spectrum. There is something for everyone – strategic, tactical, operational.

Join us for “Pink13”.  You will see how to use ITSM to achieve true business value and outcomes.

 

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Project and Portfolio Management at Adidas

Marc van der Heijden,  Vice President of Global IT at Adidas, shares his insights on how Adidas, the global leader in the sporting goods industry, manages its IT project portfolio.

Marc van der Heijden, Vice President of Global IT at Adidas, shares his insights on the challenges that organizations like Adidas face in managing their IT project portfolio. The approach that this global leader in the sporting goods industry takes enables it to push past the traditional boundaries and create one integrated and companywide view of the IT portfolio. Marc shares with us what is it is like to compete in the sporting goods industry and the challenges organizations like Adidas face in managing their IT portfolio, how Adidas addresses the challenges of project selection and prioritization, how their approach to project management supports the management of the IT Portfolio, what they look for when hiring project managers and continue to develop their management and leadership skills.

The Interview:

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In this interview, I ask Marc the following questions:

  • Tell us a little bit about your current role at Adidas Group.
  • You will present at Pink Elephant’s 17th Annual International IT Service Management Conference and Exhibition February 17-20 in Las Vegas. The topic is how to link company strategy to Portfolio Management. What are some of the big questions that you plan to address in your presentation?
  • Can you give an overview of what’s it is like to compete in the sporting goods industry and the challenges organizations like Adidas face in managing their IT portfolio.
  • Adidas approach enables you to push past the traditional boundaries and create one integrated and companywide view of the IT portfolio. How does Adidas address the challenges of project selection and prioritization?
  • Talk a little bit about Adidas approach to project management and how it supports the management of the IT Portfolio?
  • What do you look for when hiring project managers at Adidas?
  • Do you value certification such as PMP?
  • What are some of the qualities or skills that help project managers thrive at Adidas?
  • Is there a defined career path for project managers are Adidas and how project managers continue to develop their project management and leadership skills?

Contact Information:

About Pink Elephant’s IT Service Management Conference

Now in its 17th hugely successful year, this annual event is widely recognized as “the world’s best IT Service Management conference.”  The program is content rich and comprehensive – 15 tracks, 160+ sessions – covering a vast array of subjects from all across the ITSM spectrum. There is something for everyone – strategic, tactical, operational.

Join us for “Pink13”.  You will see how to use ITSM to achieve true business value and outcomes.

 

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Project and Portfolio Management at Adidas

Marc van der Heijden,  Vice President of Global IT at Adidas, shares his insights on how Adidas, the global leader in the sporting goods industry, manages its IT project portfolio.

Marc van der Heijden, Vice President of Global IT at Adidas, shares his insights on the challenges that organizations like Adidas face in managing their IT project portfolio. The approach that this global leader in the sporting goods industry takes enables it to push past the traditional boundaries and create one integrated and companywide view of the IT portfolio. Marc shares with us what is it is like to compete in the sporting goods industry and the challenges organizations like Adidas face in managing their IT portfolio, how Adidas addresses the challenges of project selection and prioritization, how their approach to project management supports the management of the IT Portfolio, what they look for when hiring project managers and continue to develop their management and leadership skills.

The Interview:

Listen now:

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In this interview, I ask Marc the following questions:

  • Tell us a little bit about your current role at Adidas Group.
  • You will present at Pink Elephant’s 17th Annual International IT Service Management Conference and Exhibition February 17-20 in Las Vegas. The topic is how to link company strategy to Portfolio Management. What are some of the big questions that you plan to address in your presentation?
  • Can you give an overview of what’s it is like to compete in the sporting goods industry and the challenges organizations like Adidas face in managing their IT portfolio.
  • Adidas approach enables you to push past the traditional boundaries and create one integrated and companywide view of the IT portfolio. How does Adidas address the challenges of project selection and prioritization?
  • Talk a little bit about Adidas approach to project management and how it supports the management of the IT Portfolio?
  • What do you look for when hiring project managers at Adidas?
  • Do you value certification such as PMP?
  • What are some of the qualities or skills that help project managers thrive at Adidas?
  • Is there a defined career path for project managers are Adidas and how project managers continue to develop their project management and leadership skills?

Contact Information:

About Pink Elephant’s IT Service Management Conference

Now in its 17th hugely successful year, this annual event is widely recognized as “the world’s best IT Service Management conference.”  The program is content rich and comprehensive – 15 tracks, 160+ sessions – covering a vast array of subjects from all across the ITSM spectrum. There is something for everyone – strategic, tactical, operational.

Join us for “Pink13”.  You will see how to use ITSM to achieve true business value and outcomes.

 

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