The Lean-Agile PMO – Edinburgh \\ 7th February

The next PMO Flashmob in Edinburgh takes place at Sainsbury’s Bank again (thank you for the continued support!) on Wednesday 7th February.

We’re bringing the popular session held in Leeds late last year for all those interested in the whole Agile and PMO thing.

The Lean-Agile PMO

Evaluating project status – a new skill for the Lean-Agile PMO?

The evening session starts with  a Pub-Quiz exercise and develop the concepts a PMO should adopt to evaluate the status of Agile initiatives.

This session will introduce the Lean-Agile PMO concept and how its role may differ from a tradition PMO.

The Lean-Agile PMO has been conceived so that it can simultaneously support activities delivered using both agile and traditional methodologies.  However, in doing so, it has been found necessary to amend the traditional PMO focus.With lean focussing on customer satisfaction, reduction of waste and continuous improvement and Agile providing just enough services just in time, using a collaborative culture in order to ensure that activities can be delivered securely and demonstrably as fast as possible – what does the Lean-Agile PMO do?

We will also cover the role of the PMO in accelerating project delivery.  We’ll look at risks, benefits and initiative performance. We will also consider the implications for a PMO evaluating agile status.  Finally we’ll look at Agile risk management and how it may relate to traditional projects; the importance of benefits in agile and the implications for waterfall activities and find the answers to the question –  are they any different?

The session is run by Jon Ward from Beneficial Consulting

The session will be held on Wednesday 7th February – starting from 6pm and lasting until 8.30pm.

Sainsbury’s Bank Address Details: 3 Lochside Avenue, Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh, EH12 9DJ 

Directions info: Getting to SB Lochside office

Timing: Door open at 6.15pm with the session starting at 6.45pm – concluding at 8.30pm. We want to give people the opportunity who may be working a little further away to attend too.

Seats are limited so make sure you book early!

Costs £10

 

About Jon

Programme Director for a number of International Strategic Change and Regulatory Programmes. Including Agile organisational change $100 million, Agile IT Transformation, New Product Development $28 million, Project Audit and recovery activities. Certified Scrum Master with experience of TDD, BDD, CI, and Agile Transformation with SAFe and Disciplined Agile. Certified PMO Value Ring consultant.

As head of change delivered a portfolio of $68million established portfolio and governance processes reducing costs by 10% in six months. Established an Agile PMO, set up and ran a PMO as part of a £10million ring-fence activity, delivered a number of regulatory programmes.

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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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