The IMPACT Engine PMO™ Training and Implementation Program is the only program of its kind that shows you exactly how to build, run, and up-level your PMO in a way that helps build credibility so you can finally earn your seat at the table…all without the headaches and overwhelm that can stop you in your tracks!

It’s your turn…

The opportunity is right in front of you…

PMO Leaders have a unique opportunity right now to earn (and keep) a seat at the table to lead their organizations into the future.

COVID-19 and the constant state of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) have created an urgent need for PMOs to help drive greater organizational agility.

This is our time to shine and the students in my program have been killing it this year! 

It’s time for you to join us.

I am in love with your program, website, training and PMO solution. I have the IMPACT acronym printed and posted at my desk.  This is exactly what I needed, and I can’t say thank you enough for providing this service.

P.S. As a bonus, I’ve reviewed the IMPACT content with my sponsor, and it looks like I’ll gain approval to have the organization pay for this course.  I can’t say enough great things about this program!

Jeff Davidson, MBA, PMP, LSSGB, PMO Leader

The IMPACT Engine PMO Journey

Our 6-part program will help you:

Training Program Features

Optional Coaching Upgrade

Get hands-on support from me!

Join a small group of your peers to work together and with me privately to share ideas and insights, hear what’s working in other organizations, and learn together from the lessons I’ve learned over the last 20 years working in and with PMOs.

Our sessions tend to focus on the leadership, management, and organizational change components of leading your organization on this journey which is why our students stay in the program year after year!

Students are growing together and supporting each other. 

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. Your coaching 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, PMP, Program Director
Hear from current students…

And industry thought leaders…

The Step-By-Step Journey

This is the same framework I use for my consulting clients and existing students that are seeing stellar results (even during the COVID pandemic)!

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

What you’ll create:

  1. PMO Framework and Foundation workbook

Module 2: Assess Organization for IMPACT Opportunities

  1. Build your coalition of support by exploring opportunities to deliver IMPACT
  2. Learn how to engage executives and sponsors and how to speak their language to ensure you have their attention
  3. Develop a compelling PMO purpose by exploring the “why” for your PMO
  4. Craft a winning PMO proposal that incites action and excitement

What you’ll create:

  1. Assessments of culture, organization, team, and self to understand where you are starting
  2. Interview and survey collection
  3. Conduct a series of organizational, team, cultural and personal assessments to understand your current state

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

What you’ll create:

  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

What you’ll create:

  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

What you’ll create:

  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

What you’ll create:

  1. Evolve your PMO services delivery road map
  2. Develop your strategy navigation system

Add group coaching with Laura to accelerate your IMPACT!

Get the support you need to learn and apply the program with a small group of your peers.

You’ll have recorded group coaching and private sessions one-on-one with Laura, your private PMO Consultant, to guide you on your journey. You’ll also have access to Laura privately in our online portal to chat one-on-one at any time between coaching sessions in addition to our private group coaching portal with your peers.

This is a great opportunity to learn from your peers, share ideas and insights, and talk (and hear) about challenges you may hit along the way. Our students LOVE the learning they get from others’ questions just as much as their own. 

Throughout your learning program, you will have access to private and group coachings sessions where Laura will answer all of your questions and even review materials and examples to ensure that you have everything you need to succeed! You’ll have access to a private group forum to chat and connect with your peers in the program and a private area for just you and Laura to chat.

With the hands-on coaching option, you will:

  1. remove overwhelm by going through the program together with a cohort of your peers
  2. build confidence that you are on the right track by getting all of your PMO and course questions answered by Laura on regular video calls
  3. learn how your peers are applying the techniques and addressing roadblocks in our private forum
  4. build PMO capability that is right for your organization while getting just in time feedback from me on your coursework and specific PMO deliverables
  5. collaborate with other PMO leaders/students from around the globe in a virtual format

In addition to the IMPACT Engine PMO Training Program, you get:

  1. The fully updated IMPACT Engine PMO Playbook
  2. Private group coaching student forum to ask questions and share insights and resources
  3. Private one-on-one chat area to connect privately with Laura at any time
  4. Every quarter you’ll receive 1 private one-on-one session with Laura
  5. Every month you’ll receive:
    1. A live group coaching meetings with Laura (with recordings for later viewing)
    2. A spotlight training session on student requested topics (with recordings for later viewing)
    3. Access to the IMPACT Inner Circle membership
  6. BONUS: Additional private one-on-one session the first month you sign up with Laura to kickstart your IEPMO training

Renews at $497  every quarter (4 times a year) – cancel any time.


Coaching enrollment includes a $1000 sign up fee and quarterly payments of $497 for ongoing access to all of the coaching program benefits, including your private access to Laura in your private chat. Laura’s normal hourly rate is $500 per hour, so you’re getting all of these benefits for the price you’d pay for one hour of Laura’s private consulting time.

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, CAE CEO, CEO

Hoping your company will pay for this?

Many businesses will cover the cost of this professional development opportunity. We’ve created a flyer to help make the case to your boss.

(But don’t worry if they don’t. We have a monthly option to pay as you go.)


Join us today!

Enrollment is open for a limited time until seats are filled.

Guided Program

Comprehensive step-by-step PMO program that guides you along your journey to build or elevate your PMO using training videos, workbooks, templates, and a playbook to guide you.


one time payment


Guided Program + Coaching

Guided training plus hands-on support to apply the framework to your own specific PMO in private coaching with Laura and small group coaching sessions.


plus quarterly payments of $497


100% Money Back Guarantee

We want everyone to be beyond satisfied with the course – of course, you must actually do the course to know if you are. 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.

Got Questions?

Check out the answers to a few questions you might have and just contact us at if you don’t see your question answered here.

