Evolution of a PMO Leader

Setting Up a PMO In 100 Days & Lessons from Matthew McConaughey



Conquer one of the most thrilling experiences in our profession – the setup of a PMO – the success of which can propel the trajectory of your career. And get inspired by the transformation of Oscar-winning Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey on what you need to do to evolve yourself as a PMO Leader, so you are ready for the next phase of your professional growth.

The first 100 days for any leader entering office marks a major milestone. He/she is judged on the performance during that period, and the opinion set during that time persists throughout his/her tenure. As a PMO leader, you should take this standard upon yourself. This will most likely not be set as an expectation by your stakeholders, but this plan of action will be largely appreciated by them. This workshop will provide the framework to base your start as a PMO leader.

Additionally, it takes inspiration from the career renaissance of Oscar-winning Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey. The workshop outlines Matthew’s own career transformation and extracts the key skills required to become a successful PMO leader.

This hands-on and engaging workshop broadly covers:

  • What is a PMO?
  • Journey to the role of a PMO Leader
  • 100 days & beyond roadmap
  • Key steps & top 3 checklist items for each phase of the roadmap
  • Common reasons why PMOs fail and how to overcome them
  • Quick tips to boost your chances for PMO success
  • 3 lessons from Matthew’s career transformation
  • The attributes of a great PMO leader
  • Identify the attributes that you should focus on
  • Create SMART goals for you to master these attributes
  • Q&A



About the Speaker:

Hussain Bandukwala is the Founder & CEO at Parwaaz Consulting and helps PMO leaders succeed through coaching, workshops and other resources. He works with PMO leaders and executives to conquer their biggest challenges in meeting strategic goals, achieving operational efficiency, and delivering project value.
Hussain has helped clients improve the success of their strategic initiatives by 73%, shrink their PMO setup duration by 2x, and get their PMOs duly recognized by their CxOs. He has authored several PMO-focused publications, is an IDG Influencer, and speaks frequently on the subject at Project Management Institute (PMI), industry and corporate events.
Hussain is also an author and instructor at LinkedIn Learning (also known as Lynda.com), LinkedIn’s premier online education platform for professionals across all disciplines. His PMO courses “Setting Up a PMO” & “How to Successfully Lead a PMO” have helped PMO leaders, practitioners and enthusiasts across the globe through their conversational tone and actionable insights. They focus on providing a step-by-step approach to successfully set up & lead a PMO, transparently deliver its value, and get buy-in from its stakeholders.
Previously, Hussain has lead operational, technology & regulatory programs and projects for over 18+ years and has managed globally distributed cross-functional teams in fast-paced, matrix environments. He has been acclaimed by C-level executives for being a versatile leader with a focus on getting things done.
Hussain lives in Toronto, Canada, and holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Computer Science from The College of Wooster (Ohio).


PDUs: 3.5 (1.75 Power Skills, 1.75 Business Acumen)


Cancellation Policy
This event is hosted by the Professional Development Committee, held for the benefit of its members. The registration fee paid is based on the registrant's ability to commit to attendance, ahead of time. The registration fee will not be refunded for any reason, other than event cancellation, after normal business hours (5:00 PM, Central) on the registration deadline day. The PMI - Minnesota Chapter Professional Development Committee reserves the right to make last-minute changes to program content and speakers, as circumstances dictate.


1/20/2024 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Central Standard Time

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