Contact Mark Price Perry to request a Business Driven PMO workshop for your PMO event or for your organization.
The following workshops are scheduled. Due to the highly interactive nature of the workshops, attendance is limited to 36 particpants.
Dates and Locations:
Day 1 AM Session: The Purpose of the PMO
Research conducted by Mark Price Perry has shown that 83% project management professionals and business executives do not know the purpose of their PMOs. Many mistakenly believe that the purpose of the PMO is to establish and maintain standards for the management of projects while others think it is to provide PMO services, reporting, and support functions. And for organizations setting up a new PMO, there is no surer way to invite PMO difficulties than to rush into a cookie‐cutter "people, process, tools" strategy and to "sell the PMO"—an approach still advocated by many today. This first module in the PMO workshop engages participants in a highly interactive session that reveals and corrects common misguided PMO strategies, while highlighting select opportunities to make your PMO approach driven by specific business needs and clear value rather than generic PMO models and assumed benefits. Perry will also present a bouquet of real‐life PMO success stories based upon his third book in the Business Driven PMO series, Business Driven PMO Success Stories (2013).
Day 1 PM Session: The Purpose of Project Management
Research conducted by Mark Price Perry has shown that 77% of project management professions and business executives do not know the purpose of project management. Many mistakenly believe that the purpose of project management is to deliver the project on time and on budget while others think it is to follow a standardized methodology to control project activities. In this second module of the PMO workshop, Perry uses case study examples and team exercises that reveal the purpose of project management and that provide tips and techniques for understanding the business context of the project and the stakeholder biases for the project which are required in order to best apply project management as a business driven discipline. Perry will also show common mistakes made in executive reporting and demonstrate the three key dashboard items that enable executives to better understand, discuss, and make decisions about their projects.
Day 2 AM Session: Organizational-wide Project Management
Research conducted by Mark Price Perry has shown that 79% of project management professionals and business executives do not know the organizational-wide project management activities underway throughout their businesses, the collective value of the projects, the approaches being taken in the management of the projects, and the risks being incurred throughout the course of the projects. Many mistakenly believe that organizational project management is the execution of strategy through projects while others think it is the improvement of plan-driven project management processes used within an enterprise level PMO. In this third module of the PMO workshop, Perry presents an organizational-wide project management model that provides a 2x2 analysis grid that positions the kinds of projects from formal to informal that exist throughout the organization and the kinds of techniques best suited for the management of these projects from plan-driven best practices to the principles of complex adaptive systems. Providing a broader view of organizational project management, Perry reveals the many opportunities for projects and for PMOs that exist throughout the organization, span the enterprise both deep and wide, and that reside at all levels of the organizational and management hierarchy.
Day 2 PM Session: Open Space.
Open Space Meetings are an amazingly powerful way to explore issues, discuss ideas, and achieve breakthrough thinking. Open Space Meetings are particularly useful for fully engaging all those who are truly passionate about and committed to a subject. Arguably, there is no greater shared bond that PMO practitioners have than their collective passion and commitment to the value proposition of a well-conceived, established, and run PMO. This fourth and last module of the PMO workshop utilizes the Open Space Meeting approach to tackle the top PMO-related issues, opportunities, and topics of the workshop attendees. Participants will sit in a circle, put up a bulletin board, and get to work sharing their perspectives, ideas, and convictions for tips and techniques essential to PMO success as well as common mistakes and mishaps to be aware of in order to avoid PMO execution difficulties.
What You Will Learn