2021 PMO IMPACT SUMMIT WORKSHOPS

Hands-on learning for high-IMPACT results fast

2021 PMO IMPACT SUMMIT LIVE WORKSHOPS

These live interactive workshops have been carefully curated to give you a well-rounded and robust learning experience at a price you can afford.

Each day takes you on a step in the IMPACT Driver journey, covering critical mindset shifts and techniques you will learn and apply with your colleagues right in the workshop. 

Warmly, 

Laura Barnard, PMO Strategies Chief IMPACT Driver

Join our live interactive hands-on workshops to accelerate your IMPACT!

All workshops are on sale for a limited time for $20 each or $97 for all workshops.

Expanding our IMPACT

All proceeds from workshop sales will be donated to the global 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Project Management for Change so they can unleash the power of project management to help nonprofits around the world achieve their mission-critical objectives.

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Foundation

Monday, September 20, 2021 – 10 AM – 12 PM EDT | 2-4 PM UTC

Curve Benders: How Strategic Relationships can Power Your Personal Reinvention in the Future of Work

In the future of how we’ll work, live, play, and give, 15 forces will create dramatic headwind, tailwind, or turbulence in our lives and careers. Learning their relevance is no longer optional; it’s a necessity. For most people learning is linear – they learn then they apply. We believe when it comes to relationships, a different lens is needed. Time and again, people enter our lives that dramatically alter both the direction and destination of our lives. Enablers of this adaptive and accelerated non-linear growth are your Curve Benders. So, who are your Curve Benders and how do you find them? More importantly, how do you become one in the lives of others? And how can the Curve Bending mindset unlock the next level of enterprise value creation and profitable growth? Join PMO Summit and bestselling author, senior leadership advisor, executive educator and coach, David Nour, as he shares key insights from his 11th book, Curve Benders, at the intersection of the future of work, strategic relationships, and non-linear growth.

Instill Focus

We understand that our job is to solve business problems, not project problems. We create an environment and team that is dedicated to leveraging the best of project management to meet the needs of the business, understanding that emphasis is on the business solution and the outcome we are helping the organization achieve.

Monday, September 20, 2021 | 12-2 PM EDT | 4-6 PM UTC

Portfolio Management – A Hands-On Experience

Many organizations focus on project execution, but execution can only take you so far. When you look at the best project organizations, those that consistently deliver 90%+ of projects successfully, they also focus on portfolio management.

This hands-on workshop will cover: 

  • What is portfolio management?
  • Why does portfolio management matter?
  • Key components of portfolio management
  • Getting started with portfolio management

There will be short exercises so bring your A-game and be ready to implement what you learn!

Measure Outcomes

There are even better ways to define project success than the triple constraint (time, scope, cost) and Earned Value Management (EVM). We will develop metrics and mechanisms for ensuring we are achieving the business goals – the OUTCOMES INTENDED for each project, not just the outputs.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 12-2 PM EDT | 4-6 PM UTC

Transformation Victory – Overcoming the Barriers to a Better Organization

As change champions, we get pretty frustrated when progress comes is slow and clumsy. In our pursuit of a more efficient and joyful workplace, we run into low leadership buy-in, limited impact, poor practices, and unfair criticism. Moreover, when teams and executives get impatient for the results we promised, many of us simply retort in frustration “well, you’re just doing it wrong.”

But what if successful transformation comes, only after failing through several barriers? What if consistent processes can only be chosen after the noise of trying several things? What if clear priorities happen only after painful program failures? What if we can fix our culture only after some very awkward conversations? This energetic hands-on workshop will challenge the conventional wisdom around transforming to high-performing teams and high-value delivery. Namely, you will learn How anti-patterns are the result of logical and reasonable choices, How they produce meaningful outcomes, AND How the next level of agility is just around the corner with simple steps. Come to this workshop ready to rock, and you will leave with a concrete action plan to overcome the barriers that hold you back from shaping transformational workplace improvements.

Perform Relentlessly

There’s a lot more to project management than waterfall methodology, or any other implementation methodology, and we will focus on finding the best way to implement each project, all projects across the portfolio, and ensure that we will not fall victim to methodology wars to the detriment of achieving successful project outcomes.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 12-2 PM EDT | 4-6 PM UTC

Double Your Portfolio Value in Half the Time: Play the Game to See How!

We’ve all heard stories of amazing performance improvement at some other organization and wondered, “Is that possible in MY organization?”  It often feels like achieving such lofty performance thresholds can only happen somewhere else, that it’s too steep of a hill to climb, that boss would never go for it.  Or worse, we wonder how much additional overtime it might require, how many corners might get cut, or how some executive might “juke the stats” to make things look better than they actually are.  But what if it were actually simple and straightforward, requiring very few things to actually change, with no corners cut, no unnecessary stress, all while just working the way we know how?  Through this live, gamified simulation experience, you’ll experience:

  • That big improvements don’t require big changes
  • That we humans don’t need to be driven harder for us to naturally deliver more
  • That achieving a much higher volume of business objectives may not require any additional resources 
  • How fun it can be to experience a big jump in a team’s value-delivery cadence!
  • In addition to the live workshop, you’ll be given a bonus 1-hour course to watch in advance to learn the concepts that will be put into practice in the live workshop. 

