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?
A review of Ken Burrell’s new book Learning lessons from projects: How it works, why it goes wrong and how you can do it better.
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