Building the Hybrid PMO 2017

2-day in-depth workshop - 14 Education PDUs

It’s back! The Building the Hybrid PMO workshop is back and is now a part of PMI® SeminarsWorld! Come join us and other PMO practitioners at one of the following workshops and hear the leading advice on how to establish, re-energize and evolve your PMO or PPM function.

Day 1 Morning Session: Business Driven PMO Setup. Instructor: 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).

Day 1 Afternoon Session: Portfolio Execution. Instructor: 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 a business agility focus enable levels of performance that no one ever thought possible. 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.

Day 2 Morning Session: The Agile PMO. Instructor: Jesse Fewell

Now that agile methods are here to stay, executives are looking to PMO leaders for answers to fundamental questions: What is the agile movement all about? When does it fit for a given project, and when does it not? Even more puzzling, if agile methods encourage self-organizing teams, then how does that impact the role of a PMO, or even the role of the project manager itself? In this eye-opening session, we will sift out fact from fiction and walk away with actionable tips for evolving your PMO to support agile methods.

Day 2 Afternoon Session: Open Space. Instructors: Mark Price Perry, Andy Jordan, and Jesse Fewell

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. 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.

Disclaimer: By enrolling in the PMO Workshop, Registrants agree to share Registrant Data ("Data") with Instructors for the purposes of customizing course objectives and providing assessments and strategies based upon Registrants’ specific information.  

For pricing and registration, please visit the PMI SeminarsWorld homepage.



2017 SeminarsWorld in Nashville
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown 
18 - 21 September 2017

Nashville, Tennessee, USA



2017 SeminarsWorld in Chicago
Hyatt McCormick Place
31 October - 1 November 2017

Chicago, Illinois, USA 


About the Presenters:

Andy Jordan, President, Roffensian Consulting Inc.

Mr. Jordan is President of Roffensian Consulting Inc., a consulting firm specializing in organizational transformation, portfolio management and PMOs and has a track record of success managing business critical projects, programs and portfolios in Europe and North America. Mr. Jordan is a sought out speaker and moderator who delivers thought provoking content in an engaging and entertaining style that drives his audience to challenge accepted norms while providing actionable content that can be applied in the real world. Mr. Jordan’s first full length book ‘Risk Management for Project Driven Organizations’ is now available.


Jesse Fewell, Agile author, coach and trainer

Mr. Fewell is an author, coach, and trainer in the world of modern management. He founded the original PMI Agile Community of Practice, co-created the PMI-ACP® agile certification, and co-authored the Software Extension to the PMBOK Guide®. He journaled his global experiences in the handbook "Can You Hear Me Now: Working with Global, Distributed, Virtual Team".


Mark Price Perry, Executive Vice President and Founder, BOT International

Mr. Perry founded BOT International in 1998, a boutique PMO setup firm and has worked with PMOs of all shapes and sizes, in over 50 countries around the world. Mr. Perry is the author of the Business Driven PMO book series, published by J. Ross Publishing, which includes Business Driven PMO Setup; Practical Insights, Techniques, and Case Examples for Ensuring Success (2009), Business Driven PPM; Conquering the Top 10 Risks That Threaten Success (2011), and Business Driven PMO Success Stories; Across Industries and Around the World (2013). Prior to BOT International, Mr. Perry had a 17 year career with IBM.



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