Public Sector
Driving transformation, delivering change, leading success
Conference Date
25th & 26th July 2017
Sydney Boulevard Hotel
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Leading change and transformation through the PMO

When former US President Obama passed the Project Management Improvement and Accountability Act last December, it affirmed the professionalisation and value of project management within the US government. In Australia, the public sector is also recognising the need to improve project, program and portfolio management as a way to increase transparency, align budgets, manage risk and ensure benefits realisation across its numerous transformations and initiatives.

The 'Public Sector PMO Leadership' conference brings together the Australian Public Sector’s most influential leaders in program and portfolio management who will share their insights, expertise and case-studies to help you tackle your PMO’s biggest challenges.

This conference will focus on:

  • Securing executive sponsorship & accountability to ensure success
  • Boosting whole-of-organisation engagement
  • Increasing talent management to lift team capability
  • Developing an agile workplace culture to effectively act on change
  • Improving benefits realisation to maximise project outcomes
  • Linking project management practices with organisational purpose

Who will attend?

Representatives from:

  • Federal Departments & Agencies
  • State Departments & Agencies
  • Local Councils
  • Universities
  • Local Health Districts

Who are Directors, Managers, Executives & Heads of:

  • Project/Program/Portfolio Management Offices
  • Enterprise PMOs
  • ICT PMOs
  • Capital/Business/Strategic Projects
  • Project/Program/Portfolio Management & Delivery
  • Project Planning, Governance & Performance
  • Organisational Transformation & Change Management

Attend to learn:

  • Secure executive sponsorship & organisational engagement

  • Boost project team agility & capability

  • Improve benefits management, measurement & realisation

  • Engage with case-studies, insights & advice from the Australian Public Sector’s leading project, program & portfolio leaders
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Key Speakers

Jordon Sims
Strategic Advisor Organisation Relations
Project Management Institute
Gayan Benedict
Deputy Head of Department, Information Technology
Reserve Bank of Australia
Bruce Linaker
Chief Solutions Delivery Officer
eHealth Queensland, Department of Health
Brian Dixon
PMO Manager & Councillor NSW Chapter
Healthshare NSW & AIPM


What People Are Saying

  • I feel more connected to PMO as a profession and have a broader network of like-minded professionals.

    Emma Malica
    Acting General Manager, NSW Health
  • 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
    Manager Program Coordination, Brisbane Catholic Education
  • This conference was excellent in allowing me to better understand the services and value of a PMO/PPMO proposition, and gave me a clearer picture of how it should fit into my public sector organisation.

    Stephen Green
    PMO Manager, University of Canterbury
  • A great conference to gather ideas and support for developing a PMO.

    Jane Hemmings
    Program Management Consultant - PMO, Australian Federal Police
  • This conference brought together the public sector’s brains trust on PMO leadership – a great place for learning what, and what not to do, in running a PMO.

    Keri Balding
    Program Leader, Business Projects & Knowledge Management, Blue Mountains City Council
  • Working in a challenging environment, which is still in its infancy in appreciating the benefits of project, program and portfolio management, it is great to listen to others who have, or still are, dealing with similar challenges and the outcomes of their work.

    Sarah Ghaly
    Manager PMO, NSW Health
  • It is difficult for the PMO team to find meaningful training that can provide a more breadth and depth in PMO practices. My attendance to this conference has given me an alternative to training where I gained insight and learned strategies that I can bring to my agency.

    Jose Ortega
    PMO Project Officer, Comcare


  • 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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