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 in our usual haunts (aka pubs) for a while and we would miss chatting to others and sharing stuff like we normally do.

Over the past couple of months so far in lockdown we’ve learnt together – especially how to get on in the virtual world – and how our work might be changing now and in the future. Sometimes we’ve gone for themes, sometimes not.

In this post, we share the outcomes from a session about development.

In it we kick off with a ten-in-ten (10 slides, 10 minutes); then onto a crowdsourced view of what development people have undertaken (taken across four different levels of roles); a chat about what’s been useful in their development and finally, what further development people are looking to do.

Interested? Read on.

Eileen gets us in the mood for some personal development!

What Development Have You Already Done?

We used the collaboration tool – Wooclap – pretty easy for people to join the session via app or web browser, a bit like Mentimeter but more colourful.

Click on the screen and move from left to right to see the different roles – and up and down to see the responses.

What was interesting about this one was the amount of technical, tool-based training that the Analyst level are looking at right now.

Here’s what some of the group found useful about their development:

And finally, what would they like to be doing next:

About Lindsay Scott

Lindsay is the founder of PMO Flashmob and a Director at PMO Learning - the sister company to PMO Flashmob and the best training company for PMO people in the world! She's also the creator of London's first dedicated PMO Conference; Director of Arras People and PMO enthusiast. Loves dogs and gin.

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