PMI PMO Symposium 2018
- The Marriott Marquis Washington D.C. 901 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
What is it?
PMI's annual PMO Symposium® will be held in Washington, D.C. At time of writing, the theme for the event had not been communicated.
Join the world’s top PMO executives, organizational leaders and senior decision-makers to learn and discuss proven strategies that drive success.
The program for the PMO Symposium® is usually good indicator of what the industry is going and what PMO Professionals are thinking. It will be interesting to see what they have in store for us this year!
The PMO Symposium® is a multi-stream, multi-day event that also includes the PMO of the Year awards ceremony, and several PMO-focused excursions.
Why attend the PMO Symposium® (2017 video)
Where do I get tickets?
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The problem with lessons learned reports is that they are usually sterilized to the point of being meaningless.
Call3 is a new way of sharing lessons with a simple premise: When project managers initiate new projects, they must call three nominated people and have a 30 minute conversation with them about the project.
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You could argue that if there was one single thing that you would expect PMOs to be good at, it would be Metrics. After all, PMOs often exalt the mantra that 'the PMO is the single voice of truth!'.
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