PMI Atlanta Chapter

PMI Atlanta Chapter - Governance Forum - 190925

Governance Forum - 190925

I Think I’m Alone Now: Ways to Avoid Pitfalls Implementing PM Governance

presented by D’Lovely Gibson, Delta Air Lines, PMO Lead

The Governance Forum provides value to the PMI Atlanta community by offering participants:

Discussion of field-tested best practices, Decisions frameworks to assess culture and apply optimal strategy, Key takeaways to “take to work tomorrow” to maximize realization of value through introduction and standardization of best practices in the oversight and execution of projects, programs, and portfolios. 


Implementing project management governance across your team is a noble idea! What better way is there to ensure best practices for developing project plans, setting baselines, managing intake and capacity, and staying prepared for portfolio and budget audits? But there is a dark side; with the best intentions of improving your delivery and governance model, you could be alienating your entire team and be working against the grain for success. Don’t end up out on a limb trying to build more project management rigor in your organization that no one wants! We’ll share tactics, options and real-world examples of ways to meet your team’s needs and incrementally build a robust governance model to make project management the star of your organization.


D’Lovely brings almost 20 years of global leadership experience in government and Fortune 500 consumer organizations. She’s versed in building delivery models for customer experience products, launching new technology like simulcast TV for second screens, and executing strategies for planning, process improvement, and project management to bridge both passionate business and technology innovation to meet consumer needs. With a strong focus on efficiency, transparency and governance, D’Lovely has developed several PMO infrastructures from the ground up, working across teams to meet fast-paced marketing, brand, and digital needs. She has driven change management initiatives moving teams from manual processes to automated systems, improved ways of working and managed governance models that eased capacity pressures and streamlined complex organizational structures. Knowing that teamwork is required to build strong foundations, D’Lovely stays involved in employee activity committees, resource groups and mentorship programs to stay connected and discover new ways to increase team engagement and influence work cultures. D’Lovely has a wealth of project management “wins and failures” experience from companies like IHG, AIG, Turner Broadcasting, Delta Air Lines and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Light refreshments and beverages will be provided.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

6PM-6:20PM – Check in, refreshments, networking

6:20-6:30 – Governance Overview, PMI Atlanta Announcements, Speaker Intro

6:30-7:30 – Presentation

7:30-8:00 – Q&A and Networking

Global Payments


Global Payments, 10 Glenlake Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA (770) 829-8000


PMI Atlanta Member: $12.00, Early Bird Rate $10.00 through September 18th
Non-Member: $15.00, Early Bird Rate $13.00 through September 18th

Forums no longer accept cash registrations at the door.  Please register in advance or via credit card at the door.

Meeting content, presenter, and location are subject to change. Refunds will not be made for changes in meeting content, presenters, or locations.  

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Talent Triangle Category: Leadership   

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Event Properties

Event Date 09-25-2019 6:00 pm
Individual Price $15.00
Location Global Payments
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Member Benefits

PMI Atlanta, made up of over 5,000 members, is located in a large geographic area serving project managers all over North Georgia and metro Atlanta.

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