The Live PMO Debate Society

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The next PMO Flashmob takes place on Thursday 31st July at Citibank at Canada Square in Canary Wharf. Doors open at 6pm with the Live PMO Debating Society starting at 6.15pm.

The Live PMO Debating Society opens with:


The first decade of the 2000s saw the PMO as a concept become a prominent feature in organisations where projects were used to deliver change. With both permanent and temporary PMOs; from project support offices, where staff supported project managers and project teams to the introduction of portfolios, PMO became the must-have to ensure successful delivery.

Today, PMOs regularly come into conflict with areas of the business; ‘PMO police’, ‘checklist charlies’, ‘underpaid and underskilled’, ‘unneccessary overhead’ are just some of names levelled at the PMO.

Some go further and disband the PMO function completely arguing that it adds no real value.

Has the PMO had its day? Is it time to radically overhaul what the PMO is and what it does? Is there even a need for a PMO anymore?

You decide


How to take part
Simply turn up on the night and offer your comments and questions from the audience. If you would like to sign up to be a panelist in the debate, drop us an email at


Following the Live PMO Debating Society we will be heading over to the  The Slug And Lettuce at 30 S Colonnade, where we will carry on the debate.



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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