Adaptive Portfolio Management - Inviting Innovation In

schedule Oct 4th 10:35 - 11:00 AM place B201b

Organisation Leaders and more importantly customers are looking for faster, proactive and innovative solutions to their problems.

Instead of simply doing ‘better’, organisations must do more.

What does this all mean for the traditional PMO and how can they disrupt themselves to be the valueable business partner they need to be?

During the 30 minute discussion the 2 Becs will discuss and provide insights from a recent client engagement where they assisted the PMO to become:

  • Start up Funders

  • An Innovation Hub

  • Investment Advisors

  • LEAN Portfolio Machine.

Lessons learnt about what worked, reinforcements to get the change to stick and the pivots required along the way.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

  1. Current situation for the traditional Project Management Office (PMO)

    • What are traditional PMOs known for?

    • Why do PMOs in organisations need to change?

  2. Discussion around the opportunity to reinvent how the PMO is viewed by the organisation

    • What are the key challenges the PMO faces during the transition and how to overcome?

    • What is critical to get right for changes at this scale to be successful?

  3. Dip into the 4 key capabilities the PMO can embrace including:

    • Becoming start up funders : pitch for value

    • Encourage innovation through experimentation

    • Move from outputs to outcomes

    • Introducing LEAN Portfolio Management

Learning Outcome

  1. Gain an appreciation for why the large organisations are making such significant changes to their portfolio management

  2. Take away practical steps to commence your own transition in your context

  3. Share experiences and challenges from where it has worked and where it failed and the pivots that were required

Target Audience

Managers, Leaders, anyone curious about how to reinvent the PMO and support innovation at scale

Prerequisites for Attendees

None

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