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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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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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The Agile PMO

Edinburgh in September, blue skies and a lovely autumn day and we headed to Standard Life on the Lothian Road, with a pretty amazing view! We had about 40 PMO practitioners join us to listen to Jude Paterson talking about the Agile PMO. She shared some great insights into what forms an Agile PMO Centre of Excellence, the new roles that an Agile PMO should consider, the steps to transitioning the PMO into an entity that can support Agile projects as well as thinking about agility in the PMO. The video presentation and the slideset are both available over in ...

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The Handbook of Programme Management

Back in 2014 PMO Flashmob threw its hat into the ring and offered to write a chapter about the Programme Office for Gower’s upcoming second edition of The Handbook of Programme Management. So alongside Eileen Roden, we set about understanding what the first edition had to say about Programme Offices (published in 2006) and how that might have changed over the years. In the first edition there was a lot of focus on tools – which of course, as many of us know that is just one tiny part of the picture. Plus we wanted to make sure it was ...

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Getting Started with a PMO CV

At the PMO CV Workshop in July, PMO Practitioners got together to work on improving their CV. There are three crucial areas of the CV – the opening profile, the career history and key achievements. Here’s what they learnt about the three areas: Create the opening profile of a CV which is guaranteed to tick all the boxes and get yourself noticed for all the right reasons. It will focus on understanding your own Unique Selling Points. Learn how to write the career history part of your CV – conveying your skills and experiences in the way that hirers want ...

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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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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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HighlyEffectivePMO

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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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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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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