Hickory Community Meeting

April 26, 2018
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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CVCC East Campus - Room 1026
2760 Hwy. 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602-8304

Rebooting the PMO

After five years, many PMOs can become ineffective or fail.  This session reviews the process of rebooting your PMO to bring a new freshness and effectives to the PMO.  Or if you don’t currently have a PMO, these guidelines can be used to create a PMO.

Each and ever PMO is different and has a different vision of what is expected.  There are many reason why PMO become ineffective over time.  For example, usually the PMO sponsor has moved on to another role and the new sponsor has a different need.  This looks at why PMO become stall or ineffective and what are the steps to make your PMO to become more effective.

Rebooting the PMO reviews the many factors for building the PMO such as governance, planning, execution, tracking and monitoring, resource allocation, portfolio management, templates, and some software processes or tools that are available.   Bring you questions and thoughts to this session and see what can be done to get  you back on track.

Speaker: Michael Warton, MVP, MBA, PMP

Michael Warton

Career Highlights

  •        Awarded MVP Project 2013 thru 2018 (only awarded to 55 in world, 12 are US and have direct access to Microsoft developers and escalation team).  What makes an MVP different from other consultants is that we have direct access to Microsoft developers and program managers and provide insights into future direction with Microsoft products in our area of expertise.
  •        Deployed over 30 SharePoint / Project Server installations into PMO. Deployment include SharePoint Design, Configuration and Customization.
  •        Passed over 44 MS Certification Exams including SharePoint certs
  •        Migrated over 10 sites Project Server to higher versions
  •        Trained over thousand Project Managers using Microsoft Project
  •        Technical Reviewer of server books such as
      • Forecasting Programs by Eric Uyttewaal
      • Forecast Scheduling 2013 by Eric Uyttewaal
      • Missing Manual: Project Professional 2010 and 2013 by Bonnie Biafore
      • Project Management Using Microsoft Project 2013 by Gus Cicala
  •        Currently writing book: Monitoring Portfolio Management and Resource Demand


Michael Wharton is a Project/SharePoint Consultant and Trainer. Michael’s career started as a software developer before moving into project management. His passion to improve project management processes begin in 2003 using tools like project professional and project server. Since then he has trained hundreds of project managers and implemented project server in over thirthy PMOs. He has passed over forty-four Microsoft certification exams giving him a solid technical background with Project and SharePoint Server.

Michael is active in the community. He is the past President-Elect and past Director of Programs for the NC Piedmont PMI, board member of the Triad SQL Server User Group, Triad Developers Guild and Enterprise Architect Roundtable.

This is a working meeting designed for PMI Chapter members in the Hickory Metro area.

PDU Category: Leadership

POC: hickory@pmi-metrolina.com

Community Chapter Meeting 

As a means of helping chapter and local community members who are certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) satisfy the continuing education requirements for re-certification, PMI Metrolina Chapter arranges its monthly meeting schedule to allow a 1 hour PDU training session to be incorporated into its normal meeting.

Topics presented during these sessions are designed to not only satisfy the PDU requirement for re-certifying as a PMP, but to also provide wide appeal to people involved in project management regardless of whether or not they are certified PMPs. The 1-hour sessions meet the educational requirements to qualify for 1 PDU credits for maintaining PMP® certification or to meet the requirement for attending 35 hours of formal project management education prior to applying to sit for the PMP® exam.

The sessions are open to all.


$10.00 Member Registration

$12.00 Guest Registration