Elizabeth Holland

Presentation: Play to Your Strengths: Lessons Learned Maintaining an Adaptable and Resilient PMO

Abstract: The Energy Information Administration (EIA) built a mature Project Management Office (PMO) designed to support product development, which was the subject of a Project Management Institute case study. Building upon its maturity model, the PMO assessed strengths, opportunities, weaknesses, and threats in order to continue to add value to the organization. This is a change management story about how the EIA PMO team demonstrated resilience by pivoting its focus to supporting staff development and business process improvement projects, using Lean principles.

Participants will take away lessons and tactical tips for:

  • Understanding the PMO’s role in supporting organization strategic priorities
  • Quantifying value delivery and the role of self-assessment
  • Developing a high-performing team with diverse skillsets

PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership (Power Skills)

Biography: Elizabeth Holland has almost 20 years of federal experience, including managing a variety of projects as well as maturing and directing a Project Management Office. She has worked at the US Census Bureau, General Services Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Energy Information Administration. Elizabeth has a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University, as well as a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.