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.

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.

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.