How to set up a PMO?
Every year the PMI Luxembourg Chapter organizes an event in collaboration with its Premium Chapter Sponsor, PwC Luxembourg. This year, on Thursday, June 9, we share with you our experience in the setting up of a Project Management Office (PMO). Our objectives are to give you an overview of trends, inform you about best practices and have an interesting exchange of views and experiences between young and mature PMOs.
Patrice Waltzing, Partner, Finance and Operations Leader, PwC Luxembourg
Ludovic Delépine, Head of Unit for the ICT Conception and Development Unit, European Parliament
David Blazquez, Head of Project Management Office, European Stability Mechanism (ESM)
Saskia Van Dyck, Program Management Advisor, EMEA PMO, Goodyear
Kris Jennes, Member of the Organization Project Management Advisory Group (OPMAG) at PMI Global, PMI Belgium
Biography of speakers:
Patrice Waltzing, Partner, Finance and Operations Leader, is responsible for the Finance, IT, Infrastructure, Purchasing and Logistic departments in PwC Luxembourg. He also manages the Central Cluster Training Administration Services Centre. Before joining PwC Luxembourg in 2005, Mr. Waltzing was the CEO of different industrial entities in Luxembourg, Belgium and UK. His experience ranges from the electronic market and the FMGC market (i.e. soft drinks) to the Media market. He managed international Logistics, IT and Industrial projects in Europe and in the Middle East for multinational Companies. Patrice Waltzing has significant experience in setting tools and strategies to optimize the performance of companies.
Ludovic Delépine is currently Head of Unit for the ICT Conception and Development Unit in the European Parliament (EP) in Luxembourg. He was previously Chief of the IT innovation office and acted as advisor to the Director General for innovation and technological support (DG ITEC) during 3 years. He is IT Strategic Portfolio Manager for the IT Directorate since 9 years. In his current position, Mr. Delépine is also responsible for supporting IT governance, IT strategy and the engagement of DG ITEC to align the IT Portfolio with the strategy IT strategy of the EP. Previously, he held multiple roles and responsibilities in IT development within the EP where he has worked as official since June 2004. He is also Chairman for the Interinstitutional working group on Information Systems and Project Offices. Prior to that, he worked at ENESAD (France) where he was head of research and development and responsible for training the future IT project leaders from the French Ministry for Agriculture and Fisheries. During this period he was responsible for the Master diploma “Management of Information Systems” and coordinator for the Leonardo European project GISA2E (Geographical Information System). Before ENESAD, he worked 3 years for several companies in Luxembourg where he held different roles, mainly as a consultant and project manager in the public and banking sector.
David Blazquez is currently leading the Project Management Office at the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) in Luxembourg. Mr. Blazquez was hired by the ESM two years ago to ensure the successful delivery of the ESM corporate projects. In addition, he has defined and implemented a project portfolio governance to ensure the alignment with the strategic institution objective and create a project management centre of excellence tailoring the PMI best practices and recommendation. Prior to that, he worked at BBVA (Spain) where he was head of IT Rates in the Corporate and Investment Banking department. Previous he was in charge of a transformation program to implement a new global investment process for BBVA fund managers in Europe and LATAM. Before BBVA, he worked 7 years as a consultant in Madrid and London always in project-related roles in the capital markets sector.
Saskia Van Dyck is Program Management Advisor with Goodyear since 2014. In this role she works for the EMEA PMO of the company. She manages large programs across multiple regions in the corporation, currently concentrating on introducing new technologies in manufacturing environment and bringing innovative products to the market.
Kris Jennes is Senior Project Director with 20 years of project delivery experience and a passion for IT. He managed several complex projects and programs in international environments for blue chip multinationals with distributed teams in Central- and Eastern Europe. He rolled out Project Management process improvement initiatives using CMMI and OPM3 and served as Subject Matter Expert Reviewer for “Implementing Organizational Project Management: A Practice Guide” (PMI, 2014).
Event organization & registration:
This event is organized by PMI Luxembourg Chapter.
From France: Take the A31 toward Luxembourg – After crossing the border, continue onto the A3 – Take the exit toward Hesperange/Luxembourg-Gasperich – Take the right lane, following Luxembourg/CR231/Gasperich which merges with the Rue Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen/CR231 – Turn left on Mercator Street. After a few meters, you’ll see the entrance to the PwC Office on your right.
We kindly inform you that parking facilities are on site.