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Inside PMO \\ Agile PMO

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.
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Inside PMO \\ AI PMO – Threat or Opportunity?

Technology continues to make advances that can be embraced or ignored (at least temporarily) by our PMOs. The latest bunch of technologies include Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Machine Learning (ML) and Predictive Analytics (PA). Few PMOs have embedded these technologies, with many more not fully understanding what the technologies can do, but concerned by the scare stories that the PMO roles will disappear within the next 5 years. In the latest report, we take a look at how these technologies can be used within the PMO; how to get started and how the PMO is changing.
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Inside PMO \\ KPIs, Metrics and Measures

PMO Flashmob presents the Inside PMO report bringing insights from experienced PMO Managers and looks at the question – can we measure the value of a PMO to the business? The report looks at different aspects including PMO metrics; Service Level Agreements; organisation KPIs and the links to PMO and where our PMO Managers focus when it comes to metrics.
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Inside PMO \\ PMO Leadership

At this lunch, the subject was ‘PMO Leadership’ We wanted to understand about PMO leadership experiences, leading people, the PMO and leading in the organisation. There is a real lack of insights when it comes to leadership in PMOs. What makes a good PMO leader? How do you become a great leader of the PMO? Is it different to leading any other type of business function? These were just some of the questions we wanted to find answers to for this Inside PMO Report. We also wanted to understand if leadership skills and the different qualities and behaviours are just limited to PMO Managers and Directors - those that traditionally lead a PMO. What about the people who work in the PMO? What about the PMO itself? In the latest report, we take a look at leadership from different PMO angles and bring some new insights for the PMO community.
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Inside PMO \\ Resource Management

‘Beyond Timesheets: The Challenges and Realities of Resource Management' The PMO Manager’s Lunch was held to explore three distinct areas that currently present a challenge: 1.Capacity Planning – cross organisation and cross divisional/department in terms of ‘do we have enough people to do the work’ 2. Allocation – down to a project level where we start to have named resources and all the fun and games of potential timesheeting issues that we do or don’t have. 3. Skills and capabilities of the delivery teams and what the PMO can do in this area for example with competency models.
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Inside PMO Report \\ Portfolio Management

The Challenges and Reality of Portfolio Management. The Inside PMO Report: As organisations look to improve on the returns from strategy development and increase maturity in programme and project management delivery capability, portfolio management has increasingly taken centre stage as a business function to support that. Portfolio management is seen as the ‘glue’ or ‘bridge’ between strategy and strategy execution (delivered by programmes and projects). The PMO or Portfolio Office is the place where portfolio management practices become a reality for an organisation.
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Launch of the New ‘Inside PMO’ \\ Beyond Timesheets

This morning we're launching the latest Inside PMO report at Project Challenge. The report, 'Beyond Timesheets: The Challenges and Realities of Resource Management' will be available to pick up at the show which takes place 22nd to the 23rd March at London's Olympia. The report is available to download on the Inside PMO section of the website. What the report is about? The Inside PMO reports are intended to be a series of reports which PMO Flashmob release which focus on topic areas which are deemed to be current challenges in the world of PMO - but more importantly they are reports which are experience based. Each report is created following a PMO Managers' Lunch, an event which brings together 12-14 current PMO Managers to talk about a certain topic over the course of a three-hour lunch. This report has been created following a Lunch in July last year at the Gherkin in Central London.
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New Inside PMO Report: The Agile PMO

Here we are at Project Challenge this week launching the new Inside PMO Report about the Agile PMO To download your own copy and have a read, download the report here You'll need to give us a few details to download it - we just want to know how many people are interested in the subject so hopefully you won't mind!
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The Agile PMO

A few weeks ago we were at Project Challenge and we did a presentation to go alongside the new Inside PMO Report which we launched at the show too. For those of you not familar with the Inside PMO Reports we do one a year on a topic area we know you're talking about or getting to grips with. We invite PMO Managers, who are doing a good job working on these topic areas, treat them to lunch then interrogate them. Well not quite, but we do ask loads of questions to find out how they dealt with certain things or the approach they might have taken. We record that and after a few months of weeping whilst pulling it together in readable form, we create the report and share it with you.
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