PMO Careers

Project Management Recruitment Realities in a COVID-19 World

Throughout the lockdown period on our Wednesday afternoon #PMOwfh sessions we have been hearing about PMO practitioner’s situations – some furloughed; some with contracts cancelled; others working at home and some securing new roles. In the early days I think most of us would agree that there wasn’t any clear picture about what was happening or what to expect in ...

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Developing Your PMO Career

We continue our weekly PMO Flashmob meetups on a Wednesday (with the delightful HotPMO as co-host!). Each week (even now eight, nine weeks later) feels slightly out of control as we have group chats; breakout sessions; quick-fire presentations; using different collaborative tools; show-and-tells and the odd jingle thrown in there. We started it, well, because we knew we wouldn’t be ...

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PMO Career Evolution

Another resource for you to check out if you’ve not already, the PMO Strategies podcast is now 37 episodes strong and the latest one features a bit of PMO Flashmob as we talk to Laura Barnard about careers in PMO. The podcast can be accessed through your usual podcasting places or you can listen right at your desk by [visiting ...

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What You Never Knew About Apprenticeships and the PMO

Since April 2017, organisations with a pay bill over £3 million each year, must pay the apprenticeship levy. As reported in People Management: Levy-paying employers contribute 0.5 per cent of their pay bill into a fund each month, which can be reinvested in apprenticeship training for their business. And for every £1 contributed, the government adds 10p. All business with ...

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Why Networking in PMO is Important

‘Working in a PMO can be an isolating place.’ That was something said at a recent event where PMO practitioners had come together to collaborate on a new initiative. It’s true, we see lots of POOs and POTs (PMOs of One and Two) and it can feel a little lonely sometimes. Even larger PMO teams can feel isolated from the ...

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PMO Slashie

Driving home last night there was a piece on the radio that was covering recent research that 320,500 self-employed people in the UK are working two or more jobs. I think it’s likely to be a lot more than that but the report, by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE), is probably covering a particular section of ...

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