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The Four Corners of PMO Networking

Last night’s PMO Flashmob was a great success. A mix of returning flashmobbers and some new faces. We decided for this month to return to our roots, just get in a pub and do some networking over drinks and nibbles. I think its good to try and help people network, especially while you’re waiting for the first drink to kick ...

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Starting the Conversation: PMO and Change Management

Does your PMO have any involvement with change management? At the March PMO Flashmob, held at Shell Centre on the Southbank, we wanted to find out more about Change Management and if there is a role for the PMO within that. We had Ranjit Sidhu with us and Change Management is totally her bag (have a look at ChangeQuest to ...

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Handy Guides for Learning

At last month’s PMO Flashmob held at QA there were a couple of handouts that caught my attention and I thought they would be worth sharing. They were both QA materials and before you say I’ve gone all salesy on you, read on and find out why I thought they were worth sharing. The PMO Role in Training Many PMOs ...

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Stop, Do More Of and Start in the PMO

Last month’s PMO Flashmob was all about taking a look at our PMOs with a P3O lens. P3O, Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices, first created as a piece of guidance back in 2008 from the same stable as PRINCE2, and refreshed in 2013 is one of the more prominent literatures in this field. Many people within the PMO world have ...

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Using a Coaching Model in the PMO

In January’s PMO Flashmob we had Susanne Madsen join us for the evening session on Coaching Project Managers. We wanted to explore the idea that the PMO coaches project managers, after all we see it on a number of job specifications as a task that PMO should carry out. We had about 30 PMO Flashmobbers so at the beginning of ...

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PMO Skills and Competencies

At the PMO Flashmob in November we started taking a look at PMO skills and competencies. We decided to concentrate on this area because currently there is no standard PMO competency framework (unlike project managers) and many PMO practitioners would like to change this for two reasons. One, for their own self-development and career path. Two, to help them when ...

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