Take Your PMO to the Top - Live Panel Discussion: Experts Reveal the Secrets of Best-in-Class PMOs

Posted on 17 May 2017

The “State of the PMO” has evolved rapidly. According to The State of the PMO 2016 Research Report, the majority of organizations either have PMOs or are planning to implement one in the coming year; and for those PMOs that have been in place for over five years, expansion of responsibilities and improvements in results are remarkable. However, some PMOs are still finding their way and looking toward these best-in-class, established PMOs for guidance. For new or aspiring PMO leaders, best-in-class PMOs provide a model and roadmap.

Our panel of PMO experts is here to help! J. Kent Crawford, founder and CEO of PM Solutions and the author of The Strategic Project Office and An Inside Look at High-Performing PMOs, Deborah Bigelow-Crawford, President of PM College, and Roger Bryson, Consulting Services Practice Director, are here to discuss the recent research and to share their stories. Drawing on decades of experience and direct involvement with hundreds of PMOs of all shapes and sizes, our panel will share practical, real-world insights into how to drive PMO results. In this engaging, interactive discussion, attendees will discover:

  • What distinguishes best-in-class PMOs
  • How to avoid common PMO mistakes
  • How benefits realization can be integrated into existing PMOs
  • The importance of investing in employees within the PMO

What's next for PMOs, and how to stay ahead of the curve.


Panelists include:

J. Kent Crawford, PMP, PMI Fellow, Founder & CEO, PM Solutions/PM College

J. Kent Crawford is the founder and CEO of PM Solutions, the leader in applying project and portfolio management processes and practices to drive operational efficiency for clients, and of the firm's training subsidiary, PM College. In addition to his executive role, he is an influential member of the project management community at large and a highly respected thought leader — a guest speaker at business conferences worldwide and the award-winning author of The Strategic Project Office.


Deborah Bigelow Crawford, PM College President

Deborah Bigelow Crawford has more than 25 years of experience in project and business management. Deborah serves as Executive VP of PM Solutions and President of its training division, PM College. Over the last few decades, she has contributed to several publications including, What Makes A Good Project Manager, Project Management Roles & Responsibilities, The AMA Handbook of Project Management, and is editor and co-author of Project Management Essentials.


Roger Bryson, PMP, Practice Director, Consulting Services

Roger Bryson is the Consulting Practice Director for PM Solutions, and is responsible for consulting services sales, delivery, and operations. Bryson possesses more than 30 years of professional experience, with a track record of delivering client results in the context of mission-critical, complex, large-scale business transformation initiatives.


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