Scott Hine

Presentation (1 of 3): Improving Your PMO’s Worth Though Customer Engagement and Enlightenment

Abstract: Based upon lessons learned and best practices, discuss what to do (and not to do) in building and more importantly maintaining an impactful PMO. A focus of the discussion will be on how to better position your PMO to be considered a strategic, respected and value-added partner.

I will illustrate examples of best practices and lessons learned from my experience managing a PMO with numerous internal and external customers, many of which did not understand our role and mission.

I will explore what it takes to develop and sustain an impactful PMO in a resource constrained environment where often times the PMO is considered an impediment to achieving the intended mission. I will also discuss what steps are needed to harden your PMO to be better positioned to provide sustained support that is recognized and respected by the project owners.

I will provide key take-aways that can be utilized immediately to help ensure PMOs develop the requisite business model to enable them to be considered an impactful strategic business partner.

PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership

Presentation (2 of 3): Federal Project Management Training Panel Discussion

Abstract: Facing many competing priorities, federal project managers must allocate their training hours and dollars wisely. The Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (PMIAA) requires Strengthening PM Capacity to Build a Capable PM Workforce through the investment in building program management capacity and capability over time through increased training opportunities, career pathways, and mentorship opportunities. . But, what training and development should they seek, and what is the best way to find it? Improving the management of Government programs will require agencies to professionalize this critical workforce on an increasing basis, encouraging the application of education, training, and experience to inform critical thinking and expert analysis that will support decision-making and overcome challenges to program implementation and execution. Agencies will develop program and project managers via a career path that provides experience and mentorship opportunities designed to teach these skillsets.

In this session, federal leaders of PM training, communities of practice, and acquisition career management will share real-world experiences of offering, delivering, pursuing and making the most of training, learning, and development opportunities in the federal government. We’ll present a case study of a cross-functional course for integrated project teams and improving critical thinking skills (unconfirmed). We’ll also discuss leveraging the knowledge of experienced project managers by mentoring entry and mid-level PMs.

PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management

Presentation (3 of 3): Real Program Managers of the Federal Government Panel Discussion

Abstract: This panel presentation will bring together seasoned program managers from across the federal government. They’ll highlight major programs they have worked on and how program management works in the federal government. We will highlight highly visible programs, and include a discussion of how deputy program managers (typically, contractors) work alongside federal PMs.

PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management

Biography: Scott Hine is a member of the executive leadership team within the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (DOE/EERE) where he is the Director of the Information Technology Services Office. He has over 30 years of direct portfolio, program and project management experience within the federal R&D domain.

As a collateral duty, Scott is also the Executive Sponsor of the Federal Government’s Program and Project Management Community of Practice (FedPM CoP) with almost 1,000 members from 80 federal activities.

Scott has recently given program and project management presentations at the following: Project Management Institute (PMI) Washington DC Chapter Project Management Symposium; PMI PMO Symposium; PMI Global Conference and an ACT-IAC Advancing Government event.

Outside of work, Scott is actively engaged in the George Mason University Alumni Association and also serves as a Commissioner on the Fairfax County Consumer Protection Board; he was appointed to this position by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in 2006.

Scott holds a BS degree in Decision Science, MS in Systems Engineering, and PMP, FAC-P/PM CIO, DAWIA, Information Security, ITIL, Acquisition Professional, and FAC-COR certifications.