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6.00pm - 9.00pm
6.00pm - Registration with tea, coffee, fruit juices and biscuits (Don't forget to sign in at the ground floor security desk when you arrive)
6.30pm - Presentation
8.00pm - A networking opportunity with wine, soft drinks and food.
9.00pm - Close by 9.00pm


Eileen Roden, Consulting Director, PMO Learning


Accountability for successful project and programme delivery sits fairly and squarely on the shoulders of the Project or Programme Manager, but many other roles contribute to delivery success, including an effective PMO.

This evening’s session will consider the role an effective PMO can play in driving and supporting successful delivery, from setting up the organisation’s delivery infrastructure and ecosystem to pure administrative support (and everything in-between). Most importantly, we’ll consider how to engage with the PMO and identify how best they can help, within the context of their other roles across the organisation.

We’ll also consider some of the challenges when dealing with PMOs (particularly an ineffective PMO) and explore strategies and tactics to get the best from them.

Expect an interactive session and lively discussion!

About the speaker:

Eileen is an experienced PMO and PPM Consultant and Trainer, specialising in the development and delivery of bespoke training and consultancy to help organisations improve their delivery capability in a range of industry sectors including transport, finance, pharmaceuticals, defence, utilities and the public sector.

Prior to this, Eileen gained 17 years practitioner experience in a variety of project management roles (predominantly IT PMO management) along with technical IT roles and functional HR roles.

Eileen is a key contributor to the PMO profession and is the lead author of P3O® Best Management Practice and AIPMO’s PMO Principles.



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The role of an effective PMO in successful Project and Programme Delivery
Date and time
Wednesday 23 January, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
The Davidson Building
5 Southampton Street
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