PMI Atlanta Chapter

PMI Atlanta Chapter - Governance Forum (Virtual) - 200923

Governance Forum (Virtual) - 200923

"Turning your PMO into a Lean Portfolio Management Organization"
presented by Jean Dahl, Practice 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.


Adding Lean and Agile ways of working to the delivery mix of 21st century organization requires changes to many of the PMO’s processes, such as in how strategic planning, funding, intake, governance, and oversight capabilities are performed. And, more times than not, these new ways of working must coexist with the more traditional or waterfall method of delivery that is already in use. A multimodal, “fit for purpose” delivery mechanism must be built using Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) capabilities, to ensure the organization is delivering on its strategic objectives. In this session, we will discuss how legacy PMOs must undergo a modernization process to embrace Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) capabilities to ensure the amount of Variability, Uncertainty, Change, and Ambiguity (VUCA) is taken into consideration when determining the best delivery method. Then, be able to effectively move the work to the right delivery teams, while providing the appropriate level of oversight, governance, and reporting necessary to understand and monitor the flow of work to produce value through achieving it business outcomes.

By attending this session, participants will be able to:

1. Explain the changes that must be made in your organization’s operating and funding model at both the enterprise and business unit levels to support the fast, flexible flow of work that achieves agility or the ability to rapidly respond to change
2. Reexamine your key PMO processes and retrofit them to include Lean and Agile ways of working in support of Lean Portfolio Management best practices
3. Shift your PMO from an order taker to a trusted advisor by changing its role to strategic partner

Please join us for an informative and interactive session on turning your PMO into a Lean mean portfolio machine!


Jean Dahl is a collaborative, outcomes-driven senior executive, author, recognized thought leader, speaker, and serial entrepreneur who is passionate about building adaptive and responsive Lean enterprises that exploit change to seize greater and greater levels of agility. She regularly consults with her clients, ranging from Lean startups to corporate giants, to help develop disruptive mindsets, using Lean and Agile principles and thinking to help them continuously improve, learn, and evolve in our 21st century global economy. Ms. Dahl is also the author of two books on leadership: Leading Lean: Ensuring Success and Developing a Framework for Leadership (O’Reilly Media, 2019) and The Making of an Agile Leader (O’Reilly Media, 2018). She was also an early adopter and became a Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) in 2000 and a Agile Certified Practioner (ACP) in 2014 as well as a Scaled Agile Professional Consultant (SPC) and a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. And, she holds a BS in Finance from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA in Organizational Behavior from the University of Texas.

Jean is also the executive director of the Leading Lean Institute, a nonprofit organization devoted to helping the world develop and build Lean leaders through a community of mentors, coaches, and Senseis willing to devote their time to helping others become more effective Lean leaders in our disruptive world. She is also available for corporate speaking engagements and conference keynotes. She can be contacted through LinkedIn here. In her spare time, Jean enjoys learning new things, reading, running, cycling, cooking, and wine tasting.


Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM 



You will receive an email from the PMI Atlanta Chapter with the webinar link 24 hours before the event start time.

Due to coronavirus concerns, we will be hosting this event through webinar. Because of this change, member rate is now $8 and non-member rate is $10.    


PMI Atlanta Member: $8.00.
Non-Member: $10.00

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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Event Date 09-23-2020 6:00 pm
Individual Price $10.00
Location Webinar
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