So what makes The PMO Professionals the perfect partner to run your retrospective?
We know our stuff
Learning all the lessons that are there to be learned from the experience of running projects is something of a passion for us.
We’ve written a book about it
We’ve written quite a bit about learning lessons...
To get the best out of people, a group lesson session needs to foster the right atmosphere, ask the right questions, and encourage the right
You’re bought into the idea of having your project or programme retrospective run independently. So what should you look for in a partner to run
This post uses the lessons learned process framework in my book to describe what I learned from producing my #OpenToWork video series.
We've given quite a few presentations...
…to gatherings of fellow PMO professionals…
We ‘get it’
We understand the things that can go wrong in lessons learned processes, and we have developed approaches to get around them. They’re in the book, and we use them as part of our process.
We have our own ways of encouraging contribution, and ensuring that the elephant in the room doesn’t get ignored. We’re happy to speak up when the emperor is not wearing any clothes.
We tailor each retrospective to get the best results from a particular project in a particular organisation, and we’re more than happy to modify our approach on the fly if we think that something different will work better.
We’ve been around the block a few times
We have run retrospectives for client organisations from financial services to fashion, and from consultancy to construction.
We have reaped reflections from projects and programmes, from groups both large and small.
We use techniques to make sure that we don’t just capture workshop whining – we dig deeper and turn them into actionable insights.
We have walked the talk and exploited our experience to tune our techniques so that people feel able to contribute constructively, and value the experience of doing so.
We know how to make the journey from interesting observation to actionable insight.
Location doesn’t matter
If you want to do things in person then we can come to you and do a workshop in your workplace.
If your team is geographically dispersed then we can run a remote retrospective using techniques we have developed – here’s an insight into our typical remote set-up:
Either way, we have the capability to implement a collaborative consultation with your project or programme delivery team.
What people say
Don’t just take our word for it – here are some thoughts from people who have contributed:
And here’s some feedback from a recent remote retrospective (each sticky represents an attendee vote with an assessment of whether the session was a worthwhile investment of their time):