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Desert Highway

Your Road to a Succesful PMO

Drive the highest possible return on investment for your organization's strategy faster than you thought possible.

The IMPACT Engine System™ Journey

A Program That Fuels

Strategy Delivery IMPACT

Known as the IMPACT Engine System,

this is the only program of its kind that shows you exactly how to build, run, and elevate your strategy delivery organization so you can finally earn your seat at the table and make a big IMPACT. For over 25 years, our team has developed a unique system that always delivers.

Why Your IMPACT Matters

If you are building or running a PMO, Strategy Delivery Office, Agile or Business Transformation Office, your career depends upon understanding that in today’s results-driven world, it’s not enough to be good at your job — you need to be great at making an IMPACT. This program will help you drive measurable value for the business — so there’s no denying the clear-cut advantage you bring to the team.

IES is an iterative value delivery framework designed to continuously elevate your team’s capabilities and services to accelerate the IMPACT of your organization’s strategy.

Ready to make moves?

Here are the calculated steps our program will guide you through on your journey from outputs to IMPACT.

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MINDSET

 

Develop the optimal IMPACT Driver mindset so you can unlock the secrets behind any challenges your organization should solve.

  • Learn the best approach for establishing a PMO/strategy-delivery office that can show value quickly.

  • Begin the mindset shifts you must make in order to prepare for the PMO journey.

  • Learn the pitfalls that so many PMO/strategy-delivery leaders fall into and how to avoid them.

 

What You’ll Create:

  • PMO/Strategy Delivery Framework and Foundation workbook

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Assess

ASSESS

Develop strong stakeholder relationships and unlock their highest priorities so you deliver the highest-IMPACT solutions.

  • Build your coalition of support while exploring opportunities to deliver IMPACT.

  • Evaluate all organizational change aspects so that you are fully prepared to lead change without resistance.

  • Craft a winning PMO/IMPACT Engine Recommendation that drives engagement and support.

 

What You’ll Create:

  • Assessments of culture, organization, team, and self to understand where you are starting

  • Interview and survey collection

  • Conduct a series of organizational, team, cultural and personal assessments to understand your current state

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DEFINE

Build credibility fast with high-IMPACT solutions and services that demonstrate your value.

  • Confidently determine the best fit services for your organization’s needs.

  • Establish a right-sized governance and portfolio model to oversee IMPACT delivery.

  • Determine and hire the best PMO/IMPACT Engine talent to achieve your mission.

  • Establish the most efficient processes, templates, and tools to achieve your desired outcomes.

  • Develop metrics that will tell the story of how your PMO is delivering IMPACT.

 

What You’ll Create:

  • Craft a winning PMO/IMPACT Engine proposal to begin your journey

  • Develop a set of recommendations for your delivery proposal

  • Create your PMO/IMPACT Engine services menu

  • Build your PMO/IMPACT Engine governance model

  • Define your PMO/IMPACT Engine talent requirements

  • Establish your PMO/IMPACT Engine tools and process

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PLAN

 

Create your high-value delivery roadmap to guide the organization toward greater IMPACT realization.

  • Build your PMO business plan to set expectations on organization IMPACT.

  • Establish your PMO/IMPACT Engine maturity framework – custom to your organizational needs.

  • Develop your iterative PMO/IMPACT Engine road map of value delivery.

  • Determine your value measurement plan and KPIs so PMO/IMPACT Engine value is clear.

  • Confidently deliver your PMO/IMPACT Engine Delivery Proposal ongoing measurement plan.

 

What You’ll Create:

  • Build your business plan to set expectations

  • Document your PMO/IMPACT Engine proposal

  • Create your PMO/IMPACT Engine services delivery road map

  • Layout your PMO/IMPACT Engine maturity model

  • Establish your PMO/IMPACT Engine metrics framework

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DELIVER

 

Deliver exceptional business results that strategically position your organization at the center of organizational value delivery.

  • Understand how to incorporate smart organizational change management techniques.

  • Establish a delivery-focused culture and mindset within the organization.

  • Learn how to adapt your management style to the change capability and culture.

  • Communicate PMO/IMPACT Engine that tells your story of undeniable business value.

  • Continue a thoughtful iterative approach to services delivery and results measurement.

 

What You’ll Create:

  • Implement your organizational change management plan

  • Implement your marketing plan

  • Manage and monitor services delivery

  • Conduct your 30/90 assessments

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EVOLVE

Develop a nimble and adaptive value model so shifting business needs don’t derail success as you position the organization as the organizational Strategy Navigator™.

  • Evaluate PMO/IMPACT Engine performance and progress to determine your next evolutionary step.

