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This course aims to aid all would-be and current PMO leaders. As a PMO leader myself, five greenfield PMOs developed in the last 15 years) I know that this can be a really rewarding experience, but not an easy one to find the right line to balance the projects and the business demands.

The workshop is about successfully leading a PMO (whatever you understand by those three letters) to deliver better projects, better business to the customers of those projects and greater success to the organisation that you work for. As well as to best serve the contributing project managers from both a professional and a personal perspective.

The workshop will explore some of the research carried out by myself in ‘Leading Successful PMOs’ (Gower) and ‘Delivering Successful PMOs’ (Gower). The books bring together the experience and views of PMO leaders from around the world and the project managers that work within the PMOs, as well as those who are now seeking brilliant leaders for their PMOs.

Together in the workshop we will identify what it is that successful PMO leaders have and do that allows them to be successful and how the rest of us can learn from those proven experiences.

The workshop includes a real-life case study for student reference and discussion, and concludes with a look to the future of the PMO.

The Remote delivery version of this workshop is split across two days with daily sessions running for 3 hours and following the ‘best practice’ format of each hour of delivery including a balanced mix of presentations, exercises, discussions, and breaks.

Workshop would include a pre-workshop survey to understand the type of PMO (if relevant) attendees were part of, age of PMO, level of experience and challenges.

The remote workshop is directed at anyone sponsoring, leading, or indeed working in a PMO – whether a ‘greenfield’ PMO start up or a mature PMO:

  • PMO Leaders
  • Senior PM practitioners
  • PMO sponsors
  • Those considering investing in a formal project community

No previous PMO experience is required, only a keen interest in learning more about what a PMO can deliver to a business and to the project personnel.

YOU WILL LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SORTS OF PMO THAT CAN BE ADOPTED AND THE STYLES OF OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT. THE WORKSHOP AIMS TO AID PARTICIPANTS IN LEARNING HOW TO GROW A PMO TO ENTERPRISE LEVEL OR HOW TO RE-ENERGISE A PMO WITHIN AN ORGANISATION.

AT THE END OF THIS WORKSHOP, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

💡 UNDERSTAND THE MEANING AND PURPOSE OF A SUCCESSFUL PMO

💡 UNDERSTAND WHAT MAKES A PMO SUCCESSFUL (AND EQUALLY WHAT MADE SOME PMOS UNSUCCESSFUL)

💡 APPRECIATE THE 5 BASIC TYPES OF PMO

💡 RECOGNISE THE 4 OPERATIONAL MODES OF PMO

💡 EXPLORE THE ‘BALANCED PMO’ CONCEPT

💡 TAKE THE ‘PMO PULSE’ OF THEIR PMO AND IDENTIFY AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT

💡 DESIGN A PMO THAT THEIR ORGANISATION REALLY NEEDS

  • Introductions
  • Get to know each other exercise
  • Objectives
  • Review of pre-workshop survey responses
  • 10 minutes Break
  • Group Exercise: What can a PMO be?
  • Presentation: What can a PMO be?
  • Exercise in Teams: The Challenged PMO
  • 10 minutes Break
  • Discussion: The Challenged PMO
  • Presentation: Characteristics of a successful PMO and PMO leader
  • Discussion: Successful PMO leadership
  • Day One: Close Out and Summary
  • Day Two kick off
  • Presentation: Strategy and the PMO
  • Exercise in Teams: Aligning your PMO to strategy
  • 10 minutes Break
  • Feedback on exercise
  • Presentation: PMO Case study, a four-year journey with one PMO model
  • Discussion on Case Study
  • 10 minutes Break
  • Presentation: Health check your PMO and make it a ‘balanced’ PMO
  • Exercise: How to sustain your PMO
  • Discussion: How to sustain your PMO
  • Day Two: Close Out and Summary

ABOUT

 

Peter is an experienced Change and Transformation Specialist who has operated at a global scale within many industries, for organisations ranging from small to enterprise.

Peter is the author of the number 1 bestselling project management book ‘The Lazy Project Manager’, along with many other books on Project Management, PMO Development, Executive Sponsorship, Transformation Leadership, and Speaking Skills.

He has delivered over 380 lectures around the world in over 25 countries and has been described as ‘perhaps the most entertaining and inspiring speaker in the project management world today’.

Key strengths include: Embedding robust governance to ensure successful delivery of £multi-million change programmes and working with stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle to ensure delivery of tangible business benefits; as well as introducing best practice processes aligned with an organisation’s culture and maturity. 

Working across multiple industries including Manufacturing, Health, Pharmaceuticals, FMCG, Aerospace, HR, Public Sector, Education and Finance. Deep understanding of the project economy world and internal/external stakeholder interaction. PMO design, build and re-engineering expert. Strong communication skills and the ability to engage effectively at all levels within an organisation, shop-floor to board level.

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