The 4th
Bringing together public & private sector project, program, portfolio managers to boost capability & deliver agile improvement
Conference Date
14th - 17th August 2018
Victoria University City Convention Centre, Melbourne
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Adapting to change, strengthening capabilities & driving PMO excellence
The role of a PMO needs to rapidly evolve to keep up with the accelerating landscape. A more fluid and modern approach is required to tackle challenges caused by disruptive technologies, digitalisation and new methodologies. In this fast-moving environment a certain mindset, set of skills, and management style is needed to move with changing times.

The 2018 PMO Leadership Conference will feature real-life, best-practice case studies with strong cross-industry references. It aims to create a sound platform for all sectors to come together under one roof to collaborate with like-minded peers, addressing key challenges, and how to effectively adapt to the changing project management landscape.

This conference will focus on
  • How to adapt and prove value and react to change
  • Building workforce competencies and capabilities to extend longevity
  • Linking benefits realisation to organisational outcomes
  • The toolset required for PMO sustainability and career progression
  • Improving stakeholder engagement and gaining executive sponsorship
  • Aligning project delivery with strategic performance
Who will attend?
Representatives from public and private sector PMOs who are Directors, Managers, Executives and Heads of:
  • Project, Program, Portfolio Management Office
  • Enterprise Project Management Office
  • Capital, Business, Strategic Projects
  • Project, Program, Portfolio Management & Delivery
  • Project Planning, Governance & Performance
  • Organisational Transformation & Change Management
  • Compliance

Attend to learn:

  • Adapt to business trends and the rate of disruption
  • Strengthen workforce capabilities
  • Improve stakeholder engagement
  • Align benefits realisation to organisational outcome
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Key Speakers

Craig Lauchlan
General Managers, Customer Experience Transformation
Dr Alicia Aitken
Head of Investment Management & Delivery
Rose Fida
Director Early Development & Partnerships Project Management
Brigadier David McGahey
Director General Plan Centaur
Department of Defence


What People Are Saying

  • “This was an excellent opportunity to hear from some of the best in the business. It was also an opportunity to hear from those on the ground, operationalising and improving PMOs.”

    Rae Garvey
    Brisbane Catholic Education & Public Sector PMO Leadership Conference Attendee 2017


  • Date: 17 Jul 2017  By: Stephen Davies

    There are several reasons why an organisation might choose to take a systematic approach to benefits management. A methodical approach to benefits management can assist the project owner to clearly articulate the proposed problem or opportunity and achieve project outcomes. It can inform project investment decision-making and project design, and it can form the basis …

  • Date: 8 Jun 2017  By: Jordon Sims

    The demands of today’s rapidly changing global business environment present organisations with increasingly complex strategic and operational challenges. Staying competitive calls for the effective management of projects and programs, which drive all organisational change. Successful organisations recognise the benefits of disciplined project delivery: lower costs, greater efficiencies, improved customer and stakeholder satisfaction, and greater competitive …

  • Date: 29 May 2017  By: Brian Dixon

    In the past 10 years, I have been the lead on the establishment of three PMOs (Project Management Offices); two were in the private sector and I’m currently undertaking the third for a Public Sector organisation. When I first started this journey as a PM over 35 years ago, I was lost with no PM …

  • Date: 22 May 2017  By: Jessica Farrelly

    More organisational projects are meeting their objectives and being completed within budget compared to five years ago, according to the 2017 Pulse of the Profession report. The global Project Management Institute (PMI) survey of project management professionals charts current and future project management trends. Despite progress in the completion of projects, it found that organisations …

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