  • Evolve your PMO/IMPACT Engine road map to suit a dynamic organizational environment.

  • Earn your seat at the table as the Strategy Navigator™ by providing critical business insight and leadership. 

  • Get ahead of the game: predict where your organization should be next and get there before they ask.

 

What You’ll Create:

  • Evolve your PMO/IMPACT Engine services delivery road map

  • Develop your strategy navigation system

Sustain

Each year, hundreds of PMO Leaders join the journey to make an IMPACT.

NOW: IT'S YOUR TURN.

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What are you waiting for?

Start your IMPACT Engine journey today! 

Guided Program

The only program you need to take you on every step of the journey to build or elevate your PMO quickly.

 

Along the way, you’ll conduct a PMO and change assessment, business plan, proposal, services menu, delivery road map, maturity model, metrics framework, organizational structure,

and much more.

The Coach You Can Count On

Looking for hands-on support from a PMO Guru? 

Meet Your Coach

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This optional coaching upgrade is all about helping you learn what it takes to become the strategic business partner your executives need — with the support of likeminded students and a seasoned coach motivating you every step of the way.

With the hands-on coaching option, you'll:

  • Avoid overwhelm by navigating the program together with a cohort of your peers

  • Collaborate with other PMO leaders/students from around the globe in a virtual format

  • Build the PMO capability that’s right for your organization while getting real-time feedback from Laura on your coursework and PMO deliverables

  • Learn how your peers are applying the techniques and addressing roadblocks in our private forum

  • Build confidence in your progress by having all of your PMO and course questions answered by Laura on regular video calls

 

 

NEW for 2022!

IMPACT Driver PMO Leader Certification is only available to coaching students!

What Our Certification Can Do for You:

Help you differentiate yourself from your peers with the only certification that shows applied knowledge and PMO leadership proficiency.

 

Ensure you stay one step ahead with a certification exclusively given to students who have demonstrated their ability to apply the IEPMO framework in a real-life PMO scenario.

Guided Program & Coaching and Membership

For the PMO Leader who wants hands-on support every step of the way.

 

Comprehensive step-by-step PMO program that guides you along your journey to build or elevate your PMO using training videos, workbooks, templates, and guidance to walk you through each step of the process.

IMPACT Driver Certification

Guided plan to take you through every step of the process for new and existing PMOs.

Live

Coaching

Live virtual coaching meetings twice a month to learn from and with your peers.

PMO

Software

PMO implementation planning software with templates to take you through each IEPMO program step.

Inner Circle Membership

Targeted training, assessments, guidance, playbooks, and templates to accelerate delivery.

Coaching Platform

Get answers to your questions, feedback on deliverables, and collaborate on solutions.

Network

of Peers

Connect with PMO leaders in the IEPMO program, share wins, ask advice, and collaborate on deliverables.

Hands-on Support

Feedback on deliverables, guidance on stuck points, and coaching to keep you moving.

Spotlight

Training

Top industry thought-leaders share their top advice and coach students in live training.

Personal

Development

Utilize mindset, habits, tasks, KPIs, and other planning tools to maximize your personal effectiveness.

Program and Membership Benefits

Coaching enrollment is open for a limited time until seats are filled.

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Wondering if your company
will pay
for this?

This just in: Companies invest in employees who invest in their continued professional growth. Need to make the case to your boss? We have a flyer for that. (But don’t worry if it doesn’t go as planned. We also have a monthly option to pay as you go.)

Laura’s mentoring and the Impact Engine PMO program has been invaluable to me. It’s given me confidence and guidance through the challenges that I face as a PMO of one currently.  I can’t thank Laura and her team enough for helping me learn and grow professionally over the last couple of years.  Today, I not only work consistently and confidently with our leadership, but I’m also able to help coach others in our organization through the project management process.

 

