Competency Framework

PMO Flashmob kicked off a new initiative in 2017

The PMO Competency Framework

Over the last few years at PMO Flashmob, we’ve had countless conversations about the lack of competency framework and assessment available to the people who work in PMOs.

What happens today is most PMOs in an organisation that are concerned with PMO career paths and development tend to develop their own thing. Other organisations just don’t have the bandwidth or indeed the knowledge to do their own thing.

It’s a shame.

We can talk about the PMO becoming more mature and be concerned about the value the PMO brings to the business  – and we definitely should be having the conversation about how the PMO builds the capability of the people who work within it and how businesses can retain those people.

We propose that in the spirit of PMO Flashmob we should organise a working group that will enable us to begin work looking at the PMO Competency Framework.

So what next?

We have started to pull together a group of PMO practitioners who are interested in getting involved in the Working Group to create a generic PMO Competency Framework which covers a range of PMO roles.

The posts here are a record of the work we’re under taking and you’re encouraged to get involved too.

Recent work appears first

What’s happening?

 

Use Cases for the PMO Competency Framework

The PMO Competency Framework Working Group held its first session last week in London. There were 20 PMO practitioners in the room – all bringing different – great! – experiences to the table. The first session was all about understanding what each person wanted to achieve from being a part of the working group and working through the Terms of ...

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PMO Competency Framework – The Working Group

Over the last few years at PMO Flashmob, we’ve had countless conversations about the lack of competency framework and assessment available to the people who work in PMOs. The project managers do alright, so do the programme managers (albeit fewer options than PMs)- they have options from their professional bodies – however the PMO is still without a generic competency ...

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