From Design Thinking to Benefits Management

PMO Quarterly National Discussion Group


Discussion Topic | From Design Thinking to Benefits Management 

Our National Project Management Office (PMO) Community of Practice has convened this Quarterly Discussion Group to provide an opportunity for PMO Leaders and Practitioners to come together in an informal environment and share knowledge and expertise from the PMO domain as well as do some all important networking. 
AIPM members and non-members are invited to join this discussion.

What to expect from this discussion group:

  • Sharing and building knowledge through group discussion by PMO leaders
  • Asking questions of a panel of PMO topic contributors
  • Sharing your own experiences and learnings
  • Collaboratively exploring problems and issues with like-minds
  • Making connections with other PMO leaders, spread across sectors and geographically


  • Robyn England, Arts Centre Melbourne 
  • Gus Dominguez, Bureau of Meteorology 

Who is this event for? 

  • PMO Leaders

Members $0 | Non Members $30 |
3 CPD points


Gus Dominguez Gus has an Engineering degree and in the early 90s enrolled in a Master of Applied Science at RMIT in which, as elective subjects, he included the core of the then new Master in Project Management. He has been a member of the AIPM for almost 10 years.
Gus worked in the private and public sectors managing projects for over 20 years and in the PMO arena for more than 12 years. Gus joined the Bureau of Meteorology as a PMO Manager in 2011 and now works in the Bureau's enterprise PMO in a variety of roles, one of which is Benefits Manager.
Robyn England works for Arts Centre Melbourne looking after the IT portfolio of projects. She has recently found herself embroiled in helping to set up a first-time PMO for the organisation. In thinking through the value proposition of the PMO, it become increasingly obvious to her that there was a need to join the dots between portfolio management and the organisation's desire to embed design thinking in their practices. Also to connect the dots between the Project lifecycle in the PMO and our practices in other areas such as event management.

Gus Dominguez

Robyn England