Author Archives: Lindsay Scott

Lindsay is the founder of PMO Flashmob and a Director a PMO Learning - the sister company to PMO Flashmob. She's also the creator of London's first dedicated PMO Conference; Director of Arras People and PMO enthusiast

Practical Steps for Getting into Project Co-ordination

I held a careers coaching session the other day for someone looking to get into a project co-ordination role for the first time. I’m conscious that a lot of the PMO Flashmob topics and themes at events might not be newbie friendly and perhaps we should look into doing something like this in the future. What made me write this ...

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Really Learning Lessons

Do we really learn lessons from our projects? It’s an area of project management that brings much eye-rolling yet the basic premise of Lessons Learnt is something that we all agree is – if done well, will really make a difference to the successful project rate as well as improving performance (and morale) of people working on projects. The subject ...

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Easing into Data Analytics \ PMO Trends for 2019

In this article, Nicole Reilly, who, to be fair is our go-to gal for anything to do with data, dashboards and tool stuff, picks up on the current trend on data analytics. If you’re one of those PMO practitioners who are trying to get your head around all of this at the moment, this is the article to get you ...

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Agile Frameworks – The Implications for a PMO \\ 28th February – London

Which Agile Framework – Does it Matter? The Implications for a PMO All scaling frameworks share some common patterns: Scrum at the team level, many teams sharing the same backlog, planning done collaboratively across teams, and the general principles of pull, self-organisation and continuous improvement.  What does this mean for a PMO?  What are the differences between the main agile ...

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PMO KPIs, Metrics and Measures – Project Challenge – 21st March

We’re back at Project Challenge this Spring with the usual exhibition stand with our squashy cushions and general red overload thing going on. You’re welcome to join us – just to visit the stand or grab a seat and chat to other people also attending the show. It takes place for just one day this time – Thursday 21st March ...

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Project Data Analytics – Hype or Reality? \ London – 21st March

When we were looking at the PMO Trends for 2019, this subject was top of the list. There’s a very strong reason for that. Here’s what I wrote: “If you’re anything like me you’ll be fascinated by all the talk about project data analytics and what can be achieved with data science. You’re probably feeling slightly overwhelmed with it all ...

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