Uptown Charlotte Community Meeting

November 14, 2017
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Heist Brewery
2909 North Davidson Street Suite
Charlotte, NC 28005



Betsy Kaufman

Presented by: Betsy Kauffman

Transforming a PMO into a VDO

Organizational agility is a shift to a focus on the customer where we become motivated on the goal of delivering valuable product and services to our customers.  In theory, this is common sense but in practice making this shift can be challenging.

As Organizations transform and morph, most of them will be looking to implement various agile processes and practices.  However, very few of these transformations actually address or focus on transforming the Project Management Office to support the organization’s transformation goals.  So, how do PM’s and PMO’s operationalize that shift? During this session, participants will explore what it takes to transform a PMO into a Value Delivery Office (VDO). We will shift our thinking, processes, and responsibility from focusing on managing projects to enabling our organizations to deliver value to our customers.

This will be a fast paced session where participants will explore a variety of topics on transforming a PMO into a VDO.  Topics covered include:

  •          What is a Value Delivery Office?
  •          “Leaning out” Processes
  •          Measuring Value (metrics that matter)
  •          VDO Deliverables
  •          PM or VM…what is my role?


Betsy Kauffman (CSM, CSPO, PSM, PMP, PMI-ACP, SPC4, ICP-APM, ICP-ACC, ICP-ATF) Betsy is a passionate Senior Agile Coach and Trainer with more than 18 years’ experience working with high performing teams. She has held various roles working as a Business Analyst, Project Manager, Program Manager, Scrum Master, Senior Scrum Master, and Agile Coach across several sectors including healthcare, retail, entertainment and financial.  As an Agile Coach, she is responsible for coaching, training, and implementing best practices at the executive, program and team levels for several Fortune 500 organizations.

Betsy is actively involved in the community and enjoys presenting on a range of topics regarding agile transformations, agile management and agile values.

Hope to see you at the meeting!

Important Chapter Meeting Information

  • This meeting qualifies for 1.5 PDUs. 
  • This meeing includes heavy appetizers and a cash bar. 
  • Due to space limitations at this venue, registration is limited to the first 120 guests. 
  • Parking is free.
  • In order to qualify for student pricing, you must be a full time student and show your college/university ID at the door at registration.
  • In order to qualify for active duty military pricing, you must be currently enlisted and show your military ID at the door at registrration.


March 2018 Chapter Meeting Fee Schedule:
(Advance pricing ends at noon on the Monday prior to the meeting.)

Members in Advance: $20
Non-Members in Advance: $25
Members and Non-Members at the Door: $30

Students in Advance $10
Students at the Door $20

Active Duty Military in Advance $10

Active Duty Military at the Door $20

New Chapter Members Take Note:
Individuals join the chapter though the PMI website. It can take up to five (5) business days for PMI process a new chapter membership before it shows up in our chapter database. New chapter members will not be able to register for chapter meetings at the chapter member rate until that occurs. The chapter does not want you to wait until your membership is processed, before you attend a chapter meeting. New members who are not able to register for the chapter meeting as chapter members before the advance registration deadline should email vpmembership@pmi-metrolina.com. You must send your email before the advance registration deadline in order to be eligible for the member advance registration rate. Please attach a copy of your receipt from PMI to the email, showing that you have joined the chapter. If you follow these instructions, you will be charged the advance registration member rate for the chapter meeting. The Membership team will work with you to process your registration either over the phone or in person at the chapter meeting registration table.


$30.00 Guest Registration
$25.00 Earlybird rate before November 13

$20.00 Student Registration
$12.00 Earlybird rate before November 13

$30.00 Member Registration
$20.00 Earlybird rate before November 13

$20.00 Student Ticket - Guest
$12.00 Earlybird rate before November 13