To Boldly Go Where No PPSO Has Gone Before

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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

The Agenda

Day One

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

Day Two

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

Session Seven Promoting the PPSO David Marsh
How to sell the PPSO within your organisation presentationand the diagrams from the presentation Diagrams

Conference Review and Close Terri Kinton

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