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PMO of the Year Award

Celebrate with us on 20 November 2023
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PMO of the Year Award

The winner of this category has now been announced. Congratulations to all our finalists in this category.

Rewarding the commitment of portfolio, programme and project management offices (PMOs) to developing not only their organisation across all facets of project management but also their emerging industry through innovative and thoughtful ways of working.

This category is designed for those PMOs that want to stand out as a beacon of driving project success and project management maturity in the way that they enable their organisations to deliver successful and sustainable change, develop project community and challenge themselves to become trusted business partners.

The judges are looking for evidence of a PMO’s positive contribution to their organisation, delivery of consistent and demonstrable outcomes and development of the project management capability and community.

We require entrants to this category to produce a submission of up to 1,500–2,500 words (in English) based on the judging criteria. Entrants may also submit up to four supporting images or graphics only (no text apart from captions). Video and audio is not accepted as part of the submission.

The PMO of the Year Award consists of two stages, the first stage being the written submission mentioned above and the second stage requires all finalists to present virtually to a panel of judges. It is open to organisations across all sectors globally.

Congratulations to our Winner

Winner  Project Delivery & Improvement (PD&I), UK Research and Innovation

The Project Delivery & Improvement PMO operates within the national funding agency, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), which invests in science and research. Over the last year we have transformed how we support UKRI, resulting in a 100% success rate in getting major project business cases approved through Government approvals first time, and a significant increase in P3M3 maturity from level 2 to level 3.

Alongside delivering over 300 projects and programmes, we have equipped our organisation to become better at project delivery through a Portfolio Management approach, new tools, a centralised hub, and providing over 250 hours of CPD.

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Finalist  KBR

KBR is a global business delivering science, technology and engineering solutions that change the world. In our UK Projects and Programmes Division, our PMO has created a virtual PMO. Transforming internal portfolio, programmes, and projects governance, but also creating a new offering for our customers. We combined our industry-leading combination of people, technology, and innovation.

This NextGen PMO model has evolved, to additionally provide culture, knowledge, innovation, and maturity development on top of routine reporting. KBR’s motto is ‘We Deliver’ – and that is what our PMO has done this year, accelerating project management capability and community assurance for our customers.

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Finalist  Nedbank Group Technology Lean Portfolio Office, Nedbank

The Nedbank Group Technology LPO is a ‘next generation’ Project Management Office, providing value added services that enable the efficient delivery of the Nedbank Innovation portfolio.

Aligned to the organisation's enterprise transformation journey to become more client-centric, digital, agile and competitive, we ensure that all initiatives are sufficiently planned, estimated, delivered and monitored according to gold standards, irrespective of the delivery methodology. Our multi-disciplined and skilled team all live by our tag line of #WeDeliver, accommodating all delivery approaches best suited for the execution of world class solutions.

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Finalist  Lossiemouth Development Programme PMO, Royal Air Force & Tetra Tech

The Lossiemouth Development Programme (LDP) is a £400m MOD infrastructure investment to enable new military combat and maritime capabilities and the long-term sustainment of Lossiemouth.