Case Studies

    Carolyn Smith
    PMO Leader
    Carolyn Smith PMO
    Carolyn Smith has over 20 years of experience leading and managing PMO offices – ranging from large, cross-functional, multi-year projects to IT Program Offices. She has overseen the delivery of hundreds of projects and has repeated successes in building PMO organizations and transforming processes to accelerate delivery of business value.
    Clotilde Eteme-Mbolo
    Project Manager, Business Owner, and Trainer
    Clotilde is a Project Manager, Business owner, and Trainer. Her professional journey started in 2002 after a degree in IT, it was also her first contact with project management on the ground and guess what? She fell in love with this job and decided to make a career in project management. 11 years later she became PMP certified. 2 years after my certification, she joined the big team of PMI volunteers, in order to give back to the profession and to my community. Because she accumulated experiences and learned many lessons in various areas both in a national and international environment, in January 2018 she created The V-PMO (The V-PMO stands for The Virtual Project Management Office) to accompany and address individual and organisations in their project needs: Pre-project work, Project management, and Training.
    Allison Primack
    Project Manager
    Born and raised in California, Allison Primack has spent the last 8 years in Washington DC supporting some of the largest federal IT projects. For Allison, there is a thrill in tackling newly forming programs and strategically building organizational structures and processes that are scalable, easily consumable, and effectively meet their objectives. She enjoys being placed into situations that require her to solve complex problems, and creatively break them down to incremental solutions. Allison recently started a new project management role at Conquest Cyber following two and a half years at a Fortune 500 health IT company, where she has managed a variety of initiatives that have helped them develop and scale the Federal practice to best serve client needs. Allison is PMP certified and has earned her Masters of Public Policy from The George Washington University and her undergraduate degree in Communications from UC San Diego.
    Edward J Leydon
    Director for PMO and Strategy
    Edward J. Leydon is a successful international business leader with over 20 years of Engineering, Program Management and Strategy Development experience including key accomplishments as Staff Systems Engineer and Engineering Program Manager at Lockheed Martin, PMO Director at Honeywell Aerospace and Director of PMO and Strategy at Beacon Red-EDGE. Currently, Edward is Head of PMO with Computercraft at National Center for Biotechnology Information (NIH). Edward possesses strong leadership skills including ability to influence team by managing critical initiatives to deliver consistent results on time, within budget and meeting specifications. He has a proven history of quickly understanding complex technical applications and developing innovative solutions to critical challenges. He has led successful enterprise-level $100M+ annual budget transformational business initiatives working with leadership teams and executive (C-Level) leadership managing program performance budget, schedule, scope, resources and critical deliverables.
    Elizabeth (“Beth”) May
    Senior Program Manager
    T-Rex Solutions, LLC
    Beth is a PMO Leader, Program Manager, and Change Driver with degrees in Computer Engineering (B.S.) and Computer Science (M.S.) and experience on large system development programs. As an Independent Management and Engineering Consultant, she supported a range of clients from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses and non-profits through paid engagements and volunteer activities. She is currently a Program Management Director at T-Rex Solutions, LLC and the Chief Operating Officer at Project Management for Change (PM4C).
    Ellen Jarrett
    Head of PMO
    Ella's Kitchen UK
    Ellen began life in project management within the third sector on fundraising and awareness campaigns, before moving into PMO management. She created the first Guide Dogs for the Blind PMO in 2015 before moving on to Ella’s Kitchen and setting up their unique ‘Smoothly’ team in 2017.
    Andrea Cirelli
    Strategic PMO Leader and Project Management Practice Manager Professional
    Andrea Cirelli is a strategic PMO leader and Project Management Practice Manager professional, with strengths that include finding efficiency in how projects are executed and ensuring project resources are set up for success. She has achieved a Master Certificate in Project Management and has worked on developing best practices, standards, and procedures with a focus on the human side of projects. She is excited about helping organizations and project management resources have the tools they need to be successful.
    Joanna Vahlsing
    SVP of Program Management and Operations
    Joanna is a results-oriented program, project management and change leader with a history of leading highly successful teams in enterprise-level and global environments. She has a proven track record of championing new customer-focused technology offerings that promote business development and optimal functionality across multiple digital platforms. Joanna leverages a career history of tactical project management, analytical, and organizational expertise to pioneer transformational digital solutions that garner substantial results—enhancing brand visibility, driving revenue growth, and expanding key metrics. She is currently the Senior Vice President of Program Management and Operations at Centro. Prior to joining Centro, she was Director of Digital Portfolio Management at Weight Watchers International.
    Amy L. McKenna, MBA, PMP
    Program Management Office Director
    T-Rex Solutions LLC
    Amy McKenna is a results-oriented and accomplished professional with 20 years success in managing program performance, subcontracts, business operations, and proposals. Currently, Ms. McKenna is a Program Management Office Director for T-Rex Solutions LLC in Greenbelt, MD. She is responsible for directing the cost, schedule, material and project management support of a $1.4B Time and Materials (T&M) contract for the United Stated Census Bureau (USCB). She utilizes exceptional skills and exposure gained throughout her career to deliver contract as well as subcontract direction and support for the program. Ms. McKenna also leads a facility management team to supervise a 125,000 sq. foot campus in Greenbelt, MD as well as a team performing recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and exiting of all program resources.