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In this issue of our newsletter you can find out what PMO SIG have been up to as well as some of the exciting events we have coming up. All wrapped up with a dose of the hot topics from around the industry and our first ever PMO Wisdom interview!
All in all, the Benefits Summit was full, with insightful speakers, and lots of interaction. A good day had by all. I was one of the people tasked with running a workshop – PMO and its Role in Benefits Management. My workshop was oversubscribed (which I will take as a positive), and was geared to get the delegates talking. We discussed the merits of understanding what value means to different organisations and the types of benefits that exist, followed by why benefits management is so hard to embed, the blockers, and political aspects of it.
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.
Any member who has what it takes to fulfil this key role is encouraged to submit a nomination
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!