November 2023 Update from the House of PMO


Initial Steps with AI in PMO and Project Management

(an October evening at the Finnish Ambassador’s Residence in London);

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By Lindsay Scott

Manchester, UK

Initial Steps with AI in PMO and Project Management

A warm October evening in London saw PMO practitioners come together at the Finnish Ambassador’s Residence for an event focused on artificial intelligence. Hosted by Ambassador Jukka Siukosaari and Finnish tech firm, Keto Software, the House of PMO presented and facilitated the session.

The House of PMO have been working to understand how artificial technologies will impact the PMO and the way it provides services to the organisation and how artificial intelligence will impact PPM delivery in organisations – now and in the near future.

The evening focused on the initial steps that PMOs need to be taking – some of those steps include questions that will need answers and decisions to be made.

Attendees were given an opening address from the Ambassador, followed by a presentation from Keto Software on the current state of the nation in relation to artificial intelligence in project management tools.

The House of PMO presented the 20 different initial steps and selected six of them for the interactive session. Each attendee took part in small group discussions whilst moving around the elegant Ambassador’s Residence and Garden.

Questions such as where do we start with the use cases for AI? What minimal dataset can we get started with? Are our organisations ready for AI in PPM? What training will we need? Attendees shared their own thoughts and experiences – some completely novice whilst others had already started their journey.

With the evening rounded off with canapes and networking, the feedback ranged from, “really great to listen to other like-minded PMO people on this topic” and “I’m glad I’m not alone in understanding this topic, things were made clearer this evening”.

The House of PMO will continue their work in providing practical, actionable insights into how artificial intelligence will change the way the PMO provides some of its services to the organisation. For more information on Artificial Intelligence and the PMO, you can download the first report here – https://houseofpmo.com/library/inside-pmo-ai-pmo-threat-or-opportunity/

Here are a few photos from that special evening.


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 XI, November. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/pmwj135-Nov2023-Scott-update-from-the-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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