The Evolving PMO: Governance, Portfolio Management, Resource Optimization, and Performance Measurement with Eric Foss

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to: 

  • Appraise the governance concepts for building the organizational model, culture, and structure of your PMO.
  • Apply portfolio management and the seven steps to strategy execution.
  • Demonstrate resource optimization skills for understanding program and project utilization while integrating operations, support, and maintenance.


Turn your project management office (PMO) from lackluster to brilliant, able to perform at the highest level. The term “project office” was created by Kent Crawford in his first book, The Strategic Project Office. Since then, the project office has changed and evolved in dramatic ways as thousands of organizations have implemented this cultural remake to create “projectized” organizations. Today’s successful PMOs are being replicated across other organizational business units and many are rapidly evolving into enterprise PMOs. 

Through decades of working with corporate leadership, the instructor will interweave the latest concepts of governance, portfolio management, resource optimization, and organizational performance measurement to help you understand how to evolve the project office into a highly valued demand management office. This training is especially useful for those preparing to implement a PMO or expanding their existing project office to incorporate organizational demand planning and management.



    • Course Overview and Current Research
    • The PMO as the Demand Management Office
    • Portfolio Management
    • Governance
    • Performance Measurement
    • Resource Optimization
    • Change Management
    • PMO Best Practices
    • A Plan of Action

The information was valuable and well organized. In addition, the instructor was an excellent presenter and managed the material and group conversation very well.

There was good discussion around change management and the influence of executives.

Excellent content and instructor. Kept us all engaged through the 4-day course. One of the best PMI courses I have ever taken!

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Power Skills and Business Acumen PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Ways of Working PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials. *Please note that the asterisked row below applies to the PMI® Agile Certification Journey and includes Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC), and Disciplined Agile® Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) certifications.
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acumen Total
CAPM® / PMI-CP™ / PMP® / PgMP® 10 10 8 28.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 0 10 8 18.00
PMI-SP® 0 10 8 18.00
PMI-RMP® 0 10 8 18.00
PfMP® 5 10 8 23.00
PMI-PBA® 0 10 8 18.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



Eric Foss PMP, PfMP

Eric is Vice President, Client Success for PM Solutions/PM College. Eric is an executive-level leader and consultant who bridges the gap between strategy and business value delivery. He engages executives, managers, and teams to design, develop and implement the skills, processes, structure, and collaboration necessary to achieve strategic business goals.

Eric draws from extensive PMO, portfolio, program, project, and organizational change management leadership experience to embed business agility and accelerate delivery of strategically aligned business outcomes. He builds alignment and operationalizes responsive data-driven decision making with a focus on strategy delivery, interdependencies, and realization of targeted business benefits.

Training Information

19 - 22 August 2024
4 Days


Member Price
(US$2745.00 before 21 October)
Nonmember Price
(US$2945.00 before 21 October)
Government Price
Student Price

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