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Edinburgh | The Agile PMO – 15th September

We’re back in Edinburgh and we’re back with a popular theme – The Agile PMO. This evening’s session takes place at Standard Life House, 30 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2DH. In this session we will be exploring: What Agile means to PMO practitioners and the organisations they work in What kind of Agile are we talking about? What Agile approaches and techniques work well? How and what you, the PMO can do to support Agile in your organisation.   The evening will take the form of lecture and interactive session. Afterwards, in true PMO Flashmob style, we make our way ...

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Southern | Building a Scorecard to Help Prioritise Initiatives – 20th September

A new location for Tuesday 20th September 2016, Southampton and this evening’s event is hosted by Carnival UK, a market leader in the cruise industry, operating ships all over the world. They’re most widely recognised by famous brand names P&O Cruises and Cunard Line. If PMO within this type of organisation isn’t interesting enough we’ll be focusing on the Portfolio PMO specifically and looking at Building a Scorecard to Help Prioritise Initiatives In portfolio management and the Portfolio PMO there is a focus on doing the right projects and programmes inline with the organisation’s strategy. When it comes to initiatives, ...

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London | PMO Mini-Masterclass | Facilitating Learning Not Lessons – 29th September

The next Mini-Masterclass in Central London takes place on Thursday 29th September from 6pm. We are pleased to host it at a great space in London, 7 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BD – or better known as 8works Acceleration Center. It’s a great space that should get your creative juices flowing, and you’ll need it for this evening’s session as we look at the role of the PMO in the lessons learnt process. With a combination of presentation and interactive sessions – we’ll focus on the role of the PMO in collecting lessons learnt – facilitation – and the role ...

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PMO Agile Governance

Back in June I went along to an event hosted by p3m global to talk about the latest PMO Conference (ended up making a webinar about that here). The evening was all about PMO – specifically about Agile PMO. Before the main evening event we had a roundtable discussion about Agile PMO too (more about the outcomes of that later in the post). The main speaker for the evening was Chris Davies from DSDM Consortium and he was talking about a subject that I know many people within the PMO are interested in – what services or support does the ...

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Top Ten Talking Points \\ PMO Conference 2016

Ever attended a conference and wished you got more out of it afterwards? How about someone giving you the top ten takeaways to help shape your experience and thinking? There was a lot to take in at the PMO Conference this year so in this webinar we cover the top ten talking points from the PMO Conference held in London in June 2016. Here are the top ten: Simplicity Personality Elephants Research Just Enough Maturity Stakeholders Value? High Yellows Agile Community Missed the webinar? You can take a look here: Why you should watch That was good, and a great ...

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Top Five Learnings \\ Benefits Management and the PMO

In April and May this year we ran two PMO Mini-Masterclass sessions on the subject of Benefits Management and the PMO. One in London and one in Edinburgh. You can see the full session here if you weren’t able to make it. The session was run by Eileen Roden who many of you will know as the refresh author for Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O). In this session she talked about the role of the PMO in benefits management and here are my top five learnings from those evening sessions. 1. Benefits are a Nightmare Let’s be clear upfront ...

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Lessons Learned: How To Increase Their Impact

My recent survey asked how transferable Lessons Learned are between projects. The follow-up (you can see that once you’ve taken part in the survey) imparted my thoughts and summarised some of the responses I received. Some of the comments didn’t quite fit into the survey format, including those from PMO Leader and fellow Flashmobber John McIntyre of Ticketmaster, who said: I’ve always found Lessons Learned to be something that is good in theory, but that seldom has any practical application. Attempting to condense the learnings of a project down to a few lines in a lessons log, or (dare I ...

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Edinburgh | The Agile PMO – 15th September

We’re back in Edinburgh and we’re back with a popular theme – The Agile PMO. This evening’s session takes place at Standard Life House, 30 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2DH. In this session we will be exploring: What Agile means to PMO practitioners and the organisations they work in What kind of Agile are we talking about? What Agile approaches and techniques work well? How and what you, the PMO can do to support Agile in your organisation.   The evening will take the form of lecture and interactive session. Afterwards, in true PMO Flashmob style, we make our way ...

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Scorecard-Event

Southern | Building a Scorecard to Help Prioritise Initiatives – 20th September

A new location for Tuesday 20th September 2016, Southampton and this evening’s event is hosted by Carnival UK, a market leader in the cruise industry, operating ships all over the world. They’re most widely recognised by famous brand names P&O Cruises and Cunard Line. If PMO within this type of organisation isn’t interesting enough we’ll be focusing on the Portfolio PMO specifically and looking at Building a Scorecard to Help Prioritise Initiatives In portfolio management and the Portfolio PMO there is a focus on doing the right projects and programmes inline with the organisation’s strategy. When it comes to initiatives, ...

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Lessons

London | PMO Mini-Masterclass | Facilitating Learning Not Lessons – 29th September

The next Mini-Masterclass in Central London takes place on Thursday 29th September from 6pm. We are pleased to host it at a great space in London, 7 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BD – or better known as 8works Acceleration Center. It’s a great space that should get your creative juices flowing, and you’ll need it for this evening’s session as we look at the role of the PMO in the lessons learnt process. With a combination of presentation and interactive sessions – we’ll focus on the role of the PMO in collecting lessons learnt – facilitation – and the role ...

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Project Challenge \\ 11th & 12th October

The next Project Challenge takes place on the 11th and 12th October at London’s Olympia in Kensington. PMO Flashmob are back and taking a stand there for the show and we’ll also be presenting there too. We thought it would be a good idea to talk to more PMO practitioners about what we’re doing with the PMO Flashmob, plus it’ll be great to see people there who have already attended previous PMO Flashmobs. We’re planning a few little activities throughout the duration of the show so if you’re in town, why not come along and say hello! Presentation Session: Seven ...

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