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PMO Leader Spotlight Interview | James Bawtree and Roger Vodicka

The National PMO Community of Practice is pleased to introduce the 2021 PMO Leader Spotlight interview series.

These interviews with PMO Leaders from around the globe are a must see for emerging and experienced PMO leaders – allowing you the opportunity to learn more about current PMO trends, common challenges and key strategies for success.

In our second PMO Leader interview of 2021, we will be interviewing Roger Vodicka, Group Leader Science Program Development, Science Engagement and Impact Division, Defence Science and Technology Group, Department of Defence and, James Bawtree. CEO and Founder of PM Logic.  

Roger Vodicka is a research scientist and certified systems engineering professional working in the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG), Department of Defence.  He has a background in aerospace materials research, systems analysis and information technology which he has applied to support the acquisition and sustainment of Defence systems.  His current role is focussed on the effective governance and management of the Defence science and technology portfolio.

James Bawtree is a Chartered Project Professional, Fellow and National Board Director of AIPM as well as a Certified Practicing Project Director and IPMA Level-A® Certified Projects Director. James is CEO of PMLogic which has been running for 10 years. He has fulfilled most project related roles including Program Director, PMO Manager and Organsiational Change Manager. He is a co-author of The Strategy Implementation Gap, an approved Gateway Reviewer, PROSCI Certified Change Manager, AgileSHIFT®, MSP®, P3O® and PRINCE2 Agile® Approved Trainer and has an Advanced Diploma in Project Management. James has reviewed and supported 100s of organisations and 1000s of people across multiple sectors, optimise their approach to delivering strategic goals and enjoys working with and coaching executives in how to maximise the value of activities being done in their organisations.


Event takaways: 

- Biggest challenges PMO faces in our present climate of technological advancement, globalism and public health threats.
- Key reasons why PMO fail when considering PMO decommissioning.
- Biggest learnings from PMO careers and how can those learnings be used to improve the overall function of the PMO.

Who is this video for? 

- PMO Leaders wanting to benchmark themselves against peers.
- PMO Leaders wanting to understand more about global PMO challenges and opportunities for improvement.
- Emerging PMO Leaders wanting to gain learn from senior PMO specialists.
- Organisational leaders wanting to understand more about the PMO capability required to produce the best results for the organisation.

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Roger Vodicka

Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG), Department of Defence

James Bawtree

CEO of PMLogic

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