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Challenges and Trends in a PMO Career

During our time at Project Challenge, we presented to a PMO audience on the topic of "Challenges and Trends in a PMO Career". I presented three challenges related to finding new opportunities and Eileen Roden presented three challenges whilst in post as a PMO professional. For the second part we did the same but this time focused on the trends we're seeing. The presentation was well received - pitched at the right level for the audience - so it makes sense that we would want to share the presentation with you too. Here's the presentation, available through Prezi. Below you can access the two video presentations.
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Easing into Data Analytics \ PMO Trends for 2019

In this article, Nicole Reilly, who, to be fair is our go-to gal for anything to do with data, dashboards and tool stuff, picks up on the current trend on data analytics. If you're one of those PMO practitioners who are trying to get your head around all of this at the moment, this is the article to get you started. Here's Nicole: Trends published for 2019 confirm that better data analytics and reporting is a hot topic; PMO Flashmob posted their trends and in this article from Daniel Newman on Top 10 Digital Transformation Trends For 2019 it's number five on the list. I’ve posted before about my belief that PMOs haven’t quite got to grips with maximising the value of data and providing business insight. So over the Christmas break I’ve spent some time thinking about some top tips I can offer, given my background in business analysis and continued interest in the topic. Back in late 2017 the Project Data Analytics community launched with the intention of exploring and sharing how to leverage big data, machine learning and AI within a project, programme and portfolio environment - with one of the key questions being how can we move from lagging to leading indicators that ultimately improve project delivery outcomes? Throughout 2018 audiences at the monthly events in London have regularly been in excess of 100 attendees, clearly demonstrating the level of interest around the topic from both data scientists and project professionals. Why do so many people show up to the monthly community meet-ups, when there are a wealth of books or free resources available on the web?  I believe the answer is fairly simple – we want to connect, and to hear the stories; we want to know who, what, how, where and when the challenges faced were overcome; and we want to meet others who are on the same journey and are willing to share their experiences with us.
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King of the PMO Polls

In this article, we share the live results from the King of PMO Polls and the opportunity for you to get involved too. We've got some great questions such as: what tool do you use when creating dashboard reporting? what qualifications do you use in your day job? what keeps you awake at 3am? how do you deal with project managers who don't play ball?
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PMO Music to Our Ears

Every so often it's good to take a sideways view at PMO - think differently, a bit of lateral thinking, that kind of thing. During the pandemic on the weekly #PMOwfh sessions, we liked to throw in a few different things and in this article, it was all about what we can learn from music. So sit back whilst we bring wedding singers, jazz bands, Roger Daltrey and Elvis to the PMO context and hopefully give you a little food for thought - or music to your ears.
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PMO Trends 2015-2016 – The Webinar

We held the first PMO Flashmob Webinar today. The presentation was packed with lots of different angles, topic areas, nooks and crannies of PMO. We thought it would make a good webinar because there is a lot there to keep you engaged for an hour. So here it is:
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PMO Trends for 2022 with the Lodgers

Each year we published the trends we think will have an impact on PMOs for the coming year, these are the trends for 2022. In this session, we asked our lodgers to share their own insights based on the trends this year. In the recording, you'll hear about some of their choices - including the centre of excellence; new working practices, citizen developer, the hybrid challenge and resilience. Hopefully, it will give you some different insights into each of those areas - plus watch out for the gorilla!
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The PMO Principles

Last week was Project Challenge. We love doing this show for a number of reasons - mainly it's about meeting PMO practitioners and finding out what they're up to and telling them about what we're doing at PMO Flashmob. At this Autumn's show we were able to share details about a new booklet that Eileen Roden has been working on as part of a new sister company to PMO Flashmob. It's called PMO Learning and it will be offering PMO courses and training. More about that later. The new booklet has been created in conjunction with the Association for International PMOs (AIPMO) and leading experts in the field. The session we ran at Project Challenge was all about the PMO Principles. Here's the overview:
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The Writings on the PMO Wall

Last week we had two days at Project Challenge, it was a first for us and we were delighted to have so many PMO people come and visit us. During the show we decided to give people a feel for what PMO Flashmob is like so we decided to have the PMO wall. Essentially we had three topic areas going. One about PMO training, another on current challenges and the third one on trends. Visitors put up their thoughts, other people added new ones or just added comments to what was already there.There are some interesting insights and it certainly made our two days much more fun than a normal, dry exhibition! Here Eileen, Ken and I give you the overview on what came out over the two days:
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