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Tuesday, June 28 • 10:30am - 11:45am
#210: Effective Strategies to Leverage PMO Best Practices for Program and Portfolio Management

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Component Type: Session
Level: Basic
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; PDU 1.25 PMI 2166-000190; RN 1.25

This session will familiarize the audience with the Project Management Office (PMO), with a focus on the value added opportunities that a PMO can provide to your organization. Utilizing best practices and real-world examples, we will identify those PMO processes and tools that assist companies with achieving their project goals along with their overall portfolio strategies. This session will dovetail information regarding value added portfolio management, the effective utilization of processes and tools within a PMO, and the challenges of building a culture of innovation in project portfolio life cycle.

Learning Objectives

Define the role of a Project Management Office (PMO) and how it can bring value to an organization; Describe what a structured PMO can do in partnership with their functions; Discuss how to introduce incremental and radical innovation to drive the project portfolio and gain a competitive edge and accelerate growth.


Karen M. Marks


What Value Can a Project Management Office Bring to Your Organization?
Kristin Fitzgerald, MBA, PMP

Best Practices for a PMO: Developing a PMO with Effective Processes
Karen M. Marks

Driving Innovation by Expanding the Role of Integrated Project Portfolio: Challenges and Best Practices
Dinesh Singh, MBA

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Karen Marks

Vice President, Global Program Management Office, Baxter International, Inc.
Karen Marks is the Vice President of the Global PMO for Baxter. Prior to joining Baxter, she has held positions in ConvaTec and Merck & Co and AT&T. Karen’s educational background includes a BS from Muhlenberg College in Human Resources Management, Master's Certification in Project... Read More →

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Kristin Fitzgerald

Director, Global Project Management, Project Management Office, Merck & Co., Inc.
Kristin Fitzgerald has been in the pharmaceutical industry for over 16 years and has worked in many different areas including, IT, Data Management, and Operations. In her current role, she manages support and leadership to Project Managers, Finance, and IT with respect to project... Read More →
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Dinesh Singh

Client Partner, Life Sciences, Cognizant
He is a seasoned advisor with 13 years of experience in business strategy, complex program management and large transformation/integration initiatives in life sciences industry. He has worked with leading pharmaceuticals clients to help them address key business problems and align... Read More →

Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
105AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA