Ten Reasons Why We Need the PMO to Facilitate

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How many meetings do you attend in a year? How about workshops? Lessons learned? Training courses? Projects are all about people collaborating to get stuff done and done well. The PMO is there to help people get stuff done and to help them do it well. One of the main reasons or objectives of the …

Getting into PMO – PPSO Training

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If you’re looking to get into PMO work there are two different areas you need to know about. The first, the fundamentals of project management. The second, how to use the fundamentals in your new job as a project support or within a PMO. To gain both of these in one, the PPSO Essentials course …

The PMO

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Last week we had a couple of sessions out and about – one being our own Breakfast Briefing and another at the BCS. The subject of course being PMO. And the title of this article pretty much sums it up – one of the simplest things about PMO is what do those letters mean? what …

The Role of an Effective PMO in Successful Project and Programme Delivery

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PMO Learning’s Eileen Roden presented a session at the British Computer Society (BCS) The Chartered Institute of IT’s offices in Covent Garden, London. The BCS PROMS-G event is the meetup for project management practitioners working in IT [ you can take a look at other events they run here] The event saw attendance fom both …

PMO Courses for Programme Office Managers

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We had an enquiry this week for courses that are good for people who are currently managing Programme level PMOs. We know Programme PMOs are the most common type of PMO (see the PMO Benchmark Report over on PMO Flashmob) so it stands to reason that you’re going to see more people managing these types …

The Edge in PMO Consulting

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Are you a contractor working in the PMO space? Or working as a PMO Consultant? Working for a small consulting? Or perhaps you’re working for one of the big “4” consultancy firms, offering services to clients around PMO? It’s no surprise that there is a demand for consultancy services for organisations looking to implement a …

Why Should You Do the P3O Foundation?

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I remember when P3O first got launched back in 2008. It was a game changer for those working in PMO. Finally there was a recognition that PMOs did exist and the people who work within them wanted to be educated just as much as Project Managers were with all their choices of training and accreditations …

Graduates in the PMO

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Throughout our careers in PMO we have always seen the PMO as a great place for new graduates within the business to get started on their careers. It makes perfect sense. The PMO is ideally positioned for graduate to get to grips with project delivery as well as understanding how the entire business works. You …

Get Better at the PMO Role You Perform

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Ever feel like you spend all your time carrying out your role in PMO and not enough time on focusing on getting better at what you do. We spend time “performing” and not enough time “learning” which ultimately affects our ability to getting better at what we do. Eduardo Briceno, a learning expert from Mindset …