Implementation of a PMO at LA Metro

Over 50 project professionals participated in highly engaging and interactive presentation delivered by Julie Owen who is current AACEI International president. Julie was introduced by Steve Revay. First part of Julie’s presentation dealt with current state of the association and the road map for future years. She further elaborated on AACEI’s plan to implement survey findings received from large membership base.

Julie’s second part of presentation covered the establishment of LA Metro (Metro)’s Program Management Office (PMO) as a business unit to promote successful program delivery and provide accountability to transportation initiatives that combat regional traffic congestion. The presentation discussed various  challenges LA Metro faced while establishing PMO and various benefits that have been derived since implementing the Program Management Office.

The presentation resonated with Calgary participants as most oil and gas organisation are working towards streamlining their program portfolios towards improving capital efficiency in current turbulent economic environment. It evoked a lot of discussion around what prerequisites are required in order to set up a  PMO office, how it can contribute towards improving capital efficiency and mitigating risks of multiple projects. Finally section president Mustansir Raj presented the vote of thanks and gift to the speaker.