Justin Byrd, Fujitsu – Workshop & Show Review

Justin Byrd – Head of EMEIA Portfolio Office at Fujitsu ran a fantastic workshop at FuturePMO titled Future-proofing your PMO; Building an Organisation Designed to Last

Justin used his workshop to explore what a good PMO looks like, how should it be designed to add the most value for its Customers and how you can ensure it is fit for purpose not only today, but for the future of your organisation too. Delegates left with hints, tips, and ideas to enhance their PMO journey.

We asked Justin how he found Future PMO and more importantly how he felt his workshop went, here’s what he had to say;

Great fun attending the first ever Future PMO conference in London; what a day, time machines, robots with water jets, fascinating insights, PMO experts and TV personalities, you couldn’t pack much more into one hotel or one day!

It was really inspiring to be in the company of so many industry gurus, all praising the work of PMO and learning from each other’s experiences. It was good to have a full audience for my presentation that took delegates through Fujitsu’s PMO journey from humble beginnings with disparate PMO activity into what is now the EMEIA Portfolio Office; a well-oiled machine of over 200 PMO professionals all delivering standardised, repeatable, defined and fully supported PMO services.

Questions from the floor were both engaging and challenging so it proved people have a genuine interest in learning from each other to better shape and guide their own PMO journeys.

I loved being part of this open, informal, educational and informative event, there was a real thirst for knowledge and a genuine feeling of community amongst both the speakers and delegates. I left the day feeling part of something far greater than where I started; a true community spirit to ensure PMO has its place on the map but not only that it has a bright and interesting future which is in our hands to create. Can’t wait for next year!

Feedback from delegates that attended this presentation:

Very insightful, as he runs a very diverse PMO.

Lots of hints and tips and take aways for improving PMO success.

Don’t forget to pre-register for FuturePMO 2018 to be the first to know when Early-bird tickets go on sale!

View Justin’s slide deck from his presentation below:

“This is a very interesting conference specifically tailored towards PMOs, it provides you with a chance to interact with PMO professionals from so many industries – if you are in a PMO – do not miss it!” Jaguar Landrover

“The last two continue to have been the best conferences I have attended and that its a great opportunity to learn, get tips, get inspired and network.” The University of Edinburgh

“Good conference without people trying to sell you stuff all day or get your contact details to sell you services after!” AON

“Great networking opportunities and interesting speakers, worth attending” Gate One

“FuturePMO is insightful, thought-provoking, fun and well worth attending!” KBR

“FuturePMO was an enjoyable day and great for sharing experiences.” Severn Trent Water

“You must attend the FuturePMO at LEAST once in your life!” Waltham Forest Council

“FuturePMO is a great conference and I look forward to returning each year. It is great for anybody working in a project environment but if you work for or within a PMO then it is a must-attend event.” JD Sports

“A great interactive conference, relevant to anyone working within a PMO or looking to set one up.” Victrex

“For a truly inspiring, involving and invigorating PMO experience, attend FuturePMO 2018!” University of Cambridge

“The 2017 event was exceptional – enjoyable and thought-provoking. Well worth the time investment.” Kings College London

“It’s a fun and informative event run by experts who are serious about PMOs.” South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

“It was really good to have an event purely focused on PMO. The structure of the day worked well and the length of sessions were good.” Yorkshire Water

“Overall there was a very good balance of plenary presentations, workshops, networking, and a well engaged set of attendees.” BOC

“FuturePMO is the best conference I’ve been to, you should definitely book yourself a ticket!” Compass Group