A one-day learning event for you, the PMO practitioner, which focuses on the key challenge areas for PMOs today.

A blend of large-scale classroom learning; workshops; exercises and quizzes.

Join your PMO peers for a great day of learning, facilitated and led by leading PMO trainers and experts.


Four Topics, One Day

The PMO Classroom Event

PMO Training in a Day

Learn with PMO Peers

PMOLearn! in 2023

Four Key PMO Challenge Areas - One Big Training Day


Each PMOLearn! features four key theme areas.

Each learning session features the theory and practical application approaches followed by classroom exercises.

It’s just like being in the largest PMO classroom training you’ve ever had.


PMOLearn! takes place at the John McINtyre Conference Centre Edinburgh on the 1st November. 

Get your tickets now!

1st November


2nd November


All prices exclusive of VAT.

1st – 2nd November


Risk Assessment - Beyond the Heat Map

Risk assessment has continued to rely on heat maps and subjective matrices, despite several books and papers published in the last 20 years that demonstrate their shortcomings.

With the availability of cheap, high-performance computers, and intuitive modelling software, risk analysts and managers have the tools at their disposal to break away from 3-, 4-, or 5- point scales for probability and impact, and provide evidence-based assessments of the effect of risks on objectives.

This session will provide an overview of assessing and modelling schedule and cost impacts of event risks and estimating uncertainties; and will show how this is used to inform decisions and commitments. It will also discuss how risk severity is dependent on the objectives being considered.

Developing PMO Services to support the 10 P3 Governance (P3G) Principles

An opening presentation will indicate the importance of governance and provide a definition of P3G. The importance of P3G from a PMO perspective will be discussed. Delegates will then be introduced to the 10 Principles of P3G, drawn from the P3G guide, to ensure a fundamental understanding.  Where applicable, the principle will be illustrated with simple case studies. Each breakout group will then be allocated one or more principles and will be asked to identify potential services.  Breakout groups will present their findings.

PMO Best Practices for Effective Resource Capacity Planning

Effective resource capacity planning enables organizations to continuously adapt and align the capacity of teams, roles, and people to changing business priorities. It continuously accelerates portfolio value flow, reduces budget and delivery risks, and benefits talent retention.

This presentation will cover the Essential Elements of Effective Resource Capacity Planning including best practices and considerations. Best practices discussed in this session are within the reach of most project management offices regardless of size or delivery methodologies. Proficient process, governance, and automation reduce planning time and positively impact all aspects of portfolio delivery.

PMO Process Improvement Projects – A path to driving your PMO forward without project interruptions!

Many PMO managers struggle to advance their PMOs to higher levels of maturity. Join Bill Dow, PMP, in this presentation as he guides you on how to continuously improve your PMO across all aspects of your organization. Bill will share the tools and techniques he has used in his own PMOs to lead his team to maturity while still delivering on projects and programs.

One of the key components of maturing your PMO is understanding what to mature, so we’ll have a hands-on exercise to help you look internally at your biggest pain points are and map tactical process improvement projects to those pain points for execution.

John Greenwood

Portfolio Risk Manager
Stantec Inc.

Ross Garland


LLoyd Norman

Vice President of Strategic Solutions

Bill Dow

PMO Director
Dow Publishing LLC

PMOLearn! Schedule


8.30 - 9.15am

Arrival – Breakfast & Registration

With 100 PMO practitioners in attendance, it’s also a great day for making new connections with your peers


9.15 - 9.20am

Welcome Words


9.20am - 10.50am

Risk Assessment – Beyond the Heat Map

John Greenwood


10.50am - 11.10am

Coffee Break

First break of the day and a time to chat about what you’ve learnt and what you’re thinking about so far.


11.10am - 12.40pm

Developing PMO Services to support the 10 P3 Governance (P3G) Principles

Ross Garland


12.40pm - 1.30pm


With 100 PMO practitioners in attendance, it’s also a great day for making new connections with your peers


1.30pm - 3.00pm

PMO Best Practices for Effective Resource Capacity Planning

Lloyd Norman


3.00pm - 3.20pm

Afternoon Tea

There’s still time to meet someone new over a cup of tea and some much needed cake!


3.20pm - 4.50pm

PMO Process Improvement Projects – A path to driving your PMO forward without project interruptions!

Bill Dow


4.50pm - 5.00pm

Final Words and Farewell

After a busy day of learning, connecting and networking – we close the day with one last round of insight sharing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get in touch if you have a question that needs answering!

Can I book a ticket now?

Yes. Tickets are available now for PMOLearn! and the PMO Conference!

Who is the PMOLearn! event aimed at?

It’s for any PMO practitioner looking to get up to date with the latest in best practice across our four theme areas.

You could be a Support Officer, or a PMO Analyst, a PMO Manager or even a team of PMO people.

It doesn’t matter what level you are – you just need a passion for learning!

How is PMOLearn! different from the PMO Conference?

This is very much a training day – we’re blending classroom training with workshops – just on a larger scale!

The PMO Conference is still very much about thought leadership and sharing best practice – a traditional conference with an exhibition.

Are there discounts available for attending both?

Yes we’ve created the two day pass – so you can purchase both events and save ££

The two day pass will be available throughout the conference booking season however places are limited to 100 delegates at PMOLearn!

Me and colleague just want to attend PMOLearn! Are there any group discounts?

Group booking discounts become available after the Preview Rate ends (end of 2022) but you can still get your places now at a great rate

Can I pay via BACS transfer with a purchase order?

After the Preview Rate has ended you’ll be able to choose the option to pay via BACS transfer using a purchase order. Until then, it’s credit card only.