PMO Conference 2018

PMO Conference 2018 \\ Transforming from a Projects-Driven to Goals-Driven Portfolio – Chris Potts

Organisations that excel at investing in change use a goals-driven portfolio. They prioritise their goals, invest more in their priority goals, and choose projects that can achieve those priorities as efficiently as possible. A goals-driven portfolio provides the foundation for agile investment decisions. As rapidly as the market changes, as new ideas emerge, and as today’s projects vary in their probabilities of success, business leaders and portfolio managers can re-appraise the organisation’s investment choices. They can decide what to keep the same in the portfolio and what needs to change – to achieve the goals they are investing in, at the speed they need to achieve them, and with the least possible risk.
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PMO Conference 2018 \\ PMO: A Strategic Partner (in Crime) – Susie Palmer-Trew

Susie is the Head of PMO and Change at the Open University, this session, following the Open University’s recent award for PMO of the Year from the Association for Project Management is both a reflective and proactive look at the role of the Open University PMO as it transitioned from project support to a strategic partner; the lynch pin to their £100million change portfolio. The session will explore how the OU PMO chose to act as a catalyst for change, their role in using change management as an essential component to project and PMO success, and how they actively challenged blocking behaviours.
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