PMOs unstuck! – Value Added and Business Driven

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Event Date
Start At : Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 7:00pm
End At : Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 9:00pm

PMOs unstuck! – Value Added and Business Driven


Tom Sheives, PhD, PMP

Sheraton Crystal City
1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

Metro accessible via Crystal City station.
The Sheraton is across the street from the metro station. Cross Jefferson Davis Highway to reach the event.


5:30 PM - Registration
6:00 PM - Cash Bar & Networking
7:00 PM - Dinner
8:00 PM - Guest Speaker
9:00 PM - Adjourn


PMIWDC Chapter Members: $50
Non-members: $60
Walk-In Registrations: $70 (If space is available. Please pre-register to guarantee your space)
Corporate table for 10: $550 (Read more about Corporate Tables)

About the Program:

PMOs unstuck! – Value Added and Business Driven

Project management highways are full of dead PMOs. Why? Quite simply, most PMO managers get stuck on process and forget about value added benefits and business driven people and processes.

This presentation will describe how to build a PMO that will last. It will use key results from organizations such as 7-Eleven that created a PMO in 2004 and has since achieved remarkable success. The PMO was initiated because over 50% of the IT projects were failing to meet the schedule or budget objectives (now near 10%). Using and evangelizing mission statements, PMO goals, a PMO tag line, PMO objectives, best practices, and metrics were integral parts of the success of the PMO.

Discover how to use great PMO tools including RACI charts, process swim lanes, metrics, dashboards, and resource reporting to manage a highly successful PMO. This speech will help you decide what might be an appropriate starting place for improving your PMO.

About the Speaker:

Tom Sheives, PhD, PMPTom Sheives, PhD, PMP
Chief Unstuck Officer, Unstuck Company

Tom, Chief Unstuck Officer at Unstuck Company is an author, keynote speaker, educator, consultant, and coach. His mission is to “Get Projects, Processes and People unstuck!” Tom has become known as The unstuck! GuyTM derived from his book OPPORTUNITY unstuck! discovered from his experience in training over 175 executives in project management with the Panama Canal Authority.

Tom’s work focuses on improving project performance through better leadership in multicultural, multigenerational, and virtual teams and better use of project management mechanics. Tom is a member of the National Speakers Association and teaches project management at the University of Texas at Dallas and at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

About Corporate Tables

A Corporate Table allows you to reserve a marked table at our monthly Membership dinner, with room for 10 of your representatives at the $55 per person rate regardless of whether or not your representatives are members of PMI!

You can designate your attendees in advance, or leave the seats open for maximum flexibility. Corporate tables are a great way for your organization to show support for PMIWDC while at the same time giving your team discounted access to quality educational content.


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