PMO Tooling – Tricks, Tips and Things to Consider

Access the video presentation from The PMO Mini-Masterclass on PMO Tooling – Tricks, Tips and Things to Consider which took place in Edinburgh.

This video is 58 minutes long.

The session was carried out at Sainsbury’s Bank by Maggie McGeary and Nicole Reilly

About the PMO Mini-Masterclass – PMO Tooling – Tricks, Tips and Things to Consider

PMO tools is one of those subjects that frequently comes up as a big challenge for PMOs. Data, information, reporting – all of those things are the bread and butter of a PMO’s work. The problem we have is trying to have that opportunity for understanding and discussion about tools without it becoming a sales pitch

We have the ideal solution to that.

We have Maggie McGeary, Governance and Reporting Manager from Sainsbury’s Bank joined by Nicole Reilly, an experienced PMO consultant who has a vast array of experience across many of the popular tools available in the marketplace today – a self-confessed PMO tool nerd! ?

We kicked off with Maggie welcoming us to Sainsbury’s Bank and opening up the session with sharing her experiences of last two organisations which have had no tooling and how this has challenged her thinking on the dependency on tools and forced her to think about the importance of having real clarity on the purpose and usage of tools and the fit of functionality to business needs, rather than blind assumption that what is required is a full-blown PPM solution in every case.

Nicole shared some of her extensive experience of implementing project management tools in various organisations, and supporting businesses when it goes wrong, with tools reviews/ tool adoption initiatives, and common pitfalls to watch out for.

The Video

The Presentation

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The Exercise

A short exercise on some of the challenges that the PMO faces when it comes to PMO tool implementation.








About Maggie:

Maggie McGeary (Chartered Banker MBA; APMP) is a PMO practitioner with 15+ years experience of working in programme and portfolio PMO and project delivery roles, primarily in Financial Services industry.  Maggie has experience of setting up and evolving a variety of PMO functions both as an employee and as a consultant.  She is currently employed by Sainsbury’s Bank as Governance and Reporting Manager in SB Corporate PMO. [Linkedin]

About Nicole:

Nicole Reilly is an independent senior PMO professional at Growth Through Knowledge, and has almost 25 years’ experience in operations and change across financial services, technology, transport, media & publishing. With a strong background in business analysis, her specialisms include process improvement, PPM tools (selection, implementation, administration) and project financial management,.