Adapt to Thrive

People are not resistant to change, they are resistant to having change done to them. We learn new ways to bring people with us through the change process.

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 12-2 PM EDT | 4-6 PM UTC

You Know Your IQ, But What’s Your CQ®?  Develop Your Change Intelligence® to Lead Organizational Change

Are you frustrated that no matter what you try, your change initiatives seem to either fail outright or produce gains that don’t last?  The reality is that most changes fall woefully short of expectations.  Yet, your organization’s ability to compete in this time of massive disruption across industries around the world – and your own career progress – hinges on your ability to lead successful and sustainable change.  In this highly interactive keynote/workshop, you’ll get introduced to how to get beyond the buzzwords and leverage a proven formula for change.  The CQ® System for Developing Change Intelligence® is based on decades of change leadership in the workplace, years of conducting global research on managing change, and study into the psychology and neuroscience of change.  Through real-life examples you’ll learn how to:

  • Engage the brain, inspire the heart, and motivate the hands to get people moving in positive, new directions so change sticks
  • Diagnose your own Change Intelligence, appreciate the strengths and blind spots of your Change Leadership Style, and obtain targeted developmental coaching for improvement
  • Reframe resistance from enemy to ally, and learn how to use resistance as a powerful source of information to engage for change up, down, and across your organization
  • Learn how to coach others to build their CQ, build Change Intelligent teams, and enhance your organization’s collective change capabilities
  • Emerge as a more competent and confident – and less stressed and frustrated – leader of change

Communicate with Purpose

Our job is to facilitate effective and transparent communication, removing overhead and administration for project communication so that stakeholders have the information they need to make educated and informed decisions in a timely manner. We will educate, inform, and help build project management understanding and capability across the organization.

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 12-2 PM EDT | 4-6 PM UTC

Welcome to Projectland! Plan to Expand Your Reputation, Reach and Results

When you’ve proven to your organization that project management delivers value, helping everyone to accomplish more and stress less, invariably more people are interested in developing their project management skills too!  This shift is a testament to your good work but also can present a variety of problems and opportunities.  If you’re running a PMO, do you have the time to teach everyone how to develop their skills from zero to proficient when they are not necessarily leading the most critical and visible projects?  Likely you don’t have time for that, but the payoff can be enormous for both the organization and your reputation as the go-to internal project guru. 

In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore what typically happens after you’ve proven the value of project management, explore common challenges (and opportunities!), and present strategies for how to address them. 

After this lively and interactive workshop, you will:

  • Be prepared for how to respond to the delightful request that “everyone” needs more project management training
  • Be able to clearly discuss the benefits and opportunities of developing project management skills in non-project managers
  • Have a simple language and framework ready that is aligned to PMI’s global gold standard process, but in more non-project-management-geek-friendly terms
  • Learn from the facilitators, each other and reflect on your organization to create a strategy for supporting the non-project manager that works for you
  • Feel confident that you have trusted resources available when you are ready to expand your reach and results

Transform Mindset

Once you’ve completed this workshop journey, you will have transformed YOUR mindset and moved from thinking and acting like a project professional toward your new identity: IMPACT Driver.

IMPACT Driver Beliefs

INSTILL FOCUS:

We understand that our job is to solve business problems, not project problems. We create an environment and team that is dedicated to leveraging the best of project management to meet the needs of the business, understanding that emphasis is on the business solution and the outcome we are helping the organization achieve.

MEASURE OUTCOMES:

There are even better ways to define project success than the triple constraint (time, scope, cost) and Earned Value Management (EVM). We will develop metrics and mechanisms for ensuring we are achieving the business goals – the OUTCOMES INTENDED for each project, not just the outputs.

PERFORM RELENTLESSLY:

There’s a lot more to project management than waterfall methodology, or any other implementation methodology, and we will focus on finding the best way to implement each project, all projects across the portfolio, and ensure that we will not fall victim to methodology wars to the detriment of achieving successful project outcomes.

ADAPT TO THRIVE:

People are not resistant to change, they are resistant to having change done to them. We learn new ways to bring people with us through the change process.

COMMUNICATE WITH PURPOSE:

Our job is to facilitate effective and transparent communication, removing overhead and administration for project communication so that stakeholders have the information they need to make educated and informed decisions in a timely manner. We will educate, inform, and help build project management understanding and capability across the organization.

TRANSFORM MINDSET:

The PMO and project management (regardless of methodology) is the key to helping an organization deliver on its strategy. We will embrace our role as Strategy Navigator for the organization so that we can accelerate the return on investment for every project.

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