Local Resident Leads Canadian Team To Global Award In Project Management
Each year, the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s largest association for project managers with over 700,000 members in nearly every country across the globe, selects one team as recipient of the worldwide PMO of the Year Award. The honour recognizes PMOs (project/program/ portfolio management offices) that have had a positive and clear impact on an organization’s strategic goals and business results. On November 11, PMI announced it had named Canada Health Infoway’s (Infoway) Portfolio Management Office (PMO) as the winner of the 2013 PMO of the Year Award. The Infoway PMO is one of the accountabilities of Jane Holden, an Infoway Executive Director and a Hatley resident. Jane is also a member of the organizing committee for the planned Centre de santé de la vallée Massawippi, to be located in Ayer’s Cliff and serving the entire Lake Massawippi region.
Infoway helps to improve the health of Canadians by working with partners to accelerate the development, adoption and effective use of digital health across Canada. Through their investments, Infoway helps deliver better quality and access to care and more efficient delivery of health services for patients and clinicians. To deliver on this promise, Infoway invests in projects that are managed and implemented with its partners – provincial/territorial Ministries of Health and other public sector entities such as hospitals and health regions. As the steward of $2.1 billion of public funds, Infoway must be transparent and accountable for these investments.
Richard Alvarez, Infoway’s President and CEO, said, ““Infoway uses a phased and gated funding model, which allows for the release of funding only when pre-set milestones are met. Our PMO is central to ensuring transparency and accountability remains at the forefront of every project we invest in.”
Jane Holden and her PMO Director accepted the award on behalf of their team at PMI’s PMO Symposium in San Diego, California. She stated, “Our team is proud that Infoway, an organization of fewer than 200 employees, has joined the ranks of past winners and global giants such as IBM, Dell and Verizon Wireless.”
Infoway’s commitment to better health care is reflected in Jane’s volunteer service as Treasurer of the Centre de santé de la vallée Massawippi. Carol Mooney, President of the Centre, said, “This is an incredible achievement. A gold for Canada in a brand new field. Worthy of fireworks over the Massawippi Valley! The Centre de santé is so privileged to have Jane believe in our cause and volunteer her time to work for its success. Jane has been instrumental in shaping our project and teaching us all how to be good managers.”
Jane Holden is an Infoway Executive Director and a Hatley resident.