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5th ANNUAL PMO LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

15th - 19th, February 2021
Auckland, NZ

Know your value. Know your strategy.

Speakers

  • Aaron Clark

    General Manager Planning & Delivery

    TVNZ
  • Sam Farid

    Global IT PMO Manager

    Fonterra
  • David McGahey

    Former Director General, Plan Centaur

    Australian Government Department of Defence
  • Jane Winterman

    General Manager PMO, Integrated Networks

    Auckland Transport
  • Claire Laidlaw

    Head ePMO

    Two Degrees Networks Ltd
  • Andrew Jenkins

    Head of Enterprise PMO

    University of Otago
  • Craig Fairhall

    Enterprise Project Management Office (ePMO) Lead

    Reserve Bank of NZ
  • Alex Masson

    Head of PMO & Central Delivery

    Kiwi Wealth
  • John Montgomerie

    Head of Portfolio & Project Management

    Mercury NZ Limited
  • Abbie Gunning

    Principal, Project Director

    Beca Group Ltd
  • Sarah Mouscardes

    PMO Lead, Customer Experience Global Enablement

    Cisco New Zealand
  • Dominic Rikiti

    PMO Manager

    Southland Building Society Bank (SBS Bank)
  • Solomon Brett

    PMO Programmes Team Leader

    Palmerston North City Council
  • Iain Carmichael

    Project Management Services Lead

    Bank of New Zealand
  • Tracey Creighton

    PMO Manager

    Fire & Emergency NZ
  • Chloe Andrew

    Program Manager

    Fuji Xerox New Zealand Ltd
  • Elena Markman

    PMO Manager

    Douglas Pharmaceuticals
  • David Morris

    Head of Value Management & Delivery

    Vector Limited
  • Justin White

    Research & Development PMO Manager

    Gallagher
  • Sarah Ellisdon

    Chief Information Officer

    Counties Power
  • Dean Fraser

    General Manager Risk and Programs.

    Silver Fern Farms
  • Justin Partington

    Project, Programme, Portfolio & Change Management Consultant

    3pChange

Overview

- Master value communication
- Strategies to create a sustainable and aligned PMO
- Establish the mindset to extend your PMO lifecycle
- Gather durable knowledge to boost PMO performance

Agenda

The valuable PMO qualities
Actions speak louder than words
Building a bridge to PMO
Maturity and strategy go hand-in-hand
Hello, my name is ...
PMO is just like DIY
Forming a value management office
Sustainably growing the PMO
Identify different stakeholders and their various needs
Setting a roadmap and executing a plan
Plugging into strategy
Honour the past, build the future
What’s your plan B?
Now you need me, now you don’t
The PMO people puzzle
Sustainability. Value. Strategy.
Project Managers Leadership & High Performance Workshop- Day One
Project Managers Leadership & High Performance Workshop - Day Two
Pre Summit Workshop

15 Feb

Workshop

90% of organisations globally have a PMO, so how do you make yours different? How do you increase your lifespan? Make yourself a better leader? This workshop will break down the core features of a valuable PMO to provide beneficial skills, strategies and takeaway points that encourage you to lead successfully, establish value, develop the role and operate strategically.


How do you successfully lead as a PMO?

- Communication to engage a responsive team environment

- Define how you are wanting to encourage your team

- The benefits of gratitude for your team and leadership


Establish value in your PMO

- Identify aspects of PMO that the organisation needs, not wants

- Execute a plan that continues to show why the PMO is a long-term investment

- Recognise that the PMO can be seen as a valuable business partner


Grow the PMO so the organisation doesn’t outgrow you

- Install plans to increase longevity

- Improve communication to inform stakeholders

- Develop future PMO ideas to implement



Operate your PMO with strategy

- Develop processes to ensure the strategy is delivered

- Recognise areas where the strategy is/isn’t working

- Build a strategic plan

  • David McGahey Former Director General, Plan Centaur Australian Government Department of Defence

Summit Day One

16 Feb

Case Study

Success is part of the PMO puzzle, but it won't solve all your problems. Project Plus' PMO of the Year 2019, Aaron Clark, shares how he progressively demonstrated value by taking control and making proactive decisions.


