The 4th
Bringing together public & private sector project, program, portfolio managers to boost capability & deliver agile improvement
Conference Date
14th - 17th August 2018
Location
Victoria University City Convention Centre, Melbourne
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Day 1 - Wednesday 15th August, 2018

8:00
Registration, coffee & networking
8:30
Opening remarks from the Chair
Matthew Harman
Head of Enterprise PMO
Telstra
Adapting to business trends & boosting agility
8:40
KEYNOTE: What does agile mean for your organisation?
  • Assessing why a flat structure within an organisation is appealing
  • The role of governance in an agile world
  • How to successfully juggle the three constraints of time, cost and scope of project management
  • The role of flexibility as the basis of a truly agile development methodology
Brigadier David McGahey
Director General Plan Centaur
Department of Defence
9:20
INTERNATIONAL: The disruption imperative on culture change
  • Using the opportunities and threats of disruption to ignite culture change
  • Why observable behaviours matter
  • The role of the EPMO in shaping initiatives that drive disruption
Nicola Faithfull
USPO Manager
University of Auckland
10:00
SPEED NETWORKING

Meet valuable contacts, set up future conversations, exchange business cards with fellow attendees in an interactive format

10:30
Morning tea & networking
11:00
5 lessons learned from relaunching PMOs
Louise Gardner
Director
Pledge Consulting
Linking benefits realisations to organisational outcomes
11:25
Aligning project delivery with strategic performance
  • How do you develop a new strategy-led approach to managing organisational performance?
  • What is an Organisational Performance Management Framework (OPMF)?
  • Transforming performance and operational management from an activity-based to an outcome-based approach
Daniel Boardman
Manager, Planning & Performance Unit
EPA Victoria
Trudi Richards
Project Management Office Capability Lead
EPA Victoria
12:00
Driving value from strategic investments
  • Developing a framework to make investments in the right projects
  • Beyond financial benefits – defining a wider range of value measures
  • Driving a value-driven investment cultural
Dr Alicia Aitken
Head of Investment Management & Delivery
ANZ
12:40
Networking lunch
Strengthening workforce capabilities & improving stakeholder engagement
1:40
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS: The challenges of auditing & improving quality
  • How to map benefits with organisational outcomes
  • Debunking different project methodologies
  • Portfolio management: how do you prioritise?
2:40
The importance of human centred design in PMOs
  • Bringing people on the journey – case studies of project management rollouts with examples
  • Application of project management for transformational change projects
  • Choosing the people in project teams
Deb Cailes
Manager Urban Sustainability
City of Melbourne
3:20
PANEL DISCUSSION: Professional development for PMOs: What skillsets are required for PMO sustainability and career progression?
Matthew Kilgour
IT PMO Manager
Bluescope Steel
Michele Elliston
Director (Passenger Transport Technology Projects)
Translink
Dr Alicia Aitken
Head of Investment Management & Delivery
ANZ
3:50
Afternoon tea & networking
4:20
Understanding the role of the PMO in community engagement
  • How do you influence the right decision makers?
  • What is the function of community engagement?
  • Identifying challenges and roadblocks to responding to the need of the community
5:00
How to obtain & maximise executive engagement for your PMO
  • Understanding executive relationships to the portfolio
  • Developing sponsorship capabilities
  • What is the executive worried about?
Matthew Harman
Head of Enterprise PMO
Telstra
5:40
Closing remarks from the Chair and close of Day 1
Workshop B: How to build your team’s project management skills & capability
Wednesday 15th August 2018, 5:45 pm - 8:45 pm

The workshop

The vital ingredient to PMO success and maturity lies within your team’s ability to correctly react, prioritise and adapt within a fast-paced, changing world. In this workshop, participants will be taken through an interactive discussion identifying methods to build workforce competencies and capabilities.

The hands-on workshop will show you how to implement new methodologies and develop the right culture to drive PMO excellence and extend longevity.

Workshop B will be held at the Victoria University City Convention Centre, continuing on from the day conference.

Deb Cailes
Manager Urban Sustainability
City of Melbourne
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Day 2 - Thursday 16th August, 2018

8:00
Welcome, coffee & networking
8:30
Opening remarks from the Chair
Matthew Harman
Head of Enterprise PMO
Telstra
Adapting to business trends & boosting agility
8:40
KEYNOTE: A PMO Endurance Story
  • How to extend longevity in a high pressured, complex environment
  • Understanding the mindset needed to prioritise in an ambiguous space
  • Realising the importance of strong governance
Rose Fida
Director Early Development & Partnerships Project Management
CSL
9:20
Adapting your PMO to remain relevant in an agile world
  • Transforming your delivery capability
  • How to govern agile
  • Moving to a capacity based model
  • Prioritising with benefits and outcomes in mind
Craig Lauchlan
Transformation Leader
AGL
10:00
INTERACTIVE SPOTLIGHT

In this interactive session you will gain a better understanding of all stakeholders present within the room and the different challenges they face

10:30
Morning tea & networking
11:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: How & why agile planning, delivery & leadership can benefit your organisation
John Tait
Head of I.T. Strategy & Planning
Target
Erika Barden
Agile Transformation Specialist
Fr@nk IT and Consulting
Stephen Callaghan
Agile Transformational Lead
AGL
11:30
Establishing a PMO with improvement in mind
  • Integrating an improvement methodology into the PMO
  • Prioritising and governing in an innovative environment
  • Developing a whole of organisation approach to building organisational capability
Jan Rice
Manager Program Management Office
Eastern Health
12:20
Networking lunch
1:20
WORLD CAFE

In these interactive rotational sessions, delegates will get the opportunity to explore three key concepts through in-depth discussions and Q&A with industry experts

