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Coaching Skills

I’m looking forward to attending this new 1-day course from PMO Learning on February 11th, led by Bekka Prideaux.

Coaching has often been identified as a key skill for PMO professionals. It’s long been mentioned in job advertisements as “coaching and mentoring skills” and more recently with the PMO supporting Agile delivery approaches, the term ‘coaching’ is heard more frequently.

Check back here for a post on what I learned from the course later in February!

Celebrating Women in Project Management

I’m delighted to be participating in this month-long initiative for February 2019, organised by Elise Stevens of the Fix My Project Chaos podcast.

Click here to find out more about the initiative and the inspirational women featured.

Getting Started with Data Analytics and Visualisations

A link to the recent article published on the PMO Flashmob website (free registration required to view in full).

Towards the end of January I attended 2 great PMO-focused events in London;

The Role of an Effective PMO in Successful Project and Programme Delivery

This joint session with PMO Learning and BCS Project Management SG considered the role an effective PMO can play in driving and supporting successful delivery, along with some strategies and tactics to get the best from your PMO;

  • engaging and identifying how best they can help
  • challenges when dealing with ineffective PMOs

The slides and recording of the full session are available here.

 

Really Learning Lessons – a Mini-Masterclass

Ken Burrell from Pragmatic PMO looked at how organisations learn from the experience of running projects, and how this can go wrong. He also offered some ways to fix the failures that can creep in at the various stages of the learning process, and – by examining why this happens – suggested some solutions.

As someone who has been passionate about this topic for as long as I have known him, we can all learn some valuable lessons from Ken’s session.