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Project Management as a Strategic Advantage

Tuesday, March 18, 2008
5:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Find out how one Project Management Office (PMO) was formed, took hold and made a difference at a great South Florida company.

Join us for a real world example of how Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., Business Solutions Group Division, embraced project management and made it a competitive advantage. Struggling with IT project demands, resource allocation and budgetary constraints, this South Florida company embraced project management, defined and refined their process, set strategic priorities to define criteria for project prioritization and sequencing, and embraced a project management culture.

Hear first-hand tales from Kathy Ericsson, PMO Director at Southern Wine & Spirits as she openly shares with WITI members and guests where Southern Wine & Spirits was, what changes they’ve made, and the results they’ve seen. Understand how the PMO became part of the culture there – beyond just IT, how that happened, and suggestions for how to adopt a PMO and make it work within your company. Bring your colleagues along with you to this meeting as it takes more than one to build a PMO.

About Our Speaker(s)

Kathy Ericsson, PMO Director, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Business Solutions Group. She joined the company in 2004 and is responsible for maintaining the project portfolio, and completing projects on time, within budget, and with quality built in to each product and project that the Business Solutions Group delivers. In her professional career, she has spent more than 20 years in aggressive, acquisition growth companies, most recently for Iron Mountain Records Management. Ms. Ericsson is a certified PMP and offers expertise in introducing formal Project Management processes, tools, and education.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at:

    DeVry University
    600 Corporate Drive, Suite 200
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33334

5:45 – 6:30 Registration and Networking; hors d' oeuvres and refreshments will be served
6:30 – 6:45 Announcements and Introductions
6:45 – 7:50 Presentation followed by Q&A
7:50 – 8:00 Final Remarks, Upcoming Events, Close


Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Ann Jakits ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.