Project Data and Stories for the PMO

At the end of June, in the hottest day of the year, a few PMO Flashmobbers attended a weekend event that PMO Flashmob and PMO Learning were sponsoring.

The Project: Hack organised by the Project Data Analytics Meetup team is a two day event aimed at getting the project community closer to the data science community so skills can be combined and magic can start to happen. The next one is in October (12th and 13th) if you’re interested, take a look here.

We’ll be letting you know what magic we created soon but in the meantime we wanted to share some insights from a Masterclass that took place on the day. These were one hour sessions from the people that really know their stuff. In this one, Rishi Sapra talks about storytelling with data and he shares some real practical advice and resources.

Here’s what we learnt:

Why Stories?

The reason why storytelling is synonymous with data is the need for people to understand what the data is telling them and  take action based on the insights the data is revealing.

There’s a whole raft of reasons why its needed and if you’re interested in stuff like neuroscience and psychological reasons here’s one article to read to get you started.

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About Lindsay Scott

Lindsay is the founder of PMO Flashmob and a Director a PMO Learning - the sister company to PMO Flashmob. She's also the creator of London's first dedicated PMO Conference; Director of Arras People and PMO enthusiast

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