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The Project Management Office – Birmingham Branch


The Project Management Office – Birmingham Branch


February 25


02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

We invite you to attend the third in the series of Real IT Bites Early Career Professionals – The Project Management Office


Jag Sohal – Senior Business Relationship Manager at NFU Mutual

Guest Speakers:

• Tom Gilbert – PMO Manager – Secure Trust Bank PLC

• Sally Paul – PMO Lead – Secure Trust Bank PLC


14.00 – Discussion with Q&A

14.50 – Approximate close


A Project Management Office (PMO) makes sure company procedures, practices and operations go right — on time, on budget and all in the same way. “PMOs are there to ensure project and program success, and that’s critical because organisations deliver value through projects and programs,” said Weiss. (

In this session, Jag will expand on this topic to convey the importance of non-technical skills essential for successful outcomes.

This webinar series consists of career stories and a forum to ask questions from industry professionals. We expect to run at least a webinar every fortnight starting from January 2021.


Jag is an experienced Senior IT Business Relationship Manager (BRM) with a demonstrated history of working in financial services, premium automotive and facilities support services industry both at a strategic and tactical level. An excellent record of working as a trusted partner with executive stakeholders. Skilled in strategic planning and working with all tiers of IT to achieve shared business goals & objectives. Jag has strong commercial business acumen combined with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.

Jag is interested in sciences, mindfulness, innovation and sustainability.

Guest Speakers:

Tom Gilbert: Tom is the PMO Manager at Secure Trust Bank PLC. He is PRINCE2, P30 and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Qualified, with over 10 years of Project Management and PMO experience across banking, media and utilities sectors.

His current role includes the creation and management of change methodologies and governance for the organisation. Prior to STB, Tom ran the Data department PMO at Virgin Media for 2 years. Where his role included the management of capacity, demand and assurance for a high volume of change within Data.

Tom has a keen interest in DJing and has a flock of chickens in his back garden.

Sally Paul: Sally is currently the PMO Lead at Secure Trust Bank PLC having previously worked in utilities controlling the governance of strategic change across one of the UK’s largest energy providers.

With over 13 years’ PMO experience Sally has been integral in expanding the services and developing the ongoing strategy of the PMO function at the Bank. She holds PRINCE2 and the Management of Portfolios (MoP) Practitioner qualifications.

Sally balances her work in the PMO with caring for her two children and Bichon Frise dog in Worcester.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.


BCS Birmingham Branch




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