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Gauteng PMO Forum, 'A case study of Liberty’s journey to building a strategic PMO'
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When: Friday 18th August 2017
Registration begins at 07:30
Where: Bryanston Country Club
63 Bryanston Drive
Johannesburg, Gauteng  2191
South Africa
Contact: Emma Botes

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Liberty Group SA’s PMO is evolving and has recognised the importance of the role that the PMO plays in bridging the gap between Liberty’s 2020 strategy implementation and business results. Lea Bomvana, with over 14 years’ experience in both public and private sector PMOs and in her current role of Divisional Director for Strategic Projects at Liberty shares her journey and insights to building their strategic PMO.

Join the next not to be missed PMO Forum event to explore this case study:

- Explore both the strategic and tactical aspects of creating their strategic PMO;
- Share their successes and challenges around their mission, structure, staffing and portfolio and project processes;
- Gain insight into the obstacles encountered when positioning and defining their strategic PMO mandate; and
- Identify best practices and environmental factors that helped their strategic PMO implementation succeed and ultimately become a valued delivery tool within the organisation.

Lea has 14 years IT Project Management experience occupying various roles in IT PMOs – both in the public and private sector. She is currently responsible for bridging the gap between Liberty’s 2020 strategy and the intended results.

Prior to joining Liberty, she enjoyed a 5 year successful tenure at Transnet SOC Ltd, where she was Deputy Chairman of the Transnet Project Management Forum as well as a Portfolio Manager in the Group IT PMO. She established and structured the Group IT PMO and standardised project governance processes across Transnet’s 7 Operating Divisions.

Between 2003 and 2008, she held the position of Assistant Director and subsequently Deputy Director in various Gauteng Provincial Government Departments, where she was responsible for managing projects that advance the mandate of those departments.


The PMO Forum acts as an invitation-only Interest Group of Project Management South Africa (PMSA) and is sponsored by Project Portfolio Office (PPO).

The forum presents a regular opportunity for discussion and knowledge transfer by means of case studies, best practices, research outcomes and lessons learned presented by senior project professional and other knowledgeable individuals who form part of the forum or may be invited as presenters.There are no costs involved for attendees as the event is sponsored. Each meeting is dedicated to a specific topic where a subject matter expert introduces the topic in a 45-60 min talk and we then have structured conversations around the topic in smaller groupsForum membership includes:

• PMO practitioners who enable, support and ensure the delivery of change at a project/programme/portfolio level
• Senior project and programme managers interested in getting a better understanding of how their PMOs can contribute to improved delivery and realisation of organisational value
• People in senior leadership positions who are interested in getting a better understanding of the services offered by PMOs and the potential benefits for their organisation
• People in strategy or business change enablement functions/positions who form the critical link between strategy planning and execution.

Those who wish to participate as attendees or presenters are invited to contact the coordinator below:

Emma Botes


07:30 for 08:00 - 11:00


Earn two (2) contact hours for attending this event. This is a dedicated knowledge sharing event designed to help you accumulate professional development points in your respective industries, as well as with PMSA


No cost to members of the PMO Forum. Please see more information under 'Registration' above


For assistance regarding this event please do not hesitate to contact the event coordinator at the below details:

Emma Botes

PMSA Platinum Recognised Education and Training Providers