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.
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.
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?
We welcomed Mitch Rollings who is a PMO Director for Westpac Bank in Australia. Mitch has worked within PMO for many years - both within the UK and Australia.
Mitch's session is open, honest and frank about his experiences and his approach to performing the role successfully.
He starts off by giving an overview of the structure of the organisation and where the PMO and his role fits into that and talks about his first 100 days in post - the areas that were focused on. He also talks about some of the pain points of the role and of course some of the successes.
In this article, you can see the session yourself, plus we add our ten favourite insights.
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.
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.
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.