PMO is holding their annual conference, PMO London 2023, on June 15 2023, at the Etc. venue in Houndsditch. Before the conference, PMO will hold a training day (Project Learn) on June 14. Both of these events are 100% devoted to PMO and attract PMO practitioners from all types of industries.
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Project Learn is a one-day training event that will be held on June 14, at One Moorgate Place London EC2R 6EA, approximately 1.2 miles from the Etc. venue. Four key areas will be offered, with each session featuring theory and practical approaches, followed by classroom exercises and quizzes. The Four topics provided will be:
The Mystic Art of Benefits Mapping– Ben Ganney, senior benefits management consultant will present this session. He will offer delegates the opportunity to learn about the terminology and different techniques that can be used to add value throughout the project lifecycle. Ben will offer participants an interactive practical example that can be applied to any organisation.
Asking Powerful Questions – Zoe O’Toole, PMO constant will explore how PMOs can be the stimulus for decision-making, resolution of risk and shared understanding through effective questioning and listening. Zoe will offer the opportunity to identify great questions and practice them with colleagues.
Everyday Change – Susan Palmer- of Everyday Change will offer a workshop where organisations and expert talent come together to reshape how we respond to and deliver change. Susan’s workshop will offer tips on how to get to a grip on both emotional and rational change.
Diving into AI and Data Analytics – Victoria Emerson is the Director of Learning and Development at Projecting Success. Victoria will offer a series of live demos where participants will discover practical examples of how AI can be applied to P3M administration, P3M delivery support, PMO management, and P3M enabling.
PMO London 2023 Conference
The format for PMO Conference will be a Keynote Speaker, tracks run by PMO experts, and an Exhibiting Hall and Networking.
Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is a Harvard Business Review author and the Past Chair of the Strategy Implementation Institute. Antonio will offer a keynote, ‘PMOs Rest in Peace- Welcome Chief Project Officer.’ Antonio will offer his insights on how with increasing automation, change initiatives and project work a new executive role is emerging. Antonio will explain how companies (both multinationals and profit organisations) are starting to consolidate responsibility for continuous transformation and strategic initiatives within a C-level executive.
Antonio will discuss how the emerging Chief Project Officer (CPO) will go beyond the traditional PMO, pushing their organization toward adopting a project-driven structure and fostering a collaborative and empowering culture. The CPO will collaborate with HR to develop project-management competencies throughout the organization. Lastly, Antonio will offer his insights on how his role should be fully integrated into the C-Suite so that CPOs are like an extension of the CEO, and be able to hold top managers to account.
All Tracks will be 100% PMO focused and provided by PMO industry experts.
Peter Macey is the founder of PMO-Cloud.com and is the Director of Kipecco Consultancy Ltd. Peter will present ‘Data, What is it Good for?’ Peter will offer his insights on how PMO practitioners should understand the data in their organisations and how to use it in a meaningful way. Peter will discuss what is accurate and why linking good data adds value and insight. Peter will explain that having one source of central data helps to inform the organisation. Finally, Peter will offer his insights on how data should be freely available to process in whatever way required as processes should define how an organisation works and not tooling solutions.
John Greenwood AECOM. John will present ‘The Risk Register- the Core of Successful Delivery’. John will offer his insights on the role a proactive PMO can take. John will explain where to look for risks, how to capture them and how to plan and manage responses. John will discuss how the role of the PMO is to provide services and support to ensure consistent risk management practices are implemented and maintained. John will offer his insights on the risk log and register and how they are often the only reactive service provided.
Catherine Lumb is a transformational PMO Senior Manager at Openreach. Catherine will present ‘Building an Award Winning PMO supporting the Full Fibre Future of the UK.’ Catherine will offer her insights on how the PMO was mobilised to support the strategy of Openreach will build fibre to 25 million homes by 2026. Catherine will explain how the PMO vision and strategy were co-created with business stakeholders.
