Winter is coming for PMOs - Long live the Adaptive Management Office

schedule Jul 30th 12:30 - 01:00 PM place EN103 L100 people 38 Interested

Is Winter coming for PMOs? Like Game of Thrones the PMO has long been a subject for debate and controversy.

Game of Thrones was originally based on George R Martin’s books and the scripts, but then the TV series bypassed the timeline of the books and developed a life of its own, some think in a bad way!

PMOs have followed a script. We are so used to having them that we haven’t questioned why they were established or challenged why mechanisms may have been put in place. In introducing Agile or agility we haven’t rethought what is the PMO there for or what are the new areas of focus for a PMO.

How do we change the PMO script, how do we influence and change its destiny and rewrite the next chapter?

If the PMO can’t learn to adapt it will die as agility takes over.

If agility can’t learn how to embrace governance it will always be second class in the eyes of larger organisations (eg financial considerations).

How do we use Agile and agility to start to transform the PMOs in our organisation?

Come and learn about how you can disrupt your PMOs.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • The challenges of the current PMOs and how they can remain relevant and resilient through a shift to that of an Adaptive Management Office (AMO)
  • The purpose of an Adaptive Management Office
  • What is the difference between PMOs and AMOs
  • The AMO maturity curve
  • An AMO future state framework
  • Cultural ecosystem for an effective AMO to operate in
  • Through an interactive exercise look at problems faced and how these may be solved
  • Applying disruption in the way we approach a PMO to AMO transformation

Learning Outcome

  • Why PMOs of the past need to change
  • How PMOs can become resilient to constantly changing and disruptive worlds
  • How to start transforming your existing traditional PMO to an Adaptive Management Office - your tools and techniques
  • An empathy for the cultural and mindset shift required for an Adaptive Management office to be successful

Target Audience

Those within Program or Enterprise Portfolio Management who are thinking about or are curious with what a PMO looks like where a bi-modal system is in place. Those within teams who are constrained by their PMOs in achieving value

Prerequisites for Attendees

Nothing required

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