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What Role Do You Perform in the PMO?

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At the last PMO Flashmob in June we produced a list of all the PMO service areas we could think of.
The idea was to visually demonstrate just how many service areas are currently associated with PMOs today. It sounded like a good basis for conversations with the group.
The service areas were taken from P3O, some of the work we previously carried out in relation to competencies and by looking at current PMO practitioners CVs.
We thought it might be interesting to see if there were hotspots – are there areas of commonality? This was interesting because we often hear that every PMO is different yet there are obviously core service areas that can be found in almost every PMO.
I’ve often thought that the more we hear that every PMO is different, the more PMO practitioners get short-changed because different inevitably means difficult. It means things like specific PMO training courses or a PMO competency framework which a wide range of PMO practitioners could benefit from never seem to get created. Different means we give up. But are we that different?
We had a small group in June yet with the service areas pinned up on the walls of the pub we could see quite quickly that there were areas of commonality.
So we thought why not get more PMO practitioners to fill it in and see what the results look like.

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