Catherine will discuss the transformation portfolio that has over 200 projects across six programmes. The projects underpin a half-billion cost reduction whilst it delivers new capabilities to improve service. Catherine will offer further insights into how Openreach became an award-winning PMO.
Dom Wilson is the PMO Director of BDO UK. Dom will present ‘Operational Excellence in a PMO’. Dom will offer his insights on how the BDO Central PMO team was formed to maximize change investment, deliver change effectively, track, record, and report on program expectations, and help build firm-wide change capability. Dom will explain how the team has divided into three areas: Portfolio PMO, Programme Delivery, and Business Readiness. Dom will discuss how the PMO focuses on “do ability” to ensure the business delivers its strategic objectives and provides coaching/training to the business in core change disciplines.
Paul Fenton is the Director of PMO Data and Psychology Ltd. Paul will present ‘Turnaround PMOs.’ Paul will offer his insights on Turnaround in the Public sector and how it is linked to ‘Special Measures.’ Paul will explain what triggers a Public sector organisation to be put into ‘Special Measures’ and how a PMO is a critical part of getting out of a Turnaround.
Henny Portman of Portman PM(O) Consultancy. Henny will present ‘From Plan-Based to Discovery-Based Portfolio Management.’ Henry will offer his insights on Agile portfolio management. Henry will discuss ten focus areas to increase the agility of portfolio management. Henry will explain that moving step by step towards more discovery-based portfolio management helps to make strategic choices in the portfolio better and earlier. For each measure, Henry discusses, he will link it to the most important control variable (such as work in progress, decision making or cycle time) on a scale from plan-based portfolio management to discovery-based portfolio management. Henry will also offer examples and discuss related techniques.
Ian Finch is the Head of the Portfolio Management Office at Virginmedia O2. Ian will present ‘The Virginmedia and O2 Portfolio Management Office.’ Ian will offer his insights on the merger of O2 and Virginmedia in 2021 and how they created a standard way of governing and delivering over 1000 projects a year. Ian will explain the lessons learned from how two PMOs became a unified Portfolio Management Office. Ian will discuss the challenges of rolling out change amidst a company wide change and the safeguards and techniques used to ensure a successful launch.
Networking & Exhibiting Hall
Networking is scheduled throughout the day at PMO London 2023, where colleagues and friends can meet up and discuss tracks. The presenters will be available to discuss best practices and help problem-solve after their tracks. The exhibiting hall will display only PMO tools and software. Vendors will be on hand to demonstrate their products as well as help with solutions.
|Type of Ticket||Cost|
|PMO Learn (14 June)||£495.00|
|PMO Conference (15 June)||£495.00|
|Both days (14/15 June)||£995.00|
We reviewed two hotels close to the Etc. Hotel Indigo-Tower Hill and Hotel Saint.
Hotel Indigo-Tower Hill
142 Minories Matheson House
London EC3N 1LS
Hotel Indigo is a four-star hotel situated approximately 0.4 miles from the Etc. venue. The hotel is quaint and more like a boutique hotel. The rooms are a good size with comfortable beds. The mini -refrigerator provided contains complimentary snacks as well as water. The Check-in and out are friendly and straightforward. The staffs are approachable and very attentive. One night costs £220.00.
9 Aldgate High Street
London EC3N 1AH
Hotel Saint is a four-star hotel situated 0.1 miles from the Etc venue. Hotel Saint offers a warm welcoming smile, fuss-free check-in and out and super-fast broadband. Hotel Saint is a new kind of hotel, one that’s efficient, smart and attentive. It has a contemporary, understated style, where everything is just right. One night costs £248.00.
PMO London 2023 has something for everyone regardless of expertise. It covers a majority of industries which have an interest in PMO from construction to healthcare. Project Learn, before the conference offers classroom-style interactive sessions that are relevant for today’s PMOs. Explore the exhibiting Hall; be inspired by the experts and network with your peers. Don’t worry if you miss a presentation, as every delegate will be offered a free video copy of all the expert-led presentations to take away.