PMO for Professional Development

This week’s reading assignments, including the Module 8 interactive lecture, described various considerations that a project management office (PMO) may apply for the advancement and development of professionals in the disciplines of project, program, and portfolio management.

Address the following discussion topic key elements:

  • Based      on the Podcast “Career Development – How to Position Yourself for a      Promotion” describe an approach or tactic for professional development      that you can apply to your career advancement? An entry level Project Manager      position.
  • Identify      an industry certification beneficial to your professional advancement.      What action is needed to obtain the designated certification?

Chapters 11, 13, & 17 in The Complete Project Management Office Handbook

Part 1: Chapter 3, sections 3.3 and 3.4 in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)

PMSRC: Module 4, page 3

Accenture. (2018). Forging the future: Evolving with disruptive technologies. PMI Thought Leadership Series.

Lo Presti, A., & Elia, A. (2020). Is the project manager’s road to success paved only with clear career paths?: A dominance analysis of additive contributions of career attitudes and employability factors. Project Management Journal, 51, 199–213. https://doi.org/10.1177/8756972819891344

Trees, L. (2018). Project teams and KM-Part 3: The benefits of identifying and sharing lessons learned across projects. KM World, 27(1), 25-29.

Wiewiora, A., Chang, A., & Smidt, M. (2020). Individual, project and organizational learning flows within a global project-based organization: Exploring what, how and who. International Journal of Project Management, 38(4), 201–214. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2020.03.005

Hill, G. M. (2013). The complete project management office handbook (3rd ed.). CRC Press.

Kerzner, H. (2017). Project management: A systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling (12th ed.). John Wiley & Sons.

Project Management Institute. (2006, October). Code of ethics and professional conduct. PMI Publications.

Project Management Institute. (2017a). A guide to the project management body of knowledge® (PMBOK® Guide) (6th ed.). PMI Publications.

Project Management Institute. (2017b). Project manager competency development framework (3rd ed.). PMI Publications.