Really Learning Lessons – PMO Mini-Masterclass – 24th January – London

We’re kicking off the New Year with the first PMO Mini-Masterclass session in London on Thursday 24th January.

We’re learning lessons and you’re invited.

Most project management approaches incorporate a set of activities often referred to as lessons learned, in which project management professionals try to use the experience gained from running a project to improve the way that they run future projects.

A lot of the time, organisations do little or nothing more than document their experience and perhaps file it away, so this is less like lessons learned and more lessons identified, or even worse, lessons ignored.

Indeed, some people in the project management community think that the practice of lessons learned is so broken that it is not worth doing in its currently accepted form.

However, Ken Burrell thinks there is still value to be had.

This Mini-Masterclass looks at how organisations learn from the experience of running projects, and how this can go wrong. It offers some ways to fix the failures that can creep in at the various stages of the learning process, and offers some solutions by examining why this happens. This session can offer to both project managers and PMO practitioners some practical suggestions as to how to make things better.

The session also looks at the results gathered from a survey into the transferability of lessons between different types of projects and makes some suggestions for bolder approaches that can deal with several challenges at once.

Where and When

The session takes place Thursday 24th January from 6pm until 8pm-ish. We then decamp to the pub to carry on the conversation.

It takes place at:

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Bruce Kenrick House, 2 Killick Street, London N1 9FL

How to get here

The building is on the corner of Killick and Collier Streets, King’s Cross.

The Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria, Hammersmith and City, Circle and Metropolitan lines all stop at King’s Cross.

Make Your Booking

It costs £30+VAT to come along

Proceed to Booking

Find out more about Ken Burrell

Ken Burrell is a contract Project, Programme and Portfolio Office (PMO) Professional, who helps organisations to improve the way they change through engagements of his company Pragmatic PMO sometimes by supporting the controlled delivery of change programmes, and sometimes by ensuring CxOs get the information they need to make strategic decisions about those change programmes.

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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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