November Dinner - GR

November 14, 2016
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Holiday Inn / Crossroads
6569 Clay Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Session One Presentation: PMO Panel Discussion

Once again WMPMI will be hosting a PMO Discussion Panel.   This interactive forum will include local PMO leadership from local businesses. Please join us as we discuss with these leaders some of the challenges their PMO faces as well as some of the wins.  We anticipate these conversations will generate questions from the audience and plan to include time for Q&A. 

Second Presentation: The Challenges Facing PMOs

This discussion will focus on some of the challenges that face Project Management Offices in organizations today – many of which have existed since the inception of the PMO structure. These challenges often stem from a misunderstanding of the purpose, role and authority of the PMO – especially from the perspectives of the rest of the organization (Functional Managers, etc.).  The potential value and impact of many PMOs suffers when there is confusion – this session will highlight some of the key questions which should and answered from the PMO’s key stakeholders.

About our Speaker:  Brad Malone, MA, PMP, is President of Twin Star Consulting Company, and has managed numerous large hardware, product development, software integration, and organizational change projects in his 25+ year career. He develops and instructs training courses in basic and advanced portfolio and project management skills, requirements, risk, estimation, team development, and leadership, and has trained over 25,000 course participants globally.  

Mr. Malone has authored and facilitated the Project Management Institute’s best-selling course, Project Management: Competencies and Structure, since its inception and for the past 19 years worldwide; and is a regular presenter at PMI Global Congresses, local PMI Chapter meetings and for InfoComm International, as well as a regular contributor to numerous trade and industry journals. 

He has directed many portfolio, project and resource management process implementation and improvement efforts for Fortune 1000 corporations globally. Clients include: Starbucks, GE, P&G, Chase, Siemens, and many mid-size companies across multiple industries.  He leads portfolio and project management maturity audit teams for commercial and government clients, and consults with a wide variety of customers on portfolio / project management culture and process implementation and leadership issues.

Contact him at [email protected]             



      Attend Keynote Presentation = 1 PDU

      Attend Bonus Presentation = 1 PDU

      Attend both = 2 PDUs  


5:10pm - 6:00pm Bonus Presentation Starts
6:00pm - 6:20pm Social Networking Time
6:20pm - 7:00pm Dinner and Announcements
7:00pm - 8:00pm Keynote Presentation

***WALK IN REGISTRATION is available the day of the event at 4:45pm, but it includes late fees.



$30.00 WMPMI Member Meet @ Crossroads
$35.00 after 5:00 pm November 10

$40.00 Non-Members Meet @ Crossroads
$45.00 after 5:00 pm November 10

$25.00 GR Full-Time Student Guest curr. 12+ cr hrs - Crossroads
$30.00 after 5:00 pm November 10

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