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Launch Your PMO

The Challenge
The Project Management Office can be one of the most important investments that your organization has ever made. But PMO Startup is difficult; mortality rate is high. PMOs have a reputation for either working very very well, or ending in a very bad way. You're not sure you want to take the risk. Is there anything you can do to ensure that your PMO will be one of the good ones?

The Solution
A new PMO is likely to succeed if there is strong organizational support for its mission and work. Launch Your PMO addresses the real-life lessons that come from living through both successes and failures. The tips and techniques shared in this advanced management workshop include steps you can take to boost PMO Setup and get your PMO off to a strong start. During the workshop, participants actually begin the work of writing a PMO charter that can build stakeholder support. Common pitfalls and steps to avoid them are clearly covered. Take this workshop and design a PMO that your organization will appreciate and use.

Who should attend
This management workshop will benefit anyone who is involved in a PMO implementation: PMO director or manager, PMO Sponsor, PMO staff, Functional Managers and Executives with project responsibility, Portfolio Managers, and anyone who uses projects to execute Business Strategy.

Learning Objectives - Understand the following:
  • PMO Fundamentals
  • PMO Benefits - Business Value of the PMO
  • PMO Challenges - Where things can go really wrong
  • Types of PMO Organizations
  • What the PMO can do to make a difference
  • Where the PMO fits in the organization
  • Establishing the PMO
  • PMO as Change Agent
  • Building stakeholder support for the PMO - Organizational Adoption
  • Value of the PMO Charter
  • How to develop an effective charter
  • Exercise: Write a first draft of your PMO Charter
  • Dos and Don'ts of PMO Implementation
Learning Approach
  • A highly experienced instructor will use interactive lecture format, numerous hands-on exercises, team activities, group discussions, and other techniques to drive home the essential points of this material
  • We will build on your prior experience in this topic, while providing you with a structure and vocabulary to use during your PMO implementation.
  • If you have modest experience with PMOs, you will find that the clarity of the material and direct presentation style of the instructor will make the subject matter easy to understand.
  • You will receive a Participant Guide which will help you follow the material, take notes and retain what you learned so that you can apply it on your job.
Why should I take this workshop?
  • We will present you with critical DOs and DON’Ts that ensure successful PMO startup.
  • You will actually begin the work of PMO definition.
  • If you are new to the PMO concept, the exercises in this workshop can provide insights into important techniques for obtaining buy-in to your PMO.
  • All participants take home a set of best practice, tools and techniques to help them overcome PMO challenges and deal with many aspects of PMO planning and execution.
  • Take this workshop and learn how to avoid many of the problems that PMO managers most often encounter.
  • Whether you manage a Project Office, Program Office, Project Management Office, Program Management Office or other similar entity, learn what you can do to enhance the Business Value that you deliver on a daily basis.

Every course and workshop in our Project Training program is fully customizable. We offer virtual delivery of the training program you need. Call us: +1.919.495.7371.

All of our courses are fully compliant with the latest release of each relevant standards document such as the PMBOK® Guide, Standard for Portfolio Management, BABOK® Guide, and others.
Course Information
Course ID: 7054
Duration: Half Day
Class size: 10 or more
· PMP® certified instruction
· Participant Guide
· Participation Certificate
· 4 PDUs

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Pricing Information
On-site discounts are available.
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