PMO managers: coordinating corporate projects
The higher the number of projects at a company is, the greater is the need for a unit in charge of central project coordination, i.e. a project management office (PMO). The work in a PMO is very demanding since it comprises a wide variety of tasks related to controlling, strategic planning, project management, quality assurance and coaching.
Which opportunities do PMO managers have on the labour market?
The idea of establishing a project coordination unit within companies has its main roots in the IT industry. As the number of projects increases, it gets more and more important for companies across all industries to have an in-house team able to coordinate and monitor all projects, to derive standards based on experience and to make use of this experience for the benefit of future projects.
There is no specific training for PMO managers. Ideally, candidates should be certified (technical) project managers having completed a technical training. However, newcomers with a background in controlling or quality assurance or with a relevant technical qualification have good prospects on the labour market as well. Learn more about how Hays can support you in finding a job matching your qualifications and experience!