PMO Skills

PMOs Supporting Modern Project Management – Coaching

We’ve talked about this a lot at PMO Flashmob – coaching skills. Skills we could be using to better support those we work within the delivery organisation – skills we could be using within the PMO itself to increase performance and maturity. We’ve talked about the differences between mentoring and coaching – we’ve also talked about being skilled to coach ...

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PMOs Supporting Modern Project Management – Conflict Management

If there is one thing we can expect from working in project management it’s conflict. Due to the nature of projects – working to provide a solution to something we’ve probably never done before will mean there are problems to solve; people to bring onside; teams to work together and any number of expectations to be met. Believe it or ...

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PMOs Supporting Modern Project Management – Servant Leadership

Modern project management has been mainly focused on the different methods and delivery approaches for managing projects and programmes. Waterfall, Lean, SCRUM, Kanban, Agile – the list goes on. Utilising the right approach for the right project is key, yet the biggest success factor for successful projects remains the same – effective leadership and management of people in project environments. ...

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Emotional and Personal Intelligence for PMO Professionals

We had a special event on Thursday 1st October to mark the Major Projects Association conference fringe which focused on events featuring emotional intelligence. We were delighted to have Geoff Crane join us to lead the session and it’s through Geoff’s work at The Trent University Emotion and Health Research Laboratory (EHRL) in Peterborough, Ontario that we were able to ...

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PMO – Carrot or Stick?

Have you heard it been said about the PMO that they fall into two camps, carrot or stick? On last week’s session about the Sponsors and the PMO (full video etc ready soon), it was mention in relation to how the PMO can work with sponsors, and in the picture to the right, that was pulled from a session we ...

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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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