Andrea

  • What does the program cover?
    In a nutshell? How to embed real change in your organization in 90 days by shifting your mindset, uncovering impact opportunities, defining your delivery model, developing a road map, delivering a high ROI, and building sustainability. But if you want to get into all the details, head back up to the WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN EACH STAGE section. You can see the contents of the course in the What’s included in the course section.
  • Who teaches the program?
    Laura Barnard, Founder and Chief IMPACT Driver for PMO Strategies and Top Global PMO Influencer of the Year for 2021-2022. Laura built this entire program based on more than 25 years of experience in your shoes as a strategy delivery leader for 15 years then as a IMPACT Engine consultant, trainer and coach for a decade. This program is the same step-by-step system that we use with our clients that are getting transformational results with their organizations, but you get it at a fraction of the cost! Learn more about PMO Stategies here: https://pmostrategies.com/about
  • When does the program take place?
    This is a self-paced online program you can take right from the comfort of your own home or office and go at your own pace. We provide you with a 90-day planner that you can use to guide your progress and each step outlines how long the videos are and the minimum amount of time you should spend at each step working through the activities that accomplish each step in the process. When you upgrade to select BOTH the IMPACT ENGINE SYSTEM™ and IMPACT ACCELERATOR MASTERMIND™, you will have the option to attend 2-3 meetings a month where you will experience live coaching, Q&A with your peers, and hot topic sessions over zoom meetings (with recordings available for later viewing). You also have access to Laura and other coaches online in your private workspace on the coaching platform to send questions and ask them to review materials, as well as the entire coaching group with tons of additional support resources in the coaching portal.
  • How do I access the program?
    As soon as you complete your purchase, the IMPACT ENGINE SYSTEM™ will be available to you inside your account. If you also join the IMPACT ACCELERATOR MASTERMIND™, you will have access to that as soon as you sign the Non-Disclosure and Coaching Agreement signed by every participant to protect the identity and content covered in the sessions. We take the privacy of our students very seriously. We have also created a phenomenal environment of kind and supportive participants from all over the world and want to maintain that culture of positive support in this group. You’ll receive an email with your login information and links to the platform as soon as you complete registration. Check your spam or junk folder and make sure to add PMO Strategies to your safe sender list.
  • I can't afford this program.
    The truth is, you can’t afford NOT to be in this program if you’re serious about building and running an organization that your business leaders NEED to help them accomplish their organizational strategy. You aren’t buying a course, you are buying a full end-to-end system that not only drives the immediate desire of building or elevating your organization, but you’re also positioning yourself to elevate your own leadership capability and get noticed by your leaders. That’s the norm, not the exception in this program! One of the most important aspects of this program is that we teach you to think, act, talk, and LEAD like a business leader. That means you’re quickly going to develop skills that help you earn a seat at the table in the most important conversations taking place in your leadership team. They need YOU and your team to help them solve business problems and we’re going to show you exactly how to do that. Step one is understanding the true value of your investments in your time, energy, and resources and this program will help you maximize the benefit you can see for the investment you make. Of course, I understand that having the actual cash flow to invest can be a little trickier, especially if you’re paying for it out of pocket. That’s why we offer a payment plan through Paypal Credit. Note: Many of our students get reimbursed by their business leaders once they’ve started showing how much value they are creating with what they’ve learned. We walk you through how to do this with student examples in the IMPACT ACCELERATOR MASTERMIND™ coaching program.
  • Do you offer refunds?
    Yes, we do! We offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee. Our hope is that you’re beyond satisfied with the course and naturally, we also expect you to give your very best effort to implement the strategies we teach you, of which there will be TONS of guidance and support to walk you through exactly how to do just that. That’s why in order to be eligible for our 30-day Money Back Guarantee, you must submit proof that you did the work and it did not work for you.
  • How do I know this program is right for me?
    If you find another program out there that was built 100% based on REAL WORLD experience building and running an organization for more than twenty five years AND offers the kind of ongoing support even for the self-study plan, please let us know!! This program was designed to address a gap in high-IMPACT resources that get results. We don’t want you to go it alone like Laura did in the 90s when she build her first PMO or struggle to find the right forward path with all of the conflicting advice she received over her 15 years inside organizations doing PMO, transformation, and strategy delivery work. Her mission is to make it easier for YOU than she ever had it. Most importantly, if you do the work, you will get the results. This program works if you do the work.
  • I just got the new role, shouldn't I get the lay of the land first?
    DEFINTELY DON’T WAIT!! We have participants that join after they “try to get settled” and then they find that they would have been so much better off with the resources we include in the program! Every single one of them says they wish they’d found us sooner. Don’t let that be you! We guide you through exactly what you need to do in those first 90 days in the role. We give you ever step-by-step and when you join BEFORE your first day on the job, you can get a head start in understanding how to hit the ground running – and have a 90 Day Plan to put in front of your boss day one! Those first few weeks in the new role are critical. You need to know who to talk to and what you should be asking and looking for in those first onboarding discussions and meet-and-greet conversations. First impressions are important! AND there are resources in Step 1 and Step 2 you will want to have to go through this process. Step 1 will help you get very clear on why your organization is there and Step 2 will help you uncover exactly what you should focus on first to build credibility and momentum quickly. Remember, by the time they put you in this role, they have already been dealing with challenges or pain points they want addressed for months or years and so you are already behind the eight ball on day one. Annoying, but true.
