Building the Hybrid PMO 2016

2-day in-depth workshop - 11 Education PDUs

2017 dates and locations will be announced soon! We thank you for your patience.

Be a Business Driver, not a PMO passenger
SESSION 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 well-intended PMO model, “people, process, tools” strategy and efforts to obtain executive buy-in such as “selling the PMO” and promoting quick wins - an approach still advocated by many today. This workshop engages and challenges participants in a highly interactive, case example driven session that reveals and then corrects common misguided PMO strategies and mistakes in execution that most PMOs make. Perry will also present a bouquet of highly effective PMO setup and management techniques based upon his three books in the Business Driven PMO series that can be immediatly applied to ensure PMO success.

Succeed by Managing the Portfolio Lifecycle: Ideas Through to Benefits Realization
SESSION 2: Deliver Benefits that Matter - From Start to Finish
Portfolio Execution with Andy Jordan

Organizations only succeed when they have effective strategy execution, and PMOs can, and should, play a vital role in achieving that. A PMO that appropriately aligns with organizational functions combined with a portfolio management approach that treats a portfolio as a single strategic vehicle to deliver results can go a long way, but when a PMO can establish portfolio management as a hub for other strategic approaches, an organization can move to the next level.  Andy uses his signature high energy and engaging style to bring participants along the journey to a PMO that is the cornerstone of execution.

Harmonizing Project Management and Agile – Viva la Revolution!
SESSION 3: The Impact that Agile can have on a PMO
Harmonizing Project Management and Agile with Jesse Fewell

It is difficult to find an organization today that isn’t “trying” to go Agile. Whether you are the only PM in your company or you are leading a PMO with global reach, the change is never easy. If you’ve been trained to work using traditional PM tools and practices, Agile transition can be especially daunting. This session will explore the impact that Agile can have on a PMO and the PMs working in a traditional organization. We’ll review some of the common myths that create friction between Agile and traditional approaches, explore ways you can take steps to better enable your organization to succeed, and get experience working with tools you can take back to use with your PMs and your PMO. Viva la Revolution!

*Please note: the Agile session for the Atlanta workshop will be facilitated by Johanna Rothman*

Redefining the PMO: Issues, Opportunities, and Breakthrough Thinking
SESSION 4: Open Space Meeting
All Attendees

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 and, 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.  



$1495 US
Early Bird $1,195 US

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Seattle Marriott Waterfront
2100 Alaskan Way, 
Seattle WA 98121 phone: 206-443-5000

The Seattle Marriott Waterfront offers quick access to the city's most famous attractions, including Pike Place Market, the Westlake Center shopping mall and the iconic Space Needle. Plus, Pier 91 is just 2 miles away!
Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta - Downtown
160 Ted Turner Drive NW (formerly Spring Street) 
Atlanta, GA 30303 phone: 404-688-8600

Conveniently located in downtown Atlanta, this modern, boutique-style hotel is within walking distance to the Georgia Aquarium, the CNN Center, Philips Arena and the Centennial Olympic Park. 
Royal Sonesta Boston
40 Edwin Land Boulevard, 
Cambridge MA 02142 phone: 617-806-4200

Take in one of the most spectacular views along the Charles River from one of the finest Boston hotels. Freshly renovated with stylish updates and first-class amenities, the Royal Sonesta Boston couples modern design with chic comforts and is one of the premier hotels in Boston to earn AAA’s coveted Four Diamond Award..
San Francisco  
The Marker San Francisco
501 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102  phone: 415-292-0100

The Marker is a reflection of San Francisco itself and is conveniently located just off popular Union Square.  What's more,  San Francisco's best theaters, museums and shops are just a short walk away.
Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town
7325 East 3rd Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85251  phone: 480-945-1550

Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town is an all suites hotel located just steps from Scottsdale's historic Old Town district with it's  great shops and wide variety of restaurants.



SOLD OUT! Seattle, WA - July 21st-22nd
Atlanta, GA - August 15th-16th
SOLD OUT! Boston, MA - August 18th-19th
San Francisco, CA - Sept 8th-9th
SOLD OUT! Scottsdale, AZ - Oct 13th-14th
Bring the team
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About the Presenters:

Andy Jordan, President, Roffensian Consulting Inc.

Andy Jordan is President of Roffensian Consulting Inc., an Ontario, Canada based management consulting firm with a strong emphasis on organizational transformation, portfolio management and PMOs.  Andy has a track record of success managing business critical projects, programs and portfolios in Europe and North America in industries as diverse as investment banking, software development, call centers, telecommunications and corporate education. Andy is an in demand speaker and moderator who delivers thought provoking content in an engaging and entertaining style, and is also an instructor in project management related disciplines.  He always strives to provide thought provoking presentations that drive his audience to challenge accepted norms while providing actionable content that can be applied in the real world.  Andy’s first full length book ‘Risk Management for Project Driven Organizations’ is now available.

Jesse Fewell, Agile author, coach and trainer

Jesse 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

In 1998, Mr. Perry founded BOT International, a boutique PMO Content Asset firm. Prior to BOT International, Mr. Perry had a 17 year career in sales and marketing with IBM. 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). Mr. Perry is also the host the “The PMO Podcast,” a podcast for PMOs off all shapes and sizes with over 250 PMO podcast episodes to date.


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