Last week we had another great PMO Meetup here in Sydney! Matt Robinson presenting on the “State of the PMO in Australia 2017” followed by Yvette Martin presenting on the topic “The Influential Project Manager”.
We started of with some serious networking, where pizza and ‘alcoholic beverages’ were involved 😉 Once we had this out of the way, we started with our main event:
Matt and his team from Escient have undertaken a PMO survey to capture: How organisations in Australia are dealing with change in a Project Centric environment and respond to disruption. In this survey 60 PMOs responded and highlighted the following key challenges for PMOs, which I personally found quite surprising. They are:
- Obtaining accurate and timely financial information
- Reporting quality: projects, PMO & stakeholders
- Quality of project delivery throughout the organisation
- Aligning projects to organisational strategy
Matt also covered other topics like PMO Size and Setup, demographics and Service offerings. If you want to find out more, please download the slides here: PMO-Meetup-PMO-Survey.pdf (121 downloads) .
For further info, please contact Matt directly via LinkedIn.
Yvette shortly followed Matt’s presentation. Her topic was The Influential Project Manager.
Research suggests that being authentic, enjoying your role and knowing how to communicate effectively are key ingredients to success at work.
This really sounds like a magic: having fun while also achieving your project goals!! However Yvette showed us ways on how to make this reality!
She provided some great, practical tips and techniques to better connect with your project team, influence those you need to convince, and have fun while getting things done!
She suggested that recognising and appreciating our differences is key to greater collaboration and team performance. If you want to find out more, please download here slides here:
PMO-Meetup-The-Influential-Project-Manager-yvette-martin.pdf (112 downloads)
(Please be patient, the download is fairly large 😉
PMO Meetup Special: Yvette is offering a complimentary zoom webinar to take your understanding of the three key strategies she discussed deeper. If you would like to take Yvette up on the offer, please connect with her via linked in and mention the PMO Meetup.