Thursday, April 30, 2015

This year I am very psyched that I will have the chance to participate in the Building the Hybrid PMO Workshop series with Mark Price Perry and Andy Jordan. 

Here is the description of the workshop that is posted on

Building the Hybrid PMO


Chicago, IL - June 15th-16th
Seattle, WA - July 9th-10th
Boston, MA - July 23rd-24th
Atlanta, GA - September 8th-9th
San Francisco, CA - September 24th-25th
Scottsdale, AZ - October 15th-16th

Be a Business Driver, not a PMO passenger

SESSION 1: Ready-To-Apply Examples of Business Driven PMO Success
Business Driven PMO Setup and Management with Mark Price Perry
There is no surer way to invite PMO difficulties than to rush into a cookie-cutter “people, process, tools” strategy and to “sell the PMO”--an approach still advocated by many today. This workshop first engages participants in a highly interactive session that reveals and corrects common misguided PMO strategies, while highlighting select opportunities to make your approach more Agile. Perry will also present a bouquet of real-life PMO success stories based upon his third book in the Business Driven PMO series, Business Driven PMO Success Stories (2013), which attendees will receive as part of participating in this workshop.

Succeed by Managing the Portfolio Lifecycle: Ideas Through to Benefits Realization

SESSION 2: Deliver Benefits that Matter - From Start to Finish
Portfolio Execution with Andy Jordan
Organizations only succeed when they have effective strategy execution, and PMOs can, and should, play a vital role in achieving that. End to end portfolio management, combined with organization wide strategic risk management offer a dynamic one-two punch that can deliver significant business improvements. Andy Jordan uses his signature high energy and engaging style to bring participants along the journey to a PMO that is the cornerstone of strategy execution. Attendees will also receive a copy of Andy’s book Risk Management for Project Driven Organizations to help them implement the approaches discussed in the workshop.

Harmonizing Project Management and Agile – Viva la Revolution!

SESSION 3: The Impact that Agile can have on a PMO
Harmonizing Project Management and Agile with Dave Prior
It is difficult to find an organization today that isn’t “trying” to go Agile. Whether you are the only PM in your company or you are leading a PMO with global reach, the change is never easy. If you’ve been trained to work using traditional PM tools and practices, Agile transition can be especially daunting. This session will explore the impact that Agile can have on a PMO and the PMs working in a traditional organization. We’ll review some of the common myths that create friction between Agile and traditional approaches, explore ways you can take steps to better enable your organization to succeed, and get experience working with tools you can take back to use with your PMs and your PMO. Viva la Revolution!

Redefining the PMO: Issues, Opportunities, and Breakthrough Thinking

SESSION 4: Open Space Meeting
All Attendees
Open Space Meetings are an amazingly powerful way to explore issues, discuss ideas, and achieve breakthrough thinking. Open Space Meetings are particularly useful for fully engaging all those who are truly passionate about and committed to a subject and, arguably, there is no greater shared bond that PMO practitioners have than their collective passion and commitment to the value proposition of a well-conceived, established, and run PMO. This workshop session utilizes the Open Space Meeting approach to tackle the top PMO-related issues, opportunities, and topics of the workshop attendees.  

$1495 US
Early Bird $1,195 US

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