I am not sure how the Austin PMO LIG stacks up, but the Central Ohio one I used to attend was a great forum for sharing ideas and mixing with local program/portfolio managers.  This event is at the Texas Association of School Boards. 

From the invitation e-mail I received yesterday…


Have you wondered at all buzz regarding SharePoint and Project Management? Well, come join us for a demonstration of the most touted features for project managers and teams, along with real world implementation guidance.

Event Description:
Demos and Discussion
– Reporting and Project Communication – Leveraging SharePoint to implement your communications plan
– Team Collaboration – Document libraries and team workspaces
– Project Tracking and Change Control – Using workflows with task lists and document libraries
– Repeatability with Templates – Setting up your first SharePoint project site isn’t difficult, and the second site is even easier!

Real World Implementation
– SharePoint Adoption: key success factors
– Understanding why tools like SharePoint go underused
– Understanding people’s resistance to change
– An Enterprise-wide Roll-out success story


About the Speakers: Jim Adcock has been using SharePoint since 2004, starting by training project managers to utilize SharePoint as a document management tool in his role as the technical lead for the IBM Solutions Enablement PMO for two years. He has also utilized SharePoint as a process management tool and to create de-siloed information repositories. Jim has been very active in local SharePoint communities and activities for the last year, and is a past member of Austin PMI with project management experience.
Chris Morgan is founder and CEO of Blue Bicycle Software, LLC, creator of an on-demand solution that speeds up the planning and execution of planned IT outages. Chris previously served as PMO Communications Specialist at Temple-Inland for three years, where her role was to communicate, and create, simplify and support PMO processes and tools throughout the company. She is a PMP, a Certified ScrumMaster, and has a Certificate in Process Management and an MBA, both from Texas.

Registration: Please register on-line by clicking Register Now! or by visiting the event link on the PMI Austin Chapter website listed to the left on this page.

NOTE: If you have difficulties with completing the on-line registration process, please send an email to PMOLIG@austinpmi.org to register for the event. Cash or check payments will be accepted at the meeting; however, credit card payments can not be accommodated. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

RSVP and Payment Deadline: Monday, February 24, 2010, midnight.

NOTE on TASB location: All attendees are required to check in at the TASB lobby reception desk.

Questions: If you have questions, please email pmolig@austinpmi.org

Save These Dates:

  • April 28 – PMO LIG event
  • July 14 – PMO LIG event
  • September 15 – PMO LIG event

Visit the PMI Austin Chapter website for more upcoming events and information.

About PMO LIG: The PMO LIG is a component of the PMI Austin Chapter and works in conjunction with the local chapter to provide additional opportunities for focused discussions on the topic of PMO’s and Portfolio Management. The LIG also benefits from an association with PMI’s Program Management Office Specific Interest Group (PMO SIG). For more information, visit any of the web links listed to left on this page.

PMO LIG Meeting

and Networking
Lunch and Meeting Presentation

Meeting and Lunch
(PMI Member): $12
Meeting and Lunch
(non-PMI member): $15
Meeting Only
(PMI member or non-member): $5

PDU Credits: 1.5

Registration Deadline: Midnight Monday, February 22, 2010. Register Now!