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.
What’s your PPM DNA?
DNA is the code of life and is found in every living thing including every single cell of your body. Human DNA is identical up to 99%, and yet each individual has their own unique sequence exposing traits, behaviours, and health considerations. This uniqueness also exists in your organisational PPM DNA, and it makes you who you are. No PPM DNA is better or worse, diverse industries need to be different.
During this session, Emma-Ruth will give you an introduction to the Wellingtone PPM DNA ethos and help you to define what your organizational PPM DNA looks like. You will expose what your organizational traits are, identify your natural behaviours, and figure out the key considerations that make up your wins, challenges, and areas for improvement in your organizational reality. This will be a practical session that will enable you to dive into your molecular structure – taking a step back to see where you are as a PMO; and what you want your future to look like.