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Chapter PD: Strategic PMO: How to align projects to corporate strategy

December 5, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am


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Strategic PMO: How to align projects to corporate strategy

The role of PMO’s in project execution is clear and undeniable. In the words of Greg Wood, managing director of corporate PMO for Rio Tinto and PMI Global Executive member in Brisbane Australia, “A strong PMO delivers two distinct areas of improvement to the organization. It helps the organization choose the right projects to deliver and to deliver the projects correctly”.

Choosing the right project implies supporting the organizations business objectives or does it? A 2014 PMI Pulse of the Profession whitepaper indicates less than half of organizations with PMO’s report high alignment of projects to organizational strategy. Over the last five years the project management office (PMO) evolved from an operational to a portfolio management structure where organization initiatives, projects and programs, translate their strategic plans into action and the PMO is becoming an office of strategic management (OSM).

A 2016 study by pmsolutions research, titled “The state of PMO’s 2016: enabling strategy execution excellence” states “PMO’s have consolidated their position as strategic partner in today’s organizations”. Regardless of the challenges and solution(s) chosen, the project management office represents a substantial advancement towards a sound model which can be used to satisfy the needs of the organization at its strategic levels.

Other Content that will also be covered:

  • Maturity plan – Current state assessment (maturity assessment – Prince II) and future state definition (business value canvas)
  • Best practices following Project Management (PMI) and Project Controls (PC) (AACE)
  • Governance and Assurance responsibility (RASCQI- matrix)
  • Systems view and thinking approach to establish a Project Controls (PMO) culture
  • Change management using Prosci PCT model
Date:Thursday, December 5, 2019
Where:UBC Robson Square, Room C575, 800 Robson St., Vancouver, BC
Time:**Registration & Networking: 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM / Presentation: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Cost:$65.00 + GST
CPD | Level:2 CPD| General
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Andries J. Jacobs is a driven and entrepreneurial Executive-level consultant with highly developed analytical skills. Proven ability in leading sizeable, international, cross-functional teams in the design, planning, and implementation of business transformation solutions. Committed to continually expanding knowledge base as demonstrated through completing multiple advanced degrees and certifications. Empathetic and strong leader who forged solid relationships with peers, partners, and built consensus amongst key stakeholders.

Organizations and their clients directly benefit from his international consulting assignments in healthcare, agriculture, chemical, energy, iron and steel, ports, mining and mineral processing industry sectors in Canada, Brazil, USA, Russia, Kazakhstan and South Africa. Insights, knowledge and experience allows him to champion complex initiatives, be an influencer, and lead multi-disciplinary teams.

Andries holds a PhD., Corporate Governance (Unpublished thesis: “A Price Decision Support System for the Fertilizer Industry”) and a Master’s in Commerce, Business Economics (Unpublished thesis: “Financial Information for the Management Process”). Authored his first book titled “Information system implementations: Using a leader- ship quality matrix for success.” He presented several papers at SAP conferences, CMA and AACEI chapter meetings in Canada and the USA”

*As a courtesy to our speaker and other seminar attendees, please remember to arrive on time for events.

**Please also note that a light breakfast will be available at this seminar from 7:30 am-9:00 am.


December 5, 2019
7:30 am - 10:00 am
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UBC Robson Square
800 Robson St,
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