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Selling the Value of the PMO and Project Management


Most organizations have a steady stream of projects they need to execute on to meet organizational goals.  To consistently deliver results from those projects they utilize project managers, often establishing a Project, Program or Portfolio Management Office (PMO) along the way.  So why do those same organizations struggle with seeing the value of the PMO and their project managers and why is the life expectancy of a PMO so short?

This presentation focuses on the pitfalls many organizations fall into when evaluating their project managers and PMOs.  We will then discuss proactive actions and best practices for placing the project management and PMO in a positive light

The major points to be covered include:

  • Survey results from regional organizations on this topic
  • The traditional detractors and supporters and what to do with each
  • Why setting up a PMO requires different skills then running it
  • Comparing selling the value of a project manager vs. the PMO – how are the same/how are they different
  • What Sr. Management wants – and you need to deliver
  • What you need to do before you are asked the “big question” of what’s your organizational value

This presentation will offer a thought-provoking view of why organizations have a love/hate relationship with project managers and the PMO and what you can do to shine a positive light on yourself and your department and manage relationships within your organization.


Type of category: Professional Development

Type of activity: Leadership

Date: April 8th, 2022

Hour: 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Number of PDUs: 3