Challenges of Building Multiple PMOs to Deliver a £15 Billion Programme \ 4th Oct – Birmingham

We’re back in Birmingham on Thursday 4th October with a brilliant event featurng the PMO team at Highways England.

The Challenges of Building Multiple PMOs to Deliver a £15 Billion Programme session sees four of Highways England’s PMO Directors sharing insights

Some Background to the Challenges

“At Highways England we are responsible for England’s motorways and major A roads. Although these make up just 2% of the wider road network they carry one third of all traffic, and two thirds of all freight.  By end of Road Period 1, £15 billion will have been invested to make our roads safer and smarter, delivered through 4 programmes within the Major Projects Directorate; an increase in investment from £450m per year in 2015/16 to £4.5bn per year in 2020/21.

The challenge has therefore been to build multiple PMOs across these four programmes, which reflects each of their own complexities and the scale of this investment, whilst still ensuring that we meet the three Highways England imperatives of :

  • Making our roads safer
  • Improving our service to customers
  • Delivering the RIS (Road Investment Strategy)”
[Find out more about Highways England]

What’s Happening on the Night

Highways England, Major Projects is a portfolio which is divided into 4 programmes:

  • Smart Motorway Programme (SMP)
  • Regional Investment Programme (RIP)
  • Complex Infrastructure Programme (CIP)
  • National Infrastructure Programme (NIP)

Each of one of the PMO Directors supports the management of one of these programmes.

On the night, each PMO Director will take us through the challenges they’re facing and the direction they’re taking to deliver a successful PMO.

Following each session there will also be a panel session, allowing you to put questions to all of the PMO Directors based on what you’ve been listening to.

With some networking time before and after, this evening is ideal for any PMO practitioner with an interest in strategy execution – portfolio management and of course, big programmes of work and the complexities of running and working in PMOs of this size and nature.

It will be a fascinating evening!

Where and When Does it Take Place?

The session takes place on Thursday 4th October  at Malmaison:

1, Wharfside Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 1RD

The event starts at 6pm for 6.30pm. The main session concludes at 8pm with further networking taking place in the bar afterwards.

Tickets are £18 (£15+VAT) and if you would like to book then please follow the link below:

Making Your Booking




About Lindsay Scott

Lindsay is the founder of PMO Flashmob and a Director at PMO Learning - the sister company to PMO Flashmob and the best training company for PMO people in the world! She's also the creator of London's first dedicated PMO Conference; Director of Arras People and PMO enthusiast. Loves dogs and gin.

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