In this session, Gary Stoneley shares how P2 (Valcon) collaborated with Selfridges to support them during their PMO transformation journey - both the highs and the lows. And how collaboratively, significant milestones were delivered, and competitive benefits achieved in what were turbulent times for retail.
This is a story of the University of Kent's PMO adventure (and some misadventure) as they transformed from a siloed delivery team to a pan university PMO. Taking disparate activities and delivering a multi-million-pound portfolio, re-writing the rule book on how we govern, lead and land changes in order to deliver the right changes in the best possible way.
Part rags to riches, part Avengers this conference session will share a story that will resonate with many of you on a PMO maturity journey; they share with you all of their learning, everything they wished they had known and their plans for the winning the long game.
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.
Megaprojects tend to be over the £1 billion mark in terms of budget and are often under great scrutiny - not just because of the politics but because many of these projects are investment projects - for communities, cities or countries. They also tend to take a long time to deliver, over years, decades and many organisations who run them - their project departments are huge in terms of the people working on them, and the third-parties and customers involved.
Read on to find out what the PMO can learn from megaprojects
I think we can all appreciate just how the aviation and travel industry was impacted in 2020 and still is today (at the time of writing in February 2021) Good news stories were hard to come by and we weren't expecting to hear one which specifically put the PMO at the centre.
We had the opportunity to hear that story from Virgin Atlantic's VP of Transformation and Head of ePMO.
Called the Art of the Possible, the PMO was all set with a kickoff event in January 2020 with the aim to support the organisation's ambitious plans, to do that they "needed real, rapid and reimagined organisational transformation, not only to the way we think about and plan but how we deliver change" This was the dream:
imagine being able to see all of your demand in one place
ranked by ease of implementation (RIICE) and
the value to your organisation (BVI)
that can be directly linked to bottom-line impacting KPIs
with benefits that are traceable
that everyone is aligned to what you are doing
and understands the context of why
Then the pandemic hit. Find out what happened and how they made it possible.