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Training for PMO Professionals - suggestions?

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John McIntyre
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In my experience, people who have successful PMO careers have a broad skills base. They are generalists who have skills that bridge the gap between project and operations; finance and creative; orators and the industrious. But when it comes to the types of training PMO professionals seek out, it always seems to be depressingly narrow. The focus is on either qualifications in project frameworks, or on PMO certifications such as P3O

Looking around, there are lots of courses that could not only help PMO professionals in terms of their personal development, but could help the organizations they work for too. I've pulled a few examples of training courses that will boost PMO professionals' careers over at HotPMO.com , but I'm keen to hear your ideas too. Thoughts?

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Patrick Weaver
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The PMI-SP currently covers off most of the skills needed for a PMO manager / team lead -  it has a much wider scope than just scheduling: http://www.planning-controls.com.au/pmisp-courses/

Coming soon - The Guild will have modules covering the full scope at several levels of advancement. 

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Replying to my own post :)

 

The more I think about it, Data Analytics is an area where I think PMOs could develop. Many businesses I have worked with are screaming out for people with the ability to convert data into actionable MI. I've added more thoughts about it here: http://www.hotpmo.com/blog/pmo-big-data