The Project Management Institute (PMI®) is holding their PMO Symposium 2019 on Nov 3 to Nov 6. The PMO Symposium traditionally attracts PMO leaders, directors, and senior project managers, but this event is open to anyone who has an interest in PMOs. The PMO Symposium 2019 will be held at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center.
Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center
6700 North Gaylord Rockies Boulevard
Aurora, Colorado 80019
This year PMO Symposium’s theme is ‘Delivering the Future’. PMO Symposium 2019 is offering advanced executive level interactive workshops, where PDU’s can be earned. There will also be Keynote Speakers, Exhibits and Networking and Learning Excursions. As part of PMI’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, this year’s PMO Symposium 2019 will include a TED Conversation; with two TED Fellows presenting their work, followed by a Q&A session designed exclusively for project management professionals.
With over 80 tracks to choose from over the four-day PMO Symposium 2019 event, we’ve selected a few of them and divided them into two categories; Agile and PMO.
Why the Agile PMO Works Well for Millennials Today
Karla Rejas is an Agile coach and trainer who is passionate about projects. In this interactive session, Karla will offer her insights on how different generations have to integrate with close working relationships inside the office and remotely. This can be a headache for many project managers. Karla will discuss how an Agile PMO can be a strategic organizational function instead of a controller or monitoring area. Karla will offer ways in which empowerment can roll-out of strategic projects adding value to the organization and the life of the millennials.
Leading the Agile Revolution: Let’s Play Ball
Alison Bakken is the global head of the Thomson Reuters Program Office and has over 25 years of industry experience. Alison will offer her insights on how evolving an organization to be more agile isn’t easy. Good PMOs play ball; successful PMOs own the ballpark. Alison’s track will include a high energy interactive exercise on four key areas for a successful agile transformation for the organization. Alison will illustrate the key role the PMO plays in leading an organization’s agile evolution, and offer her insights on the common pitfalls during agile journeys and examine how the PMO can mitigate the risks.
The Role of a PMO within a transforming Agile Enterprise
Jonathan Blake, PMP is a Global PMO, Senior Director at NTT Data with over 30 years’ experience. Jonathan will offer his insights on how to structure a PMO to respond to the needs of an organization undergoing an agile transformation. Jonathan will discuss how to strike a sensible balance between agility and governance and manage portfolios offering, a variety of frameworks. In his interactive session, Jonathan will offer his insights on the conflicts between agile methodologies and the need for governance and discuss how a PMO can serve agile teams without roadblocks and still achieve governance.
PMO Jumpstart- a Step by Step Guide for New PMO Leaders
Sarina Arcari PMP is Vice President of Amtrack and leads the Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO). Sarina will offer her insights on the critical first steps of PMO establishment and how to launch a PMO. In her interactive session, Sarina will offer her insights on how to assemble a high-performing PMO team.
Digital Disruption & it’s Implications on Project Management
Adeel Khan PMP is a manager at Deloitte Digital and has over 17 years’ experience managing portfolios. Adeel will offer his insights on the digital transformation trends currently happening including artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT) and blockchain technologies and their implications on daily life. Adeel will identify six top skills needed to meet digital transformation which will prepare the PMO to meet future digital disruptions needs.
Inclusion – PMO to Lead by Example
David Davis PMP is a Senior Program Manager with Ohio Health, with over 30 years’ experience as a program manager and business manager. David will offer his insights on how inclusive leadership builds, supports strong cultures which create a sense of belonging. David will discuss inclusion and how to educate project managers and leaders to help the PMO lead by example to help the organization embrace the challenges of inclusive leadership. The result is to create a ‘safe workplace’ for sharing ideas, valuing differences, and celebrating combined accomplishments.
Everest- A Project Manager on Top of the World
Cristiano Muller PMP is the founder of No Topo do Mundo (On the Top of the World) Expeditions & Consulting. Previously an executive of a multinational company, Cristiano will offer his insights on how he used his project management skills and best practices to become the 16th Brazilian to successfully climb to the summit of Everest.
Roger Martin is a strategy advisor to CEO’s worldwide including Proctor & Gamble, Lego, and Ford. Roger has published over 11 books and written over 25 Harvard Business Reviews. In 2017, Roger was named the world’s No1 management thinker by Thinkers 50, a biannual ranking of the most influential global business thinkers. In his Keynote ‘Join the Project Economy’ Roger will offer his insights on how the future of work will increasingly revolve around a portfolio of projects rather than the traditional list of static job responsibilities. Those who are already working in consulting companies, advertising agencies and freelancers in the gig economy, etc are part of a much larger “Project Economy” that will apply to knowledge workers at leading organizations worldwide.
