Have you heard the news? Join us for the FREE PMO IMPACT Virtual Summit!

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Does any of this sound familiar?

  • You’ve been tasked with starting a PMO and not sure where to start.
  • You want to up-level your PMO to ensure sustainability.
  • Your PMO is under attack and you need to show results quickly.
  • You want a partner by your side to walk you through every step of setting up your PMO.
  • You are done being in survival mode with your PMO...it’s time to thrive!

If so, you are in the right place!

This is a comprehensive course designed to help the PMO leader that is looking to build a strong and sustainable PMO from the start and the PMO leader that knows they need to take their PMO to the next level by driving direct IMPACT. I walk you step-by-step through the process of creating a PMO that your business leaders are craving and ensure that your PMO continues to evolve and sustain even when the “priorities shift” in your organization. Build an IMPACT Engine PMO and you will be driving the outcomes that ensure your sustainability.

Listen to my interview about this course

Follow my proven system to create an IMPACT-driven PMO in 90 days!

Do you constantly have trouble getting on the same page as other stakeholders? Do you struggle to find the best way to report to executives? Do you want some help in organizing your project efforts? If you answer “yes” to one or more of these questions, then this course is for you.

Jeff Katz, PMPProgram Manager

Impact Engine

What’s inside the course:

  • Training videos, step-by-step lessons, quizzes, worksheets, templates, and exercises to walk you through each step
  • Step-by-step PMO playbook with guidance, checklists, templates, examples
  • Case studies of real world PMO examples - successes and failures
  • We will complete: PMO assessments, business plan, proposal, services menu, delivery roadmap, maturity model, metrics framework, and an organizational structure all based on 20 years of PMO experience
  • Lifetime access to all updates and new program features
  • 40 PDUs/CEUs with course completion certificate

    (10 Technical, 20 Strategic & Business Management, 10 Leadership)

    More credit hours available with group coaching option!

PLUS all of these BONUSES!

  • Mastermind group to collaborate with IMPACT PMO peers
  • PMO Leader Competency Framework and Job Description
  • G.E.T. I.T. D.O.N.E. Protocol to ensure your PMO IMPACT success

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Long overdue, Laura has come up with a formula to make this IMPACT engine the defining attribute of the best PMOS. I have applied her techniques for massive non-profit projects, government and commercial, you name it. I encourage you to learn from her on this subject if ever given the chance.

Mike Hannan, PMPCEO
What is the IMPACT approach?

These are the mindset shifts that we will make together to help you transform the way you build and run your PMO.

IMPACT goes beyond delivering projects and creating and managing tools and process. You see, we aren’t being measured by how much work we produce, the number of projects we manage or if we stick to the time/scope/cost constraints. We are being measured by how much IMPACT we create for an organization. Think about it, business leaders are deciding your success or failure not based on the triple constraint, but on the return on investment you create for the organization.

If you want to build a PMO that THRIVES instead of being in constant survival mode, never certain about your future, join me. We will do this together.


I will walk you step by step through each building block from laying the foundation to ensuring sustainability.

Module 1: Set a Solid Foundation and Mindset for PMO Stability

  1. Learn the best approach for establishing a PMO that can show value quickly
  2. Begin the mindset shifts you must make in order to prepare for the PMO journey
  3. Establish the working methods that will be necessary for the road ahead
  4. Learn the pitfalls that so many PMO leaders fall into and how to avoid them


  1. PMO Framework and Foundation workbook

Module 2: Assess Organization for IMPACT Opportunities

  1. Conduct a series of organizational, team, cultural and personal assessments to understand your current state
  2. Build your coalition of support by exploring opportunities to deliver IMPACT
  3. Learn how to engage executives and sponsors and how to speak their language to ensure you have their attention
  4. Develop a compelling PMO purpose by exploring the "why" for your PMO
  5. Craft a winning PMO proposal that incites action and excitement


  1. Assessments of culture, organization, team, and self to understand where you are starting
  2. Interview and survey collection
  3. Conduct your organizational change management assessments

Module 3: Define Your IMPACT Delivery Model

  1.  Confidently determine the best fit services for your organization's needs
  2. Establish a right-sized governance model to oversee your IMPACT creation
  3. Determine and hire the best PMO talent to achieve your mission
  4. Establish the most efficient processes to achieve your desired outcomes
  5. Build the best templates and tools to enable productivity
  6. Develop metrics that will tell the story of how your PMO is delivering IMPACT


  1. Craft a winning PMO proposal to begin your journey
  2. Develop a set of recommendations for your delivery proposal
  3. Create your PMO services menu
  4. Build your PMO governance model
  5. Define your PMO talent requirements
  6. Establish your PMO tools and process

