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The PMOSIG conference gets underway next week 10th & 11th October in the West Midlands, and its your opportunity to tap into an extensive network of PMO experts through PMO masterclasses.

Over two days, the PMO masterclasses will help you face some of the present challenges you have within your role and your PMO team within your organisation.

PMO masterclasses include;

Resource management

How can I effectively manage resources without theproject managersspending all of their time re-planning? Is there an alternative to timesheets? How can planning take into consideration less competent resources? Just some of the questions which will explored in a session led by Ralf Finchett.

Benefits management

Whats the first thing I can do to introduce benefits management into our organisation? How can we avoid being seen to be responsible for delivering benefits? If the PMs cant deliver to time, cost and quality, whats the point of giving them something else to fail at? Get into the detail of benefits management for PMOs with Rob Sowden.

Finance (budget and control)

What is the relationship between the PMO and finance? What are the basics that should always be in place? Do I need anything more than Excel? A rare focus for PMO professionals, an opportunity to learn project finance from John Chapman.

Risk techniques

How do I consolidate risks other than by maintaining a super risk register? What role has the PMO in linking project and programme risk to corporate risk? Are risk checklists a help or a hindrance? Delve deeper into risk management for PMOs to see where you can be adding real value with Pauline Bird.


Is it up to the PMO to make theproject managerspeople persons? Other than providing some stakeholder mapping templates, what more can the PMO do? Is it dangerous to hold standard stakeholder profiles? Donnie MacNicolgets into the super soft with stakeholder management and engagement for PMOs.

Methods (lifecycles)

Why does every department need to have a different method? How do I decide what to make optional and what to make mandatory? Whats wrong with just using PRINCE2? Think you know all there is to know about lifecycles be challenged by Robert Buttrick.

Knowledge management

What is knowledge management? How can I make the most of the expertise in my business? Why does nobody take any notice of lessons learned? Human capital is big business, learn about how the PMO can become a frontrunner with Judy Payne.

Communities of practice

How does a community of practice actually help project delivery? Should it be for PMO people or the wider project community? Where would I start? Take your PMO to the next level, bringing the project organisation with Tim Ellis.

Book now

Conference delegates should arrive armed with their own questions ready to take part in the masterclasses which resonate the most and be prepared for two days of immersion in PMO thought, opinions, learning and networking.

Places can be booked via the APM PMOSIG website.

Join us for expert advice and collaborative sharing of good practice from a PMO perspective, we look forward to seeing you there.


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