Laura Barnard

Laura Barnard Founder and CEO, PMO Strategies

Speaker Bio

Headshot photo of Laura Barnard - CEO and Founder of PMO Strategies

Laura Barnard has been instrumental in bringing PMOs and Project Management to the strategy table for almost two and a half decades. She knows just how hard it can be to drive effective and sustainable change in organisations, having spent 15 years in the role of PMO leader and now helping organisations accelerate business growth, evolution and sustainability leveraging the power of project management and the PMO.

She has developed a unique and powerful system for growing organisational project management competency with a deliberate focus on driving high-IMPACT outcomes on every project. Considered a thought leader in the Project Management community, Laura shares her insights and stories in her blog titled, “I wish I had me when I was you… ” where she is shaking up the way the industry thinks about our role in driving strategy realisation. Laura welcomes you to join her community of IMPACT Drivers at PMOStrategies.com

“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