PMO Conference 2016

PMO Conference 2016 \\ Portfolio Lessons Learnt (So Far) – Craig Kilford

Craig turned 40 in December and following some life reflection he created an eclectic list of 40 Portfolio Management do’s and do not's based on his 20 year career in portfolio management. Takeaways: Exposure to real lessons learned Understanding of solutions to key challenges faced by many people in portfolio management
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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 \\ The Integrative Role of a PMO – Monique Aubry

How do major organizational transformation projects succeed? A promising approach is to design the PMO to integrate project management, change management and process management. This approach requires decision-makers to develop a global view on the organizational project management and to encourage innovation and internal partnerships. This presentation will show the results of an academic research that focus on major organizational transformations. Findings from three in-depth case studies confirm the role a PMO can play in transforming the organization. Takeaways: Develop competences in PMO design as a function of the organizational project management Understand what is an integrative PMO, its characteristics and functions Learn from the particular role of a PMO in major transformation projects
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