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APM's PMO and Value

  • Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre 108 Stamford Street London, England, SE1 9NH United Kingdom (map)

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“What’s the point of your PMO?”
A question often asked and rarely answered sufficiently to appease the enquirer.
This conference will bring together experiences, leadership, and themes to support PMO leaders and members define, articulate, and demonstrate the value of their PMO organisation.

The dirtiest word associated with PMOs is often 'value'. A PMO does not directly bring revenue into the business, neither is it able to clearly demonstrate the value-add to an individual project or programme. 

To compound the problem, value is totally subjective and perceived differently by organisations and people, leading to problems at the highest and lowest levels of stakeholder engagement. 

In addition to the pressures of being in a PMO and whether that it is in fact the right office for the organisation, value has in itself a largely ignored life-cycle all of its own: definition, delivery, measurement, and communication. This life-cycle, if followed, allows for a logical approach to being able to answer that dreaded PMO and value question... But PMOs don't often utilise it.

So what should PMOs do? Close up shop? Remain in their safety zone? Or push the boundaries of what they know and believe that they can do?

This conference brings together PMO professionals and the value life-cycle. A small number of real life PMO speakers and a large amount of collaboration will enable delegates to come together with their peers and investigate value across its entire life-cycle. 

Delegates will have the opportunity to delve into specific areas to allow them to answer questions they are facing in their own journey, and understand more about their next steps.

The format of the day will be largely informal, and will be topped off with an innovation station - where the vision and future of the PMO can be defined by professionals who are active in the industry right now. 

Does your PMO define its value?
Can your PMO articulate what it brings to the table?
Does your organisation understand the value of its PMO?
Can your organisation critically examine the value of your PMO through effective measurement?
Does your PMO communicate its value adding services?

If you answer "no" to any of these questions, then this year's PMO SIG Annual Conference is for you!

Speaker line-up (to date):

  • Americo Pinto, Research Director and Founder at PMO Tools, Chairman of the Board of Directors at PMO Global Alliance, and Executive Director at Noorden Group (via video call from Brazil)
  • Ricardo Viana Vargas, PM Specialist, Ex-Director at United Nations Office for Project Services.
  • Matt Williams, Managing Director Conexion Systems (via video call from Australia)
  • Merv Wyeth, Managing Director, Chanctonbury Associates Ltd.
  • Ruth Saunders, Founder and CEO, Galleon Blue
  • Ray Mead, Owner and CEO p3m global
Earlier Event: October 25
2016 #SAFe Summit
Later Event: November 6
PMI PMO Symposium