Play to Your Strengths: Lessons Learned Maintaining an Adaptable and Resilient PMO – Holland and McManmon

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)

Using an Integrated Value Approach in Cross-Agency Collaboration to Ensure Mission Success – White, Martin and Traquair

Learn how you can turn strategy into action and work to achieve improvements to portfolio and program outcomes while improving strategic communication and alignment of projects. The Marketing & Regulatory Programs (MRP) Mission Area in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is piloting the Integrated Value Network (IVN) to drive intra-agency and cross-agency collaboration. This joint effort between USDA and several agencies presents a case study of this work and includes lessons learned, current progress, and future vision.

PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management (Business Acumen)