Midlands Branch corporate member representatives joined a Branch Corporate Advisory Group (BCAG) meeting entitled Setting Up a PMO on 15th June 2016 at the offices of Rider Levett Bucknall in Birmingham.
Russell Muir (APM Branch Corporate sub-committee chair) welcomed the attendees and contributors, and introduced the purpose of the BCAG, as well as the theme and goals for the session.
Eileen Roden (APM PMO SIG member) provided an insightful and engaging keynote presentation on setting up a PMO. Eileen's session included explanation of what a PMO is, who is involved, what the functions, services and roles might be, and critical success factors.
After a buffet lunch, John Williams (APM Branch Corporate sub-committee deputy chair) facilitated an interactive session enabling sharing by corporate members of their own experiences in setting up PMOs/
Nick Jones (APM Senior Corporate Membership Development Manager) introduced latest APM news on the APM model for professionalism, the new competence framework, and updated on APM qualifications, RPP and the latest on chartership.
Evelyn Miles (Branch Corporate sub-committee member) then facilitated a session on gathering attendee feedback and their suggestions for future Midlands BCAG events.
Russell Muir closed the session and thanked our kind hosts (RLB) for the use of their venue.
Throughout the session there were opportunities for peer to peer networking between representatives of Midlands corporate members. Attendees shared their satisfaction with the event and the Branch Corporate sub-committee intend to build on the momentum of the event moving forward.
A summary of the output can be seen in the attached Mind Map and the presentation viewed either in the SlideShare element of the APM Resources page or for ease, a copy has been placed below.
Russell Muir, John Williams, Evelyn Miles, David Munslow
Midlands Branch, Corporates sub-committee