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The Building Blocks of an Effective and Sustainable PMO

Lunch Meeting

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Annapolis Junction, 2720 Technology Drive, Annapolis Junction, Maryland 20701

This event/activity qualifies for 1.00 PDU.

Presented by Laura Barnard, PMP


Great! So, you have been charged with building and running a PMO for your organization. You've got tools, you know about best practices, and you have templates coming out of your ears. Now what? What are the things that you must do to help your PMO become a change management powerhouse for your company?

Our journey begins with the science side of PMO development by exploring the foundational building blocks necessary for your PMO and how to avoid the common pitfalls that lead to PMO disaster. Next, we will transition to the art of a great PMO. This is where organizational savvy, strong talent management and strategic change leadership come into play. You will walk away from this presentation understanding what the key building blocks are that will make your PMO an effective and sustainable change management solution for your company.

Join us as we explore both the art and science of what makes PMOs an invaluable resource for strategy realization.


Laura, Founder and CEO of PMO Strategies, has more than 20 years of executive experience creating effective and sustainable change for a broad range of organizations, from nonprofits to global financial institutions. She combines her leadership skills with her passion for helping people to create impactful change that transforms how organizations realize business strategy.

PMO Strategies specializes in consulting, training and coaching programs designed specifically for organizations with an appetite for success and a drive to create sustainable change – The Right Way, The First Time. You can see a sampling of Laura’s speaking events, as well as PMO Strategies training, consulting and coaching programs at PMOStrategies.com.

Laura is the Founder and President of Project Management for Change™, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise the profile of the Project Management profession by showing the value of Project Management across the globe as the most effective enabling resource for delivering sustainable change in the nonprofit sector. She is the Executive Director of the Project Management Day of Service (PMDoS)™, the record-setting signature event of Project Management For Change. Additionally, Laura is on the board of the Washington DC chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) where she serves as VP of Marketing and on the advisory board of the Virginia International University. For over 10 years, Laura served on the board of the Montgomery County chapter of PMI. She has also served on the board of Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.

Laura has a Computer Science degree from Virginia Tech, a Project Management Institute (PMI), PMP certification (11 years) and a Prosci Change Management Practitioner certification.

Time and Location Information

Lunch and Networking from 1130 until 1200. Program from 1200-1300.

Additional Information

Please bring your PMI Baltimore Chapter member card with you on the day of the event. This helps speed up check-in tremendously. Also, please register online by the Friday before each meeting to help ensure enough food is ordered. Thank you in advance for you consideration.

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