PMO Leaders Ask: How Can We Maximize Our Resources' Performance?
Some thoughts on the training needs of PMOs from the show floor at the PMO Symposium
The message we are hearing here from attendees at the PMO Symposium in Las Vegas is that the PMO is working well, but there continues to be a skills gap in project management generally.
With budgets tight and a shortage of the right skills, companies are looking within and asking themselves: “Are we helping our people maximize their potential?” And as always, there’s a ferment of interest in methods to help do more with less: thus the drive toward Agile project management.
Based on my conversations with many PMO leaders, I'd say that it isn't the basic skills of project management they lack, but the ability to communicate PMO value, act as change agents, and react nimbly to change that pose the most perplexing barriers to optimal performance.