Cyril – The PMOBot

This is the session to take a look at if you’re a bit of a technophobe.

You’ve probably heard about Artificial Intelligence and dismissed it as science-fiction that has no place in the workplace. To be honest, I was like that too, yet there’s definitely something in it and it probably will be changing the way we work in the future – and probably not as far away as we think.

Robotic Process Automation or RPA, is one of the those AI technologies that definitely has benefits for the PMO.

Who wouldn’t like to see some of the more repetitive, boring parts of the job get automated and completed in minutes?

There are lots of conversations at the moment about something like RPA putting people out of a job which, let’s be honest, if the whole PMO job was a process we should quite rightly be put out of a job but it isn’t and I can’t see that happening as long as there are people in projects.

What it will do is give us time. More time to do the things we should be doing that really makes a difference to the business. Again, this might be a challenge for some PMOs which are very much a transactional model, however, this is the opportunity to change that and make bold steps forward.

In this session, we introduce Cyril.

Cyril is our BOT, he’s the one that has started automating some of our repetitive processes here at PMO Flashmob and PMO Learning.

The session is for novices and technophobes. People that are passionate about PMO and pretty clueless about RPA.

This is the place to start understanding, in baby-steps, with our BOT in his toddler-phase. This is the start of PMOBot.

In this hour-long webinar, we were joined by Dr James Smith from Projecting Success.

These are the guys who run the hugely popular Project Data Analytics Meetup and the Project Hack event we’ve been banging on about for a bit.

We recently became guinea pigs to see if we could start our journey into automation and in this session, we share some of the insights, plus show you exactly what’s involved.

It’s the simplest session we’ve seen so far on how the PMO can start to understand the possibilities of RPA (well, we would say that)

Have a watch and find out more about Cyril:


There were a couple of things mentioned during the session so here are the extra resources.

We’d love to hear how you’re getting on so make sure you stay in touch and share your stories [join us in the Linkedin group]

About 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.

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