PMI Lakeshore Event – The PMO: What Is It, How Do I Deal With It, and Why Does It Keep Changing?

The Project/Program/Portfolio Management office business functions is ubiquitous today and in some organizations exist as communities of PMOs. Yet the average life of a PMO is 2 years before a major transformation occurs to it. To the project manager focusing on project delivery, the various PMOs can be a challenge to interact with. Yet a common objective of most PMOs it to improve project delivery and support PMs. This session will discuss the common types of PMOs and their roles seen in most large organizations. The session will then discuss the emergence of the PMO as a business function as opposed to an interim measure to track a program. Recent research and trends seen by the speakers in this field will be shared. Finally the presentation will provide insights, and suggestions on how to work with PMOs as a project manager in a multi-project organization.

Speakers – Jane Connor & Steven Peck

Jane Connor Jane Connor, PMP, has over 15 years of Quality Assurance (testing and PMLC/SDLC process) experience in both advisory and delivery roles across different Industries. Most recently Jane developed the functional specifications for and project managed the custom build of a project management reporting tool that allows standardization and transparency in status reporting, issue and risk management and change request tracking. Jane has worked in a CMMi level 4 organization, participated in a  SCAMPI ‘A’ assessment team and has completed ISO 9001 introductory audit training. Jane has delivered project management preparation courses internally for Deloitte and was a speaker on project management topics as PMI Southern Ontario chapter’s Career Day 2013.


Steven PeckSteven is a key member of the leadership team of the Project Risk And Governance Practice, and has been with Deloitte for 12 years. Steven provides services in Portfolio, Program and Project transformation risk and governance solution offerings. Steven has extensive program and project risk management experience having been involved with portfolio, program and project management related to large transformations, complex projects, information technology across a variety of industries including financial institutions and public sector. Steven is actively involved with the Project Management Institute as a volunteer leader since 2009 and most recently with PMI’s Southern Ontario Chapter as the VP-Membership. Steven holds the following designations: PMP, PMI-RMP, CISA, CRISC.

Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Schedule: 8:30 am – 9:00 am
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Registration & Breakfast
Location: University of Toronto at the Mississauga (Erindale) Campus
3359 Mississauga Rd North
Mississauga, ON  L5L 1C6
Lecture Theatre 2072

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