PMO Confidence in Assurance

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According to the PMO Competency Framework, the assurance service and associated activities from the PMO is all about: Providing confidence to the executive, sponsor and stakeholders that the project, programme and/or portfolio remains under control, on track to deliver and aligned with the organisations’ strategic objectives   The PMO Competency Framework is one of the …

Ensuring Project Success: The Vital Role of Assurance for PMO Practitioners

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Timely and efficient assurance is now widely recognised as a crucial factor in project success. Conducting appropriate reviews at the right time can steer a project in the right direction or prompt intervention if deviations occur. Assurance extends beyond mere reviews, encompassing all activities within and surrounding a project to guarantee effective risk management and …

The Art of (Not) Succeeding in Virtual Training: 5 Things Not to Do

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We have been hosting training courses for over 6 years now and since COVID, virtual training courses have become the new normal, bringing the classroom to our homes, offices, and well any place with a Wi-Fi connection. We have noticed a few differences between in-person classroom courses and virtual courses and thought in this blog …

What Do PMO Practitioners Need to Know About Assurance Activities?

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At PMO Learning, we run specialist courses alongside the certification-based ones (such as the Essentials, P3O, and MoP for example). These are the courses where we go deep into the areas where PMO practitioners spend a lot of their time – and they also tend to be the most challenging areas. Assurance is one of …

Mastering PMO Excellence: Specialist Courses for Success

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Specialist PMO training courses are designed to provide individuals with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to excel in PMO roles. These courses focus on filling your skill gaps in key PMO areas and help you to develop some of the more behavioural skills needed to elevate your performance in your day-to-day role. At PMO …

Assurance for PMO Professionals – Taster Session

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Last Friday we held the Assurance for PMO Professionals Taster Session! It was great to meet with Eileen who took us through what it’s like to attend a PMO Learning course, what to expect and the technology we use. Eileen then went on to discuss the course structure and content. This specialist course runs for …

Project Assurance and a New Role for PMOs

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Provision of good assurance within and around projects is a complex business. In anything other than a small organisation, one that does projects is likely to have at least a few assurance providers and people who want assurance. Large project organisations, and individual large projects, may have project assurance landscapes containing many tens, or even …

Project Assurance in the PMO Role

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Project assurance often features in a PMO practitioner’s job profile – often it’s alongside governance, control, reviews or audits. If you’re not sure what project assurance is all about, take a quick dip into this article on Project Assurance and the PMO. There are also different tasks and activities associated with project assurance, depending on …

Join us for the Assurance and the PMO Webinar

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Last week, our brand new course, Assurance for the PMO Professional launched. On the 11th November, 4pm GMT, you’re invited to join us for a webinar with the course producer and trainer, Roy Millard, and PMO Learning director, Eileen J Roden. The webinar will elaborate on the role PMO play in Assurance and how the …

Introducing the Assurance for PMO Professionals Course

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At PMO Learning, we’re excited to introduce our brand new course – Assurance for PMO Professionals! What is the course about? Effective and timely assurance is increasingly seen as critical to the success of projects. Carrying out the right reviews at the right time can help keep a project on course – or get it …