PMSA Knowledge Event on 11 July to discuss the PMO


20 June 2014 – Johannesburg, South Africa – Project Management South Africa (PMSA) has announced that their next PMSA Knowledge Series event will be Friday, 11 July 2014 at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria.  The address is 26 Melville Roda, Illovo, Sandton, Gauteng.

140620-pmwj24-knowledge-IMAGEAccording to the PMSA announcement, project management offices (PMOs) come in many guises. Some are intended to house project protocols, standards and other resources, some serve as a centre of excellence, and others satisfy the full gambit of problem solver, standard setter, governance executor and purveyor of tangible business value. This identity crisis can often lead to differences in expectations, with project managers having one view of their value, and executives an entirely different perception of their role in the greater business.

In a quest to develop a common understanding of the value of the PMO, PMSA’s next Knowledge Series session we will look at the business benefits that can and should be derived from such a structure. This will have relevance whether you are running a PMO, seeking to enhance the project management maturity of your organisation by means of a formal structure, motivating for the establishment of such a structure, or find yourself trying to justify its existence and relevance.

This will be a morning event. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., completion by 10:30 a.m. Speakers will include Taryn van Olden, Avonisha Parsotham and John Karageorgiou. 48 hour RSVP is essential.  Please click here to register or go to http://pmsa.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=419843# or

Project Management South Africa (PMSA) is a Section 21 (not-for-gain) professional association representing the interests of project, programme and portfolio management practitioners in South Africa.  PMSA has a membership of over 1 500 project management practitioners at various career stages and has existed as an autonomous representative body for 15 years. PMSA sponsors regional and national conferences and other events on a regular basis.  For more information, visit www.projectmanagement.org.za or contact [email protected].