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Webinar - Learning from the best PMOs in the world

Webinar - Learning from the best PMOs in the world


renewmembershipWebinar – Learning from the best PMOs in the world


While project management has become an established way of organising work and delivering change in most organisations, Project Management Offices (PMOs) have not fully benefited from similar recognition yet and their value is often challenged. In fact, you usually don’t see other departments, such as Legal or Finance, having to justify their existence. This however is a well-known scenario for PMOs, which still face a high-mortality rate. A question thus should be asked: how to make PMOs indispensable to business? Are there successful examples out there to guide PMO leaders?

Look no further. Based on her experience as a PMO advisor, co-author of the only PMO course accredited by the chartered body for the project profession and Judge of the PMO Global Awards (distinguishing most outstanding PMOs in the world), Marisa Silva, The Lucky PM, will share what you can learn from, arguably, the most successful PMOs in business.

With a thought-provoking and pragmatic approach, Marisa argues that PMOs need to position themselves as a sustainable source of value by becoming critical to the business they serve and by staying relevant. To do so, her session will present you with practical hints and tips on how to configure your PMO for success and how you too can find your place amongst the best.


Four things that might make PMOs best:

1. An interest on the dynamic world of PMOs;
2. Openness and humbleness to learn from others;
3. Ability to think critically, outside the triangle, and to challenge status quo;
4. Creativity, energy and a passion for a project management culture.

 Discussion highlights include:

1. How best PMOs in the world are evaluated;
2. The journey, examples and best practices from the best PMOs in the world;
3. What a best-in-class PMO looks like;
4. Practical tips on how your PMO can be amongst the best too.

You will get insights how to:

1. Demand a better experience from PMOs;
2. Get the full business value potential of a PMO;
3. Build a project management culture through the PMO;
4. Effectively support your PMO journey.

This presentation is for you also if you ever wondered the following:

1. What is the value of a PMO?
2. What does a best-in-class PMO look like?
3. Are there any PMO successful stories out there?
4. What can we learn from the best PMOs in the world?

Presentation and Discussion Method:
Instead of just lecturing, the speaker prefers an interactive format where participants also share their ideas and ask questions. Audience participation is encouraged through online questionnaires during the presentation (e.g. Mentimeter), as well during the dedicated Q&A at the end.

About the Speaker

Marisa Silva
PMP® | PRINCE2® | PRINCE 2 Agile® | MOP® | MSP® | P3O® | APMP® (IPMA-D) | PMD® Pro Level 2 | PMO-CP | Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP®) for MS Project Project Server and Project Online | fellow member of the APM® | subject matter expert representative in the Portuguese technical commission liaising with ISO/TC 258 | active blogger at | contributor to PMI’s publication “Organizational Project Management Guide” | volunteer with the PMI® Portugal Chapter

Marisa SilvaMarisa, the Lucky PM, is an experienced PMO and PPM advisor, trainer, author, and speaker, with a track record of establishing, embedding and maturing best-fit practices and building capabilities in complex organisations undergoing transformational business change. A passionate advocate of the value of PMOs as business partners and enablers of strategic change delivery, Marisa has developed her career from management consulting, with work experience gained internationally and across industries.

Marisa is the co-author of the only PMO training course accredited by the chartered body for the project profession (APM). A believer in the power of project management skills for social good, Marisa also held volunteer positions as a mentor at Project Managers Against Poverty and Programs Director at Project Managers Without Borders (PMWB). Marisa is the author of “Bedtime Stories for Project Managers” and a Senior Consultant at Wellingtone, a UK-based leading project management consulting firm dedicated to enabling step change in organisational PPM maturity.

Marisa holds a MSc (with distinction) in Strategic Management of Projects from University College London (UCL), a BSc in Management specialising in Competitive Intelligence, and a PgDip in Foresight, Strategy and Innovation by ISEG (Lisbon). She is currently undertaking her PhD in Project Management at Alma Mater Europaea on the topic of anti-fragility in PM. Her research on the importance of managing for project legacy made her a finalist in the prestigious IPMA Young Researcher Award 2017. Marisa’s main research interests include PMOs, future-oriented project management, sustainable project management, and organisational agility.

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Wellingtone PPM (Company Website)

Event Particulars

Date: Thursday, 10 October 2019

Time: 5pm to 6pm (Singapore)

Venue: online webinar; link to join will be emailed to participants a few hours before the session - please ensure the correctness of your email address

PDUs: 1 Leadership (where applicable, PMI ID to be included with registration)

Registration deadline: 11:30am SGT on the event day (10 Oct 2019) 


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Event Properties

Event Date 10-10-2019 5:00 pm
Event End Date 10-10-2019 6:00 pm
Cut off date 10-10-2019 4:30 pm
Individual Price 25SGD
No. of Strategic PDUs N/A
No. of Technical PDUs N/A
No. of Leadership PDUs 1
Location Webinar
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