The eighth PMO Conference took place in London on the 14th and 15th June and we welcomed over 450 PMO professionals from across the globe to participate, learn, share and connect.
You can get a feel for the conference event here:
The conference opened with a keynote from Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez with a catchy and thought-provoking title – PMOs Rest in Peace: Welcome Chief Project Officer. A daring session one would think for a PMO Conference however the message was clear – projects and change will remain constant for organisations now and in the future and PMOs as we know them today will change to support the project economy.
Delegates had the option to attend over 15 different sessions throughout the day – with themes ranging from award-winning PMOs, benefits management, AI and technology, zero carbon, special measures, risk management, data and a whole host of different case studies from organisations such as Deloitte, VirginMedia O2, NATS, Atkins and Openreach.
The post-lunchtime kicked off with a live version of the House of PMO’s HotHouse – we featured the favourites – Hot Skills, Hot or Not, Hot Seat and plenty of audience participation.
The closing keynote saw journalist, author, podcaster, and ex-ping pong champion Matthew Syed take to the stage to talk about performance, failure, growth mindset and a reminder for all of us that in a role like PMO, lifelong learning really is the key for a productive, happy and successful career.
The PMO Conference is also about getting PMO practitioners together so they can meet other like-minded people. Throughout the conference, there is an exhibition with over 20 different providers of PMO related products and services. We also like to have a little fun and always try to provide a photo opportunity!
All the sessions from the conference are available to members of the House of PMO – they can watch those they missed or rewatch and download the decks. To become a member of the House of PMO > find out more information about membership.
If you would like to attend a PMO Conference, why not take a look at the next conference coming up on the 1/2nd November 2023 in Edinburgh. Tickets are now available.