It’s that time of year again when we take a look into the possibilities of PMO land next year. We’ve been doing these articles for a couple of years and we don’t tend to be too far out. Take last year’s for example:
Here are last year’s trends (the full article can be found here):
- A clearer distinction needed between the PMO Manager and PMO Lead roles.
- Looking to other business frameworks, methods, processes and tools that can help the PMO solve problems.
- Moving the Agile conversation on the “Agile PMO” into real, practical activity.
- More focus on development and learning for PMO.
- Unpicking the value debate – understanding what the real issues are.
- Changing the PMO language.
- Understanding strategy in your business – including formulation.
- Change is our business so we need to understand the principles of change management.
- Using the right people for the job.
- Making small changes that have a real impact.
We’ve certainly started making headways on the Agile PMO stuff; had sessions and insights on the whole value debate; heard a lot about strategy and seen how some PMOs are using change management effectively (the PMO of the Year winners did a great job with this). We’ve also started focusing more on development and learning in a more formal way with the new sister company, PMO Learning, which sees the new AIPMO certification for PMO hit the UK shores in 2018.
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