Last night it was hot and sticky when the pmoflashmob came together for another evening of PMO chat, meeting and mingling. It was great to see some of the first flashmobbers return (thanks Peter and Ed for spreading the word!) and some new faces. They’ve all got one thing in common – a passion for a PMO and a curiosity for how others are doing working in PMOs.
This time the group was larger so it felt more like a little party – the interesting thing was being able to introduce people to others based on common interests or current peeves 🙂 There were discussions about outsourced PMOs and the challenges faced; how to really lead a PMO and the kinds of behavioural skills and approaches needed. We talked about the need for better options on training in PMOs and how we could do this is PMOs are supposed to vary so much from organisation to organisation.
We also chatted about the new booklet – The Agile PMO. There’s an overview here if you’re not familiar with it or the booklet can be obtained through Amazon. It was an interesting debate with initial reactions giving it a thumbs down. We’ll post more on this later, but make your own minds up in the meantime.
If you want to carry on the debate, come along to the next flashmob in July. More details to follow!