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

6th September – PMO Flashmob Online

Another online session as we continue our experimentation to get the PMO community together. There’s 26 spaces available at our virtual bar – pop in for a bit, stay for all of it, up to you. What’s Happening? We’re splitting the session into three. CV Half-Hour I’ll be sharing a short presentation giving some hints and tips about writing the career history part of your CV- then you can join in with questions and your thoughts too. PMO Paper Half-Hour Download and read the paper; “Project management office a knowledge broker in project-based organisations” we’ll be discussing the paper during ...

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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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20th September – Coaching Skills for PMO Professionals – London

Coaching has often been identified as a key skill for PMO professionals. It’s long been mentioned in job advertisements as “coaching and mentoring skills” and more recently with the PMO supporting Agile delivery approaches, the term ‘coaching’ is heard more frequently. What does that actually mean?  Coaching is surrounded in misconceptions and in this session, we’ll be debunking some myths whilst we focus on developing your ability to be a valued partner to the business and to the people your PMO supports. The session takes place on Thursday 20th September at the London Clearing House (LCH) which can be found ...

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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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PMO KPIs, Metrics and Measures – PMO Manager’s Dinner – Manchester

We head to Manchester for our annual PMO Manager’s Lunch – actually a dinner this time – where we get PMO Manager’s around a table to discuss a certain PMO theme. We will then be creating the fourth Inside PMO Report We’re holding it in Manchester, the night before the Stand Up for PMO event – so that’s the evening of the Tuesday 20th November. We’re looking for your input for the theme: PMO KPIs, Metrics and Measures We’re looking to explore what current PMO practitioners have in place when it comes to demonstrating the value they add or the ...

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How PMO Flashmob Got Started

We get asked a lot about how PMO Flashmob came to be. At the last PMO Conference in London, original co-founder Ralf Finchett returned from Australia and we grabbed a bit of time to have a chat. PMO Flashmob was created originally to get people together who work in PMO – to meet up after work to chat about the work they do. It started because we found that at all the conferences we had attended, it was the interactive and networking parts where you got to meet others in the same boat as you, that had long-lasting benefits. Five ...

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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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Stand Up for PMO – Why You Should!

PMO Flashmob is in its fifth year and we’re always looking for new ways to bring everyone together to learn and share from each other. We’re having a go with the whole online/virtual thing (that’s free so that’s accessible). We also wanted to get people together for something longer than our usual two hour sessions in an evening. Give us all a bit more time and we can do so much more. That’s why Stand Up for PMO was created. Here’s the top five things what you need to know It takes place in Manchester on the 21st November. It ...

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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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