Centric Chicago‘s Renee Giacalone and client Yvon Milano presented at this year’s Camp IT Conferences session “IT PMO / Portfolio Management” on June 23 in Rosemont, Illinois.

The theme of the day: “Utilizing IT portfolio management to deliver strategic technology enablers to the organization.”

Close to 100 project management leaders attended Giacalone and Milano’s session titled “Branding the PMO, Borderless Teams and Delivery Excellence.” Some key points from their PMO branding session:

  • Staff your PMO with project leaders
  • Coach your PMs to be thought leaders
  • Align everything the PMO does with the enterprise strategic objectives
  • Track and showcase value to the business: be the CMO of your PMO
  • Know your audience: Provide consistently clear, concise and audience-appropriate communications
  • Build and reinforce your brand in everything you do

PMO Branding

About Camp IT
Since 1984, CAMP IT Conferences has produced events designed to help IT professionals understand new technologies and make the critical, strategic and tactical decisions for their enterprises.

This year, CAMP will host 21 enterprise IT conferences, all designed through the input of enterprise IT departments. Centric is proud to be a 2016 sponsor of the conference.

Renee Giacalone is a Senior Manager at Centric Consulting. Renee has over twenty years of experience improving business results by successfully leading large, complex business initiatives; reengineering business processes; and accelerating organizational change. At her current client, Hub International, she is providing thought leadership and best practices to continuously improve the PMO’s delivery capabilities while also leading their multi-year, HRIS transformation program.

Yvon Milano is Vice President of the Project Management Office at HUB International where she is responsible for the success of all strategic projects, including Mergers and Acquisitions from a technology standpoint. In her current role, she directs a team of 40 project management professionals executing multiple programs/projects for the Enterprise. Yvon leverages branding techniques to promote the PMO and drive credibility among the business and clients.