Monthly Archives: August 2014

PMO Career Chats

If someone said to you. Come and have a beer and have a chat about your career with me. Would you know where to start? Got any burning questions about it? Or are you perfectly happy with everything? Sometimes it’s not about having something specific to say, it’s more about having the time to think about a certain question or ...

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PMO Flashmob – The Agile PMO

September’s PMO Flashmob sees us return to a Learn & Live event – we learn something, then head to the pub to carry on the conversation. The next PMO Flashmob takes place on Thursday 25th September at the Institute of Education in Bloomsbury. Doors open at 6pm with The Agile PMO starting at 6.30pm. Location: Institute of Education 20 Bedford ...

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What Makes a PMO an Enabler of Change?

The PMO Manifesto includes the line – Enabling Change over Restraining Delivery At the PMO Flashmob back in June, the World Cafe event gave us the opportunity to understand more about what this actually means. The idea behind this part of the manifesto is as a PMO function we prefer to be seen as an entity that enables our project ...

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My first ever PMO Flashmob ended up in a pub

My first ever PMO Flashmob ended up in a pub – which is no bad thing from a networking point of view! The format of the evening revolved around the typical word café menu. The menu included 5 topics of conversation to challenge PMOs and the PMO Manifesto. A musical chairs style atmosphere enabled all delegates to attend three discussions ...

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The Counter Arguments – PMOs are in Decline

Take a look at the opening arguments that support the motion, and those that don’t. Following the audience debate and the chance to ask questions, Eileen Roden took to the stage to continue her opposition to the statement, PMOs are in Decline. I want to address PMO careers. I started off as a programmer (I was rubbish at that), then ...

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Against THIS HOUSE BELIEVES PMOs ARE IN DECLINE

If you’ve not read the opening argument for the motion, take a look at it here Eileen Roden, Senior Manager at QA and author of the recent P3O Refresh took up the mantle to argue against the motion: THIS HOUSE BELIEVES PMOs ARE IN DECLINE Here’s how Eileen argued against the motion: “First of all we need to congratulate Lindsay ...

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