The PMO Conference 2019 will be held on June13 in the heart of London at Etc Venues 200 Aldersgate near St. Paul’s Cathedral. In its 5th year PMO returns with this one-day event even stronger, with over 400 PMO Directors, PMO Managers, Program Managers, PMO Analysts expected to attend. The PMO Conference 2019 is aimed at anyone who has an interest in PMOs as it is 100% PMO focused.
The format of PMO will be Keynote Speakers and Streams, Networking and Expo. Pre-Conference PMO Classes will be held on June 11 & 12 and offer delegates an in-depth understanding of the subject, prior to the conference. The classes are a mixture of one and two-day courses. Classes available are:
- PMO – Techniques and Tools
- PMO- Services and Capabilities
- PMO- Coaching Skills
- PMO- Storytelling
- Understanding Benefits Management
- Introduction to Data Analytics
- Agile Frameworks and the PMO
Key note Speakers
Dr. Robert Joslin is a professor and founder of AIPMO (Association of International Project Management Officers.) and is currently in the process of co-authoring AIMPO’s Body of Knowledge, which has several areas of PMO and related topics. Dr. Robert will present a keynote “Pushing the Limits- Being outside of your Comfort Zone” As every organization needs to sustain a competitive advantage, teams are often encouraged to push their thinking to the limit in order to achieve breakthroughs. Dr. Robert will explore this concept as to whether pushing the limits of PMO’s will really double the impact in your organization. Dr. Robert will give his insights on understanding the difference of being inside and outside one’s comfort zones and its relationship to impact. Dr. Robert will also share his insights on examples of PMO experts working outside of their comfort zones to impact the PMO community.
Felipe Mattei is an AI & Data Analytics consultant and Data Storyteller at Capgemini UK. A storyteller acts as a Project Manager and oversees the entire analysis process from requirements gathering through to insights delivery. Requirements are gathered to support a specific story/agenda and are delivered through the most appropriate Story Vehicle with the sole purpose of driving or enabling specific actions, therefore often less data has to be gathered and less effort is required to process it. In his keynote address “The PMO Hero-Storytelling in the Age of AI” Felipe will give his insights into the story structure and explain how Data storytelling drives more action and costs less. Felipe will also offer his insights on how to move along the value chain towards a Publishing Management Office, changing the role of the PMO.
Ralph Finchett is Director of Transformational Program Management that helps organizations with complex Digital Transformation and PMO’s. Ralph is a co-founder of PMO Flashmob, PMI Portfolio Management contributor, lead author on the PMO Manifesto and P3O reviewer. Ralph will present a keynote “Digital PMO: Complexities, Customers, Canines and Bi-lingual Chickens” and share his insights on how the digital PMO deals with complexities, placing customers outcomes center stage; getting into the big deal about metrics, not benefits; the culture, the landscape, the language, the organizational challenges plus where that canine comes into it, and yes, talking chickens.
There are many different streams to select from. Don’t worry about missing anything, as all sessions are recorded and available for delegates to take away at the end of the day.
Jon Ward is an Organisational Change Professional who is currently working as an Agile Transformation Director in financial services. Jon is focused on the cultural aspects of implementing Agile in order to deliver successful customer projects faster. In Jon’s stream “The Catalyst- a PMO role in Agile Transformation”, he will outline the catalytic role of the PMO and give his insights into how the PMO can facilitate an Agile transformation within an organisation. Jon will offer a path-to-agile framework and outline the importance the PMO can play at each step.
Sabita Saleem is a Lead Auditor for ISO 9001 and a consultant editor for PMI Switzerland Chapter. Sabita is working for AIMPO Body of Knowledge Books and is the lead author of the AIMPO book ‘Project, Program, Portfolio and PMO Tools and Techniques.’ Sabita will present a stream “What Value is a PMO if there are No Experts in Techniques and Tools?” Sabita will offer her insights on the tool and techniques a PMO needs to master Project Success.
Bekka Prideaux has over 25 years’ experience coaching and facilitating Change. She has facilitated strategy development programs for both global organizations and small businesses. Bekka runs her own Coaching and Consulting Company working with leaders, companies and project teams to ensure they are set up for success. In her stream “The 6 Roles PMO Leaders Need to Play to Navigate Uncertain Waters” Bekka will offer her insights in the varying roles PMO Leaders need to adopt to be successful.
