Interview with Joe Pusz


Interview with Joe Pusz

Author, Innovator, Popular Speaker
2022 Americas PMO Influencer of the Year
Founder/President, The PMO Squad
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Interviewed by Ipek Sahra Ozguler
International Correspondent, PM World Journal
Istanbul, Turkey

Introduction to the interviewee

Joe Pusz is an internationally recognized leader in the Project Management and PMO communities.  He is a frequent Keynote Speaker, Author, Project Management Innovator and was named the 2022 Americas PMO Influencer of the Year by the PMO Global Alliance. Joe speaks on topics of Leadership, PMOs, Purpose Driven Mindset, the Organizational Project Delivery Journey, and a variety of other trending Project Management topics.

He is the Founder and President of THE PMO SQUAD, a Phoenix-based PMO and Project Management Consulting firm serving clients across the United States.  The PMO Squad was named Winner 2022 Small Business Awards by the Phoenix Business Journal.  Joe is the host of the Project Management Office Hours Radio Show and Podcast providing Project Management Leaders a voice within our community.  The show has over 40 million plays and downloads featuring guests from around the world.

Joe is also Co-Founder of VPMMA, the Veteran Project Manager Mentor Alliance which is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization assisting Veterans seeking to transition into civilian Project Management careers.  He is the Founder of The PMO Leader global community.   The community is the only global e-commerce community for PMO Leaders and teams to share content, gain knowledge, and exchange experiences.

Joe supports our industry having served as a Judge for the Global PMO Awards, participates with the PMI Executive Roundtable on PMOs, and is a long-time member of the Project Management Institute.  He has been a PMI Volunteer, Sponsor, and Mentor.


Ipek Sahra Ozguler (Ozguler):    First of all, thank you for accepting the interview invitation of PMWJ. Could you please introduce yourself for us?

Joe Pusz (Pusz):    My pleasure and thank you, Ipek, for inviting me to participate in this interview.  I’m the CEO of The PMO Squad; we’re a US-based Project and PMO Consulting firm.  I’ve been in the PM/PMO industry for almost 25 years now across several industries.  Ultimately, I’ve reached a point in my career where my focus now is simply, how can I help you deliver projects better.

Ozguler:     A 2024 PMO Research Report (https://www.thepmosquad.com/2024-pmo-research-report/) was conducted by The PMO Squad, a full service PMO and Project Management consulting firm. Could you give a brief information about the key insights from report?


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How to cite this interview: Ozguler, I. S. (2024). Interview with Joe Pusz; PM World Journal, Vol. XIII, Issue VII, July. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/pmwj143-Jul2024-Ozguler-Interview-with-Joe-Pusz.pdf

About the Interviewer

Ipek Sahra Ozguler

Istanbul, Turkey


Ipek Sahra Ozguler graduated from the Istanbul University, Turkey with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and from Middle East Technical University, Turkey with an MSc degree in Software Management. As a project manager, she has more than 13 years of experience in various areas such as portfolio management, program management, project management, software management, business analysis. She became a certified PMP in 2012 and a certified SCRUM Master in 2014.

She has gained broader insights in a variety of projects across manufacturing, defence, FMCG (Cola Cola), insurance (Euler Hermes), audit (Deloitte), telecommunication, aviation and finance sectors. In addition, she has been working as an international correspondent for the PM World Journal since 2014.

Ipek is the creator and editor of the highly acclaimed book, The Perspective of Women Project Management Professionals, interviews with leading female PM experts and professionals around the world. The book was published in March 2020 and is available here.

Ipek is based in Istanbul,Turkey and can be contacted at ipeksahra@gmail.com. Her portfolio is published at the http://ipeksahra.strikingly.com/ and https://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/ipek-sahra-ozguler/.