Emma-Ruth Arnaz Pemberton
Emma has more than 15 years’ experience in the project management industry and established her first PMO back in 2008. Since joining the APM, Emma-Ruth has been particularly active in the PMO industry. She strongly believes in the PMO as a key enabler of successful business.
Emma-Ruth created ERAP Consulting Ltd in 2014 with a vision of transforming PMO consultancy to align with the modern needs of business. She majors on collaboration – combining the process-driven world of PMO with the modern age of ‘here-and-now’ (focusing on the use of tools such as SharePoint and Office 365) – where information and support is available 24×7 at the touch of a button.
As Chair of APM PMO SIG Emma-Ruth is seeking to steer the PMO discipline from a traditionally administrative function to a fully embedded strategic business partner; for example, through curating events that inform and support this view, and enabling ‘PMO people’ to keep up with the exponential pace of business-related change.
Emma-Ruth actively embraces ‘out of the box’ thinking and often implements new ideas to prove a concept. Emma-Ruth has contributed to several publications including the Portfolio, Programme, and Project Offices (Axelos), Real Project Management (Peter Taylor), and several Microsoft Webinars as well as Wellingtone and PMO SIG’s recent State of Project Management Survey.
According to research the value of PMO is called into question time and again – this is demonstrated by one of the key reason that PMOs fail is due to a lack of proactive Sponsorship. So what could the future hold?
By being able to answer and demonstrate their understanding of the value question, PMOs can accomplish the seemingly impossible – to be accepted in an organisation as a value adding business partner.
This workshop will provide critical ways of working to develop a new or existing PMO to be able to respond to the dreaded: ‘What’s the point of a PMO?’ question.