Building a Successful PMO for healthcare companies


This interactive 2-day training provides the knowledge and insights needed to understand the basics of a Project Management Office (PMO), its different formats, and the services it should provide in order to run a successful product development company. You will learn about the roles and facets of a PMO as well as its responsibilities within a cross-functional organization. Regardless of the size of your organization, the PMO guides project managers and members of project teams on organizing work, how to run projects, and how the individuals are engaged. We will discuss the six imperatives of a “good” PMO: Transparent information, connected business strategy, defined governance, predictable execution & delivery, explicit benefit realization, and a robust methodology & toolkit, and you will find practical advice on how to build those over time. Finally, we give you an in-depth understanding of the importance of building a strong culture that fosters accountability and promotes ownership, transparency, and clear roles and responsibilities.

Learning Goals

  • Understand how a PMO can improve transparency
  • Navigate the different ways of how projects are managed
  • Learn how to establish a PMO and hire its talent
  • Gain knowledge about the six imperatives of a “good” PMO
  • Build a strong culture around your team
  • Unlock the full potential of your PMO
  • Learn from the successes and failures of an experienced leader in the industry

Who Should Attend

  • Project Managers, Program Managers
  • Project & Portfolio Managers
  • PMO Managers & Directors & VPs
  • Engineering Managers & Directors &VPs
  • CEOs
  • COOs
  • CPOs


  • 1

    Access to all video and training materials
  • 2

    Communication channel with registered peers
  • 3

    Live and internactive format platform
  • 4

    121 with the trainer
  • 5

    Q&A open all over the training
  • 6

    Training recorded in digital format
  • 7

    Certificate & CPD Points


Norbert Leinfellner

Head of PMO / Element Science

Norbert has a long history of passionately implementing cultural change, engineering excellence, and project management capabilities at medical device companies which are increasingly challenged to deliver value in a rapidly changing market. The cornerstones of such a cultural change include the implementation of effective project and portfolio management and the transformation to a matrix organization that promotes ownership, transparency, and clear roles & responsibilities. Norbert has developed and applied a number of leadership frameworks tailored to the needs of his past roles at companies like Element Science, Fresenius Medical Care, Carl Zeiss Medical Technology, to name a few. Norbert holds a PhD in Physics from Technical University Graz, Austria. During his spare time, Norbert enjoys running marathons all over the world and runs trails on the Pacific Coast and in the Sierra Nevada. He has also completed many ultra-marathons, some of them a hundred miles long.


  • Online participation 1x
  • Online workbook & materials on Table
  • Certificate


  • Online participation 2x
  • Online workbook & materials on Table
  • Certificate


  • Online participation 3x
  • Online workbook & materials on Table
  • Certificate

Related Courses

Successful Project Management - Basic and Advanced Techniques

The Element of a Successful Medical Device Research & Development Organisation

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