The PMO Conference 2015


The PMO Conference 2015 recently took place at Whitehall Place, located within Whitehall Court. The Conference was held for one day and had four zones to attend with speakers and workshops, along with designated networking times and space.

The conference was specifically designed to engage PMO managers and senior stakeholders who are ready to introduce or advance their company’s PMO to the next level of performance and value.

The PM Channel were welcomed as one of the media partners to attend. The day was very informative and contained lots of interesting questions. It was both exciting and fun to see many new faces taking an interest in The PM Channel itself and in progressing their company’s PMO.

We filmed some great content which we are now pleased to say, is available to view on

J Leroy Ward gives his opening keynote on the topic of Global State of the PMO. LeRoy is a respected, global expert in project, program and portfolio management. He has significant experience in consulting and working with Global Fortune 500 corporations.

CraigKilford Craig Kilford is one of the world’s leading thinkers in portfolio management and  co-Author of the Management of Portfolio guidance. Renowned for his creative and  energising approach, Craig gives a fascinating insight into his dream for Portfolio  Management and offices. If you would like to know more about Craigs’ dream he also  writes his own personal blog – MrPortfolioManagement

John McIntyre is a PMO/ Delivery leader in association with Ticketmaster. He has over 15 years’ experience helping organisations deliver projects and programmers that deliver business outcomes. In this session, John explains how the PMO provides value added services such as strategic planning and portfolio management which adds to the continuous improvements of work. John shares his insights into how Ticketmaster’s PMO has evolved over time.

20150622044810 Tim Wesserman 
is Chief Learning Officer for IPS  learning. Tim is responsible for developing and  managing the SAPM curriculum through the dynamic  partnership of Stanford University faculty and IPS  domain knowledge experts. Tim explains that even  today’s dynamic, technology-infused world offers  limitless opportunities for bringing new ideas to market. But even the most forward-thinking leaders with clear strategic visions typically fail to see their visions executed successfully. This presentation will  present a framework for strategic execution that helps PMO leaders  to continuously identify and ​ align the right projects and do those projects right. Click here for the video: The next Generation PMO

Susanne Madsden  is an internationally recognised project leadership coach, trainer and consultant. She is the author of The Project Management Coaching Workbook and The Power of Project Leadership. Susanne will explore the services that the PMO provides when coaching project managers and whether the PMO actually do provide coaching services to an organisation. Susanne further explores the popular questions that PMO practitioners  often have about this type of service and what PMOs need to do to carry this out successfully.

PMO 2 Terry Doerscher 
is an internationally recognised  expert  in Enterprise and Project Portfolio Management  and the PMO. With three decades of experience as a  practitioner  and consultant offering top-tier expertise,  Terry’s work is  acknowledged by leading industry  analysts. Terry  questions whether your organisation is  well-aligned?  What is ‘alignment’ in fact? And how do you know? This  presentation examines the relationships between the PMO, managing the life cycle and defining what alignment is.

 Tim Banfield, Director at the Major Projects Authority, is an experienced senior professional.  Tim holds experience of managing senior stakeholders in government, commercial organisations and Parliament. Tim focuses on the difficult and crucial conversations that have enabled the MPA to make headway on their commitments to assure, support and report on the Government Major Projects Portfolio.

Peter Shirley, Portfolio and PMO (P3O) Director at PA Consulting. An experienced Change professional with over 18 years experience of work in many industries. Peter provides insights into two areas. The role of the PMO in creating a Change Centrre of Excellence and Maximising value form change investment.

PMO Michael Cooch 
is Partner at PWC. He has deep  experience in designing and implementing best practice  program/ portfolio governance and control frameworks  across a range of industries. Michael takes a look at the  key emerging trends in PMO in a business context.  Michael will highlight how emerging practices can really  change the value case of the PMO.

Eileen Roden is the Director at Chalk House Training and Consultancy. Eileen works with key clients to improve project delivery capability. Here Eileen explores some interesting questions such as P30 and beyond, what is next for PMOs?  What are the key areas in programme and project management delivery that need the PMO’s attention?  And are we equipped to provide services in support of portfolio management?

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