New era for the PMO SIG
The APM Board approved the introduction of the PMOSIG as the APMs 13th specific interest group at their meeting on 12th of July. The PMOSIG has been operating as an independent group for over 10 years now and we felt the group had reached a stage of maturity where there are some great benefits for the two organisations to integrate. After some consideration the PMO SIG approached the APM to be part of this organisation. After a comprehensive governance process, involving the approval of existing APM SIGs and the SIG Steering Group, a recommendation for integrating the PMOSIG was put to the APM Board.
APM announced that discussions had begun for a proposal for an APMPMO SIG back in April, where PMOSIG Committee Chairman Chris Walters outlined the key benefits of merging with APM in a PMOSIG newsletter.
The new PMOSIG are keen to interact with other APM groups and members and we can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by joining the PMOSIG here on this website, which will be migrated across to The Groups on APMs community page later this year. Specific Interest Groups discuss particular aspects of project management to further understanding and good practice. The PMOSIG is open to anyone employed or interested in the management and support of portfolios, programmes and projects in any industry.
The PMOSIG have already announced our inaugural event as an APM SIG, which is entitled The Business of PMO Tuning the PMO to drive business benefits, which is a unique opportunity to gain understanding and practical knowledge on the real business of PMOs bridging the gap between projects and business. The conference kicks off on the evening of the 14th September at the Hilton Hotel, Watford with round table discussions led by volunteer members on tried and tested tools and techniques, plus an opportunity to combine learning and networking over dinner with your fellow PMO professionals. Sessions include: resource management, using sharepoint and project prioritisation. The conference concludes at 5pm on the 15th of September. Visit the events page over on the APM website for further details of the conference.