Holding a joint lunchtime event with the Knowledge SIG in Birmingham this week was an ideal opportunity for PMO practitioners to spend a couple of hours discussing Knowledge Management with the people who know rather a lot about it.
The following nominations have been received for the PMO SIG AGM.
Having just written up the outputs from the conference last week I am beginning to see some clear patterns of thought emerging. So let’s recap on the learning points from the day.
Last week I hosted another APM PMO World Café for the PMOSIG. I wrote about hosting a World Cafe in a previous post. Not only is it a great way to get people talking, it can also be a real eye opener of what can come out in sixty minutes. In this session (the image below captures three main points on each topic area) I enjoyed chats about, “could technology replace the people in the PMO?”
With the sounds of Frank Sinatra making his way through a Christmas compilation; the scented candles masking the smell of fresh coffee and food ready to sate the hungriest of hordes, you’d be forgiven for thinking the latest PMOSIG’s evening meeting was just a gimmick.
P3O®, the best management practice on Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices was launched over five years ago and welcomed by the PMO community as a step forward for the profession. Five years on it has been recently refreshed and launched – with a new author in charge, Eileen Roden.
Over 75 people gather for the latest APM volunteers’ forum.
John Barben presented to a packed room at the Thistle Hotel in Cheltenham and his slides can be seen here