Preparing to Take Your Seat at the Strategy Table

The Training and Skills You Need to Engage at a Strategic Level

Preparing to take your seat at the Strat Trable PM VersionOften, the person in the best position to identify if a specific project will benefit an organisation strategically is the person placed in charge of managing it. Drawing on experience from past project successes and failures, and evaluating the impact of a project after it is completed are skills developed through experience, and can have an important impact in the decision-making process around which projects to prioritise and execute.  

Preparing to Take Your Seat at the Strategy Table: The Training and Skills Your PMO Leader Needs to Engage at a Strategic Level discusses: 

  • The differences between strategic project leadership and traditional project management
  • Big impact steps to secure the PMO’s position as a strategic leader in the organisation 
  • The critical skills every PMO needs and how to develop them

Research by the Project Management Institute shows that the success rates of higher-performing project management offices (PMOs) also align with a company’s financial performance. With that in mind, it’s critical that the PMO leader identify if an assigned initiative supports the organisation’s strategic goals. The key is to move away from traditional project/programme management to strategic project/programme management.