Chapter Events

The San Diego Chapter holds regularly scheduled events. These events offer the opportunity for members and guests to learn about the latest in project management, share and exchange information, network, find job opportunities, and enjoy some refreshments.

PMI SD PMO Dinner Event - 1 Strategic PDU

August 12, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Virtual Meeting Online

 Existential Threats and Barriers to the Future of the PMO
Virtual meeting featuring Darrel Hubbard & facilitated by Barbara Gunning and Sherry S Remington

Registration for this online event is limited to 100 attendees. 
Register now to reserve your spot! We'll send you the meeting link and password the evening before the event.

Abstract: The PMO has evolved over the past 50 years in industries worldwide, with exponential innovation, digital transformation, and accelerating change. Over one million individuals have been certified as PMPs, and many universities now offer project management master’s degrees. The Project Management Profession has arrived, along with the PMO now being a senior organizational element. These business-driven changes reflect the growth in strategic initiatives generating multiple projects needing to be assembled into programs and portfolios, requiring adaptive management styles, strategic thinking, agile executions, and PMOs. In the next 30 years Project Management will be challenged by an exponential increase in disruptive business changes, including cognitive technologies, smart manufacturing, cultural integration, and intelligent robots. Marketplace pressures will force enterprises to integrate business operations management with project management and apply that integration enterprise-wide. This will be coupled with intense competition, fast-paced technical obsolescence of products and service, and an accelerating need for innovation in management, operations, production, and products, including the PMO.

Enterprises will increase product and service development, evolution, and enhancement through projects—particularly for software, services, and technology. This means more and more of the enterprise’s financial assets will be expended performing non-operational project work rather than operational work. This will drive the “Project Economy” and drive PMOs to be implemented at the senior executive level on an equal management footing with operationally oriented organizations.

The next 30 years will see the business ascension of the PMO. However, we face many existential threats and barriers from within the wider business community (mergers, single product companies, and country-centric politics) and especially within every enterprise (money, power, and politics). Will the PMO survive?

Darrel G. Hubbard, P.E., provides executive consulting and assessment services and has 50-plus years of experience in consulting, and in executive, line, and technical management positions. As a Subject Matter Expert, he advises organizations in achieving their enterprise’s business strategies and tactical objectives. This includes executive analysis of management structures, business processes, general business operations, and project management capabilities, and supplying specific recommendations on business, innovation, methodology, and process improvements. Darrel is a Registered Professional Engineer, and holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics.

Darrel joined PMI in 1978. During the past twenty years his research and work have stressed the managerial development and establishment of Project/Program/Portfolio Business Management Organizations (PBMOs) focusing on the business management aspects of Organizational Project Management (OPM). He supports enterprises in the managerial development and establishment of OPM and PBMOs and delivers workshops focusing on the business management aspects of project management. He is a presenter at PMI Congresses/Symposiums, and keynote speaker and guest speaker at PMI chapter meetings. He has published multiple papers and three books on project management – two of which are on PMOs. And, all of which promote enterprise-wide project business management and the PMO.

4:00 pm - Meet & Greet
4:15 pm - Introductions & Announcement
4:30 pm – Presentation and Discussion
5:20 pm - Networking / Closing
5:30 pm - Adjourn

Please Note that PMI-SD has a no-refund policy for this event. All event registrations are final, non-refundable and non-exchangeable. 

Please contact [email protected] with any registration related questions.


$5.00 PMI Member & 1 PDU

$7.00 Non-PMI member & 1 PDU