Coaching and Mentoring – PMO CV Tips

Next in the series of PMO CV tips I would like to talk about coaching and mentoring – arguably one of the most valuable roles a PMO can play within an organisation. Of course there are varying levels of coaching that can take place, depending on how the business is structured. Those who do not have a dedicated project management team that assign business heads to manage projects. Those growing in-house PM teams and the well established PM functions that may need some steering in the right direction. It is always worthwhile noting down a few details about what you are doing in your role regardless of whether you intend to move on or stay put for the meantime – this way, when you are ready to tackle the job of updating your CV you will have some notes to work from.

team coaching

 

  • Think about the skill-sets of those you are working with, their seniority within the business and how many you are supporting.
  • What is it you are educating them in – planning, risk, change, benefits management, reporting etc.
  • If you have those new to PM, are you teaching them how to manage a project? Working through scoping to close and lessons learned or on specific areas.
  • You may have implemented new frameworks and be training top down.
  • Have you been running workshops? Have you put together the presentations, workbooks and handouts?
  • Are you writing training materials?

 

These are just a few areas to get you thinking, once you have made some notes you will be in a position to write some good bullet points for your work experience and you may also draw out an interesting case for a key achievement.

PMOs have evolved over the years and generation of the P3O® method has certainly pushed forward the promotion of the PMO working as a consultancy for the project team, as such the roles have become far more progressive therefore it is important to include this detail within your CV to really showcase your abilities.

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