Module 4: Plan Your PMO Capability Delivery Road Map

  1. Build your PMO business plan to set expectations on PMO IMPACT
  2. Establish your PMO maturity framework
  3. Develop your PMO road map of capability delivery
  4. Leverage and report metrics that matter
  5. Confidently communicate your PMO proposal and plan


  1. Build your business plan to set expectations
  2. Document your PMO proposal
  3. Create your PMO services delivery road map
  4. Layout your PMO maturity model
  5. Establish your PMO metrics framework

Module 5: Deliver Continuously High Return on Investment

  1. Understand how to incorporate smart organizational change management techniques
  2. Establish a delivery-focused culture and mindset within the organization
  3. Learn how to adapt your management style to the change capability and culture
  4. Leverage smart marketing techniques to tell your success story
  5. Optimize your portfolio management to achieve optimal performance
  6. Use a thoughtful iterative approach to services delivery


  1. Implement your organizational change management plan
  2. Implement your marketing plan
  3. Manage and monitor services delivery
  4. Conduct your 30/90 assessments

Module 6: Sustain and Evolve Your Thriving IMPACT Engine

  1. Evaluate PMO performance and progress to determine your next evolutionary step
  2. Evolve your PMO road map to suit the changing environment
  3. Transition to a strategy navigator for the organization through increased credibility
  4. Get ahead of the game: predict where your PMO should be next and get there before they ask


  1. Evolve your PMO services delivery road map
  2. Develop your strategy navigation system
  1. Mastermind group to collaborate with IMPACT PMO peers
  2. PMO Leader Competency Framework and Job Description
  3. Guide to avoiding the biggest PMO mistakes to support your success
  4. Access to the IMPACT Inner Circle membership program: eBooks, templates, monthly training, mastermind, member resources, weekly IMPACT techniques, & program discounts!
  5. G.E.T. I.T. D.O.N.E. Protocol to ensure your PMO IMPACT success

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I love the coaching aspect and wanted to get more insights from this opportunity to broaden my perspective. I have applied several techniques, specifically when dealing with my sponsor. This course took me to the NEXT LEVEL and now I’m much more prepared when dealing with working teams and senior leadership. Thank you!

Valynn Westfall, PMPProgram Manager
Your PMO path forward is clear

Congratulations on being given the opportunity to build and run a PMO for your organization!

The road ahead is not easy. Even in the best of cultures, and with plenty of funding, you will face challenges you didn’t expect. So what do you do to make sure you make the most of the one chance you are being given to get this right?

You have three choices:

  • You can go it alone. You can gather all the books and research on what others have done, pouring through the different approaches, techniques, and what will feel like mountains of conflicting information. Time will go by and your leaders will get restless wondering when the PMO will finally make an IMPACT.
  • You can hire an expensive consultant to come in and build the PMO for you, but be warned that you will run the huge risk of the PMO being built in a way that is not sustainable in your organization (nor will your stakeholders feel invested in the outcomes).
  • You can find a partner that will help you along the way, leveraging the same system and techniques applied in REAL WORLD PMOs over the last 20 years. Make sure your partner is helping you based on actual experience, not what the latest research is telling you! This is a case where having been there and done that really matters.
Laura Barnard Impact Engine Instructor
Laura Barnard PMO Strategies

A system based on experience

The IMPACT Engine™ PMO System works. Period.

How do I know? This system is based on 20 years of direct, hands-on experience building, growing, managing, rescuing, and transforming PMOs with 15 of those year directly IN YOUR SHOES as an employee.

Laura helped us build project management capacity and deliver important change at a critical time in the evolution of our organization. The results exceeded our expectations and enabled us to accelerate progress towards our goals. Best of all, we are now more self-sufficient with respect to all aspects of portfolio and project management.

Joel Albizo, FASAE, CAECEO


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Don’t forget that Inner Circle members get significant discounts on all training courses, including this one!
Simply log in and the discount is reflected in the cart automatically.

Group discounts are available. Please contact us at care@impactbylaura.com for program options.
We want your entire team to succeed!

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Thank you again for your time. The suggestions you provided me were extremely helpful and I will definitely incorporate them into my PMO proposal presentation.

Sara Nickens, PMPPMO Program Manager

Questions you might have…

What exactly does this program cover?

The course modules and what’s included can be found in the WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN EACH MODULE section.

You can see the contents of the course in the What’s included in the course section.

Who teaches the course?

I do. I teach all of the modules and lessons of the course. I may add special bonus content in the future to highlight additional resources for you, but the course was built and is taught by me based on my actual experience in your shoes as a PMO leader and PMO consultant.