In a nutshell? How to embed real change in your PMO in 90 days by shifting your mindset, uncovering impact opportunities, defining your delivery model, developing a road map, delivering a high ROI, and building sustainability. But if you want to get into all the details, head back up to 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.

Laura Barnard, Founder and Chief IMPACT Driver for PMO Strategies. Laura built this course based on more than 20 years of experience in your shoes as a PMO leader and as a PMO consultant, trainer and coach. This program is the same step-by-step system that we use with our clients that are getting transformational results with their PMOs at a fraction of the cost!

This is a self-paced online program you can take right from the comfort of your own home or office.

We provide you with a 90-day planner that you can use to pace yourself through the course or go at your own pace based on your organization’s needs.

The Course + Coaching option includes virtual video conference meetings monthly for the group cohort and then private one-on-one sessions with Laura. You also have access to Laura privately in your private chat area, as well as the entire coaching group in the private group forum.

You’ll receive an email with your login information and links to the platform as soon as you complete registration. Check your spam or junk folder and make sure to add PMO Strategies to your safe sender list.

The truth is, you can’t afford NOT to take this course if you’re serious about building and running a PMO that your business leaders NEED to help them accomplish their organizational strategy.

You aren’t buying a course, you are buying an outcome. One of the most important aspects of this program is that we teach you to think, act, talk, and LEAD like a business leader. That means you’re quickly going to develop skills that help you earn a seat at the table in the most important conversations taking place in your leadership team. They need YOU and your team to help them solve business problems and we’re going to show you exactly how to do that.

Step one is understanding the true value of your investments in your time, energy, and resources and this program will help you maximize the benefit you can see for the investment you make.

Of course, I understand that having the actual cash flow to invest can be a little trickier, especially if you’re paying for it out of pocket. That’s why we offer a payment plan through a monthly payment option or you can apply for Paypal Credit through Paypal.

Note: Many of our students get reimbursed by their business leaders once they’ve started showing how much value they are creating with what they’ve learned.

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 implement the strategies we teach you, of which there will be TONS of guidance and support to walk you through exactly how to do just that. 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 find another program out there that was built 100% based on REAL WORLD experience building and running PMOs for more than two decades AND offers the kind of ongoing support even for the self-study plan, please let us know!! This course was designed to address a gap in high-IMPACT resources that get results. We don’t want you to go it alone like Laura did in the 90s when she build her first PMO.

Most importantly, if you do the work, you will get the results. This program works if you do the work.

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 to get the special pricing.

We’re also happy to discuss discount options for those in government and non-profit sectors. Email us at to find out more.

If you are working as a consultant and plan to use these materials in multiple organizations, contact us at for special circumstances terms. We want to help you help your clients succeed, just like we do! In fact, we are developing special programs specifically to support those serving as consultants and coaches and we’ll make sure you have everything you need to have a great experience and blow your customers away!

Absolutely! The deliverables you create using our templates inside your PMO are copyright free and available for you to use internally for your PMO. However, 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 to get special pricing and all the support you need to be successful.

If you are working as a consultant and plan to use these in multiple organizations, contact us at for special details and all the support you need to be successful in supporting your clients. We want to help you help your clients succeed, just like we do!

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. You’ll create many of your PMO deliverables in this course and those can and should be distributed to all PMO stakeholders and are fully customizable.

However, we highly encourage all team members to take part in this program! After all, your team needs to be on the same page as you are shifting your mindset and building your PMO or transforming how the PMO delivers IMPACT. That’s why we have a special program for organizations. Contact us at to get the special pricing so all PMO team members can benefit from the program.

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


If you choose the group coaching option, Laura will review your materials during the coaching sessions and provide you direct feedback on your particular materials in your private sessions and in your private workspace with Laura.

If you choose the self-study option, we are unable to review all of your individual coursework.

No worries!

Just contact us at and we’ll help you determine which option is right for you.


When you enroll in the course + coaching plan, you get both private and group coaching sessions with Laura! You’ll have a kickstart session when you join, then you’ll get a second session that quarter with Laura, as well as access to Laura in a private one-on-one chat and file sharing area.

You’ll also get monthly group coaching sessions and the private group forum.

Group coaching participants will have plenty of opportunities to get direct feedback from Laura and your peers on your particular PMO scenario and to answer any questions about the course or applying the techniques in your organization.

Still thinking about it?

I personally cannot wait to take you on this journey to building a high-IMPACT PMO…

I built my first PMO in 1999 completely on my own without the luxury of tons of books, courses, or the mighty Google to guide me. I had to figure it out the hard way!

That means I made some mistakes, had some wins, and ultimately found out exactly what worked and why!

Then, I started finding all of these books and courses and the power of Google became my friend…or so I thought. I’d pick up some tidbits here and there, but ultimately when I tried to do what the “traditional guidance” suggested, my business leaders were NOT happy.

They started to see us as administration and getting in the way of progress instead of accelerating progress!

It turns out that the traditional guidance or the “PMO by Google” approach are not going to get you the results you’re looking for. Trust me on that!

Should you accept my invitation to join this program, I can promise you will get the results if you do the work…and I’ll be there to guide you every step of the way.

I look forward to meeting you inside the IMPACT Engine PMO™ Training Program.


Join us risk-free today!

As soon as you sign up, you can schedule your bonus kickstart call with Laura to walk through everything step-by-step.

Guided Program

Comprehensive step-by-step PMO program that guides you along your journey to build or elevate your PMO using training videos, workbooks, templates, and a playbook to guide you.


one time payment


Guided Program + Coaching

Guided training plus hands-on support to apply the framework to your own specific PMO in private coaching with Laura and small group coaching sessions.


plus quarterly payments of $497