PMO Books

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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Let It Simmer – A PMO Book Club Review

Following on from the PMO Book Club last month, in this post, PMO Flashmobber Juliet Doswell writes a review for one of her favourites. From the title alone I’m sure there are a fair few of you that are thinking this might be a worthwhile purchase 🙂 It’s Let it Simmer – Making Project, Portfolio and Program Management Practices Stick ...

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PMO Books and Birthday Cake

PMO Flashmob is all about meeting up with others who work in PMO and chatting about PMO stuff. We all know that people have different places to go for new knowledge – and if you’re working in PMO, you’ll know its a continual learning process! We thought for the fifth birthday in the pub we would try out the PMO ...

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The PMO Principles

Last week was Project Challenge. We love doing this show for a number of reasons – mainly it’s about meeting PMO practitioners and finding out what they’re up to and telling them about what we’re doing at PMO Flashmob. At this Autumn’s show we were able to share details about a new booklet that Eileen Roden has been working on ...

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The Handbook of Programme Management

Back in 2014 PMO Flashmob threw its hat into the ring and offered to write a chapter about the Programme Office for Gower’s upcoming second edition of The Handbook of Programme Management. So alongside Eileen Roden, we set about understanding what the first edition had to say about Programme Offices (published in 2006) and how that might have changed over ...

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Eight Things PMOs Need to Know About Project Leadership

Last month at Project Challenge we had the opportunity to record one of the presentations that we’ve been keen to hear about for a while, project leadership. Sarah Coleman is co-author of the new Project Leadership book and Sarah hosted a session on that subject. You can view the whole presentation (and I recommend you do) below. Here’s the eight ...

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