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PMO Conference 2022 \\ The Secret to Driving Unstoppable Business Value for Your PMO – Laura Barnard

PMO Conference 2022, opening keynote session from PMO Influencer of the Year - Laura Barnard.  Laura joined us in both London and Edinburgh to open the conferences and her energy and passion for the subject makes this an excellent session to watch to get your PMO mojo back or fire your imagination with what's possible for your PMO.
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Opening Keynote – The Business Driven PMO – Testing Your Convictions – Mark Price Perry

There is no surer way to invite PMO difficulties than to rush into a PMO model and people, process, and tools strategy accompanied by efforts to sell the PMO. Yet, despite lack of success, this is an approach still advocated and taken by many today. Based upon Perry’s years of PMO research and his three book series, Business Driven PMO Setup and Management (2009), Business Driven Project Portfolio Management (2011), and Business Driven PMO Success Stories (2013), published by J. Ross Publishing, this presentation engages participants in thought-provoking case studies and examples, that reveal, challenge, and correct common misguided PMO setup and management approaches. If you are setting up a new PMO, seeking to improve an existing PMO, or in a highly mature PMO, this presentation will test your convictions, offer you different insights and ideas, and leave you with many “aha” moments that you can apply in the workplace. Takeaways: A new, outside the project management community, perspective on the purpose of the PMO A new way of thinking about how PMOs can be set up and managed A roadmap consisting of three steps, two tips, and one Golden Rule that will ensure a successful and business-driven setup and management of the PMO
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PMO Conference 2016 \\ The PMO as a Pop-Up Shop – Mertine Middelkoop

“Temporary PMO’s” why would you have them and what are the benefits? And if you decide they are useful for your organisation, programmes and projects, how do you setting up, running and closing down temporary PMOs? What kind of services can you offer and what kind of PMO employees are needed? In this session we take a look at the answers to these questions. You will discover the pros and cons of temporary programme and project offices and also receive a handy pop-up PMO roadmap. Sue Vowler, P3O author described the accompanying book, "The PMO as a Pop-Up Shop" as: “…The PMO as a pop-up shop is a great analogy and perfectly describes the world of temporary programme or project office. It fills the gaps in P3O, answering the ‘how do I do this?’ question” and is a true practitioners guide to setting up, running and closing down temporary PMOs…” Takeaways: More insights into the why, what and how of temporary PMOs Receive the pop-up PMO roadmap The Video
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The PMO Debate – THIS HOUSE BELIEVES PMOs ARE IN DECLINE (For)

THIS HOUSE BELIEVES PMOs ARE IN DECLINE Before the debate started, we wanted to give the attendees a chance to think about the motion. Were they for it, against it, or undecided? Those against it felt that there was no evidence to support any decline, in fact there were more job advertisements for PMO, the publication of P3O and a feeling that PMO is in more demand especially in smaller companies. Those for the motion suggested that the PMO has become an organisation dumping ground, confusion on what it actually means, another layer of administration in a business and the PMO has an inability to define its value. For those sitting on the fence, it was their lack of experience of other PMOs that made them indecisive, there doesn't seem to be a baseline or consensus about PMOs, the definition differs everywhere.
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