  • Can you do it faster (or slower) than 90 days?
    Yes, absolutely! It’s all self-paced. We give you a 90 day plan to get through all the meetings, collect the inputs, conduct the analysis, define the services, plan out the road map for the coming year (or two), and start delivering. If you use our planner, you’re delivering your first services in week 9! Or you can pace it out slower to give you more time to work through the content. The program is yours to keep forever, even when we make updates, so you have it to use as many times and when you need it.
  • What if I don't have time for the program?
    This is not something you do in addition to your job on nights and weekends. THIS IS YOUR JOB. You will learn what to do, in what order, why it matters, how to do it, and you’ll be given the resources to apply to your own situation. You’ll have everything you need to do this job well. Why go the hard way when we’ve created this whole system FOR YOU so you can get better results much faster and easier? This program takes you step-by-step through what to do, in what order, why it matters, how to do it, and then gives you the resources to do it – at your own pace so there’s no overwhelm or going too fast or not having time to do it all. Right at the beginning of the program, you’ll access your 90 Day Planner so you can lay out a realistic plan that not only ensures your success but helps you save tons of time wondering what to do, keeps you from making unnecessary mistakes, and ensures you’re on the right track for YOUR particular situation.
  • Can I customize the templates for my organization?
    Absolutely! The deliverables you create using our templates inside your organization are copyright free and available for you to use internally for your organization. However, you cannot sell or distribute them beyond your organization. If you are working as a consultant and plan to use these in multiple organizations, contact us here or using the chat feature on the bottom right corner of the website for special details about how we can give you all the support you need to be successful in supporting your clients. We want to help you help your clients succeed, just like we do! Plus, make sure you check out our new certification program because we have a level JUST FOR YOU so you can get ongoing support as you work with your clients.
  • What if I need support?
    Just reach out! Our team of customer care specialists are here to help if you run into tech problems, have a question about the program, or just want to say hello. You can contact us here or using the chat feature on the bottom right corner of the website. We’d love to say hello.
  • What if I'm an organization of one person?
    That’s actually how most Organizations start out. We have students with big teams, students with only a couple of people, and students that is an organization of one and trying to figure out where and how to get started. We figure all that out in their kickstart session and lay out a realistic and targeted plan that works even if you are only dedicating part of your time to “building” while the rest of your time is spent “doing” various tasks.
  • Can Laura review my specific deliverables and give me feedback?
    Yes! If you choose the IMPACT ENGINE SYSTEM™ + IMPACT ACCELERATOR MASTERMIND™ option, Laura or other certified coaches will review your materials during the coaching sessions and/or provide you direct feedback on your materials in the coaching portal. If you choose the IMPACT ENGINE SYSTEM™ only, we are unable to review all of your individual workbooks, templates, or materials you’re creating for your organization. Hint: Most of our participants choose the mastermind option. There’s nothing quite like the support you get from and with this group.
  • I have questions about the options.
    No worries! You can contact us here or using the chat feature on the bottom right corner of the website and we’ll help you determine which option is right for you.
  • Can I share my login with my team?
    This course is priced per individual and it is against program licensing terms to share your login information or otherwise distribute the contents of the training program with the exception of the deliverables you are creating as a part of this course. You’ll create many of your organization’s deliverables in this course and those can and should be distributed to all stakeholders and are fully customizable. However, we highly encourage all team members to take part in this program! After all, your team needs to be on the same page as you are shifting your mindset and building your organization or transforming how the organization delivers IMPACT. That’s why we have a special program for organizations. Contact us here or using the chat feature on the bottom right corner of the website to get the special pricing so all team members can benefit from the program.
  • I'm a PM/PMO consultant. Can I use this program and tools with my clients?
    If you are working as a consultant and plan to use these in multiple organizations, contact us here or using the chat feature on the bottom right corner of the website for special details about how we can give you all the support you need to be successful in supporting your clients. We want to help you help your clients succeed, just like we do! Plus, make sure you check out our new certification program because we have a level JUST FOR YOU so you can get ongoing support as you work with your clients.
  • Can I work one-on-one with Laura?
    In the IMPACT ACCELERATOR MASTERMIND™, you will have plenty of opportunities to get direct feedback from Laura, other coaches, and your peers on your particular organization scenario, review of your specific materials, and get answers to any questions about the program or applying the techniques in your organization. You will have 24×7 access to this group forum and your private workspace to share your thoughts, get feedback, and request materials reviews. Note: We are planning to add private live zoom one-on-one coaching with certified coaches in the near future and priority for access to this one-on-one coaching will be given to those in the program longest. Go to her page here: https://pmostrategies.com
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