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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.
Over 75 people gather for the latest APM volunteers’ forum.
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
At this evening’s meeting we decided to go with a topic which is high on the agenda for most PMOs and where there are no clear answers… yet!