Author Archives: Lindsay Scott

Lindsay is the founder of PMO Flashmob and a Director at PMO Learning - the sister company to PMO Flashmob and the best training company for PMO people in the world! She's also the creator of London's first dedicated PMO Conference; Director of Arras People and PMO enthusiast. Loves dogs and gin.

DevOps and the PMO – Supporting Continuous Delivery

Consider this image we shared in a session a couple of years ago now. You might have heard the term ‘bimodal’ – adopted to demonstrate that the PMO supports both traditional waterfall projects and Agile-led projects. But that’s not the case, the term if anything should be ‘trimodal’ because the PMO is increasingly supporting DevOps too. The PMO is there ...

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The PMO Study: Emotional and Personal Intelligence

THE STUDY IS NOW CLOSED TO PARTICIPANTS – THE REPORT IS CURRENTLY BEING WRITTEN One moment you’re focused on the executive team; the next, you’re worried about the project manager. Something in your world doesn’t “feel right” so you’re using all your senses to find that one thing that’s off. You don’t get to stop, though—fires are burning, and they need your attention. Once again, ...

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The Sponsor and the PMO || Thursday 26th November

We’re back with another evening session taking place on Thursday 26th November at 6pm until 8pm. The Sponsor (programme or project) is a key player in programme and project delivery, but many PMOs still aim their services at the Programme and Project Managers. Why is that? Is the PMO missing a vital customer – arguably one of the most important ...

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Scaled Agile and the (Portfolio) PMO

Scaled Agile is all about business agility – combining Lean, Agile, and DevOps principles, practices and skills. The PMO has got interested for a couple of reasons: PMOs have been supporting the adoption of Agile and Lean approaches at the project level over the last five years or so. DevOps – or continuous delivery, has also become a way for ...

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DevOps and the PMO – Thursday 22nd October – Virtual

You might have heard the term ‘bimodal’ – adopted to demonstrate that the PMO supports both traditional waterfall projects and Agile-led projects. But that’s not the case, the term if anything should be ‘trimodal’ because the PMO is increasingly supporting DevOps too. DevOps is a combination of software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops) and is focused on continuous delivery. ...

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A Thinking Tool for the PMO

We talk a lot about PMO practitioners being curious – wanting to try different approaches and think differently about the work they do. It’s never easy to find the time to take a step back to think – even more so to find the time for the PMO team to come together with the sole aim of thinking about what ...

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