January 2023 Update from the House of PMO


End of Year Reflections, Look Ahead to 2023,

Project Data Analytics Update, PMO Managers Lunch,

PMO as a Business Function



By Lindsay Scott

Manchester, UK

End of Year Reflections and a Look Ahead to 2023 for PMO

The annual reviews and “crystal ball” predictions are coming thick and fast from professional associations, project management educators and service providers.

These predictions are always worth a look – whether that’s to see if you’re ahead of the curve or still have a way to go.

Over at the Project Management Institute and released in conjunction with the Congress in Las Vegas in December – the Pulse of the Profession is going with power skills (soft/behavioural skills) and the difference they make in change delivery at all levels of the organisation[1]

PM educators are highlighting the growing importance of PMOs, alongside remote-working, agile methods, and AI/automation[2] Blogger insights include the change needed in PMOs in supporting cross-functional teams; more customisation of tools being used and more tailoring of methodologies [3]

Over at the House of PMO, we’ve produced our ten predictions for 2023[4] with the most ambitious being “the PMO as a business function”. We have seen an increasing amount of PMOs moving into portfolio management level support and the introduction of enterprise-level PMOs (ePMO). The PMO as a business function goes a step further and starts to bring in the role of the Chief Project Officer.

The Ten PMO Trends for 2023 from the House of PMO



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How to cite this work: Scott, L. (2023). Update from House of PMO; report, PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue I, January. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/pmwj125-Jan2023-Scott-House-of-PMO-update-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

[1] https://www.pmi.org/learning/thought-leadership/pulse
[2] https://www.trainingbytesize.com.au/2022/10/19/top-5-managment-trends-2023/
[3] https://rebelsguidetopm.com/project-management-trends/
[4] https://houseofpmo.com/members/library/top-ten-trends-in-pmo-for-2023/