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PMO Managers Lunch – 15th July at the Gherkin

The next PMO Manager’s Lunch takes place on Friday 15th July from 12 noon to 3pm. It takes place at Searcys at The Gherkin in Central London in a private dining room. This is a biannual event which leads to an Inside PMO report, find out more about the last one in December 2015. This event is free to attend, places are limited to 12 PMO Managers and are allocated based on your experiences to date in the subject matter for the lunch. Resource Management For this lunch we want to get into the detail about what PMOs are doing ...

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PMO Mini-Masterclass: The PMO CV Workshop – 21st July

The next PMO Mini-Masterclass takes place on Thursday 21st July in Central London at the Amba Hotel in Marble Arch – Bryanston St, London, W1H 7EH It’s almost a year since we had a Mini-Masterclass focused on the career aspects of PMO practitioners so we thought it was time to take a look at a different aspect – the CV. In this evening session we’ll be running a workshop specially designed for PMO support and PMO managers (both contract and permanent) to learn how to create the right CV for the PMO market. Here’s what you will learn: Create the ...

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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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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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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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PMO Managers Lunch – 15th July at the Gherkin

The next PMO Manager’s Lunch takes place on Friday 15th July from 12 noon to 3pm. It takes place at Searcys at The Gherkin in Central London in a private dining room. This is a biannual event which leads to an Inside PMO report, find out more about the last one in December 2015. This event is free to attend, places are limited to 12 PMO Managers and are allocated based on your experiences to date in the subject matter for the lunch. Resource Management For this lunch we want to get into the detail about what PMOs are doing ...

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PMO Mini-Masterclass: The PMO CV Workshop – 21st July

The next PMO Mini-Masterclass takes place on Thursday 21st July in Central London at the Amba Hotel in Marble Arch – Bryanston St, London, W1H 7EH It’s almost a year since we had a Mini-Masterclass focused on the career aspects of PMO practitioners so we thought it was time to take a look at a different aspect – the CV. In this evening session we’ll be running a workshop specially designed for PMO support and PMO managers (both contract and permanent) to learn how to create the right CV for the PMO market. Here’s what you will learn: Create the ...

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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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