To Boldly Go Where No PPSO Has Gone Before
Posted by APM on 5th Sep 2005
Date of conference 28th & 29th September 2005
Venue: Warwick Conference Centre
The last PPSOSIG event was held on the above date with over 40 delegates
Session One PPSO Audit David Marsh
Auditing your PPSO and identifying where you may need to go in the future Presentation
Session Two Speed Dating Chris Walters / Terri Kinton
Youve told us that you value the networking opportunities that the PPSO SIG can offer well, here is an opportunity to share your ideas and pick the brains of your fellow PPSO SIG members on a one-to-one basis.
Delegates deemed this part of the conference has a great success well be looking to improve the format so you get more out of an activity like this
Session Three Making the Business Case Real John Zachar
The PPSO supporting the benefits definition and measurement process making the Business Case Real. Presentation
Session Four Corporate Support PPSO Gez Keating from Serco
The corporate support function: are we doing (and how do we know) the right programme and project and how are programme and project risks that impact the organisation dealt with where does the PPSO contribute to or lead the in emerging topic of Portfolio Management, and how can it support business as usual?
Gez gave an excellent overview and insight into the corporate PPSO a real life example presentation
Evening Meal including entertainment
Session Five Workshop Taking the PPSO Forwards Chris Walters
Three strands looking at how we might take a PPSO into uncharted territory through process definition, supporting toolsets (infrastructure) and skills and training. The workshop presentation is here.
Session Six Workshop Reports
The delegates were split into three teams to discuss the three strands Workshop Output
Conference Review and Close Terri Kinton
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Most people see the business case process as a form of medieval torture administered by accountants. They also, with some justification, question the quality and value of the business case once created.