Author Archives: Lindsay Scott

Lindsay is the founder of PMO Flashmob. She's also the creator of London's first dedicated PMO Conference; Director of Arras People and PMO enthusiast

Agile and Earned Value – A Metric for PMOs?

This week I headed over to Arsenal football ground for the Project Controls Expo. It’s primarily aimed at people who work in the heavier project management industries like construction, manufacturing, utilities, oil & gas etc. As the name suggests it is all about project controls – planning, scheduling and the like. I decided to pop in and see what the ...

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The PMO is Evolving

Last week there was a PMO related seminar held by AtTask, the project management software organisation. I decided to go along to see if this event would be of interest to PMO Flashmobbers (I bumped into a couple there too – a tiny PMO world).  The title of the event, “The PMO is Evolving” sounded promising, as did the location, ...

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PMO Flashmob Talks About PMO Skills

PMO Skills and Competencies For people who work within and manage PMOs, the subject of core competencies or skills required in the various roles has been one which has been much talked about without seeing outputs that can be shared across the community. Competency frameworks have existed for project managers for a long time, the PMO however is still waiting. ...

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PMO Networking Chats

Last night’s PMO Flashmob took place in a little place that wouldn’t look out of place in a Dickens novel. The Samuel Pepys bar on Stew Lane looks out across the Thames to the Tate Modern, certainly a photogenic spot! So against a true London backdrop PMO professionals from across the capital came together over a pint or two to ...

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Talking Agile PMO

Last month’s PMOFlashmob was all about Agile PMOs – that’s PMOs that support Agile projects (just to be clear!) We were lucky in two respects – we had an excellent venue in the shape of the Institute of Education at 20 Bedford Way in the heart of Bloomsbury. This gave us the space and the ability to invite a guest ...

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Managing Your PMO Career

At the last PMO Flashmob in July we spent the evening talking about our careers. One of the questions asked – and one that I frequently get asked – is how to manage a career in PMO. This is primarily for people who have been working in some kind of project support role who are keen to develop their capability ...

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