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Establishing the PMO

Professional Development Event

Establishing the PMO

4 Hour - 4 PDU - Hands-on Workshop

The Yard Restaurant
Saturday, June 24th
8:00am - 12:00pm



Establishing the PMO



What's the Big Idea?

Launching a strong Project Management Office is an effective way to establish and manage standardized project methodologies that drive consistently positive results. However, it is critical to align the PMO with your organization's strategic objectives AND understand that its implementation may be viewed as a significant disruption by some stakeholders. Its creation is fraught with potential pitfalls. If the PMO isn't set-up or promoted correctly, it often fails and is discredited. And while it is important to develop a PMO's technical components correctly (templates, project audits), it is critical that you understand the sociopolitical environment in which the PMO must operate. This is true for Agile as well as the traditional waterfall methodology.

Session Description

A four-hour introduction to setting up a Project Management Office (PMO). We will introduce and discuss the various types of PMO along with the challenges of establishing and maintaining a PMO. Methodologies will include both waterfall and Agile. Using a case study, exercises will be used to simulate the setup of a typical PMO.


Among the results to be achieved are these key objectives:
Attendees willl understand the various types of PMO's and the best one for their organization
Both Agile and waterfall PMO's will be discussed and analyzed
Attendees will create certain sample artifacts that they can utilize back in their own environment.
Attendees will understand the challenges of implementing a PMO.


  • Discussion/Introduction
    • What is a PMO
    • Global vs. departmental
    • Three types
    • Waterfall and/or Agile
    • Best practices
    • Goals for this session
    • Project audits
  • Discussion of needed artifacts - charter
  • Exercise - Develop a charter for your PMO
  • Discussion of Planning and developing a WBS
  • Exercise - Develop a schedule for your PMO (1 hour)
  • Break
  • Discussion of needed artifacts - templates
  • Exercise - Develop templates for both waterfall and Agile


Fees Include:

Seminar materials, Continental Breakfast and Refreshments.

What to bring to a Study Group:

1. Device or notepad
3. Positive attitude and open mind
4. Demonstrate respect by being on time

About the Speaker - Jim Stewart, PMP, CSM

With over 20 years' experience in IT, Jim has managed numerous multi-million dollar international infrastructure and software development programs. Since 2003, as a principal of JP Stewart Associates Jim has been engaged in multiple endeavors including consulting, training and mentoring. A PMP since 2001 and Certified Scrum Master since 2013, he frequently helps organizations increase their project maturity by incorporating best practices. He recently consulted to a financial services firm to help
them set up a project management office. He also provides project management training both in public and private in-house sessions.

Jim Stewart, PMP
(781) 223-7218 (c)



Looking forward to seeing you there!

Member $250.00 Non-Member $275.00

Early Bird Special Thru June 4th
Member $200.00 Non-Member $225.00


Register for Event

Limited to 20 people
Includes Materials, Continental Breakfast, Refreshments

Cancellation Policy: If the event is cancelled by PMI New Hampshire Chapter, you will be notified via an email notice and a full refund will be processed.

For individual cancellations, please notify Abby Bosacker, VP Professional Development. Any user cancellation by June 20 (cancellation deadline) will be refunded the amount paid, minus a cancellation fee. PMI New Hampshire Chapter does not provide refunds after the cancellation deadline or for No-Shows.

Event Properties

Event Date 06-24-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date 06-24-2017 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date 06-24-2017 12:00 pm
Cut off date 06-24-2017 12:00 pm
The Yard Restaurant, Manchester
1211 S Mammoth Rd, Manchester, NH 03109, USA
The Yard Restaurant, Manchester