16.04.2018


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CEST

Presenter: Dr Marty Schmidt

Business case building is no longer a job in finance or back office. Nor is it a standalone affair where business cases are built in isolation of the other initiates. Today, businesses are more complex in terms on initiatives, processes, partners and perspectives that demand an integrated framework approach to support the case development especially in the content of projects, programs and portfolios.

This webinar focuses first on the qualities that differentiate the successful and effective business case from cases that fail. Then explains the challenges in understanding specifically what it takes to deliver a business case that scores high in credibility, accuracy, and practical value that gives decision makers the confidence they need to take action. It then concluded by explaining how a principle-driven business case framework impacts project performance and organizational business performance.

Takeaways
1. Why the professional-quality business is demanded for robust decisions and planning in project management, product management, strategic planning, budgeting, business development, and other core roles.
2. Qualities that differentiate the successful and effective business case from cases that fail.
3. How a principle-driven business case-building framework impacts project performance.
4. How to build your own business case competency (skills and knowledge) so as to reach a recognized professional-level at business case writing.

Presenters
Dr Marty Schmidt
Ph.D. MBA ASQC Certified Quality Control Engineer. President, Solution Matrix Ltd., Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Before founding Solution Matrix Ltd., Dr Schmidt had fifteen years business experience with Digital Equipment Corporation, managing software development, international marketing, sales support, and strategic business planning on Senior Vice Presidential staff. He is a recognized authority on the application of cost/benefit analysis and business case development, engaged actively in management consulting on business case issues on five continents. Dr Schmidt also taught graduate and undergraduate statistics at the University of New Hampshire, is the author of a college textbook on statistics, and publishes often on project management and business issues. His most recent book is Business Case Essentials, 5th Ed, published January 1918 (ISBN 978-1929500031). He holds the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University and the M.B.A degree from Babson College.

Dr Robert Joslin, PhD, CEng, AIPMO-E, PfMP®, PgMP®, PMP®, is a portfolio/project/program management consultant, academic researcher, PhD, Master and MBA supervisor and co-founder of AIPMO (Association of International PMOs). He has 20 plus years in designing, initiating management delivery of business transformation, reengineering, infrastructure, strategy development including winning national prizes for ideas and product innovation. Previously, a consultant in telecom, banking, insurance, manufacturing and direct marketing whilst working for McKinsey & Co, Logica and his own consulting company. Robert has published books, chapters and research papers in the field of project, program and portfolio management and presents his research at conferences such as PMI research and EURAM. Robert is a peer reviewer of the top three research journals in project management and the founder and organizer of the annual PMI Swiss program management conferences. He developed an information structuring methodology aligned and complementing PMI Standards. Robert is in the process of co-authoring an international ‘leading’ standard on PMOs for AIPMO as well is in the process of co-authoring a number of books.

18.04.2018


12 NOON - 1PM BST

Presenters: Eileen Roden & Lindsay Scott

Join Eileen Roden and Lindsay Scott of PMO Learning, the UK partners for AIPMO certifications and training, as they discuss the three different levels of certification available for PMO professionals today.

Find out more about AIPMO; the differences between the certifications; the lifecycle, framework and modules the certifications are based on; discover which certification is the best for you at this point in your career; what benefits the certifications and training will bring to your PMO career; how the certifications differ from other PMO training options and how to put together your justification for training to aid discussions with your manager and your organisation.

In this one hour session there are plenty of opportunities to put your questions to Eileen Roden, lead trainer for AIPMO certifications in the UK, and author of the P3O guidance.

Thinking about developing yourself in your PMO career? Register today and take part in the PMO Training - AIPMO Certifications Q&A webinar.

02.05.2018


12:00 NOON - 1:00 PM BST

Presenters: Dr Robert Joslin & Khalid Elmasry

“No battle was ever won according to plan, but no battle was ever won without one” Dwight D. Eisenhower

Organisations (profit and non-profit) need strategy today more than ever before, the variety, magnitude and speed of the forces of change influencing the environments we operate in are too strong to leave ourselves for chances. It follows that every organisation needs a strategy and equally important and extremely critical is to have disciplined and excellent execution. The higher the quality of your execution the more you can get out of your strategy. But research and field surveys reflect a fact that the majority of organisations are struggling with execution.

In this webinar, we will demonstrate a model and an organization structure which leverages the power of the Office of Strategy Management(OSM) with the power of the PMO and other organisational support units to achieve the maximum value in Strategy execution and realise the organisation’s vision.

