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PMO Flashmob Summer Barbeque

  The PMO Flashmob Summer Barbeque takes place after the The PMO Conference on the evening of the 8th June. If you’re attending the conference, you can come along – free of charge – it’s just across the road from the Royal Institute of British Architects. If you can’t make the conference, why not join us for a special event post conference? The evening is a social event with no doubt lots of buzz and chatter about the conference. There will be some of the speakers there, other conference delegates, PMO exhibition companies representatives and of course other PMO Flashmobbers. ...

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Southern | Building a Scorecard to Help Prioritise Initiatives

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 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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Eight Things PMOs Need to Know About Project Leadership

Last month at Project Challenge we had the opportunity to record one of the presentations that we’ve been keen to hear about for a while, project leadership. Sarah Coleman is co-author of the new Project Leadership book and Sarah hosted a session on that subject. You can view the whole presentation (and I recommend you do) below. Here’s the eight insights we took away from the presentation because as you know, leadership is just as important to the PMO community too: 1. VUCA A term I’ve not come across before – it stands for Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguity and ...

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PMO Benchmark Report Just Launched

For the first time, the PMO Flashmob have pulled together the latest insights in the UK about the role of the PMO and the practitioners who work within them. The report brings together insights from Portfolio Managers, PMO Managers and those that work within the PMO – programme and project support practitioners. We’ve looked at different aspects of their work – where they work, what kind of PMO is the most popular, what training they do and what functions and services they carry out. We’ve also got the overviews of salaries and rates for the positions too. Pulling specific data ...

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We Need to Talk About Status Reports

Status Reports – that was the subject for the last PMO Flashmob in Manchester. The evening was held at the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School so we thought, an educational establishment deserves an evening of learning. So we headed to the classroom for a session on project status reports (we really know how to let our hair down!) PMO Challenges in Reporting Before we got into a group session – working on a specific scenario around status reporting – it made sense to take some time to highlight some of the current challenges PMO face when it comes to reporting. ...

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PMO Flashmob Summer Barbeque

  The PMO Flashmob Summer Barbeque takes place after the The PMO Conference on the evening of the 8th June. If you’re attending the conference, you can come along – free of charge – it’s just across the road from the Royal Institute of British Architects. If you can’t make the conference, why not join us for a special event post conference? The evening is a social event with no doubt lots of buzz and chatter about the conference. There will be some of the speakers there, other conference delegates, PMO exhibition companies representatives and of course other PMO Flashmobbers. ...

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Southern | Building a Scorecard to Help Prioritise Initiatives

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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PMO Flashmob 3rd Birthday Party | London

Cake, drinks, nibbles and the PMO Manifesto – just the kind of birthday party the PMO Flashmob should be throwing! PMO Flashmob is three years old in May – and we’ll be celebrating on Thursday 26th May at The Lounge at the Old Crown Public House which is at 33 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1BH Right at the beginning of the PMO Flashmob, three years ago, we also launched the PMO Manifesto, you can take a look at that here – we’ve certainly got an interesting mix of signatories! So we thought – let’s revisit the PMO Manifesto almost ...

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The Role of the PMO in Benefits Management | Edinburgh

Really pleased to announce the second PMO Flashmob event in Scotland. This time we’re heading to Edinburgh. The next PMO Flashmob in Scotland takes place at QA on Thursday 19th May 2016: 32 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 9EB The evening will kick off at 6.00pm with networking, before starting the main session at 6:30pm. It will finish at 8pm. In this evening’s session, “The Role of the PMO in Benefits Management” we will be looking at a particular PMO service areas which continues to present challenges: “Benefits Management has been on the ‘too hard’ pile in many organisations ...

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