December 2022 Update from the House of PMO


Two recent PMO Awards, Project:Hack,

Next Generation PMO



By Lindsay Scott

The House of PMO

Manchester, UK


This first report from the House of PMO covers several major PMO-related events and activities around the UK and the project management world in recent weeks.

Two PMO Awards This Month

There were two different award ceremonies this month which saw two winners taking the PMO of the Year accolade.

The PMO Global Alliance held their ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and a number of PMO awards were handed out. Taking the top spot was Capitec, a banking organisation in South Africa. Their story covered the move from just supporting IT projects to all business projects and now it is an Agile PMO.

Meanwhile in the UK, the annual awards ceremony from the Association for Project Management (APM) presented Openview FND PMO with their PMO of the Year Award. Again, the winning team had a similar story of evolution, accumulating in a portfolio driven PMO.

Launched in March 2020 the Openreach Transformation PMO is a portfolio, programme & project management office supporting the delivery of the Fibre and Network Delivery (FND) transformation strategy to enable a £0.5bn cost reduction whilst improving service, customer and colleague experience. The PMO vision and strategy were co-created with our business stakeholders and the PMO has been on a transformation of its own. Evolving its maturity, iterating its delivery lifecycle, increasing its service offering, automating previously manual reporting to now support the full portfolio and its 6 programmes and over 200 projects. Our results demonstrate we’re a world class PMO.

Copyright: Catherine Lumb, 2022

Next Generation PMO 

It was the 17th Project Management Hack event – better known as Project:Hack – in London (28/29th November) where over 300 people came together to learn more about the role of project data analytics and artificial intelligence in the future of project management.

The Project:Hack has been running for five years now and is organised by Projecting Success and the Project Data Analytics Community. It brings together project management professionals, data scientists, developers and students to work on challenges which could really change the way projects are delivered.

There were three challenges submitted on behalf of the PMO community which included:


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How to cite this work: Scott, L. (2022). Update from the House of PMO; report, PM World Journal, Vol. XI, Issue XII, December. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/pmwj124-Dec2022-Scott-Update-from-House-of-PMO-report-.pdf

About the Author

Lindsay Scott

Manchester, UK


Lindsay Scott is the co-founder of House of PMO, the professional membership organisation for people working in PMOs today. She’s the curator of the PMO Conference, the largest gathering of PMO professionals since 2015. Lindsay is also the co-founder of PMO Learning, a training organisation specialised in delivering certifications and courses for PMO practitioners. Lindsay is also the PMI’s career columnist since 2016, offering career-related advice to project professionals. She has a previous career in project management recruitment & employment and previously worked as a PMO Manager earlier in her career.

Today Lindsay enjoys bringing PMO people together, building a community over the last couple of decades – to help people develop themselves, help the development of others and to help drive the profession of PMO forward. You can connect with Lindsay via Linkedin or get in touch at www.houseofpmo.com

The House of PMO is a professional membership organisation for those working in PMOs today. Initially set up in 2013 and called PMO Flashmob, it transitioned to the House of PMO in 2021. The House of PMO was established to bring PMO people together, creating a home for PMO professionals where they can develop themselves, support the development of others and contribute to the development of the PMO profession. How is this achieved? By developing standards – such as the PMO Competency Framework; providing professional development (the Essentials qualifications); arranging events and networking opportunities (such as weekly events and an annual PMO Conference); providing a platform to learn from each other (the annual PMO Managers Lunch); publishing works, supporting research, tracking trends and providing essential knowledge for PMO practitioners working today. To learn more, visit www.houseofpmo.com



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