Ensuring Success in Delivering Project Management System for Agency Owner – Prathmesh Mehta

The presentation is to share lessons learned collected during the implementation of the Project Management System for several owner agencies. The presentation is divided into three sections; 1) Findings, 2) Analysis and 3) Recommendations. Discussions will include two categories; 1) issues related to the selection, adoption, and maintenance associated with the project management application, and 2) issues related to planning, documenting and understanding of business requirements to improve adoption of Project Management system. Furthermore, the author shares his experience working with several owner organizations where unique challenges exist due to lack of maturity in technology and adoption by end-users. The presentation will provide several observations that are consistent among organizations when faced with new system adoption. Closing remarks include experience based recommendation to increase PM technology adoption and return on investment that can be applied to Owner Agency interested in implementing new technology or upgrading existing technology.

PMI Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management

Creating a Project Management Center of Excellence and the Efficiencies of Optimal Resource Management via an Operational PMO – Cory Mortimer and Marc Portner

Processes are among the most important assets of any organization. To support Project Management best practices and industry standards, Innovative Development developed a Center of Excellence focused on the PMI (Project Management Institute) standards. The Project Management Center of Excellence and PMO was built to align with Innovative Development’s organizational need for continuous process improvement. Also keeping people at the forefront in the design of the Center of Excellence, there was a need for optimal resource management across the organization.

Innovative Development provides service-based teams to many clients, tailored to meet the client’s needs and demands at any given time; including the ability scale up or down resources. Since many of these service-based teams are alike, Innovative Development’s operational PMO was built to include guidelines designed for internal training and development for members of these similar teams. Providing standard training via ID’s operational PMO allows resources to seamlessly transition from one client team to another.

PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management