Strategic Scheduling: Unlocking the Ideal Timing for Team Training Courses

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At PMO Learning, we offer in-house training for bothĀ specialist PMO courses, andĀ PMO certification courses. How does it work? If you have six or more members of staff wanting to take the same PMO course, it is much more cost and time-effective to host the training course yourself. You set the location either virtual or in …

Edinburgh PMO Conference 2023

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Last week we had the pleasure of exhibiting at the PMO Conference in Edinburgh. We have been attending and exhibiting the PMO conference in both London and Edinburgh for a number of years now. It’s great to see the conference growing with more delegates and exhibitors than ever before. We had some great conversations around …

10 Scary Things That Can Happen in PMO

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A PMO plays a pivotal role in ensuring that an organisationā€™s objectives are met efficiently and effectively in projects. A PMO provides a variety of crucial and important elements including standardisation and consistency across project management practices, to ensure that all projects across an organisation have a higher chance of success. A PMO also aids …

Lunch and Learn – PMO Roadmap

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On the 6th of October, we met with Eileen for another Lunch and Learn to discuss the topic of the PMO Roadmap. These webinar-style sessions are designed to help PMO practitioners improve their understanding of the PMO environment. If you want to view our previous Lunch and Learn webinars, click here. The purpose of this …

The Power of Value Streams in PMO

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Last week our training specialist Charles Shore sat down with our trainer Jon Ward to discuss the new course Value Streams and the PMO! Jon Ward has over 30 years of experience working internationally as an enterprise coach and is also the trainer that delivers our Lean-Agile PMO course. For anyone who has previously taken …

5 Things That Every PMO Professional Can Do This Autumn

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It’s coming to the end of August which means itā€™s nearly time for kids to go back to school, Autumn is approaching so the leaves are changing, and the air becomes crisper. Itā€™s also a busy work period working towards the end of the year, and as the pace of work intensifies, itā€™s important to …

3 Problems You May Not Know You Have in Your PMO!

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Identifying problems within your team or business isnā€™t always easy and the problem may not be obvious from the start. It isnā€™t uncommon in businesses that problems go unnoticed until itā€™s been around for a while or starts to cause severe damage. At that point, you and your colleagues may find yourselves scrambling to find …

Why Value Streams are Important to the PMO

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What are Value Streams? Value streams refer to the series of steps or activities required to transform inputs into a product or service that provides value to customers. This concept is commonly used in Lean thinking and Agile methodologies to optimise processes and improve efficiency in organisations. The primary goal of identifying and analysing value …

The Power of Learning to Learn

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What is learning to learn? We discuss the term ā€˜learnā€™ as a skill in the Essentials courses, but what does this mean? The definition of ‘learn’ taken from the PMO Competency Framework is ā€˜the ability to gain knowledge by study, instruction, or experienceā€™. The world is constantly changing at a fast pace, so itā€™s important …

PMO Learning Launch of Certified P3 Governance Training

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We are excited to announce on the 23rd of May we are launching the certified Project, Programme and Portfolio Governance Professional course. We will be hosting an online webinar with Eileen who will take us through the all the details about what this course is about and why you should join us on our first …

International PMO Day!

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Happy International PMO Day! It has been a great day here at PMO Learning so far and we have enjoyed seeing everyone’s stories, videos, and webinars on LinkedIn and had a small party this afternoon with a variety of cakes! As a company, we are so passionate about PMO and we are thrilled there is …

PMO Deep-Dive Essentials for PMO Administrators

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We are back with another PMO course deep-dive and this week we are focusing on the Essentials for PMO Administrators. This blog will cover one topic and slide used in the course to give you a further understanding of the type of content covered in the training. If you missed our previous deep-dive blogs, make …

PMO Course Deep-Dive – MoPĀ® Foundation

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PMO practitioners have chosen MoPĀ® because theyā€™re working at a portfolio level ā€“ within a Portfolio Management Office or an Enterprise PMO (ePMO). In this type of role, it is important to understand how portfolio management determines which projects and programmes an organisation decides to do and when. Thereā€™s long been a saying that portfolio …

International PMO Day

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If you havenā€™t already heard International PMO Day will be celebrated on the 9th of May. International PMO Day is all about recognising, highlighting, promoting, appreciating, and celebrating PMOs in organisations today. PMO can mean different things to different people and organisations so we want to share what PMO Learning means when we say PMO. …