Thomas Goodwin

Presentation: An Update on the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act. (PMIAA)

Abstract: In December of 2016, the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (PMIAA) was passed into law and became Public Law 114-264. The law had an intent of improving program results and enhancing government efficiency. This session will describe the law, what has been accomplished in a broad sense and discuss current activities.

Information will include:

  • Origination in the Government Efficiency Caucus
  • Knowledge gathered in a series of roundtables about PMIAA implementation conducted in concert with the Partnership for Public Service and PMI
  • Discussions with the Office of Personnel Management and OPM’s work on the job series and job identifier
  • Output from the GAO Report that’s reviewing PMIAA implementation which will be issued in mid-December 2019 as mandated by the law.

PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management

Biography: Thomas F. (Tommy) Goodwin is the Government Relations Manager for the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading association for those who consider project, program, or portfolio management their profession. In this role, he leads efforts to encourage the adoption of project management best practices by elected officials and policymakers to better prepare the U.S. federal government for The Project Economy: the coming economy in which work, and individuals, are organized around projects.

Prior to joining PMI, he spent more than 15 years leading a wide range of federal government relations efforts, issue campaigns, and advocacy strategy development work for several leading associations and corporations, including AARP and Oracle Corp. Additionally, he was a research fellow at Harvard Business School focused on the political and legal environment in which businesses and social enterprises operate.

He has a B.B.A. from The George Washington University, an M.B.A. from Auburn University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in European Union Law from King’s College London. He also holds a Certificate in Public Affairs Management from the Public Affairs Council, a Public Policy Certificate from the National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics, and a Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives.