Andrea Nicholas, Managing Partner at OptimizePM, Named Keynote Speaker for ASEE’s 24th Annual Software Engineering Process Improvement Conference in Dallas, TX

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On February 22, 2014, Andrea Nicholas, MBA, PMP, LSSGB will present the "5-5-5 Of Building a World Class PMO: A Guide To PMO Sustainability." Register today at

Dynamic and though-provoking, an outline of key methods for developing a PMO that will outlast the average 3.7 year lifespan.

For over two decades, Ms. Nicholas, Managing Partner at OptimizePM (, has assisted organizations in achieving competitive advantage by transforming their project management strategies and systems into market differentiators. A recent global survey concluded that the average lifespan of a PMO, irrespective of reporting relationship, industry or geography, is a short 3.7 years. “If you are managing a PMO or preparing to launch one, how do you ensure that yours will dodge the dreaded pink slip?” says Nicholas. “And, since there are innumerable PMOs that do manage to enjoy a long life span, what characteristics and capabilities do those have that set them apart? In other words, what is the 'secret sauce' to sustainability in this rough and tumble PMO world?”

In this popular presentation, Andrea Nicholas shares her decades of practical experience and PMO thought leadership to help PMO sponsors, leaders, staff and other stakeholders redefine PMO goals and construct a new PMO or adapt an existing one that is certain to deliver strategic business value for the long haul. In so doing, these PMOs capture and retain stakeholder commitment enabling them to... beat the average!

This year’s Software Engineering Process Improvement Conference will be held at the TI/Raytheon Expressway Site (North Building, mini Auditorium) in Dallas, Texas from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm and will earn attendees six PDU’s. To register, visit

About OptimizePM: Begun in 2005 by former Fortune 500 business executives and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, OptimizePM's mission is to maximize clients' project management ROI through its superior project management advisory, staffing and training solutions. For more information, contact info (at) optimizepm (dot) com. To view Ms. Nicholas's profile, visit

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