Redefining the PMO
2-day in-depth workshop
Be a Business Driver, not a PMO passenger
WORKSHOP 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 and then presents a bouquet of real-life PMO success stories based upon Perry’s newly released and 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
WORKSHOP 2: Deliver Benefits that Matter - From Start to Finish
Portfolio Execution with Andy Jordan
Portfolios start with the seeds of an idea. That idea often reflects a departmental view and the PMO is rarely involved in giving it a much needed enterprise focus early on. Departments are also typically responsible for benefits realization, longer-term outcomes than the PMO is often involved in. To be seen as business-driven, the PMO must go far beyond execution to ensuring that the benefits that drive real gains to the organization’s bottom line are achieved. Join Andy as he applies his signature high energy and interactive style to explore practical ways for the PMO to enhance portfolio execution beyond simple project management. Establish your Program Office as a leader of all elements of the portfolio – from start to finish.
Powering Organizational Success
WORKSHOP 3: Build A PMO That Moves the Business Forward
Highly Successful PMOs with Michael Wood
Fine tuning the value proposition of potential projects, providing tools that focus efforts and measuring business outcomes are all required functions of a successful PMO. Whether you are in the process of establishing an effective PMO are trying to revitalize one that has fallen into the doldrums of bureaucracy, this workshop is for you. Join Michael and other participants as they explore issues, challenges that hinder PMO effectiveness and ways to ensure your PMO delivers sustainable and continuous value to the organization. Expect to leave this session with tools and insights that will turn your PMO into a goal achieving machine.
Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains is adjacent to TPC Scottsdale Golf Course and 36 holes of championship golf.
Enjoy spacious suites at our luxury hotel in Scottsdale that overlook the breathtaking McDowell Mountains and feature unparalleled amenities.
About the Presenters:
Andy Jordan, President, Roffensian Consulting Inc.
Andy Jordan PMP is the founder and president of Roffensian Consulting. Andy is a seasoned business professional with experience in many industries on two continents. After a career managing high profile, business critical projects for many organisations Andy moved into leadership of project management offices and built a reputation for building, rescuing and improving this key function. His approach of tailoring processes to the style and ability of the organisation, and focusing on the development of project staff rather than the short sighted approach of meeting project deliverables at all costs has repeatedly shown dramatic results. Moving beyond direct involvement in project, program and portfolio management and into consulting, Andy focused on working with companies to improve their capability to identify, prioritise and track the progress of key initiatives whether they were part of an ongoing evolution or to revolutionise the company through integration of an acquisition, organisational change management, etc. The recurring theme throughout Andy’s career has been a focus on achieving results through developing staff, both individually and in teams. Andy firmly believes that one of the key deliverables of a Roffensian Consulting engagement should be the development of client staff to improve their capability to undertake similar future initiatives without relying on outside consulting support. Andy’s résumé is rounded out by his engaging and approachable personality. Whether it be through written articles, teaching, or speaking engagements Andy delivers his message in a way that his audience can relate to, and with a style that keeps their attention. Andy’s new book, Risk Management for Project Driven Organizations is available now.
Mark Price Perry, Executive Vice President and Founder, BOT International
Mark Price Perry is a servant-leader and recognized expert in the domain of the PMO, project portfolio management, collaboration platforms and PMO content assets. Mark's workshop is an accumulation of insights and perspectives through his work with over 250 PMOs in organizations of all sizes and types, throughout North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In addition to frequent industry presentations and workshops, Mr. Perry is the author of Business Driven PMO Setup: Practical Insights, Techniques and Case Examples for Ensuring Success (2009) and Business Driven Project Portfolio Management: Conquering the Top 10 Risks that Threaten Success (2011).
Michael Wood, Business Process Improvement & IT Strategist
Michael Wood is a CPA, and Subject Matter Expert on IT Strategy and Business Process Improvement. Michael is currently a freelance consultant. Prior to that, he was the President of The Natural Intelligence Group. In the late 1990s, Michael was the Executive Vice President of Outcomes Management for the Corporation for Standards and Outcomes (CS&O), a leader in the development of outcome-based management methods and Internet applications in the behavioral healthcare industry. Before joining CS&O, Michael was the Vice President of MIS for Showboat Operating Co. In addition to his traditional CIO duties, he led the implementation of all technology used at Showboat's newest properties in Sydney, Australia, and Northwest Indiana. From 1981 through 1989, Michael headed Helix Corporation, a management consulting company. His clients included major companies in the entertainment, aerospace, healthcare, gaming and distribution industries. As an educator, Michael served as an Adjunct Professor in Pepperdine University's MBA program and as Associate Professor at California Lutheran University. He has conducted workshops and seminars on a national and international basis for organizations like Penton Learning Systems and the California Society of CPAs. His broad industry background and experience has positioned Mr. Wood as an expert in the field of business process improvement and reengineering, which is the focus of his new book The HELIX Factor: The Key to Streamlining Your Business Processes. Michael believes successful business improvement efforts begin with outcome-driven strategies and objectives that can be understood, implemented and measured at the operational level.