UMT360 Blog

Blog Posts from the Leader in Enterprise Portfolio Management

Calling All Strategic PMOs (And Those Looking to Become One)

Written by Paul Rosien on September 8th, 2014 at 8:14 am

Back in July, we ran a successful webinar discussing what it takes to create a strategic PMO. The webcast, led by Carl Souchereau, formerly of TransAlta and now Project Director at SNC Lavalin, provided practical advice around mastering the important yet tactical aspects of project management as well as taking strategic responsibility for managing the investment decisions for the portfolio. (If you missed the webcast, it is archived here.)

Because interest in the webinar was so strong, we wanted to extend the conversation and have created the UMT360 Strategic PMO Breakfast Series. We’re fortunate in that Carl has signed on to present his wisdom again, but we’ll also take some time to look at the latest product developments that help the Strategic PMO fulfill the vision Carl will present, including:

  • Integrating investment planning and controls across the PPM life-cycle that result in optimized spend and maximized ROI
  • Streamlining capital planning and building stronger business cases
  • Automating financial tracking and variance analysis to enable dynamic planning
  • Establishing a benefits realization framework to measure results

2014-09-08_SurveyResultsAll these reduce the reliance on Excel and other tools that require manual intervention, which are decidedly un-strategic. In fact, when we polled the audience during Carl’s July webinar, attendees showed strategic PMO intentions but were stuck in manual processes.

Does this sound familiar or describe your organization? We hope you can join us for one of these events. Initially we’re starting with Chicago and Houston but planning more locations now. If you’d like us to visit your city let me know via our contact form.



Leave a Reply