Showing 26 posts tagged with: "pmo symposium"

Jan 4, 2018

Interesting Times in Project Management: An Interview with J. Kent Crawford

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

Our founder and CEO Kent Crawford stays on the road a good deal, teaching classes for the PMI SeminarsWorld series, as well as visiting client sites and attending conferences and speaking engagements. In doing so, he keeps a front-line view of what is going on in organizations across a broad array of industries. So, once… Read More »

Dec 18, 2017

Trends in Project Management: An Interview with Bruce Miller

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Bruce Miller rejoined PM Solutions/PM College as our President in early November and jumped right into the fray by attending the PMO Symposium. We caught up with him by phone to ask him if there were any surprises there for someone who had stepped away from working in the project management consulting field for… Read More »

Nov 9, 2017

CEO Insights from the PMO Symposium

Posted by Johanna Mickel | 0 Comments

Now that I have time to catch my breath after the whirlwind of information that is the PMO Symposium, I wanted to skip back to Monday and share a few insights from a panel of C-Suite luminaries convened by PMI for the occasion:Bruce Rogers, Forbes Chief Insights Officer, noted that we are in an… Read More »

Nov 8, 2017

Strategy + Innovation Yields "Transient Advantage"

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According to keynote speaker Rita McGrath, competitive advantage is an elusive, ever-moving target, what she termed in her speech "Transient Advantage."For organizational success, we need both strategy and innovation. In the past, the “Holy Grail” of strategy has been to create a sustainable competitive advantage. Often when companies reach the top, they… Read More »

Nov 7, 2017

PMO Symposium Conference: Beyond Agile

Posted by Johanna Mickel | 1 Comment

We are excited to be attending the PMO Symposium again this year! If you can't be in attendence, here are some quick thoughts from the first day's schedule of events.The CEO of PMI, Mark Langley gave a keynote that defined the theme of the conference. According to Langley, Organizational Agility (“OA… Read More »

Nov 23, 2016

The Changing Ecosystem of Work

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Reading the business press and networking with the diverse community of project management leaders at events like the PMO Symposium, one can't help but be struck by the changing dynamics of the workforce. In the developed nations, we have an aging workforce that possesses critical expertise and stories, tacit knowledge and insitutional memory that… Read More »

Nov 11, 2016

“An Appetite for Simplicity” : Report from the PMO Symposium

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This week I attended the PMO Symposium for the first time and it was one of those events where you experience so many new ideas that you can’t keep them to yourself. I’m relatively new to Twitter, but I found it to be the perfect tool to record “Aha!”… Read More »

Nov 7, 2016

Shift the Focus to Benefits Now: A Report from the PMO Symposium

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The annual PMO Symposium has kicked off and we could not have had a better starting gate than the presentation that expanded on PMI’s research into benefits realization. That this is the focus and the kickoff of the Symposium is so appropriate, because it ties right into what we believe to be the… Read More »

Dec 1, 2015

Embedding Project Portfolio Management in Your Organization

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Project portfolio management was the theme of this year’s PMO Symposium. We outlined some of the key lessons learned here and there. In this post, we will look at the first three stages of how project portfolio processes are put into practice: assessment, improvement, and reporting/analysis.Project Portfolio AssessmentJust like any… Read More »

Nov 19, 2015

From Resistance to Results: PMO of the Year Finalist Symcor

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project Management Office (PMO), Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

Symcor is one of those back-office businesses that you never think about, but upon which you rely every day. The millions of transactions that they process, from checks and ATM visits to statements and other documents, must happen seamlessly and to a standard of quality that can only be described as perfection. The next time… Read More »

Nov 11, 2015

Navy Federal Credit Union is “the Best of the Best”

Posted by J. Kent Crawford | 0 Comments

We’re here at the PMO Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona with PMO leaders from all over the world. It’s always exciting to be among “the best of the best” as the PMI Awards Program logo declares. And among PMOs, the best are definitely represented here.Chief among these, of course,… Read More »

Jan 14, 2015

Project Managers ... "Talent" or "Capital"?

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Human Capital, Project Management Events, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research | 0 Comments

So, it’s official … PM Solutions thought leadership continues to run about 10 years ahead of the times.For example, we said the title Chief Project Officer would come into use in our 2001 book, The Strategic Project Office and by 2007 we were collecting business cards at every project management event with just that title.… Read More »

Nov 19, 2014

A World-Class Portfolio Management Office Brings Stability to An Island Nation’s Economy

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Governance, Portfolio Management, Project Management Office (PMO) | 0 Comments

This past Monday was an historic day for the small Caribbean nation of the Dominican Republic (DR); Luis Jose Bourget, director of The Central Bank’s Portfolio Management Office, traveled to Miami to accept accolades as a finalist in the PMO of the Year Award competition.As the first Latin American region finalist in… Read More »

Nov 18, 2014

Implementing Change Amid a “Perfect Storm” of Changes

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Performance Measurement, Project Management Office (PMO), Strategy Execution | 2 Comments

In 2012, WellPoint, one of the nation’s largest health benefits companies, serving 67 million people, stood at the center of a “perfect storm” of changes in their markets. A global recession, an aging population of Baby Boomers, and the advent of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) presented the company with what could have… Read More »

