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.

Speaking to Senior Executives

Week 16 of #PMOwfh – four months of PMO chat, debate, a few laughs and lots of sharing during four months of the pandemic. There’s one thing we’ve definitely learnt during this time – there’s no limit to the subjects and themes we can choose to get into, the life of a PMO is such a varied and interesting one! ...

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Project Management Recruitment Realities in a COVID-19 World

Throughout the lockdown period on our Wednesday afternoon #PMOwfh sessions we have been hearing about PMO practitioner’s situations – some furloughed; some with contracts cancelled; others working at home and some securing new roles. In the early days I think most of us would agree that there wasn’t any clear picture about what was happening or what to expect in ...

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Improving Enterprise-Wide Portfolio Management

The world of the PMO is constantly changing – one of the more recent additions to its services is Enterprise-wide Portfolio Management According to the most recent Gartner study (Gartner Magic Quadrant for PPM May 2019), by 2023, 80% of organisations will have an enterprise project, programme or product management office (PMO). It is only fair to say that Enterprise-wide ...

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The PMO’s First 90 Days – Post COVID-19

In last week’s #PMOwfh we took inspiration from the bestselling book, The First 90 Days from Michael D. Watkins. John has done a great write up about the book itself and you should head over there immediately for a great read. The book specifically focuses on critical success strategies for starting a new role as a leader. We thought how ...

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The PMO Charter

I can’t believe we’ve not covered PMO Charters before at PMO Flashmob but last week on #PMOwfh that was the theme for the afternoon session. What is a PMO Charter? Well you can read on to have a listen to the video session; take a look at the slidedeck; find out what your PMO peers think and even download a ...

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Maturity in the PMO World

In last week’s #PMOwfh the 10-in-10 (10 slides in 10 minutes) was all about maturity. Organisational maturity; PMO maturity and your own maturity too. It’s a subject that often comes up when talking about challenges in delivery organisations – and of course in our own PMOs. In the session, we shared a number of detailed slides to cover the three ...

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