Nana Kwame

Nana Kwame

Presentation: Building an Award-Winning, Metrics-Based PMO

Abstract: This presentation will walk the audience through the 6-year journey of building the DC Water IT PMO from the ground up to winning the 2020 PMI PMO of the year award. I will share the successes, failures, lessons learned and best practices of building a PMO from the group up. I will share how we built metrics and data into everything we do and how we apply it to make critical decisions from ideation to benefits realization. I will also share some innovations and really cool projects that our PMO was able to successfully execute.

PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management

Biography: Nana Kwame leads DC Water’s IT Project Management Office, with responsibility of transforming DC Water’s IT PPM function from an ad-hoc, individual effort-based operation into an agile, team-oriented organization working to deliver measurable benefits to the company. Kwame’s PMO deployed several award winning and innovative projects that have significantly improved DC Water’s bottom line

In his previous role with Acentia, he served as a Senior Project Manager responsible for managing day-today operations and enhancement requests for the US Department of Labor’s e-Procurement system. He ensured that the system was smoothly retired once the replacement system was stood up and was in full use.

Before joining Acentia in 2012, He served as a Senior Manager for the US Department of Labor’s Office of Public Affairs where he helped setup the IT PMO and successfully managed several IT projects for the Department.

Nana holds a master’s degree in project management from George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree in information systems management from Strayer University.