Takeaways
1. Understand the typical challenges facing strategy management 2. Understand the typical pitfalls in Strategy execution 3. Understand the role of the Office of strategy management in strategy management and execution 4. Understand the role of the enterprise PMO in Strategy execution 5. Understand the role of Organisational excellence function in strategy execution 6. Understand how all the above organisational structures can work together in harmony to realise the organisational vision

Presenters

Khalid Elmasry, BSc. Engineering, MBA, IPMO-P®,PMP®, Kaplan – Norton Balanced Scorecard Certified – Professional, is the Head of Strategy Management and PMO at Detecon Al Saudia (DETASAD) in Riyadh, KSA. An accomplished Business Management professional with comprehensive experience in Technology, Operations and Business Strategy, holding a BSc. in Engineering and Executive MBA degree, with a progressive career and proven track record for more than 19 years of international experience within the ICT Industry, with world renowned international Brands, like Siemens AG and Deutsche Telecom. Spearheaded several multimillion EUR projects within the capacity of Vice President Strategy, PMO Director, Lead Negotiator, Program Manager and Consultant, in several global and highly diverse international environments across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, United States of America, and Europe.

Dr Robert Joslin, PhD, CEng, AIPMO-E, PfMP®, PgMP®, PMP®, is a portfolio/project/program management consultant, academic researcher, PhD, Master and MBA supervisor and co-founder of AIPMO (Association of International PMOs). He has 20 plus years in designing, initiating management delivery of business transformation, reengineering, infrastructure, strategy development including winning national prizes for ideas and product innovation. Previously, a consultant in telecom, banking, insurance, manufacturing and direct marketing whilst working for McKinsey & Co, Logica and his own consulting company. Robert has published books, chapters and research papers in the field of project, program and portfolio management and presents his research at conferences such as PMI research and EURAM. Robert is a peer reviewer of the top three research journals in project management and the founder and organizer of the annual PMI Swiss program management conferences. He developed an information structuring methodology aligned and complementing PMI Standards. Robert is in the process of co-authoring an international ‘leading’ standard on PMOs for AIPMO as well is in the process of co-authoring a number of books.

03.04.2018


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CEST

Presenter: Dr Robert Joslin

Functionally structured organizations have low correlation to project success especially when projects extend across departments and organizational partners.
Al Saedan Real Estate Co was no exception. Al Saedan Real Estate Co went through a functional to projectized transformation in a planned, timely and structured way. Other organizations may not so lucky if time is not on their side, which may force an accelerated transformation to a target operating model. Moving too quickly will risk the ability to build and/or acquire the capability of adapting because of cultural, environmental, systems, processes and competency-based challenges. Consultants are often brought in to instigate the change, but we argue that PMOs with the right management support, framework and PMO topology (structures) and can actively lead/support such transformations and ensure the expected benefits are realized in a timely way from different dimensions e.g. strategic, operational, competency, process and technical.
This webinar investigates an implemented transformational framework from functional to projectized organisation driving and guided by a PMO expert. PMO and Project Management Maturity is discussed including a concept of a Flex-Point’ in the maturity models. New project structures are investigated that are capable of supporting PMO maturity levels beyond the ‘Flex-Point’ at levels 4 and 5. Potential challenges are highlighted that may emerge whilst progressing through the Flex-Point into the highest levels PMO maturity.
The webinar is built from a combination of expert knowledge and research to bridge existing concepts and proposes new ones.
Note: Many attendees of this webinar series would like to extend the Q&A section so the webinar may extend to one and half hours.

06.03.2018


19:00 - 20:00 (SGT)

Presenter: Dr Robert Joslin

The definition of organizational performance varies from industry to industry but the impact of successful projects both directly and indirectly on organizational performance is well understood. This webinar investigates the differences between project leadership and project management in terms of competency types, project success factors associated with project leadership and/or project management, product and services innovation, project management techniques used by project leaders and other related topics. The webinar concludes by providing insights into how project leadership, directly and indirectly, impact organizational performance.
Learning Objectives
Understand the typical measures associated with Organizational Performance
Understand what is Project Leadership and how it differs to Project Management
What is the difference between project leader and project manager in terms of EQ, IQ, MQ, and TQ competencies
Know which project success factors are more associated with project leader competencies than project management competencies
The importance of project leaders in the innovation process
What techniques are used more by project leaders than by project managers – insights
How project leader social networks differ from those of project managers and the implications

26.02.2018


12:00 - 13:00 (GMT)

Presenter: Dr Robert Joslin and Eileen Roden

Hosted by AIPMO and PMO Learning (the UK Regional Partner for AIPMO Certifications in the UK)
An overview of who AIPMO is and the IPMO Certifications - Foundation, Practitioner and Expert. ​

13.02.2018


15:00 - 16:00 (GST)

