John Donohoe



As the Director PMO and Change Management at Star Alliance John’s responsibilities include enterprise-wide portfolio management, organizational change management and project delivery.  He implemented portfolio management and developed the PMO to become a strategic partner to ensure the ‘right’ projects were selected in the first place.  He has a strong interest in strategy execution and portfolio management.  He teaches portfolio management and speaks at various strategy execution & project management conferences around the world. He is PfMP certified and featured on the internationally recognized Project Management podcast “Episode 269: Portfolio Management and the Strategic Project Management Office (SPMO)”.

Title & abstract of Johns speech:

Making the most important decision – choosing the right project

The decision to choose the ‘right’ project is far more important than the decision on how to effectively manage an ongoing project. Choosing the ‘right’ project takes not only a structured approach but a number of prerequisites that enable smart project selection. John will describe a structured portfolio approach as well as the prerequisites necessary to make the most of every project investment.  Additionally, John describes how the PMO can provide even more value by facilitating the project decision making process and driving cultural change transformation projects.

About The Congress

The 1st Joint Congress of PMI Chapters in Germany is a new series of events jointly organized by the four German PMI Chapters. The objective is to bring both executives and decision makers as well as portfolio, program, and project managers together to facilitate the exchange of views and ideas while supporting close collaboration.

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