PMO Careers

Spotlight on the PMO Analyst Role

In this session we go deep into the PMO Analyst role and roles and responsibilities - what makes a good PMO Analyst through competences, knowledge, skills, behaviours and character. We also looked at the daily, weekly and monthly work done and what it takes to balance tasks and activities. We also looked at career paths - the beauty of working in the PMO space is that its not always a linear path, which makes for lots of fun and interest along the way.
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The Secret to Building a World-Class PMO Isn’t What You Think

In this opening keynote for Edinburgh in November 2023, PMO author Bill Dow joined us from Seattle, USA. Bill focused on the key ingredient of world-class PMOs, it's all about the people who work within them. How can we enhance our PMO culture and practices to empower our team members, fostering their growth and development towards achieving world-class PMO status?
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From Programme Management to PMO Management

This article explores the transition of professionals from delivery roles (Project Managers and Programme Managers) to PMO management positions. We delve into the career paths of five PMO Managers who previously worked as Programme Managers.
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PMO Career Paths

If you're working in a place like that - great! You're probably learning a lot and enjoy seeing the success the PMO has. On the other hand, sometimes working in a less mature project management organisation that has a myriad of challenges is the kind of opportunity that some PMO practitioners love. The career path in PMO is not as simple as moving up the ladder from administrator to analyst, manager and director. We have many different types of PMO contexts we could be working in; different sizes and types of projects, programmes and portfolios we could be supporting; different industries and specialisms within PMO and project management. In other words, we have a lot of options and opportunities. In this session, we took a look at career paths - career plans and career strategies. Hopefully it gives you food for thought.
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