Ep 47 Michael Donnelly with Silicon Valley Bank and Lindsay Scott with PMO Flashmob
For more than 35 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world.
With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators.
Michael Donnelly has been leading enterprise initiatives and organizations for over twenty years. He has grown from an “accidental” project manager to managing programs, portfolios, and PMOs.
Michael has helped transform teams from “good to great” through coaching PMI, Lean, and Agile best practices at Intel Corporation, Mutual of Omaha, and now Silicon Valley Bank, where he leads the Business Risk Office.
Connect with Michael on LinkedIn.
PMO Flashmob is a learning and networking community group in the UK which for the last 7 years has been bringing PMO practitioners together to chat, debate, grow friendships and generally get around the bars of Londontown.
It’s all about tackling the challenges together – exchanging ideas and gripes. It’s also spawned two further companies too – The PMO Conference, an annual event in London each June – and PMO Learning, a formal training company.
Lindsay Scott is passionate about PMO. Having worked as a PMO Manager back in the late nineties, she went onto the form, Arras People, a project management recruitment specialist which also focused on PMO recruitment.She’s always loved getting people together in this field and formed part of the PMOSIG at the Association for Project Management (APM) in the UK. Finding the confines of an association a little too claustrophobic, PMO Flashmob was created to break out and change the rules.
For the past seven years, she’s created the PMO Conference, which welcomes 500 PMO practitioners from around the globe to London each summer – carry on PMO Flashmobbing and co-founded PMO Learning – which focuses on formal PMO training and certifications for PMO practitioners.
She’s also PMI’s regular career columnist in the membership magazine – PM Network – and co-editor of the Handbook of People in Project Management.
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Joe Pusz started THE PMO SQUAD to bring real world PMO Leadership experience to the consulting space and to advocate for Project Management through his blog PMOJOE.com. The old saying is “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Following this mindset Joe left Corporate America in 2013 to start THE PMO SQUAD and work with fellow Natural Born Project Managers to advance Project Management Best Practices.
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