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Wed, 17 Jan


Microsoft @UA92

Microsoft Manchester: Solution Showcase for a Data-Driven PMO

Join this FREE morning session to learn how Microsoft cloud services can help to transform your PMO. Find out how to make the most of the platform your organisation already owns, to address your Project Portfolio management challenges.

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Microsoft Manchester: Solution Showcase for a Data-Driven PMO
Microsoft Manchester: Solution Showcase for a Data-Driven PMO

Time & Location

17 Jan 2024, 08:30 – 12:30

Microsoft @UA92, Talbot Rd, Stretford, Manchester M16 0PU, UK

About the event

Modern PMOs are busier than ever. Gartner cites a whole range of Hot Topics for PPM, such as Demand Management, Resource Management, Programme and Portfolio Management, Reporting & Dashboards, Strategy realisation and so on. Yet many PMOs are still held back by inefficient manual processes, disconnected data sets and the ever-ongoing struggle of engaging stakeholders.

What Microsoft cloud services help us digitally transform the PMO?

For any organisation already invested in Microsoft cloud, there is an obvious path: apply the platform you already own to the challenges of the PMO. This event will help you make sense of Microsoft services so you can make a start. The modern Microsoft Project is at the heart of this, and so are services like Teams, Power Apps, Power Automate and Power BI. An amazing platform to unite all your data in one place, as the basis for collaboration, automation, integration and great reporting - and now artificial intelligence!

Hear from someone who's done it

A customer presentation will add a real-world perspective: global medical aesthetics company Sinclair have implemented Microsoft Project and Power Framework to tranform their project portfolios. How did they go about implementing it, what adoption challenges did they encounter, what business value is being delivered, where will they go from here - in tangible detail from someone who's done it.

What you will learn from this event:

  • What are these "digital transformation" tools in the Microsoft platform
  • Why do they make a unique business case for your PMO
  • What is the "art of the possible", and how will AI push this even further
  • What are the real-world considerations when undertaking a tool implementation in this platform
  • How can you make a start with very little budget

Expect to see plenty of practical demonstrations of real-world applications, including our highly functional PMO application Power Framework, built in the Microsoft Power Platform.


8:30    Registration and Coffee

9:00    Welcome & introduction

9:15     The modern Microsoft Project - re-invented for simplicity and collaboration

9:45     Extending Microsoft Project to full Project Portfolio Management - from basic to amazing

10:45   BREAK - Networking

11:15   In the real world: Sinclair solution implementation, adoption and benefits story

11:45   Your strategic business case: getting more from your Microsoft investment

12:15   Q&A

12:30  Close


Gero Renker, Director, Program Framework

Duncan Griffin, Solution Architect, Program Framework

Triston Brade, EMEA Modern Work Channel Development Lead, Microsoft

Adam Lengyel, Strategic Programme Manager, Sinclair

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