Continuous Development

PMO Conference 2022 \\ The Continuous Evolution of the PMO – Kerri Maciver

In this session we hear from Police Scotland about PMO journey in the last five years and what’s driving them forward to keep evolving. Growing in size and capability over five years, meeting and overcoming challenges to embed the changes required – we heard about the tough times and the pleasant surprises, the lessons learnt and find out what they’re focusing on right now and how that is setting themselves up for the next part of their journey.
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PMO Conference 2022 \\ Rapid PMO Experiments to Turbo-Charge Delivery – John McIntyre

Business demands always outstrip supply. How do you decide which projects and features to focus on? Your product managers may talk about building small ‘MVPs’ but what does that really mean? In this interactive session, John McIntyre from HotPMO introduces the concept of Rapid Delivery Experiments which will change the way your portfolio approves projects, whilst massively reducing uncertainty and risk.
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PMO Career Hour – Cheaper Ways to Learn

In this PMO Career Hour session, we brought together a small group of PMO practitioners who were interested in exploring other ways to develop themselves that doesn't break the bank. We looked at the 70-20-10 model of learning sources - with the large majority of our learning coming from 'on-the-job'. We also looked at cheaper ways to learn about the many different subjects that impact the PMO role but the same challenge always emerges - it's not necessarily about having a budget to take up learning opportunities, the biggest challenge we have is making the time. That's a motivation that has to come from yourself, making learning a habit rather than an afterthought. Take a look at the session recorded after the event (we don't record these career sessions so people feel comfortable talking freely) and the session notes.
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The Journey to PMO Digitalisation

The road to maturity of project management in an organisation is inevitably leading many PMOs to consider digitalisation as a step in that journey. It's not an easy journey and we'll always be interested ito hear how others have tackled it. In this one-hour webinar you'll hear from Guy Jelley from Project Portfolio Office (PPO) and Richard Humphrey from Aspen Insurance Group’s Enterprise Project Management Office (ePMO). This is their journey over the last four years. Aspen Insurance Group’s Enterprise Project Management Office (ePMO) are accountable for the portfolio management, standards, methodology and reporting of the Aspen portfolio to the EXCO, Group Operations Committee, Change Board and various business forums. Since joining Aspen in late 2015, Richard Humphrey, Head of Group ePMO, has journeyed the business and the PMO to remove data duplication, retire spreadsheets, reduce administrative and data consolidation activities, link cost, resource and forecast data in a single data model and process flow, introduce consistent reporting standards and heartbeat across the group and gain 1 FTE (Full-time equivalent) for the EPMO and 2 FTE’s for the project managers in the process. In this session you’ll learn: Why your PMO doesn’t have enough time focus on analytics and metrics How to get Project Manager’s seeing value in the ePMO How to retire those spreadsheets and numerous data sources Whether parallel runs are required. If you can change format and process at the same time. How to deal with very different types of Project Managers, yet achieve a standardised approach.
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