PMI Atlanta Chapter

PMI Atlanta Chapter - Governance Forum (Virtual) - 210224

Governance Forum (Virtual) - 210224

"The End of the PMO"
presented by Eric Norman, Norman & Norman Consulting, LLC / Managing Partner

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.


As organizations emerge from mandated and self-imposed limits to business functions that were driven by the current pandemic, they are demanding new ways of working that instantly render many former practices both ineffective and obsolete.

Old PMO constructs and practice are no longer sufficient.  We must re-imagine the PMO to support organizations as they get back to the business of business. This session is designed to help you transform your PMO to provide vital business functionality right now... and far into the future.  This is an important inflection point... and there is no time to waste.

If business leaders are making decisions about key initiatives in your organization without consulting the PMO, either the decisions they are making are related to initiatives outside the purview of the PMO, or the PMO isn’t providing business leaders the information they need to make important decisions about the initiatives being supported by the PMO.  If either of these conditions is true, the PMO is not performing the vital organizational role it was designed to provide and is more likely than not headed for extinction. 

This discussion provides insight to help you transform your PMO from an organizational function that provides operational and administrative overhead to a vital governance resource that delivers critically important information for decision-making.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine current structures to reveal how the PMO often becomes relegated to administrative functions, devaluing its role.
  2. Highlight FOUR key value enablers designed to provide decision-makers the Information they need about key business initiatives.
  3. Transform existing PMO functions to engage with leaders as a vital source for accurate, timely business intelligence and decision-support information.


Mr. Norman is a skilled management consultant and leader with extensive business process design experience supporting a broad array of industries. Over the past twenty-five years, Mr. Norman has specialized in the process of project and program management - mentoring, consulting and leading project, program and business process improvement efforts across a broad array of industries.

Eric has expertise in program management, change management, business process and program design, decision support systems development and systems integration using the latest approaches and methodologies.

He is a frequent presenter at trade conferences at the Local, Regional, National and International level, and is a recognized authority on Program Management practice and Work Breakdown Structures. In 2015 received PMI’s most prestigious individual award, PMI Fellow. As a volunteer leader for PMI, Eric led the development of PMI’s Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures and the Standard for Program Management. He chaired PMI’s Certification Governance Council and now serves as Secretary of PMI’s Educational Foundation Board of Directors. Eric is currently a member of Georgia Tech’s adjunct faculty and is helping shape the redesign of GT’s latest project management program.


Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 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.  

Logging PDUs

Earn 1 PDU
Talent Triangle Category: Leadership (0.5), Strategic & Business Management (0.5)

PDUs can be claimed here.
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Event Properties

Event Date 02-24-2021 6:00 pm
Individual Price $10.00
Location Webinar
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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