Learning Excursions

Go behind the scenes of a real-world project and glean first-hand insights.

Select from an excursion that explores the structure of a PMO, or one to an active, or a completed project site. You’ll be able to benchmark yourself against your peers and take home lessons to maximize the value of your PMO.

These excursions take place concurrently starting tentatively at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 November 2018. Maximize the knowledge brought back to your PMO by attending PMO Symposium with your leadership team. Group pricing is available for teams of 5 or more.

Space is limited. Register for PMO Symposium today


Amtrak Station

Learn how Amtrak is transforming to meet the future needs of rail passengers in the United States by visiting an in-progress case study on preparing for the future while remaining viable in the present and honoring the past. See how historic beauty can be incorporated into a future vision and how the Amtrak EPMO is empowering the company to deliver enduring value for American intercity rail travel.



CARFAX has grown from a small, single-product organization to an 850+ employee entity with a portfolio of products/services that serve a myriad of markets. Delivering solutions for their core product strategy requires significant portfolio/project management expertise. CARFAX’s PMO and various business/technology leaders will provide insight into the collaborative environment that enables their unique culture and ensures project delivery success. They will also offer an overview of CARFAX’s unique and diverse business, overviews and hands-on demonstrations of CARFAX’s products (personalized for each attendee), highlights of CARFAX’s portfolio and project management processes/lifecycle(s)/ artifacts/tools, and insight into how they balance solid portfolio and project management with agile delivery.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

Goddard Space Building

Named after rocketry pioneer Robert H. Goddard, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, was established in 1959 as the agency’s first spaceflight complex. Its exhaustive portfolio of research and missions spans the disciplines of astrophysics, Earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, and engineering and technology. Home to the world’s largest concentration of scientists, engineers and technologists dedicated to the study of space, the center has addressed some of humanity’s greatest questions regarding the nature of the cosmos and the systems of life here at home.

Join us and hear directly from project leaders and others who are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the universe.

National Museum of African American History and Culture

National Museum of African American History

The National Museum of African American History and Culture, the newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution, opened its doors in September 2016. Understand the challenges of creating a brand new Museum and how they were met successfully through management practices that balanced the aspirational needs of the Museum, the requirements of the facility, and multiple public and private stakeholders, while addressing a restrictive schedule and an uncertain and limited budget.