June 2023 Update from the House of PMO


Topics this month: International PMO Day,

Getting up for the PMO Conference in London on 15 June,

Friction between PMO and the Delivery Teams,

Recently concluded Project Challenge



By Lindsay Scott

Manchester, UK

 International PMO Day

The 9th May 2023 saw PMO practitioners from around the globe celebrating their PMOs and their work on the first International Day of recognition.

International PMO Day is about recognising, highlighting, promoting, appreciating, and celebrating PMOs in organisations today.

It was a special day dedicated to PMO and over the 24-hour period, PMO practitioners helped to raise awareness about the importance of the effective support of project, programme and portfolio management, promoting best practices, and recognising the valuable work and contribution of PMO professionals across the globe.

Throughout the day, there were a number of special events and broadcasts (available via YouTube), PMO teams hosting their own community of practice events, parties and get-togethers and a steady stream of social media activity from organisations promoting and thanking their PMO colleagues.

The prize for the best cake must surely be the PMO team in Montserrat in the Caribbean sunshine!

The International PMO Day takes place on the second Tuesday in May each year.





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How to cite this work: Scott, L. (2023). Update from the House of PMO; report, PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue VI, June. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/pmwj130-Jun2023-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

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