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We headed over to Bristol last month, lovely weather to be tucked up inside learning about Agile Project Governance but definitely worth it.
There were so many little gems I took away and I know that other PMO Flashmobbers there on the night had a lot of their questions answered.
Essentially we were all there to find out what exactly changes when projects are being delivered in an Agile way - when compared to traditional projects. And if something changes what does the PMO have to know about - and what do they have to do about it?
Change is an all-encompassing word used to describe the impact to processes, people and target operating models.
This can make it confusing to those who support its implementation. We know that whatever the drive for change, whether a shift in strategic direction, customer demands, the disruption of digital or AI, organisations are increasingly coming to terms with how critical strong change management practices are to the success of their transformation.
This makes change everyone’s business.
We believe the PMO is not only perfectly placed to support change but can help lead the way. Because, when the PMO understands the science behind change management and can recognise when it’s needed, it can ‘plug in’ sound change strategies, practices and thinking at the heart of every project and outcome delivered.
The PMO can broker the connection between change management and project delivery assuring effective practices are in place.
This session will help PMO leaders learn how to develop their own and their teams’ competencies and ability to support change.
Many PMOs now need to support Agile projects as well as traditional waterfall projects, moving to be a hybrid or bimodal PMO.
PMO Flashmob launch the latest Inside PMO report bringing insights from PMO Managers working in hybrid PMOs today.
The report looks at the functions and services required and answers the questions – what stays the same, what needs to change, and what is new.
The question for the PMO community is, “do you understand what additional skills and competencies you need working in a hybrid PMO?”
Many of the skills you have are still required, but some will need further honing or developed from scratch. The report looks at how the services of the PMO change when supporting Agile projects and what associated skills you will need to have to do that successfully.