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Leadership Series, Benefits Realization
Management, written by The Boston
Consulting Group (BCG) and The
Economist Intelligence Unit.
Jeanne Bickford of BCG called benefits
realization management a game-changer.
here’s no great mystery in what
makes a project management
office (PMO) stand out from the
pack. It’s the ability to deliver strategic
benefits. So why don’t all PMOs hit the
mark? That’s where things get a bit more
complicated—calling for just the right
mix of leadership, communication and
persistence, according to speakers at the
2016 PMO Symposium® in San Diego,
The conference opened with a lively
panel discussion on this year’s Thought
I N S I D E
Looking Back at 2016: 3
Leading the Community
PMI China News 9
Events Calendar 17
Chapter Links 18
Meet the 2016 PMIEF
Available online f
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2016 PMO Symposium®
By Matt Schur
Opening keynote speaker James McNerney, Jr.
Shortly before press time, the U.S.
Senate unanimously passed the
Program Management Improvement
and Accountability Act. This bill,
strongly endorsed by PMI, will
enhance best practices in project and
program management throughout
the U.S. government.
The bill has cleared both chambers
of congress and goes to President
Obama for signature.
Find out more at ow.ly/JhdJ306Ibu7.
JANUARY 2017 A SUPPLEMENT TO PM NETWORK® PUBLISHED BY PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE