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The Benefits Summit 2016 took place on a dreadful weather day, in London, on the 23rd June. Once everyone managed to battle through the rain beaten tube lines, broken umbrellas, and traffic, Bruce Phillips gave the delegates a rousing introduction reiterating the theme for the day ‘Value over Delivery’, encouraging them to network and build relationships with their peers, take the opportunity to learn more about our trade, and use the day to fill in any gaps in their benefits management armoury.
PMO wisdom interview with Mike Kane Monday 20th June 2016 The recording is available in our APM resources area and is also below for reference followed by the transcript.
The APM PMO SIG recently held two webinars. The first of which looked at temporary project offices and programme offices that are set up to support a single project or programme and the second looked at permanent programme offices and portfolio office that support multiple project or programmes at a delivery or strategic level.
As part of our ongoing PMO Wisdom series, we asked PMO SIGs Marisa Silva to review The Light and Fast Organisation: A Way of Dealing with Uncertainty by Patrick Hollingworth. A new book for your to pick up maybe? Two words in the title of this book say it all: despite having 224 pages, this is a book that will provide you with a light read and, believe me, you will read it fast, very fast, because you won’t want to put it down. Business and mountaineering are similar in many ways and Patrick Hollingworth, an experienced climber and someone passionate about mountains, did a great job translating his passion and knowledge into a business setting.
On the 27th April, PMO SIG hosted an intimate event with Carole Osterweil following lots of interest at the Socialising the PMO conference in October 2015.
Welcome to the latest edition of the APM PMO SIG Newsletter! In this quarterly issue you can find out about what have we been up to in the first months of 2016, including new initiatives launched, exciting upcoming events, and all the latest news from around the industry. Finally, we had our AGM just a couple of days ago and are happy to announce the composition of the 16/17 SIG Committee, and extend a warm welcome to the newly elected Committee Members!
The book is disruptive, not least because it rubbishes many of the approaches that we are familiar with and may have used, or continue to use. disruptive [dis-ruhp-tiv] adjective 1 causing trouble and therefore stopping something from continuing as usual 2 relating to or noting a new product, service, or idea that radically changes an industry or business strategy, especially by creating a new market and disrupting an existing one
The following committee nominees put themselves forward for election, and all were voted onto the PMO SIG during the 2016 AGM. The structure of the PMO SIG will focus on some key areas for the year ahead.
The nominations for the PMO SIG committee has now closed and a list can be found on the attached document of the volunteers and their reason for wishing to join the 2016/17 PMO SIG committee.
Simon George, PMO SIG Committee Member, shares his experiences at his first Volunteers Forum last March in Cambridge.