Stop, Do More Of and Start in the PMO

Last month’s PMO Flashmob was all about taking a look at our PMOs with a P3O lens. P3O, Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices, first created as a piece of guidance back in 2008 from the same stable as PRINCE2, and refreshed in 2013 is one of the more prominent literatures in this field.

Many people within the PMO world have either read it or taken the step further and taken the training course and accreditation. One of the most prominent piecesPMO-P3O-QA of feedback has long been that P3O is a good place to start if you’re setting up a PMO for the first time or indeed looking to reboot an existing one. What it has never done or claimed to do is set out how to manage a PMO or looked in any detail at the types of functions and services a PMO provides – and how to do them.

We were lucky on Thursday night to have refresh author Eileen Roden run a session for us at QA’s International House training venue (fabulous views BTW). We wanted to think about the world of PMO post P3O in so much that yes we have some good useful practice that is written and available but really we want to understand what has changed since 2008.

We decided to have an interactive session in that PMO Flashmobbers would take a moment to stop and reflect. We asked the question:

What has your PMO stopped doing?

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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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