The Art of the Possible – Thursday 21st Jan 2021

We’re kicking off 2021 with a success story in the most extraordinary of times. Think of all the businesses who have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and you’ll hard push to top the aviation industry. With 9 out of every 10 flights grounded during the first lockdown, the knock-on effects to airports, cargo, holidays and the thousands of businesses which rely on flights, it’s fair to say it was devastating.

In this evening’s session, we’re delighted to have Kirsty Bennett join us. Kirsty is the Vice President of Transformation at Virgin Atlantic and she shares a great story of how an effective PMO can really make the difference when the business strategy changes from growth to survival.

Back in January 2020, the beginnings of an organisation transformation and a big change in how change is delivered gets underway. The session will look at overcoming silo working; annual budget setting; hefty business cases; ‘deliver then wither’; hybrid delivery methods and disconnect from the organisational strategy.

The session will also look at how the changes made were put to the test when the lockdown hit and how the PMO was able to support the changes needed, with a sense of urgency and speed.

This is a story of transformational agility at an enterprise scale, in an industry bought to its knees, with a successful PMO at the heart of it. Join us as we learn from Kirsty’s lessons and insights – an inspiration for any PMO wanting to make a real difference when it matters the most.

Oh and you’ll be delighted to know, there was not one Excel spreadsheet in sight.


The session takes place on Thursday 21st January – virtual doors open at 6pm, main session at 6.30pm and close at 8pm.


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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