Eighth Annual Project Management Office (PMO) Symposium Connects Top Global Project Management Leaders to Explore Future-Enabled PMO

Philadelphia, PA

Project Management Institute (PMI) is hosting the Eighth Annual Project Management Office (PMO) Symposium from 3-6 November at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Aurora, Colorado. More than 800 of the world’s top PMO executives, organizational leaders, and senior decision makers will gather to discuss how the future-enabled PMO can nurture agility, inspire innovation, and accelerate successful strategic execution at the four-day event. 

As part of PMI’s 50th anniversary celebration, PMI is partnering with TED to bring inspiring ideas and powerful voices to the world of project, program and portfolio management. One of the highlights of this year’s PMO Symposium is Monday’s general session called TEDConversations

During the 90-minute session, TED Fellows Shohini Ghose and Andrew Pelling will present their exceptional work in quantum computer technology and innovative plant-derived biomaterials and provide insight on how they made ideas a reality. TED’s Director of Speaker Coaching Briar Goldberg will then moderate a dynamic conversation and thought-provoking Q&A session specially curated for project management professionals. 

The event also features two inspiring keynote sessions, who share their insights on the future of work. On Monday, Bob Safian, Founder of the Flux Group and former editor of Fast Company Magazine, will unpack “The Project Economy,” which is an economy in which careers will increasingly revolve around a portfolio of projects rather than a traditional list of static job responsibilities. Safian will discuss how individuals are already working in this project-based gig economy, and how it will apply to knowledge workers at leading organizations worldwide.

On Tuesday, Hal Gregersen, Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center and a senior lecturer in leadership and innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management, will share his insights on the innovation process and his “Question Burst” method, which transforms companies into hotbeds of innovation by teaching leaders and employees to rediscover their powers of inquiry. Drawing upon his first-hand research on innovative companies and leaders at Amazon, Pixar, Tesla, and more, Gregersen demonstrates how asking questions inevitably leads not only to solutions, but to new and exciting transformative ideas.

Also during the Symposium, PMI will announce the winner of its PMO of the Year Award®. The award honors a PMO that has added value to its organization through its support of successful strategic initiatives and demonstrated superior organizational project management capabilities. 
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About Project Management Institute (PMI)

Project Management Institute (PMI) is the leading professional organization for project management, and the authority for a growing global community of millions of project professionals and individuals who use project management skills. Collectively, these professionals and "changemakers" consistently create better outcomes for businesses, community and society worldwide.

PMI empowers people to make ideas a reality. Through global advocacy, networking, collaboration, research, and education, PMI prepares organizations and individuals at every stage of their career journey to work smarter so they can drive success in a world of change. 

Building on a proud legacy dating to 1969, PMI is a not-for-profit for-purpose organization working in nearly every country around the world to advance careers, strengthen organizational success, and enable project professionals and changemakers with new skills and ways of working to maximize their impact. PMI offerings include globally recognized standards, certifications, online courses, thought leadership, tools, digital publications, and communities.

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