|J. Kent Crawford, Founder and CEO, PM
Expanding on recently released book by
the same title, this session explores the strategic project office's (SPO's)
potential to transform an enterprise by maximizing the strengths of an
organization’s most important asset – its people. It covers topics including
the hiring, retention, measurement, training, and professional development
of knowledge workers in project management, and offers a model of how the
best aspirations of workers can become reality through an SPO. In addition,
Mr. Crawford provides a set of model role descriptions for staffing a project
office on both a divisional and enterprise level, based on original research.
Attendees will learn the best practices of project-savvy organizations
and will receive detailed information about assessing and developing competency;
building inspired teams; and creating a working environment in which motivation
Kent Crawford is the CEO and founder of
Project Management Solutions, Inc. (PM Solutions) and PM College. His experience
spans more than twenty years, where he has been responsible for the development
of systems requirements and the functional design of integrated project
management systems for a number of Fortune 500 organizations. He is the
Former President and Chair of the Project Management Institute (PMI®).
During his tenure in office, Mr. Crawford implemented innovative programs,
which resulted in an astounding fifty percent membership growth for the
Institute. His leadership in PMI has been widely recognized as a primary
driver in PMI's success. Mr. Crawford is a recipient of the PMI Fellow
Award, PMI's highest and most prestigious individual honor. He is also
the award-winning author of The Strategic Project Office: A Guide to Improving
Organizational Performance (for which he won a David I. Cleland Project
Management Literature Award from PMI), Optimizing Human Capital with a
Strategic Project Office, and Project Management Maturity Model: Providing
a Proven Path to Project Management Excellence.
can be downloaded.