Hal Gregersen is Executive Director of MIT Leadership Center and is author of “Questions Are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems at Work and in Life”. in his keynote’ Questions Are the Answer: discovering the power of Inquiry in the Innovation Process’ Hal will offer his insights, based on his book and his ‘Question Burst’ method, which is designed to transform companies into inspiring innovative leaders and employees by rediscovering their powers of inquiry. Hal will discuss his research on innovative companies and leaders at Amazon, Pixar, and Tesla and demonstrate how asking questions leads not only to solutions but to new transformative ideas.
Vendors will offer hands-on demonstrations of their wares as well as providing advice to delegates on best practices. All the vendors have been carefully selected to offer PMO solutions and software.
Networking offers delegates the opportunity to make contacts and new friends. Executive networking will be available after each track where like-minded global leaders can meet and discuss new emerging trends and best practices.
PMO Symposium 2019 Learning Excursions
Learning Excursions offer delegates the opportunity to go behind the scenes of a real-world project and receive insights first-hand from industry experts. Learning Excursions have limited spaces and are an additional cost.
Lockheed Martin Space
Space systems that affect our daily lives and contribute to the economic and national security are built at Lockheed Martin Space in Littleton, Colorado, such as GPS satellites, weather satellites, national defense systems, and exploration programs. This tour will include an overview of how Lockheed Martin conducts program management and participants will see aspects of the spacecraft manufacturing and testing processes. All Participants will also see part of NASA’s Artemis Exploration Program, specifically, systems of the Orion Crew Capsule being built by Lockheed Martin to land the first woman and the next man on the Moon by 2024.
This unique experience is only available for US citizens or US permanent residents. Once confirmed to participate, the following information must be provided: Legal Name, Preferred First Name, Citizenship, Date of Birth, and Last Four of Social Security Number. The travel time is at least one hour each way from the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center. The bus to Lockheed Martin Space will leave promptly at 1:00 p.m. from the Gaylord.
Denver International Airport Expansion Project
Denver International Airport (DEN) is the 20th-busiest airport in the world and the fifth-busiest airport in the United States. The airport has embarked on a 5-year expansion project to add 34 new gates and a renovation of the Great Hall, which is the area under the tents of the airport’s Jeppesen Terminal. The terminal encompasses 1.5 million square feet. Overall, the Great Hall Project will enhance security, provide a more flexible and open airline check-in space and add new dining and shopping options. It will also increase the capacity of the terminal, update the aging facility and improve the overall passenger experience at the airport.
During the presentation and tour, participants will hear how the City of Aurora applied its development review process to this highly visible and long-sought-after project of an unprecedented scale, and how Mortenson Construction managed the construction process to deliver the project on time and within budget.
PMO Symposium 2019 – Registration and Pricing Details
Below are the registration options an fees:
- Standard Pass $2,750
- Government Pass $2,350
- Group Booking of 5+ $2,250
We reviewed two hotels close to the Gaylord Rockies Center; The Staybridge Suites and the Courtyard by Marriott.
6951 Tower Rd
Denver, CO 80249
The Staybridge Suites are 1.2 miles from the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center and they offer a shuttle service to and from to the airport. The suites are large with comfortable beds and even the maintenance and upkeep of the hotel looks professional. Included in the price is breakfast as this is quite a remote area with no restaurants or cafes nearby. The staffs are friendly and the shuttle staff drivers are quick and polite. A 3-night stay costs $464.34.
Courtyard by Marriott
6901 Tower Road
Denver CO, 80249
The Courtyard by Marriott is situated 1.3 miles from Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center.
The Courtyard by Marriott is clean, with large rooms and comfortable beds. Breakfast is inclusive with the room price. The staffs are polite and are customer satisfaction focused. The hotel also runs a shuttle service to and from the airport.
A 3-night stay costs $527.00.
The PMO Symposium 2019 is a four-day event packed with thought-provoking practical insights from industry experts on how to build a resilient PMO. As part of PMI’s 50th Anniversary, you can enjoy the TED Conversations designed just for the Project Portfolio community, select a Learning Excursion and Network with global executives and Leaders.
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