It's a session that has been repeatedly asked for - how to become a PMO contractor?
In this session, we have invited Pragmatic PMO - Ken Burrell - who has been a PMO contractor for over ten years - to share his insights on how he became a contractor and more crucially, how he's managed to make a long-term career working on a freelance basis.
There are lots of avenues that could be explored like how do you know when is the right time to go contracting? Which option should I choose - contracting, fixed-term, consulting? What do you need to know about the financial implications? How to get started in a new contract position and what to watch out for?
Last week was Project Challenge and in this session - recorded at the show - we looked at the PMO role.
Here's the overview:
What do you need to think about to get a great PMO role? In this session, Lindsay takes a look at the CV, the social media present, reading adverts, training & development, knowing what you’re selling and understanding how employers hire PMO people. It’s a whistle-stop tour with lots of practical insights, tips and things you can put into practice straight away.
It really does have a lot of different aspects discussed - the CV, job advertisements; training and development and careers in organisations.
Mention to Senior Management that you would like a meeting to update them on your PMO and most would sooner chew their own arms off rather than attend. This session will show how to tune into their wavelength and help achieve a better profile for your projects, programmes, portfolios and PMOs. The presentation is based on recent Complexity research at Cranfield University and will be fast paced and fun.
Ideas on how to make Senior Execs understand the role of PMOs
Techniques to get your message across better
Latest research on PPM complexity
With the term PMO recognised as covering all manner of activities this session will give you perspective from the BBC's corporate PMO.
Stuart will outline the role his team performs in supporting and challenging the BBC's critical projects and how the PMO's course has adjusted over time with experiences.
Developing capability has remained a cornerstone of their approach and with the BBC facing unprecedented levels of change, Stuart will share a view on the PMOs role in helping to project leaders to deliver change successfully.
Opportunity to compare function and reflect priorities
Recognition of the journey in maturing a PMO function
Offer a view on the PMOs role with business change
In this session, Eileen and Carol talk about the professional development available for all levels of PMO practitioners. They’ll be focusing on the four levels of qualifications from the House of PMO, PMO career paths, their own insights in how to develop yourself and your PMO team.
Access the video presentation from The PMO Mini-Masterclass on PMO Leadership which took place in September 2017 in London
This video is 44 minutes long.
The session was carried out at TwentyEighty Strategy Execution by Tim Wasserman and Alaina Fletcher
About the PMO Mini-Masterclass - PMO Leadership
We really love listening to other PMO practitioners' experiences and we know many of our members do too. In this session, we listen to Gary Heath, a long time supporter of House of PMO and luckily for us, vastly experienced in PMO. As he says in his opening introduction, he's worked in pretty much any type of role, for example, permanent, contractor, fixed-term, consultant, associate - you name it he's done it.
In this session, Gary talks about the different types of resourcing for the PMO plus he reflects over his 20+ year career in PMO to bring different insights to the different types of PMO models out there. What's refreshing to hear in this session is how Gary is still learning too. He touches on the evolving scaled delivery models and something called the Lean PMO has he continues to research the impact Agile delivery is having on PMOs, and what the future might hold.
A great session for anyone at any level in the PMO - it's always interesting to hear how other practitioners have managed their careers and the insights they've learnt along the way.
Next generation project portfolio management (PPM) is coming as organisations look for new approaches to deliver better results than the incremental improvements to existing portfolio management practices can offer.
It will fundamentally change the way organisations view projects, programs and the portfolio and will deliver a cohesive, integrated approach that involves all business functions and provides a single, portfolio driven alignment for all projects.
A new way of thinking about portfolio management and an appreciation for how their organisation can improve
An awareness of the conversations that need to happen with other ‘non-traditional’ departments (HR, Finance, etc.) about the roles they need to play in a successful portfolio
A roadmap to evolve the PMO to prepare for this new philosophy of top down, all-encompassing project delivery
We're delighted to have Bill join us in this PMO Book Club session and he will be specifically focusing on the running a PMO part. He'll be focusing on areas such as executive level reporting; managing PMO resources and looking at the day-to-day operations in running a PMO.
It's not often we focus on the actual day-to-day operations of a PMO - setting up a PMO seems to be the one that is often in the spotlight - so it'll be good to talk about dashboards and scorecards; think about weekly checklists, and metrics and performance.
The latest certification from the House of PMO - the Essentials for PMO Analysts - was introduced to the membership a few weeks ahead of the official launch date of the 22nd September 2021.
The webinar, presented by co-founders Eileen Roden and Lindsay Scott, gives insights into the new certification; what learners can expect to see covered on the training course and why it is an important step in PMO learning and development.