The 5th PMO Leadership Conference will address the advantages & disadvantages of contrasting methodologies, how to develop the maturity of your PMO or EPMO & how to best measure benefits realisation.
Key takeaways include
- Identifying the right methodology for your PMO
- Successful transitions from Waterfall to Agile
- How to influence & achieve success through effective leadership
- Understanding the role of the PMO
- Enabling change management in projects through the PMO
- Maturing your PMO/EPMO: The next stage
Who will attend?
Representatives from public & private sector PMOs who are Directors, Managers, Executives & Heads of:
- Project, Program, Portfolio Management Office
- Enterprise Project Management Office
- Project, Program, Portfolio Management & Delivery
- Organisational Transformation & Change Management
Attend to learn:
- Identify the right methodology for your PMO
- Implement a cultural change management strategy
- Recognise, develop & measure benefits realisation
Julia is an experienced practitioner in organisational change management, strategic planning, program management and continuous improvement, with a proven track record of leading and delivering people focused change across a variety of industries.
She has global experience gained from working in both the United Kingdom and Australia and thrives from working with and leading teams in a high-pressure, challenging and performance driven environment. Julia is passionate about working with stakeholders to identify the underlying causes of challenges within their organisations and developing solutions and initiatives to meet these challenges.
Peter Moutsatsos is the Chief Project Officer at Telstra, where he is responsible for advancing project management at Telstra.
Peter joined Telstra in 2014, initially as the Wholesale Portfolio Head, before becoming the General Manager of the Enterprise PMO. Prior to joining Telstra, Peter was the Principal for Projects and Assurance for BHP Coal, overseeing a $15B portfolio. Before BHP, Peter was a Management Consultant and has also spent 14 years as a Project Manager in Banking, IT, Professional Services and Investment Management services. Peter is a Member of the Australian Institute of Project Management and has been a PMP since 2004. Peter holds an IT degree and a MBA from University of Queensland, for which he won the Top MBA Award in 2009. Peter was also a top 3 finalist in the Global PMO of Year Award.
Outside of work, Peter is an active volunteer in multiple MBA programs across Australia and is also a professional development coach.
Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Erin works with the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) where she has recently established a Passports Office PMO, and is currently its Manager. She draws on her professional experience in developing and implementing tailored project and contract management capabilities across the private sector and commonwealth government.
A background in the banking industry, specialising in small to medium business and agribusiness finance has proven to be a critical component to developing industry solutions within the Australian Public Service.
Jordon Sims is the Strategic Advisor – Organization Relations, for the Project Management Institute. In his current role, Jordon is responsible for PMI’s relationships around the globe for both industry and government, in order to demonstrate to organizations the attainable value and positive business results via effective project, program, and portfolio management.
Jordon is responsible for PMI’s strategic engagement across the Americas (US, Canada, & Latin America) and Austral-Asia with corporations, federal agencies/ministries, and parliamentary/legislative bodies. Jordon leads the PMI Global Executive Council, an elite network of professionals from leading multinational corporations and government entities focused on projectized approaches to executing business strategy.
Prior to joining PMI, Jordon served over ten years as a nuclear-trained submarine officer in the US Navy and held several unique positions as foreign liaison to the Chief of Naval Operations, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Secretary of Defense. He was selected as a Defense Legislative Fellow and served on the personal staff of a senior Member of the US House of Representatives Appropriations Committee. In his capacity as defense advisor, Jordon handled a wide variety issues for both the State Department and Department of Defense budgeting,funding, and policy process.
Jordon’s variety of assignments also included work as Special Assistant to the Director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion (Naval Reactors) in a dual-hatted Department of Defense and Department of Energy role, where he was responsible for all aspects of governmental affairs for the US submarine and aircraft carrier programs. He has also provided global perspective as a contributor to the World Economic Forum regional business working groups for developing and evolving economies in the areas of long term investment planning and infrastructure development.
Jordon holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Economics from the US Naval Academy, and a Master of Engineering Management (MEM) from Old Dominion University.
Our Managing Director, Louise Gardner has been involved with establishing and managing PMO’s for almost 20 years in the UK and Australia. Louise’s experience stems across complex construction, engineering, business transformation and IT projects both in the public and private sector.
Louise currently lectures on the Masters of Project Management course at Sydney University and holds an MBA from University of Technology, Sydney. Prior to starting Pledge Consulting Louise held senior roles with Endeavour Energy, United Group and Networks New South Wales.
EPM Partners has been partnering with corporate and government PMOs across Australia since 2008. We believe that well-deployed, well-managed and well-supported Project Portfolio Management (PPM) tools significantly improve the efficiency and the effectiveness of project, program and portfolio management. This ensures better outcomes and accelerates benefits realisation. PPM is our business. It’s all we do and we do it well.
We choose to work exclusively with Microsoft’s technologies such as Project Online, Project Server, SharePoint, PowerBI and Dynamics. It’s the most flexible and scalable technologies set, it supports organisations across all levels of project, program and portfolio management maturity.
Our experienced and well-respected consultants provide our clients with the best professional PPM consulting services to make sure that the tool, the people and the processes are aligned to deliver optimal value. In working with a diversity of Australian organisations, our consultants’ knowledge and experience grows with each engagement: learnings that benefit all customers, both new and existing.
Zeno.pm is the tool that governs agile enterprises – designed by project managers for project managers. Developed by Level35 Pty Ltd, an Australian software developer and project management specialist, our cloud based software delivers a comprehensive suite of project portfolio management capabilities. Zeno supports the modern project delivery organisation that blends both waterfall and agile work practices into a hybrid methodology, underpinned by trustworthy, timely and complete data. Uniquely, we are applying analytics and cognitive technologies to capture insights from the human elements of projects, enabling earlier, more predictive and proactive management of risk.
What People Are Saying
“The presenters were from different industries which gave a very good insight to the different issues and benefits with real world examples on the topic of PMO/EPMO) and I have several key takeaways that will impact our organisation.”Manager Program Integration and Development, City of Greater Geelong
“Thanks for an amazing conference with such high quality speakers. What really impressed me were the extra things like the speed networking and the interactive spotlight sessions. It made networking much easier.”Senior Records Analyst, Monash University
Date: 6 Jan 2019 By: Ash Natesh
The role of the PMO is one that frequently sees change. In recent years organisations have been adapting and evolving their management practices from traditional methodologies in keeping up to date with the changing landscape. Andy Almenara is Head of PMO at SBS and is responsible for strategy development, project delivery, and portfolio …
Date: 14 Nov 2018 By: Ash Natesh
Benefits realisation management (BRM) provides organisations with a way to measure how projects and programs add true value to the enterprise. This BRM Framework works to help organizations effectively manage and realise project benefits. It provides a set of questions and good practices that project, program, and portfolio management professionals can use to help guide …
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 …
Endorsers & Media Partners
Australian Institute of Project Management
The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) is the premier, longest-serving body for project management in Australia. With over 10,000 members, we are recognised by Australian business, industry and government as the key promoter, developer and leader in project management professionalism.
AIPM is the second-largest member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA), as well as the secretariat of the Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (apfpm), an organisation initiated by the AIPM in early 2010.
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