Project Management Institute

The Evolving PMO Governance Portfolio Management Resource Optimization and Performance Measurement-CANCELLED


Topics: Strategic Application and Governance | Benefits Realization | Portfolio Management | Project Management Office PMO

Turn your PMO from lackluster to brilliant and performing at the highest levels. A decade ago, Kent Crawford created the term “Project Office” 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 seminar leader will interweave the latest concepts of governance, portfolio management, resource optimization, and organizational performance measurement to help the participant understand how to evolve the project office into a highly valued demand management office. This course is especially useful for those preparing to implement a PMO or expanding their existing Project Office to incorporate organizational demand planning and management.

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define best practices PMOs, Enterprise PMOs, and their requirements to manage demand
  • Describe Governance: Building the organizational model, culture, and structure of your PMO
  • Apply Portfolio Management and the seven steps to strategy execution
  • Demonstrate Resource Optimization: Understanding program and project utilization while integrating operations, support, and maintenance

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®. Leadership and Strategic PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Technical PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials.
Technical Leadership Strategic Total
CAPM / 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
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Seminar Instructor(s)


Kent Crawford PMP, PMI Fellow

Kent Crawford is the founder and CEO of PM Solutions, the leader in applying project and portfolio management processes to drive operational efficiency. He is also founder and CEO of the firm’s training subsidiary, PM College. In addition to his executive role, he is an influential member of the project management community, highly respected as a thought leader. He is a sought-after speaker at business conferences worldwide and the award-winning author of The Strategic Project Office.

Mr. Crawford established PM Solutions in 1996 as a unique virtual organization with the flexibility to rapidly respond to client needs globally. With corporate headquarters located outside Philadelphia, Penn., USA, PM Solutions delivers expert project management services to help organizations and their people perform to maximum potential. Its targeted offerings address business needs in organizational improvement, project execution, and learning and development.

He has infused PM Solutions with dynamic leadership, vision, and spirit. Under Crawford’s guidance, PM Solutions spearheaded numerous innovations, including the creation of a unique research program that has contributed over a dozen significant studies to our understanding of project management best practices and trends.

Mr. Crawford also led PM Solutions in establishing the annual PMO of the Year Award, developing the first project manager competency assessment instrument, and creating one of the first project management maturity models. PM Solutions gave PMI the PMO of the Year Award in 2013 and has partnered with PMI since that time. These innovations not only serve the project management community at large, but are incorporated into PM Solutions' consulting and training practices to ensure that clients receive services in tune with the latest developments in the marketplace.

A popular, dynamic speaker whose keynotes have enlightened audiences worldwide, he is an advocate of the profession, he is passionate about project management, with a focus on its business value. He engages business professionals on topics such as:

  • the business value of the Project Management Office (PMO)
  • the synergy between good governance, resource management, portfolio management, performance measurement, and process improvement
  • how effective project and program management contribute to corporate strategy execution

In addition to authoring The Strategic Project Office: A Guide to Improving Organizational Performance (which received the David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award from the Project Management Institute), Mr. Crawford is the author of Project Management Maturity Model: Providing a Proven Path to Project Management Excellence, Project Management Roles & Responsibilities (both now in their second editions), Optimizing Human Capital with a Strategic Project Office, and Seven Steps to Strategy Execution. His forthcoming book, An Inside Look at High-Performing PMOs, showcases performance measurement best practices from the world’s most successful project management offices.

Mr. Crawford is a former president and chair of the Project Management Institute. During his tenure in office, he implemented innovative programs that resulted in an astounding fifty percent membership growth for the Institute. His leadership in PMI has been widely recognized as a primary driver in PMI's subsequent success. He has also been honored with the PMI Fellow Award, PMI's highest and most prestigious individual award. Mr. Crawford is also a Fellow of the Project Management Association of India.

Course Information

4 Days
6 - 9 April 2020


Member Price
(US$2884.00 before 24 February)
Non-Member Price
(US$3090.00 before 24 February)
Government Pricing

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