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APM PMO Interest Network Conference - The Big PMO Adoption

11 July 2024 | etc.venues, Manchester
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APM PMO Interest Network Conference - The Big PMO Adoption

Headline sponsor - Wellingtone

Join the PMO Interest Network at our 11 July 2024 Conference to learn how adoption and development happens from other PMOs.

We’ll hear from PMOs of all different styles, sizes, ages, and industries and be inspired by real life stories to continue your PMO journey.

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We'd like to thank our sponsor and exhibitors for their support.

Other ticket options
If you have an accessibility requirement that prevents you from attending the APM PMO Conference in person please contact us to find out about alternative ticket options.

Employment support
If you are a project professional who is currently unemployed and looking to get back in to work, we recognise the opportunity that the conference offers to network with potential new employers and would love to help out with the price of your ticket.

If this initiative could help you and you are a project professional not currently in employment please email us with some evidence of your situation to be considered for a ticket. We will review applications and notify those who have been awarded a ticket via email. Please note that this initiative is not intended for those that are students or retired and the number of available tickets is strictly limited.

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Date: 11 July 2024
Time: 09:00-17:00
Venue: etc.venues Manchester, 11 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3HU

Member: £115.00

Non-member: £170.00

Corporate Partner/Affiliate employee: £125.00

Student member: £30.00

Prices exclude VAT

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Group booking discounts (applied automatically during booking).

Buy 3 tickets and get your 4th free! 

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Who should attend

PMO continues to be a change buzz word, but there are still discrepancies surrounding what a PMO is and why we should adopt the function in our organisations.

This event is designed for anyone working in the PPM industry who is considering implementing or working within a PMO that needs to consider its maturity.

The event has been designed around core elements of PMO Maturity so that practitioners of all levels can be inspired by the speakers.

  1. Practical sessions based around real life
  2. For practitioners, by practitioners
  3. Networking opportunities

Conference programme (subject to change)

🕐 08:30-09:30


🕐 09:30-09:45

Opening remarks

🞇 Professor Adam Boddison, Chief Executive Officer, APM

🕐 09:45-10:00

Welcome from the PMO Interest Network

🞇 Emma-Ruth Arnaz-Pemberton, Director of Consulting Services, Wellingtone - Chair APM PMO Interest Network

🕐 10:00-10:15

PMO Interest Network research 'How did you get into PMO?'

🞇 Liz Bohler, Portfolio Director, MI-GSO PCUBED   🞇 Mike Hooper, Management Consultant, Atkins

🕐 10:15-10:45

Networking break

🕐 10:45-11:30

🕐 10:45-11:30 Stream 1 - Pets at Home: The PMO journey so far and what’s next

🞇 Niamh King, Senior PMO Analyst, Pets at Home   🞇 Anna Milnes, Change Governance Lead, Pets at Home

🕐 10:45-11:30 Stream 2 - Connecting PMO to strategy

🞇 David Dunning, Founder, director and owner of CPS

🕐 11:30-12:15

🕐 11:30-12:15 Stream 1 - AlphaPlus investing in our PMO people: The value certified people bring to the PMO

🞇 Dr Nick Karamanis, Head of PMO, AlphaPlus

🕐 11:30-12:15 Stream 2 - AI

🞇 James Martin-Young, Head of Digital & Data for MIGSO-PCUBED

🕐 12:15-13:15


🕐 13:15-14:15

Panel session

🞇 Liz Bohler, Portfolio Director, MI-GSO PCUBED   🞇 Helen Digger, Senior Training Consultant, Wellingtone   
🞇 Neil Horner, Founder & Director, P34B Ltd   🞇 Alistair Collier, Founder, Altech Group Ltd

🕐 14:15-15:00

🕐 14:15-15:00 Stream 1 - Bringing execs and PMOs together for strategy success!

🞇 Stuart Easton, CEO, TransparentChoice Limited

🕐 14:15-15:00 Stream 2 - What PMO’s can do to drive Net Zero

🞇 Kingsley Thomas, Director of Technical & Digital Development, AtkinsRéalis   
🞇 Sarah Halstead, Head of Growth for Transformation, Delivery, and Consulting, AtkinsRéalis

🕐 15:00-15:30

Networking break

🕐 15:30-16:15

Culture eats templates for breakfast

🞇 JM Frost, Head of Transformation, BBC

🕐 16:15-16:30

Closing remarks

🞇 Emma-Ruth Arnaz-Pemberton, Director of Consulting Services, Wellingtone - Chair APM PMO Interest Network

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Headline sponsor


Wellingtone are a project, PMO, and portfolio management consultancy, technology and training company with offices in Windsor (UK), Ahmedabad, Dublin and Madrid. We enable our clients to achieve transformational change to their project management capability, in fact we guarantee it.

Established over 22 years we work with organisations of all sizes and industries. We work with our clients as their trusted partner, increasing their ability to deliver projects, driving success for their organisation. Our services and capabilities are unique. Globally we are the only organisation that retains accreditation by both Microsoft and the Chartered Body for Project Management, APM. We are also an Axelos P3M3 Consulting Partner and have authored more training courses to have been Accredited by APM than any other organisation.

Our ground-breaking courses, industry-leading publications, Microsoft technology expertise and reputation set us apart.

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Empowering Business Success through Strategic Portfolio Management.

At TransparentChoice, we champion strategic portfolio management as the cornerstone of effective decision-making. By aligning portfolios with overarching strategic objectives, we empower businesses to double their ROI and maximize value.

 Our AI-powered platform streamlines portfolios, eliminating wasteful initiatives and optimizing resource allocation.

 Led by a team of experts, TransparentChoice offers advanced portfolio scheduling and planning capabilities, ensuring timely project delivery and efficient resource utilization.

 With us, organizations harness the full potential of their portfolios, driving transformative results and propelling towards long-term success.

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MIGSO-PCUBED is the world’s leading consultancy dedicated to project, programme, portfolio and change management. We have become the trusted delivery partner of the most recognisable brands in Aeronautics, Defense, Automotive, Transport, Financial Services, and Energy as well as Government organisations, helping them convert their big ideas into reality.

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APM PMO Interest Network

Project (programme or portfolio) management office (PMO) An organisational structure that provides support for projects, programmes and/or portfolios.


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