Saturday, January 08, 2011

PMLL Episode 0107 - Building a PMO in the Real World (PMBestPractices)

Notes and Podcast info from the Conference Call:

Topic: Building a PMO in the Real World (PMBestPractices) founder and PM Best Practices host: Henry Will, PMP
Presenter: Henry Will, is a PMI certified Project Manager Professional (PMP). He is the founder and host of the popular 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.

Date of Conference Call: 21Oct2010
Podcast Number: 0107

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If you're studying for the PMP Exam, you may want to listen to the MP3s of past PMP Exam Study Group conference calls. They're located in our Archive (see the link on our website).

The directions to obtain the presentation are at - on the left hand side of the webpage follow the link titled ""Files and Presentations"" to see directions for obtaining 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 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.

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

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