Since choosing PMO as my career a long long time ago in a galaxy far far away, I have seen the PPM (and particularly the PMO) industry change substantially.

A change for the better – and I’m not just saying that because I am a change agent; the effect on a young industry of the changing world has been phenomenal. 

As our maturity expert says here at Wellingtone – “All PMOs must grow up from the toddler to the teenage, until it reaches a young adult stage in its development before it can sometimes even figure out what it wants to be when it grows up (Astronaut, Dancer, Footballer…).

The fast-paced changes in the industry mean that a tension can befall our young PMOs who might struggle to change direction quickly whilst still trying to get themselves embedded into their organisation, so they fall at that hurdle. 

In the wake of International Project Management day, I believe it is important for us to take some time to celebrate those PMOs that made it through some rough times and continue to add value to their organisation.  

We are already looking forward to celebrating the PMO of the Year award finalists this month, and in order to spread the word even further, I am both hosting the Major Project Association Knowledge Hub for November and already lined up PMChat to support!  

I need your help though – I want you to take stock of what your PMO has achieved and share it with us on LinkedIn or Twitter FuturePMO spaces. 

PMOs are a fundamental part of the project management industry – gone are the days when PMOs were seen to ‘just’ support delivery; nowadays they can truly enable successful change through people and pragmatic working practices.

So, for a change, for a month, let us focus on the positive and create a bragging zone for us all to be proud of what we do! 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Emma-Ruth Arnaz-Pemberton via email or call us on 01753 621 200.