A PMO is an individual who works in a Programme Management Office. This is a body which is a central support structure put in place to help businesses to enhance and deliver new initiatives within operations. A PMO will not only provide all the necessary support for these enhancements but also give a more extensive support remit to projects across the business in question.
When looking for the ideal PMO, recruitment agencies will look for staff who are familiar with the right project management approaches and governance processes. University education is not essential but successful recruitment may be helped if the applicant has a business based degree. Instead, staff will be required to demonstrate skills in management principles, techniques and principles. Industry specific qualifications include CPM, PMI, APM and Prince.
To gain employment in a Programme Management Office, experience of previous management is desirable. A good track record of influencing people and working well in a business environment is something that PMO employers will be particularly impressed with.
Due to the skilled and specific nature of a PMO, salaries are fairly competitive. There is no national shortage but well qualified individuals may be able to command an excellent wage. Firms of an excellent calibre tend to recruit PMO Managers, such as The Royal Mint and other companies of a similar ilk.