Summer in the City

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.

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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.

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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!

About Lindsay Scott

Lindsay is the founder of PMO Flashmob. She’s also the creator of London’s first dedicated PMO Conference; Director of Arras People and PMO enthusiast

One comment

  1. Hi all, I just wanted to leave a comment after attending this second PMO Flash Mob event last Thursday and what a great time I had. It was good to meet other professionals from different PMO disciplines and felt very welcome into the group. It was interesting to discuss ideas and opinions in a relaxed social manner over a cold beverage, and luckily outside given the Summer we are having. I was specifically involved in conversations regarding the Agile PMO (and I now want to read the book!), qualifications and their imporance (or not so as the case may be), women in the PMO workplace, age and perception (a topic close to my heart), amongst others. And it was interesting for me to be a part of these informal discussions as my role in the PMO as an Analyst gives me a different view and approach to traditional ‘PMO’ day to day activities. Thank you to Lindsay for inviting me to attend, and Lauryn for bringing my attention to this event. See you all next time! Nicola.

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