PMO Learn!

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.

Takes place Tuesday 2nd November 2021

Four Key PMO Challenge Areas - One Big Training Day


PMO Learn! features four key theme areas

Resource Management | Benefits Management | Reporting & Dashboards | Portfolio Management

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


Resource Management

Resource management has consistently ranked highly as a challenge area for PMOs. Focused on both capacity planning and capability of resources available, the PMO role is a fine balancing act with an abundance of techniques, processes and tools available to provide a robust resource management service.

Benefits Management

Benefits Management has been on the ‘too hard’ pile in many organisations for a long time. However, PMOs are being asked to support, or even drive its implementation. Needless to say, developing a Benefits Management process and adding it into the project management repository is not sufficient.

Reporting & Dashboards

Reporting and Dashboards – the core of what PMOs do today. With advances in technologies; the hybrid delivery aproaches of Agile and Waterfall; the rise of AI and the creativity of visualisations and storytelling. PMO reporting knows no bounds – so where can your PMO take it?

Portfolio Management

Portfolio management, the glue that holds strategy and programmes & projects together. Portfolio PMO services are on the increase and it’s not just about reporting on portfolio progress. Frameworks; structures; processes; methods; techniques and tools are all explored.

Takes place Tuesday 2nd November 2021

Doors open at 9am and class finishes at 5pm

Takes place in the River Rooms, Blackfriars, London

Tickets available now at Early Bird Rate until the 30th September 2021

PMO Learn! Schedule


9.00 - 9.30am

Arrival – Breakfast, Registration

With 150 PMO practitioners in attendance, it’s also a great day for making new connections with your peers


9.30am - 10.30am

Resource Management and the PMO

At great theme to get us started for the day as we get straight into the theory and best practice of not only managing people’s time and availability but also the capability and skillset of resourcing on programmes and projects.

The session will also focus on the key role the PMO provides and how the PMO function and service of PMO is created and rolled out.


10.30am - 11.00am

The Resource Management Practical Challenge

Our first practical challenge for the day. Throughout the day, delegates will be presented with a common PMO challenge. It’s a problem that needs solving and you’ll be working in table teams to do that.

It’s an opportunity to put what you’ve learnt to the test and also spend some time talking to your peers to swap ideas and insights.

In this resource management challenge you’ll be debating who gets that key resource – and why!


11.00am - 11.20am

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.


11.20am - 12.10pm

Benefits Management and the PMO

In this session we cover the benefits management process and the activities required to get benefits management started in your organisation.

We’ll be taking a look at the common blockers that inhibit benefits management being a success and how to overcome them.

This session perfectly blends the technical process of benefits management with the people and behavioural side of making it happen.


12.10pm - 12.40pm

The Benefits Management PMO Challenge

We’ll be testing our knowledge as well as trying to find the answers for the PMO challenge posed in this session.

With a quiz format to get us started – this benefits management conundrum for the PMO will require everyone in the table teams to get involved.


12.40pm - 1.30pm


With 150 PMO practitioners in attendance, it’s also a great day for making new connections with your peers


1.30pm - 2.30pm

PMO Reporting & Dashboards

Get ready for a session which covers the best approaches to creating dashboards that deliver information and insight. With advances in data analytics, visualisations and storytelling, we share the dashboards that deliver.

Think we can’t make reporting & dashboards interesting? You’re going to love this session, leaving with lots of practical things you can be doing with your own reporting service.


2.30pm - 3.00pm

PMO Reporting & Dashboards Challenge

Time to get practical with your peers with this PMO challenge on reporting and dashboards. We’ll be getting creative as we try to crack the latest problem – a scenario we face all the time in the PMO.

Can we think outside the box together to find a new solution?


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 - 4.20pm

Portfolio Management

In this session we bring you the very latest best practice and theories of portfolio management and cover the role of the PMO in supporting portfolio management practices.

With frameworks, techniques, processes and tools – there’s a lot to cover and a lot to get you thinking about the services the PMO can offer in portfolio management.


4.20pm - 4.50pm

Portfolio Management PMO Challenge

Are you ready for an action learning problem to solve? In our practical challenge exercise following the Portfolio Management and the PMO session, delegates will be working together to solve a very familiar problem seen in PMOs every day.


4.50pm - 5.20pm

The PMO as a Profession – Your Career in PMO

Is the PMO a profession? Are you a professional? What makes a great career in PMO? And are you heading in the right direction?

In this session, we take time to reflect on a career in PMO and what that means for you.


5.20pm - 5.30pm

Final Words and Farewell

Closing words and wrap-up from the PMO Learn! day

Tickets Available

Early Bird Rate tickets are now available for Project Learn! and the PMO Conference 2021.

Available until the 30th September 2021 – take advantage while you can!

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Who is the PMO Learn! learning conference 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 Project Learn! different from the PMO Conference 2021?

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

The PMO Conference 2021 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 ££

At the moment the Early Bird Rate is available until the end of April 2020

The two day pass will be available throughout the conference booking season however places are limited to 150 delegates at PMO Learn!

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

Yes there are group booking discounts available now

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.