Taking the Top Position in PMO

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Whose job is it anyway? When I got my first role in a PMO, I realised I’d found part of the organisation that I was happy to spend the rest of my career in.  Back in those days, I had done the reverse step of most people in the PMO – I had been a …

PMO Learner Map

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Continuing Professional Development for PMO Practitioners

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When someone says ‘Continuing Professional Development’ to you, what’s your first reaction? Are you thinking of training courses? Collecting points to maintain a professional membership? How about ‘lifelong learning’? In our latest webinar, we asked registrants what it meant to them and what was the last thing they did that was about Continuing Professional Development …

Five Skills Areas of a PMO Manager

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Before we can hope to highlight the five top skill areas for a PMO Manager we have to define what kind of PMO it is. We have to take into account that there are many different variations of PMOs in existence. At the top-level, we can call the PMO – a Project Office, a Programme …

Setting Up a PMO – P3O or not?

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The Portfolio, Programme and Project Office (P3O) has long been the go-to certification training for PMO practitioners. It came into the marketplace back in 2008 and back then it was a much-welcomed addition to the training options available for PMO practitioners. The guidance, from the same stable as PRINCE2, MSP etc. It also follows a …

Top Five Skill Areas for a Project Co-ordinator

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The Project Co-ordinator role within project management is an interesting one because it can mean two slightly different roles. The first type of Project Co-ordinator role is one where they are supporting a project and a project manager, much like a project support officer. The other type of Project Co-ordinator is something much more like …

The PMO Supporting Agile Projects and Agile Business

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One thing we’ve learnt since 2016 is that the PMO definitely have a part to play in the organisation’s move to incorporate Agile as a sustainable way to deliver projects. Back in 2016, the year we started learning more at PMO Flashmob, the questions being raised by PMO practitioners were along these lines: Where could …

Continuing Professional Development in the PMO

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What does Continuing Professional Development (CPD) mean? Here’s the official line from the CPD Standards Office: Continuing professional development (CPD) is the intentional maintenance and development of the knowledge and skills needed to perform in a professional context. This could mean honing current skills, it could mean developing them to a new level, or it …