Presenter: Dr Paul J McKeown

The webinar discusses the practical approach taken to raise the level of organisation PMO maturity within Eastern Province Municipality KSA. There has been limited success within the Kingdom and it is now a prerequisite for all ministries to establish PMO governance.
​ A PMO methodology was adapted to aid efficiency, transparency and accountability with a bottom up approach that builds on previous PMO failures and takes realistic views of the organisational issues to improve and meet legislative drivers within the context of PMO principles and a maturity value framework.
​ This new approach is presented with (end to end) process management and control of operational performance activities. The results of this work indicate a positive correlation through process orientation, process mapping and process standardization to raise the organisation to level 3. This insight shoes that organisations must (i) map and describe existing processes as a basis for decision support (ii) and take time to enhance the process orientation of their employees: the point is to get the basics in order independent of the agreed type of change in the level of maturity within a governance environment.
​ However, raising the maturity level further, although discussed, may require a different approach in terms of adaptive agility, but this needs to be tested.

05.01.2018


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM SGT

Presenter: Peter Kaul

IPMO-E® Expert Level Course Module 3: Assessing the need, building and extending PMOs

There is no surer way to invite PMO difficulties than to sell the leadership team on a PMO model, advance a people, process, and tools oriented PMO charter, and to then engage in activities to sell the value of the PMO - an approach still advocated by many today.
Aligned to the Module 3 of the IPMO-E® Expert Level Course, this webinar provides insights and case examples for how to understand the business needs for PMOs, how to identify, evaluate, and strategy existing and new PMO opportunities, and how to develop a business justification for the PMO.

This webinar will also shed light on common PMO strategy mistakes while highlighting select opportunities to make your PMO driven by specific needs of the business.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to identify business needs for PMOs
  • Learn competencies required to advance an idea for a PMO
  • Learn how to recognize project related hot spots well suited for a PMO
  • Learn how to evaluate existing and new PMO opportunities
  • Learn techniques to establish a leadership team determined purpose and value of the PMO
  • Learn techniques to establish and review PMO goals and measureable objectives
  • Learn must have PMO servant-leadership and situational leadership techniques

Who should attend:
  • PMO managers and those who aspire to be PMO managers
  • Executives who manage PMO managers
  • Senior management served by PMOs (Steering committee, oversight boards, etc)
  • Practitioners who work in and with PMOs

09.01.2018


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM SGT

Presenter: Peter Kaul

The webinar discusses the importance of aligned principles for PM and PMOs and why they are useful to develop their maturity and therefore should be considered in their maturity models.
Few methodologies and none of the existing maturity models consider principles as their basis. Principles largely differ from procedural approaches applied in current models and methodologies. They form the foundation for behavior, are universal and serve as fundamental truth which allows for adaptive services and approaches.
The seven AIPMO principles are presented and discussed in the light of adaptive maturity model development. They increase the likelihood of PM and PMOs meeting their goals and help to increase their maturity and are applicable for any industry and project type.
Learning Objectives:

  • Understand principles for PM and PMOs
  • Differentiate between procedural and principle-based approaches
  • Learn how they can applied in maturity models
  • Understand in how far a principle-based approach is applicable for any industry and project type

Who should attend:
  • PMO members
  • Project Managers
  • Anyone who is interested in maturity development of PM and PMO

07.11.2017


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM SGT

Presenter: Dr Ralf Muller info@aipmo.org

The AIPMO Webinar

Overview

This research-based webinar addresses governance and governmentality in the realm of PMOs. It starts by differentiating governance and governmentality from management and leadership, which is often mixed-up and causes confusion. Subsequently, the main topics of the webinar are addressed, which are a) the PMO as a governance institution for projects, programs and portfolios and the related practices, and b) governmentality as the complementary “soft” skill of governance, and its implementation in practice. The third part of the webinar provides a brief outline of expected consequences that different approaches to governance and governmentality may cause for project results and ethical issues in projects. Real life cases will be discussed and (online) tools for assessment and profiling of governance and governmentality approaches will be presented. Come and join in and participate in this webinar packed full of facts, and be able to contribute, question, take part in polls in contributing to research, and be part of an interactive PMO focused webinar.

02.11.2017


12:30 p.m GMT

Presenter: Lindsay Scott info@aipmo.org

The PMO Flashmob Webinar

Overview

PMO Flashmob celebrates International Project Management Day with a one hour webinar about what people in PMO are talking about right now. We'll be bringing some of the insights from PMO Flashmob events - and sharing with you what challenges PMO professionals are regularly talking about. PMO Flashmob is a learning and networking group for people passionate about the work they do in PMOs ♥PMO

03.10.2017


12:30 p.m GMT

Presenter: Eileen Roden info@aipmo.org

The AIPMO Webinar

Overview

We recognise that all PMOs are different – tailored to the organisations they support. However, are there some underlying principles that should underpin any PMOs? We believe there are. Seven in fact. AIPMO have pulled together empirical research, validated by practitioners to identify principles that apply to any/ every type of PMO – temporary, permanent, project, programme or portfolio/ enterprise level. ​ This webinar walk through the seven principles, what they mean in practice – recognising the challenges to embedding them, but looking at the benefits that can be achieved when they are. Come and join in and participate in this webinar packed full of facts, and be able to contribute, question, take part in polls in contributing to research, and be part of an interactive PMO focused webinar.