- Develop a proactive mindset

- Strategise the path beyond PMO

- Demonstrate ongoing value

  • Aaron Clark General Manager Planning & Delivery TVNZ

Case Study

Implementing a PMO post-project allows flaws to be corrected and guarantees smooth operations for future projects. Solomon will discuss how Palmerston North City Council completed a significant project that highlighted the need for a PMO - and how he's helping to make it happen.

 

- How essential project can show the need and value of a PMO

- Create a strategy based on learning from the organisation's mistakes within projects to implement a successful PMO

- Consider the possibility of multiple PMO

  • Solomon Brett PMO Programmes Team Leader Palmerston North City Council

Expert Commentary

80% of PMOs never complete third-stage maturity without a continuous stream of value flowing throughout the organisation. Andy shares how to ensure long-term PMO sustainability by focusing on deliverable value and strategic portfolio management.

 

- Reach the next level of PMO Maturity

- Understand why strategy execution unravels, and what to do about it

- Re-establish your value as a PMO by maturing your value delivery capability

  • Andrew Jenkins Head of Enterprise PMO University of Otago

Case Study

Nobody wants to show up to work feeling unvalued, and no leader should allow their team to feel that way. Chloe will dive into the methodologies of empowerment, sharing experiences of her team changing the way they operated from the inside-out.


- Create an open floor concept within your organisation

- Develop a strategy to increase employee engagement

- Demonstrate value by encouraging cross-department conversations

  • Chloe Andrew Program Manager Fuji Xerox New Zealand Ltd

Panel

Building a PMO from the ground-up involves planning and dedication. But without an instruction manual, how do you succeed? Our panellists bring knowledge and experience from a variety of industries to discuss how they have rebuilt the PMO.


- Best practices to create a successful PMO

- Steps to implement or rebuild a PMO

- Develop skills to create a successful PMO environment

  • Alex Masson Head of PMO & Central Delivery Kiwi Wealth

  • Abbie Gunning Principal, Project Director Beca Group Ltd

  • Sarah Mouscardes PMO Lead, Customer Experience Global Enablement Cisco New Zealand

  • Iain Carmichael Project Management Services Lead Bank of New Zealand

  • Justin White Research & Development PMO Manager Gallagher

Case Study

The PMO can facilitate long-standing cross-functional teams throughout the business, allowing them to operate critical systems and services. David shares how he helped change Vector Energy into a value-focused office, drawing upon learnings and challenges he has overcome.


- Prioritise capabilities

- Develop processes that encourage teams to work alongside development and operational roles

- Consider the progression and future of the PMO

  • David Morris Head of Value Management & Delivery Vector Limited

Case Study

Is your PMO thriving, or just surviving? John is passionate about the evolution of the Portfolio Office at Mercury. He will share how he moved his PMO out of its comfort zone into sustainable practice.


- Recognise your team's abilities and how they contribute to project delivery

- Gain insights into how to build your PMO to continually evolve alongside a business

- Walk away with new tools to establish sustainable PMO practices delivery

  • John Montgomerie Head of Portfolio & Project Management Mercury NZ Limited

Case Study

One of the crucial roles of a PMO is engaging with various stakeholders. Yet not all stakeholders are the same when it comes to understanding and implementing projects. There are differences that challenge the PMO as leader. Dean shares how to engage with your team to deliver on projects and overcoming various "people barriers" within a PMO, all while drawing on his vast experience in establishing PMO both domestically and abroad.


- Develop on core people skills relevant to the PMO role

- Understand key qualities in the PMO that can unite a team

- Implement strategic leadership

  • Dean Fraser General Manager Risk and Programs. Silver Fern Farms

Summit Day Two

17 Feb

Case Study

PMOs require strategic thinking, adaptability and a road-map to success. Sam Farid will share how he enhanced Fonterra’s processes, governance and strategic framework using his very own road-map.


- Discover the benefits of assembling a PMO road-map, from foundation to completion while developing the tools, techniques and methods to establish a PMO

- Understand how the importance of executive sponsorship is key to sustaining success

- Discuss the importance of PPM Tool implementation, complete with challenges and success criteria

  • Sam Farid Global IT PMO Manager Fonterra

Expert Commentary

By aligning projects with strategy, you can yield numerous benefits project success and the broader organisation. Dominic discusses how he built Southland Building Society Bank’s PMO to directly sit with the strategy to create plugged in projects.