The role of a community of practice as a catalyst in establishing project management framework and organisational PM culture

Leader: Raj Ranasinghe, Brimbank City Council

The PMO: Promoting Best Practices in Stakeholder Engagement

Leader: Stephen Dowling, ETM Management Training

How do you influence governance

Leader: Mark Lowy, PMI Melbourne Chapter

Raj Ranasinghe
Major Capital Works Program Management Specialist
Brimbank City Council
Stephen Dowling
CEO
ETM
Mark Lowy
Senior Project Delivery Consultant & Current President
PMI Melbourne Chapter
Strengthening workforce capabilities & improving stakeholder engagement
2:20
Why the PMO is core business in Local Government
  • Why Councils can’t afford to under-perform in project management
  • How changing structures create flexibility and scale
  • Knowing what counts and keeping it simple
  • Expectant communities versus active citizens
Anne Howard
General Manager Governance & Infrastructure
Surf Coast Shire
3:00
Afternoon tea & networking
3:30
Building capability & capacity for an evolving PMO
  • Strategies for scaling up your PMO to include extra organisational scope
  • Building awareness around capabilities and offerings
  • Motivating and influencing change
Andrew Cooper
Director Consulting & Project Management, ICT Government & Corporate Services
Department of Finance, Services & Innovation
4:10
How to demonstrate value through strong governance
  • Understanding the importance of strong governance in delivery
  • Getting the balance right
  • Creating a centre of excellence
James Rayner
Head of Enterprise PMO & Delivery Services
Avant Mutual Group
4:50
Closing remarks from the Chair and close of Conference
Workshop A: Future-proofing your PMO: how to survive, grow & prosper
Tuesday 14th August 2018, 9:00am - 4:00pm

The workshop

What will be the role that PMO’s will play in the future?

The world we live in has been (and is) changing significantly, and we believe it will continue to change at an exponential and unprecedented rate. If organisations want to survive, grow and prosper, many of them need to unlearn much of what they have learned in the past; not doing this could have very serious implications and faster than we think possible!

In this interactive workshop, we will explore what we think the future might look like based on our experience and what is happening in the external environment. Our plan will be to harness the wisdom of the entire room to explore & understand how & why this the role needs to change.

Attendees of this workshop will leave the room with their own picture of what all of this means for them, in their own context armed with the top 3 most urgent priorities which need to be tackled first.

Agenda

8:30 Registration, coffee & networking

9:00 Understanding of the environment & its impact

  • Maximising synchronisation & alignment
  • How to improve organisational health and excellence

9:30 Traditional vs agile

  • Investigating ways of working
  • What is value?
  • Understanding the importance of customer journeys & value streams

10:30 Morning tea & networking

11:00 Traditional vs agile

  • Investigating ways of estimating and funding models
  • Driving control & governance

12:00 Management vs Leadership

  • Diving into different approaches
  • Understanding what is fit for purpose

12:40 Networking lunch

1:40 What are the big challenges we face?

  • Organisational Structures
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Role of the PMO – Old World vs. New World

3:00 Develop our own OPP (One Page Plan) for what we need to do to transition our PMO

  • Transition Steps
  • Mapping out critical success factors

4:00 Close of workshop

Please note, Workshop A will be held at the Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, in the President’s Room.

Stephen Dowling
CEO
ETM
Mark Lowy
Senior Project Delivery Consultant & Current President
PMI Melbourne Chapter
Stephen Callaghan
Agile Transformational Lead
AGL
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Workshop B: How to build your team’s project management skills & capability
Wednesday 15th August 2018, 5:45 pm - 8:45 pm

The workshop

The vital ingredient to PMO success and maturity lies within your team’s ability to correctly react, prioritise and adapt within a fast-paced, changing world. In this workshop, participants will be taken through an interactive discussion identifying methods to build workforce competencies and capabilities.

The hands-on workshop will show you how to implement new methodologies and develop the right culture to drive PMO excellence and extend longevity.

Workshop B will be held at the Victoria University City Convention Centre, continuing on from the day conference.

Deb Cailes
Manager Urban Sustainability
City of Melbourne
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Workshop C: Agile leadership: A framework for project delivery and success
Friday 17th August 2018, 9:00am – 4:00pm

The workshop

Deep dive into what agile delivery and leadership really mean and how to use it as a framework for success in any organisation. Whether you work in the public or private sector, in an Enterprise PMO or IT PMO, this full-day workshop will provide you with a toolset to help you be successful, and remain relevant, in our ever-changing landscape.

Agenda

8:30 Registration, coffee & networking

9:00 The Agile mindset, Manifesto, principles, values, and approaches

  • Understand what agile is and what it’s not
  • Realise the key differences between waterfall and agile
  • How and why agile planning, delivery and leadership can benefit your organisation

10:30 Afternoon tea & networking

10:50 Master the skills and behaviours required to successfully implement agile

  • Exercises to get you thinking about the tools needed
  • Guidelines to understand shared competencies

12:30 Networking lunch

1:30 Practical ways to overcome resistance

  • Breaking down the barriers and solutions to possible roadblocks
  • Strategies to improve communication and collaboration

2:40 Afternoon tea & networking

3:00 How to support your transition to, or embedding of, agile

  • Best practice tips for sustainability
  • Recommended resources

4:00 Close of workshop

Please note, Workshop C will be held at the Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, in the President’s Room.

Erika Barden
Agile Transformation Specialist
Fr@nk IT and Consulting
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Key Speakers

Craig Lauchlan
Transformation Leader
AGL
Dr Alicia Aitken
Head of Investment Management & Delivery
ANZ
Rose Fida
Director Early Development & Partnerships Project Management
CSL
Brigadier David McGahey
Director General Plan Centaur
Department of Defence