Robert McManmon

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

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Biography: Robert McManmon has served in various roles at the Department of Energy since 2009, including supporting project management challenges with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Beginning in 2016, he built and matured the Energy Information Administration Project Management Office into a best of class operation that was featured in a Project Management Institute case study. Robert has a Master’s in Public Policy from the George Washington University and a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.