- Discover methodologies used to ensure the alignment of strategy and projects

- Demonstrate the value of creating an Executive of Strategy

- Create a new perspective on PMO strategy

  • Dominic Rikiti PMO Manager Southland Building Society Bank (SBS Bank)

Case Study

If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. Instead of demolishing your PMO framework, a renovation may be the answer. Jane shares how she helped to simplify and stretch AT’s infrastructure framework and what brought the change from PMO to ePMO.


- Create a focus on beneficial aspects of current frameworks and strategies when implementing projects

- Discover the benefit of creating a framework that works for all projects no matter the methodology

- Develop a new framework that encompasses the past structure

  • Jane Winterman General Manager PMO, Integrated Networks Auckland Transport

Case Study

Risk management is a critical tool in your PMO arsenal. Sitting outside any individual project's silo offers more comprehensive scope for risk identification and a broader range of solutions. Never could this perspective be more relevant than in a high-risk military environment. David shares insights into risk, resilience, and always having a Plan B. He draws on his experience running infrastructure and logistics projects in Iraq, the Defence IT ERP, and turning around the Australian Army’s ground maintenance.


- Develop skills to build resilience

- Establish a ‘Plan B’

- Discover how to build people and the fluid intellect of the PMO

  • David McGahey Former Director General, Plan Centaur Australian Government Department of Defence

Panel

The common consensus is that PMOs have a set lifespan. So how do you communicate the continuous need for a PMO, for your skills, your expertise? Our panellists hail from a range of backgrounds and will shed light on communicating the necessity of a PMO to stakeholders.


- Establish the value of your PMO to all departments 

- Develop strategies to engage with internal stakeholders 

- Live your best PMO life

  • Claire Laidlaw Head ePMO Two Degrees Networks Ltd

  • Craig Fairhall Enterprise Project Management Office (ePMO) Lead Reserve Bank of NZ

  • Elena Markman PMO Manager Douglas Pharmaceuticals

  • Sarah Ellisdon Chief Information Officer Counties Power

Case Study

The PMO is often regarded as a technical function, but overlooking soft skills can have dire consequences. Tracey is an advocate of balancing soft empathetic rapport with hard technical skills. She will share the benefits of striking a balance between the two.


- Discover the critical balance required for ultimate success

- Recognise soft skills as an essential part of the puzzle

- Never underestimate the power of people

  • Tracey Creighton PMO Manager Fire & Emergency NZ

Roundtable

Summarise the takeaways and create an action plan for sustainable success.


- Key learnings from the conference

- Strategies for PMO success

- Create change today

  • David McGahey Former Director General, Plan Centaur Australian Government Department of Defence

Post Summit Workshop

18 Feb - 19 Feb

Workshop

Understand yourself - Lead with EQ and whole-brain thinking

- Understand your EQ and its impact on the way you are perceived as a leader

- Leverage your EQ in the workplace to build resilience

- Explore The Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument

 

Whole brain thinking and self-awareness

- Understand your thinking preferences

- Identify and understand the communication needs and styles of others

 

Leading with an awareness of others

- Knowing your team - Build team capabilities for increased performance

- Recognise individual skills and strengths for effective delegation

- Aim for excellence - Aligning, integrating and motivating your team

- Utilise feedback to improve performance and competencies

 

Relationship building strategies

- Collaboration and relationship building

- Building your influence - Networks and leadership

- Collaborate with external groups for effective partnerships



  • Justin Partington Project, Programme, Portfolio & Change Management Consultant 3pChange

Workshop

Building your change management capability

- Key skills for managing change

- Understanding your stakeholders - High-level stakeholder analysis

- Explore communication essentials and listening to connect

 

Critical thinking and problem solving for increased project performance

- Cultivate a high-performance mindset

- Breaking down the barriers

- Taking a proactive problem-solving approach

 

Strategies to enhance your power and influence

- Encourage support and buy-in from stakeholders

- Create a common ground for dialogue to facilitate inclusive communication

- How to communicate compellingly to enhance your results

 

Developing your positive potential

- Understand your value as a project leader and how to increase that unique value

- Creating the change, you want to see

- Setting your leadership blueprint


  • Justin Partington Project, Programme, Portfolio & Change Management Consultant 3pChange

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128 Albert Street, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

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