The Disruptive PMO: Change, Innovate and Lead

The Disruptive PMO: Change, Innovate and Lead


J. Kent Crawford, PMP, PMI Fellow

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Project Management Solutions, Inc.

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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About the Presentation

PMOs are increasingly responsible for leading massive organizational change and jump-starting innovations in products, strategic initiatives, services, and internal processes. Research by McKinsey and Forrester has shown how being courageous in "disrupting" the status quo can turn around ailing companies and deliver value. Once an "ad-hoc compliance office," the PMO has moved through various roles as strategic PMO, transformative PMO, "Change Management Office" and more. Now, welcome to the Disruptive PMO: a Center for Innovation and Organizational Change. We'll discuss how PMOs should become key facilitators of innovation by leveraging project portfolio selection and prioritization and leading organizational change. Learn how to gauge "change readiness" and put the best-skilled people on the most strategic initiatives.

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Event Location

Fairview Park Marriott
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA, 22042

Agenda and Cost:
Corporate table for 10: $550
Chapter Members: $45
Non-members: $55
Walkins: $60
5:00 PM - Registration Opens
5:30 PM - PM Tools
5:30 - Networking Reception & Cash Bar
6:15 - New Member Meet & Greet (Read More)
7:00 - Dinner & Cash Bar
7:45 - Guest Speaker
9:00 - Adjourn
PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speakers

J. Kent Crawford, PMP, PMI Fellow

Project Management Solutions, Inc.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Kent Crawford is the founder and CEO of Project Management Solutions, Inc. (PM Solutions), the leader in applying project and portfolio management processes to drive operational efficiency. His experience spans more than thirty years, where he has been responsible for the development of systems requirements and the functional design of integrated project management systems for a number of Fortune 500 organizations. He is the Former President and Chair of the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Mr. Crawford is also a recipient of the PMI Fellow Award, PMI's highest and most prestigious individual honor. A prolific speaker and advocate of the profession, he is the award-winning author of The Strategic Project Office: A Guide to Improving Organizational Performance (for which he won a David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award from PMI), and many other related titles.

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