I can’t afford this course

You aren’t buying a course, you are buying an outcome.

There isn’t an organization out there that can’t afford this price for the outcome it creates. This course saves countless wasted hours, expensive mistakes, and maximizes precious resources. I do a lot of nonprofit work and work with organizations with low budgets. I keep my prices far lower than other training companies AND provide the ongoing support you won’t get taking a class from the “big guys” specifically to make sure no one gets left behind.  You don’t go it alone, even at the self-study level. You are getting the same stuff my clients learn, but at the much higher price tag of having me hands-on in their organization.

This mindset shift is one of the first things I teach in this course. We get so focused on costs and lose track of the IMPACT we are making. Return on investment is what is most important. Would you rather pay $10,000 for $20,000 in value or $100,000 for $1,000,000 in value?

The very first thing we focus on is how to drive IMPACT quickly in an organization. This is critical no matter the size of your organization. Patience runs thin and you won’t have long to start showing ROI.  AND, you want to make sure your organization is achieving the return on investment for hiring you to put this PMO in place.

Also, the course comes with a payment plan option through PayPal. This gives you time to pay with a zero interest option.

Whether you choose to join us for this course or keep doing things as you have been thus far, I want to make sure that you are thinking like a business leader here so you can lead your organization as a business leader.

I would have given ANYTHING to have a course like this when I was in your shoes. That’s why I built it! Hope to see you inside!

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 implementing the strategies. We only want to work with action takers and folks who are fully committed to building their PMO right. That’s why in order to be eligible for our 30 day Money Back Guarantee, you must submit proof that you did the course work and it did not work for you.

If you do the full course work and don’t feel that it worked for you, submit it to our team within 30 days and we’ll promptly refund your course fee in full. To be clear, if you do not include your completed coursework before 11:59pm EST on the 29th day after your purchase, no refund will be issued.

I’m comparing programs. How do I know if this is the course for me?

If you find another program out there that was 100% built based on REAL WORLD experience building and running PMOs for 20 years AND offers the kind of ongoing support even for the self-study plan, please let us know!! This course was designed specially to address a gap in high-IMPACT resources that get results. We don’t want you to go it alone like I did 20 years ago when I started out. Most importantly, if you do the work, you will get the results.

While we can’t speak to the other programs you’re considering, we offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Decide for yourself if my style is a match for you!

Do you have corporate, government or nonprofit pricing?

We have a special program for organizations that would like to have more than one person participate in the program. In fact, we encourage your whole PMO team to participate! They need to learn what you are learning to help you grow and accelerate your PMO service delivery. If you would like to invite your PMO team members to the program, contact us at care@impactbylaura.com to get the special pricing.

I’m a 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 at care@impactbylaura.com for special circumstances terms. We want to help you help your clients succeed, just like we do!

Can I customize the templates for my PMO?

Absolutely! The deliverables you create for use inside your PMO are copyright free and available for you to use internally for your PMO.

You cannot sell or distribute them beyond your organization.

We have a special program for organizations if you would like to invite your PMO team members to the program. Contact us at care@impactbylaura.com to get the special pricing.

If you are working as a consultant and plan to use these in multiple organizations, contact us at care@impactbylaura.com for special circumstances terms. We want to help you help your clients succeed, just like we do!

Can I share my login with my PMO 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. We create all of your PMO deliverables together in this course, those will be distributed to all PMO stakeholders and are fully customizeable.

If you want to share this program with your team members, which we highly encourage! You all need to be on the same page as you are shifting your mindset and building your PMO or transforming how the PMO delivers IMPACT. We have a special program for organizations if you would like to invite your PMO team members to the program. Contact us at care@impactbylaura.com to get the special pricing. We want you all to succeed!

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 reach us by email at Care@IMPACTbyLaura.com.

Can Laura review my specific course materials and give me feedback?

If you choose the self-study option, I will not be able to review all of your individual course work. In the group coaching option, I will select some work samples from participants to review in the coaching sessions. Group coaching participants will also be given an option to upgrade to one-on-one coaching sessions with me (limited seats available for this option) where I will absolutely walk through your materials and provide specific feedback. I will also give you specific guidance on your particular PMO scenario.

I have questions about the options.

No worries! Just contact us at Care@IMPACTbyLaura.com and we will get right back to you!

Can I work one-on-one with Laura?

Group coaching participants will be given an option to upgrade to one-on-one coaching sessions with me (limited seats available for this option) where I will work with you to provide specific guidance on your particular PMO scenario and walk through any areas of the course where you would like more support.

 Need help? Please contact us at care@impactbylaura.com.