December 2023 Update from the House of PMO


PMI Acquires PMO Global Alliance, PMO Professionals

in Higher Education, PMO and Project Controls,

PMO Conference – Edinburgh 2024



By Lindsay Scott

Manchester, UK

 PMI Acquires PMO Global Alliance

At the latest PMI Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, there was an announcement that PMI had acquired the PMO Global Alliance. PMO Global Alliance, created in 2017, has built a global following of over 17,000 PMO practitioners and is known for its annual PMO award program.

The global community of PMO practitioners, including the House of PMO, eagerly await the next steps from PMI to see what this partnership will bring for people working in PMOs.

Watch this space!

Press Release – https://www.pmi.org/about/press-media/press-releases/project-management-institute-to-acquire-pmo-global-alliance-to-build-and-strengthen-pmo-community

PMO Professionals in Higher Education

PMO practitioners working in universities and higher education institutes now have the opportunity to join their own dedicated PMO community with the launch of PMO:HE.

PMO:HE has been created by the House of PMO in association with the University of Nottingham in the UK and sees it inaugural conference take place on the 14th March in Nottingham, UK.

Universities have plenty of strategic challenges such as digital transformation, legacy estates and new builds; managing the student population; sustainability; financial management, the list goes on.

PMOs play a crucial role in helping universities manage strategy execution through services such as portfolio prioritisation; resource management; planning; data-driven decision-making and budge control.

The PMO community in Higher Education helps to bring together PMO professionals who are looking to connect and share their insights in how PMOs can overcome common challenges and provide better services and support for their institutions.

More details can be found at – https://houseofpmo.com/pmo-he-highereducation/

The Discussion – PMO and Project Controls

Each year, the House of PMO brings together PMO practitioners to discuss different aspects of the PMO profession which helps create a report which is shared with the wider community.

This year the House of PMO is seeking to understand better the relationship between the project controls function and the PMO. The relationship between the Project Controls function and the Project Management Office (PMO) function should be one of collaboration and support within the context of project management. Both functions are crucial for effective project management, but they have distinct roles and responsibilities. The relationship has been changing over recent times and different problems and challenges are being encountered. We would like to explore what is changing and what the impacts are for both functions and the organisations they support.

The year the discussion takes place at the Houses of Parliament and PMO practitioners are invited from a wide range of organisations committed to the development of PMO such as Sir Robert McAlpine, AWE, Network Rail, Jacobs, Fidelity International, BDO and of course the Houses of Parliament.


To read entire report, click here

How to cite this work: Scott, L. (2023). Update from the House of PMO; report, PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue XII, December. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/pmwj136-Dec2023-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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