The Very Definition of PMO

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The Setting Up a PMO two-day course we piloted a few weeks back (you can check that out here) was a real eye-opener in lots of ways. Although I’ve been in and around PMOs for many years now, it’s almost like we forget the most simple of things, the fundamentals, if you like, when it …

A PMO Career Planning Tool

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Your career is something that relies very much on the organisation you work for – or indeed the way you choose to work i.e. freelance, permanent, part-time. If you work for an organisation in a permanent role, chances are you may even have a development plan – formed on the back of an annual performance …

Justify Your PMO Training to Your Manager

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You want to get some formal training under your belt. You’re feeling a little apprehensive about making an approach to your manager and asking for it. What do you do? Well, hopefully, you’ll have a look at the training justifications we have here at PMO Learning. We’ve just released the latest one which is for …

Portfolio Management and the PMO

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At our latest Breakfast Briefing in Canary Wharf, Eileen Roden, Consulting Director of PMO Learning, spoke about The Evolving Role of the PMO and dove deep into Support vs Service PMOs – take a look at the video. From the humble beginnings of minute taking and report chasing, PMOs have developed to begin offer newer …

What is the Burning Need for a PMO?

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That’s the question that anyone who is just about to embark on setting up a PMO should be able to answer. It’s having a clear answer – or even several different answers from different people – that drives what kind of PMO is going to get set up. One problem we see, over and over, …

Getting Ahead in Your PMO Career

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At Project Challenge last month we did a session on Getting Ahead in Your PMO Career. There’s so many different avenues to explore when it comes to thinking about your career in PMO. In this session we wanted to pick a few different areas to get people thinking. Here’s what we covered off in about …

Support Based PMO Vs Service Based PMO

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There’s a great analogy about PMOs that we can use to highlight the changes we’ve been seeing in how PMOs have been evolving. PMOs are moving from providing generic support to projects and programmes – what kind of support? Well, anything we want to!  To start to think about having a defined list of services. …

Data Analytics at Project:Hack

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PMO Learning is sponsoring the next Project:Hack event which is taking place on the 12th & 13th October (the weekend!) at the Microsoft Reactor in London. Project:Hack was created by Projecting Success to bring together project professionals and data scientists. They work with a number of companies to collect project data and develop challenges to …

Setting Up a PMO

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In 2019 PMO Learning launched our brand new pilot course – Setting Up a Project Management Office. The course fills a gap in the PMO training market. The P3O course provides a high level on setting up a PMO but doesn’t go into details on what to do and how to do it. The PPSO …