2030 PMO skills we should seek

20 Dec 2019
Digital Transformation, Soft Skills, Artificial Intelligence
Creative Insight
All Audiences

About this Session

PMO’s can be described as mature alignments between people, processes and tools, to deliver business value, this well-known triangle is about to change, we will definitely add machines. The digital transformation will change the way we think, and work. This proposal is about the people’s side, specifically, about what PMO team skills we should seek. Projects will never stop delivering value , however , the how , will be impacted by the digital change, as machines will have much bigger roles , PMO teams in the race with other different roles , will also seek to develop human machine partnerships . There are several thoughts and researches, on human skills needed for the next decade, however this is a unique proposal for what the author believes PMO team’s skills we should seek. The views are based on his experience, contemporary research, PMI Talent Triangle, PMO value ring methodology and surveys to be conducted. The Questions the presentation will answer will include: which PMO skills will be retained, which we shall give up and which new skills we probably shall adopt.

The presentation will cover the following topics
1. Introduction: 3 minutes
2. Defining the PMO team skills for value 3 minutes
3. Foundation skills of the digital economy 5 Minutes
4. Author’s Framework to select future PMO team skills 7 Minutes
5. Next Era PMO skills 3 minutes
6. Next Era PMO job roles 3 minutes
7. Building the skills road map to 2030 capable PMO teams 7 minutes
8. Discussion and Questions – depends if the time allocated is 45 or 60 minutes
The techniques that will be shared will be based on
PMI Talent Triangle
The PMO value ring methodology, specifically:
The view that the competencies of a project manager are not necessarily the same as those of a PMO professional.
The competencies required will depend on the functions that are being offered to stakeholders.
The professionals that best meet the required set of competencies to each function should be allocated.
The greater the adherence to the competencies required, the greater the value generated.
The views and research on the foundation skills for the digital economy ( 14 ) skills , which emerged in three groups
1. Human Skills
2. Digital building block skills
3. Business Enabler skills

The techniques that will be used are
1. Comparison Technique
2. Weighted selection technique
3. Options Analysis

The topic is in itself very interesting to incubate various stakeholders from PMO backgrounds from several industries, the way to engage the audience is to simplify the methodology which, the author will present, in a very structured approach, where by visuals will talk the talk, the presenter, will seldom depend solely on the presentation and will amplify the desire of the audience to be a substantial part of the session by allowing ample time for discussions and questions.
Additionally the author is well versed in business and have around 37 years of experience in several industries whereby he feels very confident to include his own experience in benefit management, innovation, emotional intelligence, and leadership.