PMO Flashmob Articles

PMO Flashmob Articles is the area where we share some of the outcomes to the PMO Flashmob meetups.

It’s intended for both PMO Flashmob attendees and people interested in PMOs who have yet to join us.

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Everything You Need to Know – PMO Competency Framework

After three years, the PMO Competency Framework has been launched by PMO Flashmob and the House of PMO. The PMO Competency Framework really is a PMO community project – created by PMO practitioners for PMO practitioners. For many years, PMO practitioners have been the poorer relatives to others in the PPM community who have had for many years now, a ...

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The Art of the Possible – Making the Difference When it Matters the Most: Virgin Atlantic ePMO

I think we can all appreciate just how the aviation and travel industry was impacted in 2020 and still is today (at the time of writing in February 2021) Good news stories were hard to come by and we weren’t expecting to hear one which specifically put the PMO at the centre. We had the opportunity to hear that story ...

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PMO Flashmob Becomes Part of House of PMO

How many PMO professionals are there in the world? PMI reckons there are 16.5 million project managers in the world – not counting programme managers or portfolio managers. If we were so bold to say there is one PMO professional for every Project Manager (they should be so lucky!) that gives us some idea. Even if we’re being very conservative, ...

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Working Through PMO Behaviours

To be competent in our PMO roles we need knowledge, experience and skills. The fourth component – often overlooked – is behaviour. Behaviour is “observable activity of how one acts or conducts oneself, especially towards others.” In other words, we can see different types of behaviour in others and they can see it in us. An example in PMO might ...

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What We Learnt About Ourselves in 2020 – A Lessons Learnt Technique

In this article we’re not delving too far into what PMO professionals have learnt about themselves in 2020 – it’s more about a session we ran just before Christmas at our virtual party in Qube. We had chance to do a short retrospective – hopefully that’s something you’ll also be doing too to uncover the many lessons we’ve learnt over ...

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PMO Competency Framework Review – Managers and Directors

After three years in the making, the PMO Competency Framework will be launched in early 2021. Driven by the countless conversations about the lack of a competency framework and assessment available to the people who work in PMOs, PMO Flashmob took action. Kicking off in 2017 we crowdsourced knowledge and experience from the PMO Flashmob community. Over 68 of you ...

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