The End of the PMO: Welcome Chief Project Officer & AI – Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

    With the significant increase in automation of operations and the increase in change initiatives and project work, a new role is emerging in the executive committee. Companies are beginning to consolidate responsibility for orchestrating and successfully implementing the organization’s continuous transformation and significant strategic initiatives within a single C-level executive. And it’s not only multinationals and for-profit organizations.

    The chief project officer goes far beyond the traditional Project Management Officer role or the direct sponsorship of individual projects. They must push their organization toward adopting a project-driven structure and foster a collaborative and empowering culture that reaches across silos. They must also collaborate with HR to develop project-management competencies throughout the organization. The role should be fully integrated into the C-suite. Just as COOs have in the past, CPOs should behave like an extension of the CEO or even the board and, as such, hold the top managers accountable.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. The rise of the Chief Project Officer as a new C-suit executive role
    2. How to grow from a project manager, PMO, PPM, and agile expert into the Chief Project Officer
    3. Highlights of the 1st Global Survey on AI in Project Management

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