PMO Skills

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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The Agile PMO

A few weeks ago we were at Project Challenge and we did a presentation to go alongside the new Inside PMO Report which we launched at the show too. For those of you not familar with the Inside PMO Reports we do one a year on a topic area we know you’re talking about or getting to grips with. We ...

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How to Document Meetings – A Guide for the PMO

it’ll just take a minute…! In the project world, it is important to hold meetings so that problems and challenges can be discussed, and a way forward agreed. It is just as important that these meetings are documented accurately and concisely, and in a timely fashion. Have you ever been to a meeting that was not documented at all, or possibly ...

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Seven Habits Of Highly Effective PMO Managers

Last week it was all about meeting PMO practitioners at Project Challenge. We wanted to find out what kind of topic areas they would like to see at future PMO Flashmobs and we had a great response from the many scribbles on the wall of the stand. We also wanted to see where PMO practitioners wanted to see PMO Flashmob ...

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Project Resilience – What PMOs Could Learn

Book Review: Project Resilience – The Art of Noticing, Interpreting, Preparing, Containing and Recovering by Elmar Kutsch, Mark Hall, Neil Turner, Gower Publishing Ltd (Farnham, Surrey) as part of the “Advances in Project Management” series ISBN 978-1-4724-2363-4 222 pages, RRP £45 (review copy supplied free of charge by the publishers) Rating:        **** Traditional project management techniques use experience from previous projects to ...

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PMO Skills and Competencies

At the PMO Flashmob in November we started taking a look at PMO skills and competencies. We decided to concentrate on this area because currently there is no standard PMO competency framework (unlike project managers) and many PMO practitioners would like to change this for two reasons. One, for their own self-development and career path. Two, to help them when ...

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