Michael Reynders currently leads an Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) for Mediclinc, South Africa, which is a division of Mediclinic International. In his stream “The PMO Triple Constraint: Standardization, Discipline and Visibility”, Michael will discuss his journey, starting with setting up an IT Project Support Office (PSO), its’ maturity to IT- PMO and finally his move out of IT to create an EMPO with a business performance department. Michael will offer his insights on the Mediclinic EMPO project portfolio, which consists of ICT implementation, business processes and business improvement projects.
Sonia Sharma is a Channel 4 broadcaster and PMO. In Sonia’s stream “Growing a Greenfield PMO in Media Forest” she will discuss the hurdles she encountered when setting up her PMO, as there were several different and ingrained ways of working. Sonia will offer her insights in the different approaches used at department level and at Enterprise level. Sonia will offer guidelines for managing creative stakeholders and making the PMO work in an industry like media and discuss the developing processes and the use of tools.
Patrick Hoverstadt has worked in over 14 countries in the field of strategy, organizational structure and change with large complex organizations. Patrick is author of ‘Systems Approaches to Managing Change’ and ‘Patterns of Strategy’. In his stream “Patterns of Strategy and Planning Execution Programs” Patrick will offer his insights and experience on Strategic Patterns and the planning and execution of Programs.
Adam Skinner is Director of P2 Consulting where he has established Portfolios, Program & P3M capabilities for a range of clients. He ensures that Portfolio & program analytics practices support both Waterfall and scaled-Agile deliveries. Adam also actively promotes good portfolio management as a committee member of the APM’s Portfolio Management SIG – where he runs their Annual Conference. In his stream “Transforming your PMO –The Agile Way!” Adam will offer his insights on good Program and Portfolio Management.
Dr. James Smith is Chief Technology Officer at Projecting Success Ltd. His role is varied from full stack development to data science and AI. James is aware of the challenges that exist with Project Management data, where data can be hard to find and data quality can be variable. In his stream “The PMO Competency Framework” James will offer his insights on how using either Python or PowerBI projects can be optimized and transformed.
Ellen Jarret created the first Guide Dogs for the Blind PMO in 2015. She moved to Ella’s kitchen where she set up her ‘Smoothly’ team in 2017. Last year Ellen won the APM PMO of the year award. In her Stream “Ella’s Kitchen’s Recipe for PMO Success” Ellen will offer her insights into why Ella’s kitchen’s PMO is successful.
Networking is invaluable as it promotes best practices through discussions with other delegates, where long lasting contacts can be made. Networking is scheduled after each stream and during the Expo.
The Expo vendors have been carefully selected for their PMO tools and services. They will be exhibiting their goods and offering advice on best practices and solutions to PMO challenges. This is a unique opportunity to browse the vendors, meet up with colleagues and join in the hands-on demonstrations.
The PMO Conference 2019 Registration Details
- PMO Conference costs £525.00 +VAT
- Group Bookings (2 or more) costs £425.00 +VAT
- PMO Conference and a booked Pre-Conference Class costs £400.00+ VAT
We reviewed two top hotels in the vicinity of Etc Venues, The Grange Rochester Hotel and The DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Westminster.
The Grange Rochester Hotel
69 Vincent Square
The Grange Rochester is a four-star hotel, approximately 7-minute walk from Etc Venues. The rooms are spacious and spotlessly clean. The staffs are all friendly and accommodating. This is a quiet hotel set in a residential area. Just a few feet away from the residential area are a few old local pubs, which offer good food and ambience. One night at the Grange Rochester Hotel costs £178.80.
The DoubleTree Hilton Hotel
30 John Islip Street
DoubleTree by Hilton is a four star hotel and a 9 minute walk from Etc Venues. The beds are comfortable and the staffs are courteous. The DoubleTree is a clean and contemporary designed hotel. It has glass and chrome throughout; and the modern restaurant includes a street side terrace for al fresco dining. Each room is provided with an Apple iMac for guests to use. A night at the DoubleTree Hilton costs £183.36
The PMO Conference 2019 cleverly offers their classes before the conference as many of the class contents are echoed in the main conference through the keynote speakers and streams, therefore any delegate who wants to refresh a subject has the opportunity to do so. With over 400 like-minded PMO delegates at this conference it is ideal opportunity to network with new as well as existing PMO contacts.
The dedicated PMO Expo offers the opportunity to browse the products and services as well as discuss new emerging practices. The PMO Conference 2019 folks recognize that it is impossible to listen to all the streams, therefore the takeaway video of the whole Conference is a great way to view the missed presentations back at the office.