Featured PPM Case Studies

Charisse Dean

Enterprise Director

Aon Affinity – Fast-Tracking PMO Maturity: 0 to 3 in Less Than 2 Years

2:15 - 3:00 PM | Tuesday, June 18

In this case study, Aon Affinity will share how they went from 0 to 3 on the maturity scale in less than two years. Learn what worked (and what didn’t!) as they grappled with problems such as IT controlled delivery, low businesses ownership or insight into business initiatives and a track record of poor delivery (i.e. business or technology).


Topics will include:


• How they started: Utopia to Reality PMO building

• Who’s your person? How to identify a great sponsor

• Identifying or grooming your squad to achieve results

• How not to be the project police and other lessons learned.

Jennie Fowler

Head of Enterprise PMO
American Credit Acceptance

American Credit Acceptance: “Executive” Buy in – Can it be Simple?

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM | Monday, June 17

Do you struggle getting buy-in and / or consensus the further up the ladder you go? This case study highlights some of the PMO / EPMO challenges that Jennie Fowler, Head of EPMO, faced in communicating difficult, detailed topics to senior leadership at American Credit Acceptance and the techniques used to overcome these challenges.


This session will focus on:

  • How to simplify detail to what is meaningful to the CXO level 
  • How to communicate off of one page 
  • Next steps in the journey

Susan Filocco

MITRE Corporation

MITRE: Improving an Agency’s Program Performance While Complying with Legislative Requirements

10:30 - 11:15 AM  | Tuesday, June 18

Government Agencies are under increasing pressure to produce results in high quality, effective programs that are delivered on time and on budget. The last few years have seen a flurry of confusing and seemingly overlapping legislation and OMB guidance.


This case study will share how one Federal Agency re-designed their organization to:


  • Create and follow an effective strategic plan
  • Mature the Program and Project Management capabilities – including cost estimation and performance
  • Pro-actively prepare for legislative reporting requirements
  • Foster collaboration amongst C-suite executives and their organizations in pursuit of a common goal

Christine Babowicz

Enterprise Lean-Agile Coach

Lindsay Wirthlin

Enterprise Lean-Agile Coach

MetLife – Facing disruption by disrupting a 150 year-old enterprise

2:15 - 3:00 PM  | Monday, June 17

This case study highlights MetLife’s journey from working nearly solely in Waterfall to a global rollout of Lean Agile principles that empower strategies - both in development and surrounding business areas.


Topics addressed include:


  • How MetLife got started on their Agile and DevOps journey; paving the way through early successes
  • Developing a Global Lean-Agile Center of Excellence to identify and address systemic impediments
  • Choosing the right external partner and agile framework that will guide and support the journey

Shanta Eaden

Director, Global IT PMO

Weatherford International – Building a Business-Enabled IT PMO

5:00 - 5:45 PM |Tuesday, June 18

In this case study, Weatherford International will share how they went from a non-existent PMO to a trusted partner for project delivery, within 4 years. Hear the journey of the PMO, From - what is it’s value? To – PMO, we have key initiatives, we need a Project Manager and the PMO to support successful execution.


The session will describe:


  • Starting with Why and what type of PMO is needed to satisfy a business need
  •  Every PMO is unique – How to show the value with every interaction
  •  How to create success for the business, through trusted partnerships

Learn more about the program designed for PPM leaders like you!