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PMO Conference 2016 \\ Adapting a PMO for Agile Development – Sophie Coady

Over the past few years, Agile Development methods have transformed the way that software is designed and delivered. This clashes with the traditional waterfall method of project management and presents a challenge to the PMO as we knew it. This presentation explores how IG Group transformed its PMO to support product-focused agile development whilst satisfying project-focussed business sponsors. Takeaways: Get an overview of a project lifecycle that works in tandem with Agile Scrum Understand how Agile product ownership can be included in a PMO See how product management can fit into an Agile PMO The Video
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PMO Conference 2016 \\ Case Study – Carnival – It’s a Hearts and Minds Thing…. – Kirsty Bennett

Implementing Portfolio Management is a Transformational Change to the way your organisation thinks, acts, feels towards and implements change. During this session Kirsty will share some of my experiences of the way people think, feel and act with any transformational change, specifically when your aim is to engage the organisation in an open, collaborative transparent way of working. Takeaways: The good – how do you know what good looks like ? The bad – gotchas ! The downright ugly – things to avoid..... The Video
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PMO Conference 2016 \\ Case Study – Critical Success Factors – Creating a PMO Capability – Eddie Borup

Implementing a new PMO is a challenge in any organisation – add in a conflict zone and a humanitarian crisis to the mix and suddenly the need to deliver results moves from “business critical” to literally the ability “to save lives”. Eddie Borup recounts his time as Head of Programme for a large international agency in the development/humanitarian sector, appointed just a few days prior to a brutal civil war starting in South Sudan. Arriving on the ground he saw the shift of his programme move from development support to humanitarian aid overnight. He was accountable for a $30m programme which included the building of camps (IDP) to protect the internally displaced citizens, extend airstrips to enable aid to be delivered, roads to ensure food security and other infrastructure related projects including the renovation/building of hospitals. Eddie shares the critical success factors in setting up a PMO in this environment, focusing on the functions and services of the PMO that really mattered. Combined with insights into this unusual working environment, Eddie also tells his story about taking on a challenge like this and what lessons can be learned for other organisations who need to deliver business critical programme and projects – regardless of the sector and environment. Takeaways: Practical example of the benefits of an effective PMO Hints and Tips on what makes a PMO successful How the lessons learned can be translated to other sectors
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PMO Conference 2016 \\ Centre of Excellence; Delivering Value or Being Seen as an Overhead? – Henny Portman

In this session Henny Portman will take you with him to get an understanding of the role of a CoE, the functions a CoE can perform e.g. standards and methods, internal consultancy, organisational learning and knowledge management, and people and skills. Theory will be combined with his own experiences, resulting in best and good practises. He will show you an overview of more than 50 different standards and methods and how to cope with that from a CoE perspective. Takeaways: Understanding the CoE concept Good & best practices for CoE’s Get insights in the PM(O) standards wood and don’t get lost The Video
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PMO Conference 2016 \\ Delivering Successful PMOs: A Greenfield PMO – Ray Mead

How to do the right things, in the right way, in the right order, with the right team. Delivering Successful PMOs: A Greenfield PMO will reveal how a clear framework to conceive, design, build, prove and embody an enterprise PMO inside an organisation, dealing with the strategic intentions, the politics, the people and the projects. This is not just theory or perfect world modelling, this is proven practice from where the speaker, Ray Mead, has, through his P3M Consultancy, p3m global, built enterprise PMOs for major organisations from the ground up - Greenfield PMOs. Takeaways: Practice tips and tools that can be applied to current and planned PMOs. Exposure to a clear proven methodology for building and running a successful PMO. An honest and pragmatic assessment of what does and doesn’t work in establishing PMO. The Video
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PMO Conference 2016 \\ Developing a Corporate PMO – How to Identify What Your Organisation Really Needs – Julie Black

In 2014, my team put PPM theories and models to one side and focused on listening to the challenges of our senior management team at Ofgem. Since then, we have changed to focus on the whole business lifecycle through strategy, projects and operational performance. In this presentation, I will use my own experiences to encourage PMO Managers to take a step back, consider what their organisation really needs and perhaps take a fresh approach to the development of their PMO. Takeaways: Think about the PMO in a business context Consider different ways to approach senior stakeholders Learn about practical ways to create a portfolio function from scratch The Video
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PMO Conference 2016 \\ Governing the Programme Office – Michel Thiry

There are many definitions for the programme office. In this presentation, it is: “The decision-making and support group responsible for ensuring that programme goals are achieved. It provides support to the SRO/Executive Sponsor and the programme team.” Governance is currently one of the most misused terms in the business as it is mainly focused on monitoring and control. Programme governance consists of more than that. The programme office will need to address the three following principles as part of their governance responsibility: Develop the program vision and objective, based on the business strategy and stakeholders’ needs; Put in place the right structures and allocating the resources necessary to achieve the vision; Set up appropriate monitoring and control systems to make the right decisions and realign the program if necessary. This presentation will examine each of these three streams and explain how to achieve these objectives. Takeaways: Understand how program office governance is linked to corporate governance and strategic objectives Realise, through examples, how these governance principles are applied Appreciate practical tools and concepts that can be used to achieve governance responsibilities
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PMO Conference 2016 \\ Growing Up Faster – Using a Maturity (P3M3®) Model to Develop Organisational Capability – Tim Ellis

In this session, Tim explores the value of taking a structured, best practice approach to improving project, programme and portfolio capability using P3M3 and sets out the pros and cons. This session will be useful for any PMO professionals whose remit includes improving organisational capability in project, programme or portfolio management. The session will describe, in brief, the P3M3 model (levels and structure) including how you can access and use the freely available self assessment tool, giving you an opportunity to apply it to your own organisation. Throughout the session Tim will draw on case studies and examples including TfL and will set out success factors and tips. Takeaways: Understand why you would use maturity Understand the P3M3 standard including the self assessment tool and how the 2015 version 3 P3M3 has changed How to get the most out of it and how to pitch it The Video
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PMO Conference 2016 \\ Keynote – Managing Your Organization Masterfully with Project Portfolio Management – Chris Garibaldi

Project Portfolio Management (PPM) provides the ability to significantly reduce cost, increase delivery efficiency, save revenue for other investments, and more effectively employ the organization’s workforce to strategically aligned initiatives. PPM provides direct visibility into a leader’s organization, thus providing the information required to lead and make decisions authoritatively. It can be applied to many industries at varying levels of organizational maturity. By focusing on people first, then on process—and viewing technology as an enabler—one can use PPM to guide your business to maturity. If applied effectively, PPM helps one masterfully command his or her organization. Takeaways: How to consider PPM capabilities in a holistic closed loop cycle. Leading practices for PPM strategy and capability implementation. How to best consider the founding components of PPM, people, process, and technology. The Video
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PMO Conference 2016 \\ Managing the Perception of Your PMO – Rupert Taylor

A brief exploration into how you can manage the perception of your PMO to move away from the long held and dogged perception of PMOs being an admin/ reporting/ bureaucracy - towards an innovative change support function that is fully aligned with the needs of the business and really adds value across Change programmes or portfolios. This insightful and creative session looks at the brand of the PMO and how to communicate that brand across the organisation. Takeaways: A different perspective on the value of investing time and resource in improving the perception of the PMO The desire to look at yourself in the mirror and ask whether you are really doing what you can to improve and manage the perception of your PMO Walk away with some innovative concepts to explore in your own PMO environments The Video
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