Lessons Learned in Establishing a PMO
Speaker: Jim Stewart
Date: September 15, 2016
Time: 5:30-6:00 PM ~ Sign-In, Get Acquainted / Networking and Appetizers
6:00-7:30 PM ~ Evening Program
Location: USM, Portland Campus, Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St, Portland, ME
Pre-Registration: Encouraged but not required. For PMI Maine Members who pre-register, the cost of the event is $5.00; Cost for Non-Member is $10.00. Registration at the door is $20.00 for both Members and Non-Members.
College students attend free if they pre-register online and present a student ID at check-in. Enter the discount code STUDENT when you pre-register on-line.
Directions to and Registration for the event can be found at http://www.pmimaine.org.
-Understand the possible types of PMO
-Understand the role of the sponsor
-Understand what levels of support you need for Waterfall vs. Agile
The Project Management Office may be the single most important component of ensuring consistent project methodologies and results across an organization. However, it is fraught with pitfalls and if it is not set up and promoted correctly, can often fail and be discredited. In this lecture, we discuss lessons learned from a successful implementation at a Boston-based Investment firm.
We’ll take into consideration everything from the possible PMO types (per PMBOK), how Agile methodology fits into your PMO, as well as which artifacts you must have. We’ll talk about who the sponsor should be and why he or she is so crucial. We’ll also talk about the two of the most dreaded words in such an endeavor – politics. And change.
With over 20 years experience in IT, Jim Stewart has managed numerous multi-million dollar international infrastructure and software development programs. As Program Manager for Genuity, Jim spearheaded the implementation of its award-winning $20M Virtual Private Network service. At Lotus, he was the senior consultant responsible for the international deployment of a comprehensive Notes-based system for IBM called PartnerInfo. Translated into 11 languages, PartnerInfo was rolled out internationally to many of IBM’s 40,000 business partners.
Since 2003, as a principal of JP Stewart Associates Jim has been engaged in multiple endeavors including consulting, training and mentoring. A PMP since 2001 and Certified Scrum Master since 2013, he frequently helps organizations increase their project maturity by incorporating best practices. He recently consulted to a financial services firm to help them set up a project management office. He also provides project management training both in public and private in-house sessions.