2023 PMI Maine Professional Development Day

Power Skills

We’re back! The PMI Maine Board of Directors is proud to announce the Annual Professional Development Day has returned to the PMI Maine Chapter. On October 20, 2023, join the PMI Maine Board and your fellow Maine Project Management Professionals for an exciting day filled with in-person speakers and networking opportunities, all while earning 10 PDUs.

Whether you’re a seasoned or new project management professional, don't miss out on the opportunity to expand your project leader and changemaker toolkit! This in-person event will take place at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, Maine, 162 Main St, Freeport, ME 04032. Parking and Lunch included in price of ticket.

Event will feature networking opportunities and break-out sessions as well as three, versatile and unique guest speakers presenting on crucial project management topics including:

  • Use of Transformation Management to drive projects to successful outcomes
  • Key fundamental elements for building a PMO
  • Migration from one project management system to another

2023 PMI Maine Professional Development Day - Build, Transform, Inspire

Date: Friday, October 20th 2023

Location: Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, ME, 162 Main St, Freeport, ME 04032

Time: 10:00am to 6:00pm

Happy Hour Networking Event Sponsored by ProSearch: 6:15pm to 7:30pm at Mast Landing Brewing Company, 200 LOWER MAIN STREET, FREEPORT, ME 04032

Number of PDUs: 10 PDUs

Price: Members: $100 Non-Members: $125 Students: $93 (Price of ticket include parking, lunch, and light refreshments)

Registration closes October 11, 2023.




OPENING SPEAKER: Doug Birgfeld, Enterprise PMO Executive Director, State of Maine

OPENING SPEAKER: Doug Birgfeld, Enterprise PMO Executive Director, State of Maine
Transformation Revolution - Action without intention is an empty motion. How the State of Maine uses Transformation Management to drive projects to successful outcomes.
The State of Maine Project Management Office began to build their Transformation practice in 2020 around the realization that our organizations needed more from project management. Needed more than managing scope, schedule and budget; more than clear traceable requirements, more than organizing resources to their maximum effectiveness. That delivering the scope of the project was not and end onto itself but a means for the organization to deliver higher quality outcomes to its constituents, within its mandate. Without diminishing the critical importance of the fundamentals, we needed a way to enlist project sponsors and leaders into the process of change, while positioning the PMO as the guide who can help them get where they want to go. Clarifying not just the scope, but what the successful delivery of that scope means for organization and to the services they seek to deliver. In this short talk the Maine PMO will describe where transformation management fits in the lifecycle, how its improved our delivery rate and how it works in practice. About Doug: Doug Birgfeld is the Director of Project Management for Maine State Government, where he and his team are building a true EPMO with a focus on organizational transformation, strategic engagement, portfolio management and continuous improvement. The focus of Doug’s career is and has been leading public service organizations to greater effectiveness and quality outcomes for constituents. Doug has previously been the Innovation Director at The Department of Economic and Community Development and Virtual CIO for Maine Equal Justice. Prior to that Doug was Director of Project Management and The Agile Center of Excellence in his previous incarnation with Maine’s PMO. Doug is also a podcast producer, comedy writer and light entertainer.

KEYNOTE: Christine DeVol  MBA, PMP, CSM, LSSGB, ITIL, Prosci Cert. Senior Director Enterprise PMO Moffitt Cancer Center & 2021 PMI PMO of the Year

KEYNOTE: Christine DeVol MBA, PMP, CSM, LSSGB, ITIL, Prosci Cert. Senior Director Enterprise PMO Moffitt Cancer Center & 2021 PMI PMO of the Year
Building a PMO
In the Spring of 2019, the newly created Moffitt Cancer Enterprise Project Management (EPM) team was moving, but not moving in a synchronous way. Stakeholders undervalued the teams’ talents; they were not hitting benchmark standards and were just commissioned to elevate to an Enterprise level team to execute on Moffitt Cancer Center's strategic plan. This session will be presented by Christine DeVol, Sr. Director Process & Project who will share the key fundamental elements utilized to assess and benchmark this newly created team to determine the roadmap to elevate from a benchmarking score of 1.7 to 3.0 in 6 months. This session will engage the audience by sharing EPM’s personal account of their journey, the trials, and tribulations and how the team was able to move from a crawling to a walking maturity level while delivering and equipping their stakeholders on the strategic plan. About Christine: Christine DeVol is the Senior Director of the Process & Project Management Office at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Christine specializes in designing and implementing Enterprise Project Management Offices. She has over 16 years' experience in project management, process improvement, operations management, and collegiate teaching & facilitation. She has her PMP, LSSBB, ITIL, CSM certifications and is a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner. Her multi-talented team won the 2021 Project Management Institute's Project Management Office (PMO) of the Year award. In her free time (which is very limited by having 3 kiddos at home) she likes taking cycling classes on her Peloton bike, practicing Krav Maga Martial Arts, doing Ashtanga yoga and spending time with her family.

CLOSING SPEAKER: Patrick Quinn, PMP, Director of the MaineHealth IT PMO

CLOSING SPEAKER: Patrick Quinn, PMP, Director of the MaineHealth IT PMO
MaineHealth's transition from one Project Management System to another
Patrick Quinn has over 20 years of experience on large scale ($50+ million), multiyear, multinational, federal, and state government projects (11 years with MAXIMUS, 7 years with State of Florida and 7 years with MaineHealth). He possesses excellent communication skills, practices an analytical approach to problem solving, and is well-versed with all phases of the project lifecycle. He's also proficient in management of business teams and the execution of the project life cycle, in both waterfall and agile methodologies. He carries extensive experience with Project Management Offices, requirement processing, documentation creation, rollout assistance, test coordination, procurement assistance, and IV&V testing. He's responsible for 25+ Project Managers and the IT Project Management Office at MaineHealth.
Register for this event
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Type of category: PDD Events

Type of activity: Power Skills

Date: October 20th, 2023

Hour: 10:00AM to 6:00PM

# of PDUs: 10


Students: $93.00

Members: $100.00

Non members and Guests: $125.00


Harraseeket Inn

162 Main Street
Freeport, Maine, 04032

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