PMI New Jersey Chapter
PMINJ 2022 Apr Meeting

19 Apr 2022 - Virtual

Presentation Board Elections - Judy Balaban

PDP Information

Program Number: C02020220419
The Art and Science of Building a PMO
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
PDUs: - 1.5
Leadership - 0.5
Strategic - 0.5
Technical - 0.5


Building a PMO can be challenging when the organizational culture is bitter towards Project Management based on previous experiences.

There were many obstacles to overcome to win the hearts and minds of the organization in 6 years where the PMO is now a trusted partner in the development and participation of the overall business strategy.

This presentation will focus on the art, science and lessons learned from the vision (proposal provided to the CIO) of building a PMO from scratch using Gartner’s maturity roadmap: Level 1 (Reactive) to Level 5 (Effective Innovation).  The journey of this PMO started in 2014, but the experience from building PMO's at other companies helped me to be prepared for this opportunity.

Participants will learn the overall journey including:

  • Techniques used to create and leverage influence with senior executives on the value that a PMO brings to the organization
  • Organizing for Success: How to build and lead a culture of high-powered team members that are well respected in the organization.
  • Recommended Key competencies to include in the PMO
  • What's next in building great PMO's - suggestions on what to do and what not to do.
This will also dive into how I built the PMO with a focus on KeyedIn PPM Tool:


Monthly Speaker

Curtis L. Jenkins is President of C.L. Jenkins & Associates, Inc., and author of “The Only Job Search Book you will ever need!”  and the upcoming book “The Art & Science of Vision to Reality!” Curtis is also a Project Management Professional where he serves as the Vice President of Project Management Office and Six Sigma Excellence for Solenis, LLC.

C.L. Jenkins & Associates, Inc is a management consulting firm focused on helping small businesses through Advisory Board Services (working on the business) and Strategic Consulting (Working in the business).  Curtis leverages his Project Management background for an orderly and disciplined way to grow small businesses using his trademarked  - Realization Framework ExperienceTM.

Curtis’ career spans over 20 years as a Project Management leader in Mergers & Acquisitions, Global Information Technology Projects, Lean, Six Sigma and Management Consulting in many industries including specialty chemicals, transportation, financial services, telecommunications, utilities and manufacturing industries to name a few.

Curtis has a B.A. from Temple University, and a master’s degree in the Management of Technology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Curtis’ personal vision is to “Change his World One Person at a Time through meaningful and impactful engagements creating a positive experience at every encounter.” As such, Curtis thrives on self-improvement and believes in giving his time, talent and tools to share with others who yearn for prosperity.

In his spare time, Curtis enjoys his family and friends.  Curtis loves to travel, play golf and spends each day learning something fascinating and new.

Contact Information
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