To create a home for PMO professionals where they can develop themselves, support the development of others and contribute to the development of the PMO profession.
To have an established PMO profession globally and all that it entails
How Do We Do This?
- Developing standards
- Generating resources
- Conducting studies and research
- Providing a platform to talk and exchange
- Arranging networking opportunities
- Creating training opportunities via Accredited Training Organisations (ATOs)
- Publishing content and works
- Building a membership community
What is a Profession?
“A profession is a disciplined group of individuals who adhere to ethical standards. This group positions itself as possessing special knowledge and skills in a widely recognised body of learning derived from research, education and training at a high level, and is recognised by the public as such. A profession is also prepared to apply this knowledge and exercise these skills in the interest of others.”
Keep reading to see what we think it means to be part of a profession.
A Body of Knowledge
Professional bodies and associations have long been the custodian of bodies of knowledge in relation to a specific profession. A body of knowledge brings the opportunity to learn, understand and practice the standards advocated by a professional body or association.
The House of PMO’s vision is to become the professional body for all PMO professionals globally.
Becoming a member of a professional body not only demonstrates your own commitment to your profession; it’s also seen as a requirement by organisations looking to attract the right talent to their organisation.
Keeping Up-To-Date with Knowledge and Skills
As with any project professional working in change organisations we can expect that our PMO knowledge, skills and experience will also continue to change. New and evolving practices, processes, tools, methods and ways of working are always part of our work to support projects, programmes and portfolios successfully.
At the House of PMO we’re constantly providing opportunities for PMO professionals to learn about the latest. Through the annual conference and monthly meetups with PMO Flashmob; new research and reports; hosting the conversation and curating what’s important in new PMO knowledge and skills.
Continuing Professional Development
Within the PMO profession there are a myriad of options which focus on formal technical learning – such as planning, scheduling, cost, risk and so on. Coupled with the different tool and technique options available and the people, leadership & management aspects.
The House of PMO brings both formal training options and opportunities to meet other PMO professionals through the annual conference, regular webinars and meetups through PMO Flashmob. We’re also focused on publishing new works and carrying out studies and research.
Having Relevant Skills for your Role
The relevant skills to carry out your role covers career paths; role profiles; competency assessments; skills gaps analysis – as well as the whole list of skill areas within PMO plus the knowledge required to carry out the work using the expected behaviours.
The House of PMO have created a PMO Competency Framework which plugs the gap for PMO professionals. It focuses on the role profiles commonly found across industries; competences found in all types of PMO and levels of proficiency from foundation through to expert. Alongside this are self-assessments which are available for PMO professionals to take and maintain throughout their careers.
Behaviours are what we see someone doing – how they choose to act or conduct themselves. We expect to see certain types of behaviours that conform to the level of professionalism expected.
It is often our behaviours that make a difference when it comes to being singled out for promotion – or gaining the unwanted spotlight when mistakes are made. It is the work-based behaviours that help us navigate uncomfortable conversations with customers or be a well-connected individual in a highly political workplace.
The new PMO Competency Framework from the House of PMO highlights the work-based behaviours for PMO professionals.
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Check out our news where we explain more about what it means to be a professional and how House of PMO is going to acheive its vision to have an established PMO profession across the world and all that it entails.
The House of PMO is co-founded by Lindsay Scott and Eileen Roden.
It’s the natural next step after launching PMO Flashmob back in 2013 and the PMO Conference a few years later in 2015.
When the opportunity came to acquire the BCS PPSO Certifications – alongside the launch of the new PMO Competency Framework, we realised that now was the perfect opportunity to take the work we’ve done a step further.
With the backing of the PMO community, we’re confident that we can realise the vision of seeing the PMO becoming a recognised profession.