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Stand up for PMO

  • Manchester Comedy Store Deansgate Locks, Whitworth Street West Manchester, England, M1 5LH United Kingdom (map)

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What's Stand Up for PMO all about?

Finally a PMO event that answers the important questions. Like how many members of the PMO does it take to change a lightbulb? and why did the PMO cross the road?

Whilst the occasional Project Manager may mutter 'PMO is a joke' (usually when they unprepared for a stage gate review), this event was probably not what they had in mind! In November the PMO will be taking over the famous Comedy Store in Manchester, UK to deliver an eclectic blend of learning, best practice, practical takeaways, the latest research and a whole lot of laughs.


I'm proud to be co-compering  the event with Eileen Roden from Throughout the day we'll be guiding you through the lifecycle of a PMO, from setup, to running, to shutting down, and evolving and energizing the PMO. And because this is event is anything but a traditional conference, we'll be exploring these through a broad range or comedy panel and stand-up formats with guest slots throughout the day. Eileen and I will take you and your PMO team on a journey unlike anything you will have experienced at a PMO event before - where heckling is encouraged and the audience will drive the agenda. 

You may think this all sounds like a bit of fun - and you'd be right. But there is a serious side too. You and the rest of your PMO team will be heading back to the office with a fresh perspective on those day-to-day challenges, you'll be inspired to drive your PMO to peak performance and you'll have real, practical takeaways that you can use in your day to day role. 

The Running Order

Stand Up for PMO Agenda

Stand Up for PMO Agenda

Why did the PMO Professional visit the Stand Up For Comedy Event?

This promises to be a one-of-a-kind-event that will be entertaining and a great way to bond (why not make it a team event?). But it will have the serious subject of the PMO at heart. Underpinning everything will be knowledge sharing, idea generation and the opportunity to discuss your ideas with over 200 people from the PMO community. 

Itching to take to the stage?

We're looking for PMO Practitioners who want to share their own insights throughout the day. Stand-up slots are available, plus shorter 'Just a Minute' segments which offer a great way to get involved and share your ideas with the PMO Community at large.

A man walked into a bar...

...and found PMO Flashmob were buying the drinks! The event runs from 10am-5pm and I look forward to seeing you in the bar for complimentary drinks afterwards - sponsored by PMO Flashmob. 

Highlight Reel

Take a look at the highlight reel from Stand Up for PMO. I look forward to compèring another one soon!