September 26, 2018   
Gillette Stadium

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The Digital PMO: Getting Fit for the Future

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM |

We are in the midst of a new industrial revolution that is transforming our private and professional lives. Digital transformation is omnipresent and has become imperative for all organisations. The most challenging aspect of digital transformation isn’t the technology: It’s effectively managing change and getting people to embrace it. The PMO can be an effective vehicle to deliver change within an organisation but many PMO’s remain digitally immature. PMO’s must transform if they are to remain relevant in the new era of constant change and disruption.

Using a series of case studies John will present how organisations struggling with traditional silos and a lack of integration have aligned and developed cross-functional collaboration unlocking the value of digital.

  • The transformational PMO leading digital transformation programmes?
  • How a project management approach is essential for delivering measurable benefits when managing a digital transformation programme
  • Case Study 1: Consolidating project pipeline visibility of 35,000 live projects reporting  deviation, resource/capacity management and financial control (Allergan)
  • Case Study 2: Annual Cost Improvement Programme of $30 million (Teleflex Medical)

Speaker: John McGrath | Project Management Professor & PM Consultant, Cora Systems

John is a project management professor at the following Dublin, Ireland universities: DIT; Trinity College Dublin (adjunct professor); Smurfit Business School and UCD as well as Brunel University (London, UK). John is also a seasoned keynote speaker and presents at over 20 global conferences each year. His passion and expertise lies in developing project management competency with organisations. John McGrath started his career with Pfizer as a project scheduler. Since then John has gone on to spend over two decades coaching and consulting to over 200 global companies, government agencies, the United Nations and the World Bank.