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INDUSTRY EVENT | Portfolio Experience Warsaw 2020

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About Event:

The only conference in Poland dealing with the subject of Project Portfolio Management and PMO, gathering practitioners and experts from all around the world.

It’s an excellent opportunity to share and exchange experience and knowledge. Participation in the conference gives you access to tools and practices that will help you make better business decisions and manage sustainable and optimal project portfolio.

The conference will let you broaden your mind not only through contact to experts, but also through participation in practical lessons. At the second day, you can take part in an all-day workshop and learn from the best PPM specialist.

This edition’s main theme is PMO as a Change Agent, and sessions will therefore cover such topics as:

  • Organisational Change Management
  • Sponsor and Stakeholder Engagement & Communication
  • Do It Right – Agile-Way or Else
  • Strategic Alignment & Benefit Management

Wellingtone will be presenting at this conference

Presentation: From PMO Stakeholders to PMO Customers

If PMOs are to move beyond being perceived as cost centres and become sustainable over time, they need to start thinking of their stakeholders not just as interested parties or groups that can be impacted but as customers. As customers, project managers, executives, team members, and others will have their own needs and wants from the PMO and it is fundamental that the PMO is cognizant of these if it is to deliver to expectations and be an agent of change. PMOs are born to serve. Period. Yet, most PMOs still operate in isolation from their customers, not realising that PMOs are a service to be provided to maximum quality…or unhappy customers will move elsewhere. With a pragmatic and though-provoking approach, Marisa Silva, The Lucky PM, will present the PMO Value Lifecycle model, discuss the needs and services relevant to different PMO customers, and share her tips and tricks on how to make of the PMO a lovemark with loyal and engaged customers. Let’s start a PMO revolution.

About Speaker:

Marisa Silva, the Lucky PM, is an experienced PMO and PPM advisor, educator, author, and international speaker, with a track record of establishing, embedding and maturing best-fit practices and building capabilities in complex organizations undergoing transformational business change. A passionate advocate of the value of PMOs as business partners and enablers of strategic change delivery, Marisa has developed her career from management consulting, with work experience gained internationally and across industries.

Marisa holds a MSc (with distinction) in Strategic Management of Projects from University College London (UCL), a BSc in Management, a specialization in Competitive Intelligence, and a PgDip in Foresight, Strategy and Innovation by ISEG (Lisbon). She is currently undertaking her PhD in Project Management at Alma Mater Europaea, on the topic of anti-fragility in project management. Her research on the importance of managing for project legacy made her a finalist in 2017 for the prestigious IPMA Young Researcher Award. Marisa’s main research interests include PMOs, future-oriented project management, sustainable project management, and organizational agility.

She is certified as a PMP®, PRINCE2®, PRINCE 2 Agile®, MOP®, MSP®, P3O®, APMP® (IPMA-D), PMD® Pro Level 2, PMO-CP, as well as a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP®) for MS Project, Project Server and Project Online. In addition, Marisa is an active member of the project management community, being a blogger at, a member of the APM®, subject matter expert representative in the Portuguese technical commission liaising with ISO/TC 258, contributor to the PMI’s publication “Organizational Project Management Guide”, and having served as a volunteer with the PMI® Portugal Chapter. She was also Secretary of the APM PMO Specific Interest Group.

Marisa is the co-author of the only PMO training courses accredited by the chartered body for the project profession (APM). A believer in the power of project management skills for social good, Marisa also held volunteer positions as a mentor at Project Managers Against Poverty and Programs Director at Project Managers Without Borders (PMWB). In 2019 she became one of the youngest Fellow members of the APM, in recognition of her contribution to the profession.

Marisa is the author of “Bedtime Stories for Project Managers” and a Senior Consultant at Wellingtone, a UK-based leading project management consulting firm dedicated to enable step change in organizational PPM maturity.