The Building Blocks of An Effective and Sustainable PMO

The Building Blocks of An Effective and Sustainable PMO


Laura Barnard, PMP

PMO Strategies

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Department of Agriculture - WDC Cafeteria Conference Room (Wing 2 entrance)
12th and Independence Ave, S.W.,
Washington, DC, 20250

Agenda and Cost:
  • 11:30 am: Networking begins
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Program

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

The speaker will focus on building and running a PMO. You've got tools, you know about best practices, and you have templates coming out of your ears. Now what? The presentation will emphasize 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.

Special Instructions: 

Event requires registration. 

Metro Accessible via Smithsonian Station.

Government ID or Photo ID is required to enter the facility.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Laura Barnard, PMP

PMO Strategies

Laura, Founder and CEO of PMO Strategies, has spent more than 20 years creating impactful and sustainable change for a broad range of organizations, from nonprofits to global financial institutions. She combines her deep experience in the PMO and Change Management space with her passion for helping people create effective and sustainable change to transform how organizations realize business strategy. She shares her experience and stories in her blog titled, “I wish I had me when I was you...”

Laura believes that Project Managers are uniquely positioned to assist nonprofit organizations in having a greater impact in the local community. She is the Founder and President of Project Management for Change™, a nonprofit organization 

About the M2D2 Monthly Downtown DC Meetings

PMIWDC holds a free monthly brown bag meeting at the US Department of Agriculture. These meetings are free, and open to the public, but preregistration is required.

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