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

PMO Retrospectives \ 18th Oct – London

Retrospectives. We’re hearing a lot about this part of Agile based project and product development. It’s one of the main events or ceremonies in SCRUM – or perhaps you might just think of it as another name for a lesson learnt? We’re going to be looking at retrospectives in our next PMO Mini-Masterclass which will be held at the popular Ticketmaster bar: 4 Pentonville Rd, London N1 9HF – near Angel Islington In this session, John McIntyre and the team at Ticketmaster will be showing us the ropes and helping us to find out: What is a retrospective and does ...

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Webinar – Highly Visual Reporting – 8th November (Sponsored)

When a PMO Flashmobber likes a product, what better way to let others know about it by scheduling a webinar. Many of you might know that Nicole has a passion for the tooling and technology side of PMO [you can check out her Mini-Masterclass here] She’s arranged this webinar session for the PMO Flashmobbers: We’re hosting a webinar on how to wow your execs with highly visual, engaging information, through innovative tools like the virtual project room vBAR and Kivue Perform, the executive portfolio performance tracking platform. If you’ve ever struggled to get your exec team engaged in your projects, then this ...

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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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Get a Great PMO Role

Last week was Project Challenge and in this session – recorded at the show – we looked at the PMO role. Here’s the overview: What do you need to think about to get a great PMO role? In this session, Lindsay takes a look at the CV, the social media present, reading adverts, training & development, knowing what you’re selling and understanding how employers hire PMO people. It’s a whistle-stop tour with lots of practical insights, tips and things you can put into practice straight away. It really does have a lot of different aspects discussed – the CV, job ...

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PMO Scars, Challenges and Career Highlights

It was Project Challenge again this week – the Project Management Expo in London and once again we met new PMO professionals who had yet to experience the delights of PMO Flashmob! Each time we do the show we always think it’s a good idea to capture some of the thoughts of the visitors – for one, it helps us capture potential future topics for PMO Flashmob events – and it also helps us do a quick temperature check on common challenge areas for people working in PMO (after all the show is called Project Challenge!). It’s not scientific but ...

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Coaching Skills for PMO Professionals

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’re debunking some myths whilst we focus on developing our ability to be a valued partner to the business and to the people our PMO supports. We wanted to understand what types of coaching approaches and techniques we could potentially use in our everyday work ...

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Know Your PMO’s Worth

We hear a lot about “how much value does the PMO bring to the business” or versions along those lines and I got thinking about the subject whilst listening to something which, on the surface of it, has no connection whatsoever. I was listening to the TED talk “Know Your Worth and Ask for It” from Casey Brown [Link to the session] The session is all about the fact you’re never paid what you think you’re worth – only what other people think you’re worth. And that earning what you’re worth is a simple equation of: “Definition of Value” + ...

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