Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Free ConfCall 10/21"Building a Project Management Organization (PMO) in the Real World: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" (PM Best Practices)

What: FREE PM Lessons Learned PM Best Practice conference call

Topic: "Building a Project Management Organization (PMO) in the Real World: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"

Subtitle: "Jumping on the Train While it's Already Moving"

Who: presented by Henry Will, PMP; Founder and Leader of PMlessonsLearned.com

When: Thursday October 21, 2010 at 9pm Eastern time

Where: Conference Dial-in: (760) 569-7676Access Code: 142 349#

"Building a Project Management Organization (PMO) in the Real World: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
subtitle: "Jumping on the Train While it's Already Moving"

Presentation Materials:
The presentation materials will be available just prior to the call - follow the Files and Presentations link on our website to download it.

Abstract of the Presentation:
This presentation will take you through a real story of building a PMO when projects are already running. In an ideal situation, it would be great to build a PMO "by the book." In an ideal world it would be best to start from scratch and follow the best practices to build a PMO on a solid foundation.

But, in the real world, situations are less than ideal. Perhaps, just like this story, you're building (or about to build) a PMO in an environment where everything is already running full steam ahead. It's like jumping on to a moving train! Things are already in motion. You've got to build a solid foundation while things are moving.

It's like taking control of a war that's already happening. The fighter jets are already scrambling, the tanks are already rolling, sirens are sounding, bullets are flying, and all of the generals have higher priorities in their own battles. What's a new commander to do?

This presentation will be helpful to people trying to raise the effectiveness of a PMO, people considering starting a PMO, and those desiring to better understand PMOs

Henry Will, is a PMI certified Project Manager Professional (PMP). He is the founder and host of the popular PMLessonsLearned.com Project Management group that is made up of "Project Managers helping Project Managers to make a difference." The group is FREE and open to all.

Henry specializes in PMO and Agile project methodologies managing Web enabled Software Application development projects in accounting and underwriting processes of Mortages, Insurance and Pension funds. He is a public speaker and a volunteer with several organizations in leadership roles, teaching and mentoring. Mr. Will is is also involved in professional networking. http://henrywill4.com/

Unique things Mr. Will has done:
* He has three patents on a Blood Chemistry Analyzer
* He has worked on the AV-8B Harrier Jump Jet and F/A 18 Fighter
* He has worked on Video Games
* Is a Public Speaker, having spoken on various topics to groups from 5 people to a few thousand