PMO Careers

The Career Path Prior to PMO

We’ve just had a little look at an early insight from the Project Management Census which is still running and still needs your input. If you like what we’re trying to do with PMO Flashmob, help us to provide some PMO insights early next year by taking part – we can’t do it without you! So one of the questions ...

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Challenges and Trends in a PMO Career

During our time at Project Challenge, we presented to a PMO audience on the topic of “Challenges and Trends in a PMO Career”. I presented three challenges related to finding new opportunities and Eileen Roden presented three challenges whilst in post as a PMO professional. For the second part we did the same but this time focused on the trends ...

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Your PMO Career Mini-Masterclass

Last week we carried out our first PMO Mini-Masterclass. These evenings are about a little PMO learning combined with networking with other PMO professionals. The session took place at QA’s offices right on Tower Bridge (see the offer from QA too for PMO Flashmobbers), with amazing views over the Tower of London and St Katherine Docks. The topic for the ...

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PMO Flashmob at Project Challenge

There was a time when Project Challenge was all about projects and project management. More recently we’re seeing a lot more seminars and exhibitors that count PMO practitioners as their audience. The next Project Challenge takes place on the 6th and 7th October at London’s Olympia in Kensington. Why are we telling you this? Well, PMO Flashmob have taken a ...

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Dream PMO Jobs

“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else”, a quote from someone called Erma Bombeck, a writer from the States. That’s exactly what the PMO Dreamboat was all about last month. The idea was we would get about 30 PMO professionals together on a boat on the Thames one evening in July. This boat also ...

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Should the PMO have authority to stop projects?

Last Thursday was the second PMO Flashmob in Birmingham.  We met on a wetter than expected night in Le Truc in the Arcadian and took over a corner of the bar to discuss PMO roles and job titles.  I’d gone prepared with several sets of laminated cards to play ‘agree the hierarchy’ and ‘what role does what activity?’ to get ...

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