APM PMO Specific Interest Group (SIG)

About us

The APM PMO SIG has been in existence since 2000. Originally a volunteer-run group for 10 years, it became part of APM's specific interest group network in 2011.

Still run by dedicated volunteers, the PMO SIG hosts conferences and networking events, and shares PMO-related information with its members.

The APM PMO SIG aim is to provide a collaborative open forum for PMO practitioners, and anyone with an interest in the role of PMOs, to get together, share ideas, offer support and advice to the PMO community, and to create valuable practice-oriented knowledge, which helps drive the PMO profession forward.

We aim to do this by:

  • facilitating collaborative learning that fully engages the membership and help them grow their PMO skills and competencies;

  • reaching out to other disciplines that collaborate routinely with PMOs to create value;

  • providing an open source of unbiased advice and guidance to those who can benefit from putting PMO practice to work;

  • having a bias towards action, understanding the latest thinking, and quickly transforming it into digestible knowledge that can be shared with those we seek to help.

To achieve these objectives, we work with a team of knowledgeable and enthusiastic PMO professionals, currently structured around three key areas for the SIG:

  • research: so that we can provide you with the latest thinking in the field and expand the frontiers of PMO knowledge;

  • events: so that you can get exciting conferences with relevant topics, networking opportunities, and other events of interest to the PMO profession;

  • marketing: so that you are up to date with what we’ve been doing and plan to do in the SIG for you.


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Welcome to the APM PMO SIG! We provide a forum for PMO professionals to meet and discuss matters of mutual importance and to create knowledge to be shared across the PMO community. We welcome membership from across the whole PPM community. This includes:

  • PMO practitioners, defined as people who enable, support and ensure the management of change in organisations
  • Project and programme managers who would like to learn how to leverage their own PMOs to improve their project delivery
  • Those who need to know more about PMO and its benefits, practices, tools and techniques
  • People in leadership positions who need to understand the potential benefits of the PMO approach
  • People in organisations who are tasked with performing the ‘bridge’ function between strategy and delivery, either in a portfolio setting or in various dispersed units throughout the organisation.

Join the SIG for free and receive regular news and events information directly from us. We hope to collaborate with you soon!

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  • Emma Arnaz-Pemberton: Chair
  • Barrie Andrew: Secretary
  • Eileen Roden: PMO Authority
  • Jane Cosgrove: Committee member
  • Liliana Cadau: Volunteer
  • Marisa Silva: Committee member
  • Mike Belch: Committee member
  • Sally Andrews: Committee member
  • Simon George: Committee member
  • Stewart Wragg: Committee member
  • Tony Burgess: Committee member

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