PMO Leader Interview: John Kocon, Guest Speaker - Colorado PMO Forum

Posted by Amy Dingle on 9/22/16 2:31 PM


As we get closer to the Colorado PMO Forum next week on September 29th, get to know our guest speaker John Kocon!

What was your professional journey to becoming a PMO leader?

I began my career in the Aerospace Industry as a Financial Analyst supporting Engineering and Manufacturing organizations.  My responsibilities initially centered around Financial planning and management, but expanded to include resource management and earned value reporting.  As the company was awarded additional and larger Department of Defense contracts, my responsibilities increased to include the implementation of a Project Management Information System (PMIS).  This became my first role as a Project Support Office (PSO) leader.  In order to improve collaboration, communication and performance across multiple business units, I established project management standards that were awarded company best practice.  This experience formed the foundation that I built upon and led to a series of PMO leadership roles across a wide range of industries.

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Earning the Right to Innovate: PMO Leader Interview With A. Ravi Malick, VP, Technology at TXU Energy

Posted by Kristi Brin on 3/25/16 9:00 AM


With our Dallas PMO Forum just around the corner I had the pleasure of speaking with our second panelist, A. Ravi Malick, Vice President of Technology at TXU Energy. We discussed the professional journey Ravi took from working financial functions, to the top IT position.

Read on for highlights from the interview including tactics for demonstrating the value your PMO brings to your organization, perspective on the role of project management, and how IT and project management are successfully integrated.

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Rigor and Process: CIO Interview with Brad Furry

Posted by Kristi Brin on 3/15/16 9:45 AM


Prior to Lewis Fowler's Dallas PMO forum, I had the chance to speak with one of our panelists, Brad Furry, and ask key questions about his journey to the CIO seat. Brad's career has spanned IT leadership roles in everything from Oil & Gas, Insurance, and Healthcare companies, to multi-billion dollar retailers.

Read on for highlights from our discussion and insights on what it takes to succeed as an IT executive.

1. What was your professional journey to becoming a CIO? 

I’ve spent the last 33 years in technology positions across multiple industries and companies.  Although, I’ve primarily spent the majority of my time in retail, I’ve also spent time in Oil & Gas, Healthcare and Insurance. 

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Highlights from the Colorado PMO Forum

Posted by Kevin Lewis on 2/26/16 11:44 AM
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