PMOSIG become APM's 13th specific interest group

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Posted by APM on 18th Jul 2011

PMOSIGThe APM Board approved the introduction of the PMOSIG as APM's 13th specific interest group at their meeting on 12th of July. The SIG has been operating as an independent group for some time now and the existing committee felt that the group had reached a stage of maturity where they needed to be involved with a large organisation to help them achieve their goals. After some consideration they approached APM to be this organisation. After a comprehensive governance process that involved gaining the approval of existing APM SIGs and the SIG Steering Group, a recommendation for adopting the SIG 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 SIG are keen to interact with other APM groups and members and they can be contacted by emailing pmosig@apm.org.uk or by joining the SIG via their website, which will be migrated across to The Groups on APM’s 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 SIG have announced their 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 event’s page for further details of the conference.

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