Public Sector
Driving outcomes, innovation & excellence in portfolio, program & project management
Conference Date
1st & 2nd March 2017
Canberra Rex Hotel
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Book by 10/02/17


Today, the sheer scale and quantity of projects being implemented across Australian government demand effective project, program and portfolio management. In response, there is an increasing push towards the establishment and maturation of PMOs to align budgets, resources, time frames and project scope with the organisation’s broader strategic direction.

This conference showcases key leaders in portfolio and program management from across the Australian Public Sector (APS) who will share their experiences and lessons learnt to address some of the biggest challenges facing government PMOs right now.

This conference will focus on:

  • Defining the role of the PMO & its scope within your organisation
  • Strengthening workforce capability & improving project delivery
  • Linking organisational purpose to operational outcomes
  • Measuring outcomes & improving benefits realisation
  • Driving effective organisational change management
  • Ensuring the longevity of your PMO

Who will attend?

Representatives from:

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

Who are Directors, Managers, Executives and Heads of:

  • Project Management Office
  • Enterprise Project Management Office
  • Portfolio, Program or Project Management/ Delivery
  • Strategic Governance & Reporting
  • Change, Transformation & Knowledge Management

Attend to learn:

  • Define the role of the PMO & its scope within your organisation

  • Strengthen workforce capability & improve project delivery

  • Link organisational purpose to operational outcomes & benefits realisation

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Key Speakers

Peter Terwee
Assistant Secretary Program Management, Capability Acquisition & Sustainment Group
Department of Defence
Belinda Robertson
Assistant Commissioner, Enterprise Portfolio Management Office
Australian Taxation Office
Alicia Aitken
Chief Project Officer
Richard Hemsworth
EPMO Planning and Environment Cluster
NSW Department of Planning & Environment


What People Are Saying

  • “As the public service fully commits itself to measuring results by outcomes, program management needs to be accorded far greater professional status. Project and program managers need to be recognised as a community of practice…and capability needs to be progressively enhanced.”

    Professor Peter Shergold AC
    August 2015


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    Date: 7 Dec 2016  By: Lauren Perry
    The Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act has been passed unanimously by the U.S Senate and is on its way to President Barack Obama’s office to be signed. Currently in the U.S, only 64% of government strategic initiatives actually fulfill their intended outcomes and business intent. However, research by the Project Management Institute shows that …

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    Date: 16 Nov 2016  By: Chris Lawler
    Establishing and developing the capability of a PMO has implications beyond portfolio, program and project management. When driving change, many PMO leaders get bogged down in things they can’t control, like their organisation’s strategy, people and environment. However, what can be changed is process. PMOs are sitting on an oilfield of untapped potential. No matter what …

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    Date: 8 Nov 2016  By: Alicia Aitken
    The differentiator between winners and losers, success and failure, making real change and remaining the same is not just about crafting the strategy or policy, but the execution. When it comes to execution, project delivery excellence is the key to success. For many people the phrase ‘project management’ conjures up images of templates, process, gating, …

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    Date: 2 Nov 2016  By: Fiona Henderson
    What is ‘best practice’? When you say that something is best practice, what does this actually mean and can these words have the same meaning to all? And how do we know when we have achieved ‘best practice’? There’s no doubt that practice makes you better but – depending on the context – sometimes a …

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