Nov 17, 2014

WellPoint, Inc. Takes the Prize for their Implementation Management Office

Posted by J. Kent Crawford | 2 Comments

We're here at the PMO Symposium in Miami Beach, where we've just had the honor of helping PMI to give out the 2014 PMO of the Year Awards. Here's the winning line-up:2014 PMO of the Year: WellPoint, Inc. Government Business Division's Implementation Management Office (IMO)Finalists (in alpha order):Central Bank of… Read More »

Jun 3, 2014

Transformation, Strategy and Statistics: A Panel Discussion with Gartner and PMI

Posted by Johanna Mickel in Project & Program Management, Governance, Human Capital, Project Management Events, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

Today’s panel discussion at the Gartner PPM and IT Governance conference featured Matt Light and PMI’s CEO Mark Langley, along with two practitioners—Claire Rutkowski of MWH Global and James Brown. James is currently with Dupont Pioneer but in a previous role was director of the PMO at Rockwell Automation … Read More »

Apr 2, 2014

Managing Disruption ... Not an Oxymoron for Today's PMO

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Portfolio Management, Project Management Events, Project Management Office (PMO) | 0 Comments

Managing disruption? Isn't that a contradiction in terms?Here at PM Solutions, we don't think so. We think there are aspects of project and program management that make the PMO the ideal partner in managing disruptive innovation and change. And in tomorrow's webinar, a reprise of J. Kent Crawford's popular PMO… Read More »

Nov 14, 2013

Selling the Value of Project Management: Daniel Pink on How to "Persuade, Convince and Influence"

Posted by Johanna Mickel in Project Management Events, Project Management Office (PMO) | 1 Comment

Daniel Pink, author of To Sell is Human – The Surprising Truth about Moving Others, closed the PMO Symposium yesterday with a keynote that was right up my alley. Naturally, working in business development, I have always believed that business is selling your ideas to others … and if project managers and project leaders grasp… Read More »

Nov 13, 2013

PMO Symposium Attendees Agree: Organizational Change is the Big Threat/Opportunity for PMOs

Posted by Johanna Mickel | 0 Comments

I used to think "disruptive" was a bad word.But Kent Crawford set me straight yesterday during his presentation at the PMO Symposium, titled "The Disruptive PMO: Change, Innovate and Lead." It's not just that new technology can be disruptive, as discussed on the Forrester blog, but that disruptive innovations require a rethinking of… Read More »

Nov 11, 2013

Canada Health Infoway Portfolio Management Office Takes Top Honor at 2013 PMO Symposium

Posted by Johanna Mickel | 0 Comments

San Diego -  At Monday morning's PMO of the Year Award presentation, Rose Ann Radosevic accepted the 2013 award on behalf of her organization, the Canada Health Infoway Portfolio Management Office (see profile interview here). The award was presented by PMI CEO Mark Langley and PM Solutions CEO J. Kent Crawford during an event… Read More »

Nov 13, 2012

PMOs Stress Value and Sponsorship at the PMO CoP Event

Posted by J. Kent Crawford in Culture & Change Management, Project Management Events, Project Management Office (PMO) | 0 Comments

It’s always exciting to be among top PMO leaders! Their energy is inspiring.From the "outside the box" thinking of keynote speaker Roch Parayre, who proposed a role of "VP of Killing" for agile portfolio management, to the nitty-gritty workshops on metrics and value, the PMO Community of Practice is to be commened… Read More »

Nov 11, 2011

Next Up: The Change Management Office?

Posted by Johanna Mickel in Culture & Change Management, Project Management Events, Project Management Office (PMO) | 5 Comments

Taking a couple days' break after the PMO Symposium in Orlando, I've had a chance to reflect on the messages I heard at the conference, and one message that struck home - and which I heard in more than one presentation - was that organizational change management is the future of the PMO.In… Read More »

Nov 8, 2011

PMO of the Year Award Ceremony Held Last Night

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Project Management Events, Project Management Office (PMO), Site News | 1 Comment

... and a good time was had by all at the tropical-themed reception, judging from the smiles in the photo below showing (l to r) PMI's PMO Community of Practice President Rommy Musch, Karen Casey, VP of VSP Vision Care's Enterprise Solutions; Maria Urani of Nationwide Insurance's Delivery Services PMO; Robert Rausch, Director… Read More »

Nov 7, 2011

The PMO Symposium Is in Full Swing ...

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Project Management Events, Project Management Office (PMO), Site News | 0 Comments

... and PM Solutions is represented in Orlando by J. Kent Crawford (pictured below with a visitor to the booth), who gave a presentation this afternoon, along with Debbie Crawford and Johanna Mickel manning -- or maybe that should be "womanning"  -- our booth. The annual event is hosted by PMI's PMO Community… Read More »

Sep 14, 2011

The Winners' Circle: 2011 PMO of the Year Announced

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research | 0 Comments

It's official: The Dell Services Healthcare and Life Sciences PMO is our 2011 PMO of the Year! Joining them in the winners' circle are the top three finalists: VSP Vision Care Enterprise Project Solutions California Technology Agency Program Management Office Nationwide Insurance Enterprise IT Delivery ServicesRead the official press release here; and for more… Read More »

Jul 14, 2011

PMO of the Year Award Semifinalists Announced

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Portfolio Management, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

Whew, that was a close one.Many close ones, in fact. The field of 33 entries in this year's PMO of the Year Award competition was amazing. I wish our confidentiality rules did not preclude my naming all those who entered. From the Middle East and Africa, and across Canada and the US, we gathered… Read More »

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