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New PMO Competency Framework Launched by House of PMO

The House of PMO, a professional body for PMO professionals has today launched the first-ever PMO Competency Framework written by the profession for the profession.

The PMO Competency Framework is a guide for PMO professionals interested in assessing and developing organisation-wide, team and personal competences within a PMO environment.

The guidance within the PMO Competency Framework can be used by any PMO professional to assess their current knowledge and experience; to identify skills gaps and development needs and to benchmark themselves against a professional PMO standard.

The PMO Competency Framework is a career companion guide, to assist PMO professionals through the rewarding, challenging and continuously evolving profession that PMO has become.

Lindsay Scott, co-founder of House of PMO said:

The PMO Competency Framework features the different types of PMOs that exist today which makes it a really useable career resource regardless of what type of PMO you work in. It’s also applicable for anyone at any level of their career – for Administrators, Analysts, Managers and Directors. We really have focused on making it accessible to all.”

The PMO Competency Framework has been created by PMO professionals for PMO professionals, developed over a three year period by the volunteer PMO community at PMO Flashmob.

Drawing on collective experience from a wide range of PMO professionals from around the world, the new Framework was developed to improve standards in PMO professional development and support those wishing to develop in their roles.

The first edition of the PMO Competency Framework has been edited by Eileen J Roden, Carol Hindley and Lindsay Scott:

Today Eileen Roden, co-founder of House of PMO said:

We couldn’t have done it without the community support, it’s been a long journey and sometimes difficult journey to pull it all together, and a real example of standing on the shoulders of giants to get to today’s launch.”

The PMO Competency Framework is now available to purchase from Amazon.


With the release of the PMO Competency Framework, the House of PMO is also launching new professional development standards based on the Framework.  Examination body, APMG International – a global accreditation and examination institute – will be assessing learners and providing the examinations for the new certifications. Successful candidates will be awarded a digital badge which can be shared on social media and email signatures. The courses, which accompany the certifications, will be available for Accredited Training Organisations (ATOs) to deliver from May 2021.

Richard Pharro, CEO APMG International said,

“For too long the PMO community have been poorly served with no direct recognition of their capabilities and contribution to the successful delivery of projects and programmes. The House of PMO changes that with a clear focus on their professional and career development. APMG are delighted to help them realise this ambition.”

Eileen Roden added,

“With this new body of work, the PMO profession can take another step forward to maturity by providing clarity on the requirements and expectations of the key roles within the profession, both now and as they continue to develop and evolve.”

The House of PMO, headquartered in the UK with an international reach, creates a home for PMO professionals where they can develop themselves, support the development of others and contribute to the development of the PMO profession. Further information about the work the House of PMO are carrying out can be found at

About the editors –
Eileen Roden – Eileen is the author of Portfolio, Programmes and Project Offices (P3O), co-author of Managing Knowledge in Project Environments and The PMO Principles. As well as being an experienced PMO Manager, she is also a respected PMO trainer and consultant.

Carol Hindley – Carol is an experienced PMO Manager, currently engaged at the Houses of Parliament as the Head of Digital PMO.

Lindsay Scott – is the co-founder of the House of PMO, editor of the People in Project Management Handbook and creator of the PMO Conference.

About APMG – APMG International is a global examination institute that offers a portfolio of professional certifications for knowledge-based workers. APMG certifications are designed to provide professional career development for individuals, equipping them with the skills, knowledge, tools and techniques to help them and their organizations perform more effectively.

In addition, APMG provides accreditation services for individuals and organisations around the world that provide high-quality training and consultancy services in support of our certifications.

Committed to quality, APMG’s certification and accreditation processes are developed and managed in accordance with a robust quality management system accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

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