SOMOS Consultant to Present PMI Webinar
SOMOS Consultant, Russ McDowell, will be presenting a webinar to the PMI® Consulting Community of Practice on June, 19th, 2012. The presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of key areas in the field of Organizational Project Management (OPM). It will examine where OPM fits in the context of an organization, what are the boundaries to consider and identify some of the key components within the "OPM Envelope". The information will be situated within Russ's personal experience in the development of many of PMI's related standards and supplemented by his knowledge of complementary best practices from Treasury Board and the Cabinet Office of the UK Government (responsible for PRINCE2®, MSP, and ITIL).
Those participating will gain an overview of what Organizational Project Management encompasses, including an understanding of how the various components relate to each other to ensure results of "projectized activities" provide the anticipated benefits to an organization.
Russ McDowell's consulting practice specializes in program/project management and business development. Russ has been responsible for the set-up or management of numerous project offices, the definition of project management frameworks, as well as the management of many successful projects for private sector and government clients.
Certified by PMI as an OPM3 Consultant, a PMP since 1996, and Past Chair of PMI’s worldwide Community of Practice for Organizational Project Management, Russ is a frequent speaker at PMI events. Three PMI® Standards credit his roles in the initial development of key standards in the area of Organizational Project Management, cited in both the PMI’s Portfolio Management Standard and the Program Management Standard as a “significant contributor”. His involvement in the development of the OPM3 standard was followed by an invitation to be part of the “Extreme Review Team” for OPM3. He is one of PMI’s original instructors for its SeminarsWorld course on “OPM – Where do Good Projects Come From”?
Mr. McDowell has a Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer. As a Senior Member of the IEEE he has served on the Executive at the Section, Council, and National levels. He is also past chair of the local ACM SIGCHI Chapter and a founding executive member of the local chapter of the System Safety Society.
He has earned Practitioner certifications in PRINCE2, Management of Successful Programmes (MSP), Management of Portfolios (MoP) and ITIL standards from the Cabinet Office in the UK. Russ is also a contributing author of the book “Organizational Project Management – Linking Strategy and Projects” published in 2010.
This webinar is scheduled for June 19th. Exact time will be confirmed when posted on the PMI website (http://consulting.vc.pmi.org).
Those interested must be PMI members to participate.