PMO Careers

Beware of PMO Pay-to-Work Training & Experience Schemes

The world of projects is an attractive arena in which to work. On professional networking sites we frequently see people asking how they can “break in” to projects, often with little or no experience or relevant skills. This creates an environment in which it is possible to “sell” to eager jobseekers with the promise of future reward. One worrying development ...

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Developing Your PMO Career

Session delivered at Project Challenge from sister company PMO Learning Developing Your PMO Career Working within a PMO has become a career of choice for many people who prefer playing a role in making portfolios, programmes and projects more successful in an organisation. Over the years we’ve seen so many different types of opportunities and career paths open up for ...

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Have a Word with the Boss

Had a conversation the other day with someone who wanted to come along to the PMO Hackathon event we’re holding in October. They wanted to come along but it starts at 2pm – which of course means leaving work early and they didn’t think their boss would be OK with that. I get it. They pay the wages they want ...

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PMO Thinking Stuff

A few months back I attended the PPM Forum – it’s a public sector forum for PPM practitioners, which surprisingly was FULL of PMO people. So far so good. The session was held at City Hall (rubbish view!) and hosted by London Fire Brigade. It was like a bigger version of a PMO Flashmob event – lasted all day, presentation ...

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Getting Started with a PMO CV

At the PMO CV Workshop in July, PMO Practitioners got together to work on improving their CV. There are three crucial areas of the CV – the opening profile, the career history and key achievements. Here’s what they learnt about the three areas: Create the opening profile of a CV which is guaranteed to tick all the boxes and get ...

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So, You Want to Get into PMO Contracting?

My name is Ken Burrell, and since July 2011 I have been operating as an independent contractor, providing my PMO services to various clients (mostly London market insurance companies) through short-to-medium-term engagements of my company, Pragmatic PMO Limited. I often get asked about contracting by the client employees I work alongside, and so I have written this article for PMO ...

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