05.09.2017

Tue, Sep 5, 2017


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CEST

Presenter: Robert Joslin info@aipmo.org

The AIPMO® Webinar

Overview

Many PMOs are vulnerable to failing within the first two years due to a lack of understanding of the drivers for change. Seven core PMO principles are discussed and why they were selected to be the basis of a new international PMO standard. Knowing the top 10 drivers for PMO change will help the PMO managers/Directors understand when to pay special attention during these change periods. Implementing the seven core PMO principles will help not only underpin PMOs with a solid foundation for high value services, they will also reduce the risk of adverse effects during these turbulent change periods.

Discussion Objectives  
    • 1. The importance of seven core principles underpinning PMOs
    • 2. The top 10 drivers for PMO change
    • 3. Why and how PMO principles will increase the long-term value of PMOs within an organization
Professional Recipient
    • PMO managers
    • Portfolio managers
    • Project and Program managers
 

25.07.2017

PMO's trand and challenges


1 p.m. 2 p.m. UTC +2

Presenter: Robert Joslin info at: Tarek@CausalCapital.org +44 20 7193 5023

The AIPMO® Webinar

    This next webinar provides insights into identifying who within an organization is an expert in PMOs, what are the characteristics of these people and how to support them to achieve maximum organizational impact. Sometimes these PMO experts are officially recognized, appreciated nor supported in a formal way. The webinar explain why and sets out a plan to change this, to the benefit of the individuals and the organization with the relative competencies. Saudi Arabia has been dependent on oil but with the reduction in demand and the drop of oil prices it needs to find alternative revenue sources. Saud Arabia is going through a 15-year plan called Vision 2030 to reinvent itself by moving up the value chain. To do this, large and complex mega and giga projects have been identified and budgets have been established. The Saudi King has carried out an assessment of critical success factors and determined that PMO’s at all levels of the government and industry are key to success for these projects. The concept of PMOs have been established at the Kingdom level reporting to highest authority. This amazing story explains how PMOs were identified as functional critical success factors and how they are one of the main pillars of success for a nation that needs to change. The Webinar moves from the macro to the micro level and details the challenges PMO directors and PMO managers will face in during this journey to create a Kingdom of PMOs. Industry expert Dr. Robert Joslin, and co-founder of AIPMO (Association of International PMOs) is joined by PMO Director Mazen Emad Bizreh, 'IT Strategy and Transformation Director', Ministry of Commerce & Investment. Together, they will talk you through the Saudi 2030 Vision and give a crystal ball look into PMOs in 2030. The webinar will include polls and a short forum discussion towards the end of the webinar to get yours views into the Saudi Vision and the roll of PMOs. in achieving this vision. Come and join in and participate in this webinar packed full of facts. For more information, contact our Professional Development Advisor:

04.05.2017


3:00 p.m. (UTC+4)

Presenter: Robert Joslin - Speakers: Dr Harris Apostolopoulos EMBA, MSc, BEng(Hons), PMP ® AND Mazen Emad Bizreh, B.E, PMP® info@aipmo.org

The AIPMO Webinar

Overview

The webinar covers the top 10 challenges a PMO Director faces in justification and running their PMOs. PMO managers reporting to PMO Directors also face a set of challenges which are more operational in nature but there are overlaps in the challenges. Industry expert Dr. Robert Joslin, and co-founder of AIPMO (Association of International PMOs) is joined by two Middle East based PMO Directors in this webinar. They will share evidence-based research with personal perspectives, as well as share their challenges. The webinar will include polls and short forum discussions towards the end of the webinar.

Learning Objectives

  • Challenges a PMO Manager faces (Evidence based Research)
  • What are facts what is fiction (poll)
  • Why PMO Directors need to know where to go to get facts
  • Top 13 Challenges PMO Managers face based on Evidence Based Research
Professional Recipient

  • PMO Directors
  • PMO Managers and advanced PMO Core team
  • Senior consultants (involved in projects and/or organizational change)
  • Busy PMO administrators who are coordinating large numbers of projects
  • Up and coming project professionals who want to sharpen their skills and knowledge of PMO
  • Project/program/portfolio managers with expertise in PMOs
Pre-requisites

  • Good knowledge and interest in PMOs, project, program and portfolio management
Duration

  • 1 Hour

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