Driving excellence in PMO strategy, methodology and delivery
Conference Date
31st July & 1st August 2019
Ibis Melbourne
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Driving excellence in PMO methods & approaches
The role of the PMO is constantly evolving. As new models emerge, PMO practitioners are looking at how they can rethink how they have traditionally operated and how they can leverage new technology, tools and methods to help add value and drive continuous improvement.

The 6th Advancing PMO Leadership National Forum will draw on the combined expertise, insight and lessons from across the public and private sector. Speakers will discuss strategies to improve the strategic alignment of the PMO with the organisation, how to strengthen team capability and improve maturity. This conference is your chance to network with like-minded professionals in project, program and portfolio management sharing triumphs, challenges and best practice approaches for driving excellence in the PMO.

This conference will focus on:

  • Improving benefits management and realisation
  • How to strategically align your benefits with your organisational outcomes
  • Boosting core project management skills and capabilities
  • Securing crucial executive sponsorship and improving stakeholder engagement
  • Adapting and evolving your PMO to be sustainable
  • How to maximise your project methodology to drive efficiency and deliver value
Who will attend?:

Senior executives from across the public and private sectors with responsibilities for and roles of:

  • PMO Lead
  • Project Manager/Officer
  • Program Manager/Officer
  • Portfolio Manager/Officer
  • Chief Project Officer
  • Head of Enterprise
  • Benefits Management
  • Head of PMO
  • Project Delivery
  • Project Governance
  • Capital Projects
  • Strategic Projects

Attend to learn:

  • Implement & optimise new methodologies
  • Align the PMO with the business strategy
  • Improve benefits management & realisation
  • Strengthen culture & governance within the PMO
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Key Speakers

Margaret Wilde
Programme Director
NAB Bank
Jeremy Scutt
Investment Manager, Prioritisation and Benefits
eHealth Queensland
Lakshmi Muthiah
Delivery Excellence Manager
Woodside Energy


What People Are Saying

  • Great conference with experienced and knowledgeable presenters. Definitely got a few gems of knowledge that I will be taking straight back to implement in my PMO

    Keith Smith
    Director Project Management Office, Barwon Health Network
  • The PMO leadership conference was an opportunity to meet like minded people, working towards improving their PMOs and sharing their challenges and learnings.

    Jeremy Scutt
    Investment Manager, Prioritisation & Benefits, eHealth Queensland
  • The PMO Leadership Conference held by criterion conferences provided valuable insight into some of the current and most pressing issues faced by PMOs across private and public sector organisations. Moreover, the presenters provided practical information which can easily be tailored and applied in any organisation.

    Beverly Mirou
    Projects Analyst, Bank of Papua New Guinea
  • It was a great opportunity to meet with like-minded PMO Managers which helps you realise you are not alone in the daily issues we face. The networking was a great opportunity to meet people who you can solve problems with and encourage each other as we manage our teams.

    Andrea Amato
    Project Management Officer - Manager, Anglicare Southern Queensland


  • Date: 21 May 2019  By: Louise Gardner, Managing Director, Pledge Consulting

      Over the last few years we’ve worked with a number of government departments (state and federal), and large corporations who have engaged us to help develop their project management capability in various ways. Often, we find ourselves looking at the way organisations manage project risk and trying to ascertain if risks are being effectively …

  • 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 …

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