PMO Flashmob is the learning and networking group for people interested in PMOs. Based in the UK - events take place in London, Birmingham and Scotland on a regular basis.

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Next PMO Flashmob Events

9th August – PMO Flashmob Online

Another online filler session whilst we take a summer break from the in person meetups What’s Happening? It’s a Q&A night. We’ll do our usual networking ice-breakers to get everyone in the mood; we’ll share some of the latest PMO insights and news and facilitate the discussion and conversation. We’d like you to join in – ask questions; provide some of your own insights and give this idea a whirl! We’ll be sharing stuff both audio and visual so login, grab a drink and join in the virtual PMO Flashmob. To give you an idea – take a look at ...

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13th Sept – The PMO as a Facilitator – Manchester

The PMO as a Facilitator is coming to Manchester on the 13th Sept. This Mini-Masterclass event is focused on facilitation skills – a skill every PMO professional should have. In this session we specifically focus on the planning side of facilitation. Whats it all about? The planning is an incredibly important part of facilitation, as that’s where the thinking has to go into exactly how we will achieve the outcomes of the task. How to break a task down into sub-tasks; decide what processes/techniques are to be used for each step; how to split the groups to make it effective, and ...

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Agile PMO: Fact or Fiction? \\ 25th Sept – London: Charity Night

We’re teaming up with Agile Business Conference in September for a special event – drinks, pizza and a PMO panel session. It takes place at our favourite spot – The Ticketmaster Bar, based in Angel Islington. Takes place Tuesday 25th September from 6.30pm. What its all about It’s the night before the Agile Business Conference kicks off (PMO Flashmobbers can grab a 10% discount on tickets with the code: FLASHMOB2018) and we thought what a great idea to bring one of the biggest subjects we’ve been talking about for the last few years and be a part of the lead ...

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Stand Up for PMO \ Manchester – 21st November 2018

A full day PMO event – Stand Up for PMO – heads to Manchester and the iconic Comedy Store for a day of PMO presentations; open mics and networking for you, the PMO professional. Stand Up for PMO is all about getting together with your PMO peers to listen and take part in thought-provoking insights to inspire you in your PMO role and career. It’s for those passionate about PMO, looking for PMO conversations; learning new PMO insights and meeting new PMO friends. We’ll be covering all those PMO challenge areas that we deal with every day, giving you a ...

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Book Review: Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers

Academic research tells us that project success correlates to emotional intelligence (not IQ) and consequently emotional intelligence is now recognised as a requisite skill for project managers. Anthony Mersino has written a book that provides advice on applying emotional intelligence specifically within the project management environment. The book starts with an introduction to emotional intelligence and Mersino’s emotional intelligence framework. It explains how the reader can become more aware of their emotions and gives advice on how to control and manage those emotions. The author then explains how the reader can use emotional intelligence to manage both stakeholders and project ...

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Beware of PMO Pay-to-Work Training & Experience Schemes

The world of projects is an attractive arena in which to work. On professional networking sites we frequently see people asking how they can “break in” to projects, often with little or no experience or relevant skills. This creates an environment in which it is possible to “sell” to eager jobseekers with the promise of future reward. One worrying development that PMO Flashmob has seen recently is the emergence of what we think of as “pay-to-work” schemes. It works like this: You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

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The PMO as a Facilitator

Back in April our Mini-Masterclass event was focused on facilitation skills – a skill every PMO professional should have. In this session we specifically focused on the planning side of facilitation. The planning is an incredibly important part of facilitation, as that’s where the thinking has to go into exactly how we will achieve the outcomes of the task. How to break a task down into sub-tasks; decide what processes/techniques are to be used for each step; how to split the groups to make it effective, and take into account the nature of the task in terms of level of ...

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Let It Simmer – A PMO Book Club Review

Following on from the PMO Book Club last month, in this post, PMO Flashmobber Juliet Doswell writes a review for one of her favourites. From the title alone I’m sure there are a fair few of you that are thinking this might be a worthwhile purchase 🙂 It’s Let it Simmer – Making Project, Portfolio and Program Management Practices Stick in a Skeptical Organisation. It’s currently £13.60 on Amazon and Juliet gives it a 5/5 rating. Take a look at the book here. Take a look and see what she thinks. You need to login to view the rest of ...

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Agile PMO: Fact or Fiction? \\ 25th Sept – London: Charity Night

We’re teaming up with Agile Business Conference in September for a special event – drinks, pizza and a PMO panel session. It takes place at our favourite spot – The Ticketmaster Bar, based in Angel Islington. Takes place Tuesday 25th September from 6.30pm. What its all about It’s the night before the Agile Business Conference kicks off (PMO Flashmobbers can grab a 10% discount on tickets with the code: FLASHMOB2018) and we thought what a great idea to bring one of the biggest subjects we’ve been talking about for the last few years and be a part of the lead ...

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5th Birthday \ The PMO Book Club – London – 24th May

How time flies! PMO Flashmob celebrates its fifth birthday in May and you’re all invited to the party. We’re in the excellent The Yorkshire Grey pub in Grays Inn/Farringdon: 2 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8PN It takes place on Thursday 24th May – nearest station is Chancery Lane. We’re there from 6pm. Food from 7pm. We’ll be celebrating with a little present for you plus we’re having a night of learning from each other with The PMO Book Club. The PMO Book Club Here’s how it works. We all read stuff at some point that makes us think differently about ...

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The PMO Contractor Workshop – 10th May \\ London

In this afternoon session we’ll be running a workshop specially designed for freelancers and contractors working in PMO. You might it beneficial if you’re currently between contracts or looking to get into a PMO contract role for the first time. Here’s what you will learn: Getting Ready for a PMO Contract learn about all the different aspects of getting ready to start a new PMO contract and how to make a great success in your role. The PMO Contractor CV – conveying your skills and experiences in the way that hirers want to read. Learn to write about each position ...

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The PMO CV Workshop – 9th May \\ London

In this afternoon 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 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 to read. Learn to write ...

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