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Jan Toolbox Talk - PMO Prosperity with Lisa DiTullio (1 PDU)

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***All log-in information for this 1-hour webinar will be sent out within 24 hours of the event via email! The PDU information will be on the last slide of the presentation.***


The benefits of a successful PMO can be substantial and progressive over time. It starts with the overarching philosophy of serving the business and then the active willingness to work with the business to provide the best support to the organization and its project needs. Knowing where to start is important; knowing it will change over time is critical.

At first viewed as a mechanism to introduce standards and consistency, the PMO must evolve into an indispensable piece of an organization’s operating model to survive long-term. Remember, the purpose of the PMO is to change the culture of the organization toward more effective and efficient project management. Changing the culture, however, takes time and requires support. Creating change and building momentum can be accomplished through an incremental plan that demonstrates the value of project management best practices, identifies continuous improvement opportunities, and establishes the PMO’s reputation as a value-added organization. This session focuses on what to know, do and think about when starting or evolving a PMO. After this session, participants will be informed and armed for immediate action to address nine key areas to sustain PMO value:

 Power

 Problem Solving

 Launch Activities

 Infrastructure

 Roles & Responsibilities

 Tools

 Project Launch

 Priorities

 Post-Launch

About the Speaker:

Lisa DiTullio is the principal of Your Project Office, a PMI® Registered Education Provider and consulting organization dedicated to introducing project management as a business competency and enabling organizations to improve decision-making, instill accountability, and enhance communications. Her group offers training programs and advisory services supporting project/business management and team-building activities, as well as project office support services to organizations that do not need a full-time PMO.

Lisa is the editor of ProjectBestPractices, a quarterly newsletter from ProjectWorld, a regular contributor to the Silicon Valley PM and Project Connections blogs, a contributor to PM Network and a distance instructor for Prodevia Learning. She is the author of Simple Solutions: How "Enterprise Project Management" Supported Harvard Pilgrim Health Care's Journey from Near Collapse to #1 and Project Team Dynamics: Enhancing Performance, Improving Results. She is a recognized international speaker in her field.