Rupert Taylor

Rupert Taylor

January 2022

Webinars| Effective PMOs| Portfolio Optimisation| Change Leadership

PMO webinar: Why most sponsors aren’t interested in your process!

We’ve kicked off 2022 with a special Lunch and Learn Webinar, hosted by Rupert Taylor and featuring special guest, Major Project Association Knowledge Manager and APM Fellow, Jonathan Norman.

Most sponsors aren’t interested in PMO process…so how do we grab their attention?

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As we move into 2022, PMO practitioners everywhere are starting the New Year focusing on a common – but stubborn – issue: how to improve PMO delivery by delivering the right work at the right time.

Yet, in our experience at Kivue, the same old frustrations rear their head time and again. Typical PMO pain points include:

  • Struggling to engage sponsors with the PMO’s work and why it is critical to the wider business.
  • Investing time and resources into reporting that doesn't, in reality, resonate with the board.
  • Failing to win the right executive steer to tackle critical risks, issues, and escalations.
  • Wasting time on tedious, costly rework because the right decisions aren’t made at the right time.

This is a common (and frustrating) scenario for PMOs – whatever framework, methodology and industry they’re operating in. The reality is, regardless of whether your PMO is Waterfall, Agile, Hybrid, at the beginning of the maturity journey or further down the road…

…your sponsors simply aren’t interested in how the work is done.

What they are very interested in, however, is how the PMO’s work is benefiting the wider portfolio and generating the deliverables the business needs.

PMO process matters…but relationships matter more!

The good news? It’s possible to tackle these issues, optimise portfolio programme communication and get decisions made when you need them – instead of turning your sponsors off with endless GANTT charts and risk registers. This webinar will show you how.

Jonathan Norman is an APM Fellow. He changed directions in 2017, following thirty years in business publishing, to become Knowledge Manager for the Major Projects Association (MPA).

Rupert Taylor is the Co-Founder of Kivue Ltd and an expert in driving change programmes at an executive level.

Together, Jonathan and Rupert bring more than half a century’s experience to this webinar, sharing the insider secrets of how to:

  • Diagnose the symptoms and treat the causes of disengaged sponsors.
  • Demonstrate your PMO’s value as a business-critical resource.
  • Understand and balance the tension of PMO process versus PPM strategy.
  • Drive the right RAG culture so that escalations motivate a solution-focused dialogue.
  • Get sponsors genuinely interested in your data and what it means – fast!

Make sure you watch this thought-provoking webinar for plenty of lively discussion, practical takeaways, and plenty of chances to get involved in the debate, plus a live Q&A.

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