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

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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