Delivering Real PMO Value in a Post-Pandemic World
As organizations emerge from mandated and self-imposed limits to business functions that were driven by the current pandemic, they are demanding new ways of working that instantly render many former practices both ineffective and obsolete. Restarting an existing business is a condition many leaders have never experienced, and doing so in an orderly, meaningful way can spell the difference between success and outright failure.
Whether your organization is restarting a component or business engine that has been switched off entirely, or revving one that has been idle for months, under these new circumstances delivering real value through a vital business intelligence function has never been more important.
Old PMO constructs and practice are no longer sufficient. We must re-imagine the PMO to support organizations as they get back to the business of business. This session is designed to help you transform your PMO to provide vital business functionality right now... and far into the future. This is an important inflection point... and there is no time to waste.
The hallmark of successful PMOs is their importance to business leaders and decision-makers. In the most successful cases where the PMO is considered high value, the PMO functions as the single source for “business intelligence”. To quote Gartner analyst Audrey Apfel from her 2011 conference paper, (Apfel, 2011) “the pinnacle of PMO maturity is the Strategy Execution Office”. In the final analysis, the most successful PMOs are woven into the fabric of the organizations they support.
If business leaders are making decisions about key initiatives in your organization without consulting the PMO, either the decisions they are making are related to initiatives outside the purview of the PMO, or the PMO isn’t providing business leaders the information they need to make important decisions about the initiatives being supported by the PMO. If either of these conditions is true, the PMO is not performing the vital organizational role it was designed to provide and is more likely than not headed for extinction.
This lecture provides insight to help you transform your PMO from an organizational function that provides operational and administrative overhead to a vital governance resource that delivers critically important information for decision-making.
About the Speaker
Eric S. Norman, PMP, PgMP, CSM, PMI Fellow
Thursday, August 13, 2020, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Virtual via Zoom. Once you register, you will be emailed a link to register for the Zoom meeting.
Note: Be sure your email address listed in your profile is up to date prior to registering.
Free for Chapter members and Non-Chapter members
Noon, August 12th, 2020
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Amy Hatfield, VP of Programs
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|Event Date||08-13-2020 11:30 am|
|Event End Date||08-13-2020 1:00 pm|
|Cut off date||08-12-2020 12:00 pm|
|No. of Strategic PDUs||0.5|
|No. of Leadership PDUs||0.5|