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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Revisiting PMO Service Catalogues

We revisit the PMO Service Catalogue on the #PMOwfh session. If you’ve not already seen the previous one, we really recommend you check it out before taking a look at the latest session. In the previous session, we got into the what is a service catalogue, what you can expect to find in it etc We also introduced the new ...

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Principles for Project Success

In July 2020, the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA), a government organisation, released a white paper which focused on eight principles, “a quick guide for practitioners on things to get right for any project to succeed” The IPA is the UK government’s centre of expertise for infrastructure and major projects and is aligned with the Cabinet Office and the Treasury. ...

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Portfolio Management – A Simple Process?

Portfolio management – a simple process? Perhaps you’re shaking your head at that but what if we said that intrinsically those portfolio management processes are simple – it’s just when people get involved that it becomes complicated. In this session we were joined by Lucy Loh, a consultant focused on organisation diagnosis, design and development, business architecture, strategy development, and ...

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Supporting Complex Projects

The Infrastructure and Projects Authority’s (IPA) have an initiative called Project X. Project X is a vehicle to engage contemporary research in project and programme with the ‘real-world’ issues that are manifest across the Government’s Major Project Portfolio (GMPP). Project X is ambitious, it seeks to promote and support methodologically rigorous research that is firmly grounded in clear pathways to ...

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Speaking to Senior Executives

Week 16 of #PMOwfh – four months of PMO chat, debate, a few laughs and lots of sharing during four months of the pandemic. There’s one thing we’ve definitely learnt during this time – there’s no limit to the subjects and themes we can choose to get into, the life of a PMO is such a varied and interesting one! ...

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Project Management Recruitment Realities in a COVID-19 World

Throughout the lockdown period on our Wednesday afternoon #PMOwfh sessions we have been hearing about PMO practitioner’s situations – some furloughed; some with contracts cancelled; others working at home and some securing new roles. In the early days I think most of us would agree that there wasn’t any clear picture about what was happening or what to expect in ...

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