Candice Benson, PMP
    CEO, Benson Consulting Inc.

    People Power: Why Selecting the Ideal Team is Critical for Project Success in a Disruptive Age

    In today’s fast-paced and constantly changing business environment, Project Management Offices (PMOs) face unique challenges in ensuring the successful delivery of projects. The age of disruption, characterized by rapid technological advancements, shifting market demands, and evolving customer expectations, requires PMOs to be agile and strategic in their approach to talent and contractor acquisition and resource allocation. This session will provide PMOs with practical insights and strategies to identify the right people to deliver projects effectively in this dynamic landscape while avoiding overallocation.

    Talk Outcomes:
    1. Enhanced Talent Acquisition Strategies: PMOs will gain actionable strategies to improve their talent acquisition processes, ensuring they can attract the right candidates with the necessary skills and mindset to thrive in disruptive environments.
    2. Pitfalls to Avoid: Participants will understand the benefits of finding right-fit contractors and team members and how to ensure they are prepared for and have the skills for the project.
    3. Increased Agility and Adaptability: PMOs will learn how to identify and cultivate team members who are not only technically proficient but also adaptable and resilient, essential traits for navigating uncertainty and change.
    4. Commitment to Continuous Learning: A successful, sustainable PMO integrates training and upskilling into its practice, frameworks and governance structures.

    By the end of this talk, PMO leaders will be better prepared to face the challenges of disruption head-on, with a robust strategy for finding and nurturing the right teams to ensure project success.

    Lindsay Scott
    Co-Founder, House of PMO

    A Checklist for PMO Career Advancement

    In this session we focus on your PMO career and take a deeper look at the components of professional and self development that really make a difference in your career.

    Every PMO professional loves a checklist so together we will explore the PMO Career Checklist covering the many different aspects that constitute your career in PMO.

    Expect to delve into on-the-job actions, training, skills, promotion, knowledge, behaviours, assessments, networks, competences and more!

    You’ll leave the session with the checklist itself, a career long companion to provide support and guidance as you continue your journey as a PMO professional.