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Anyone here in a PMO role or a Project Manager? Would love to know what type of certifications or professional development you recommend! I’m interested in developing a PMO function within my org and would love some advice on what to go after for myself and what to recommend to my team.

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It depends - the US likes PMP, however, I find it’s not that useful if you’re working in technology, especially if your company uses agile methodology. For that scrum courses tend to be more valuable. I’ve had companies require PMP so I’ve started it several times but never ended up completing it (ended up changing roles and it was no longer required). I’ve worked as a project manager for both small and large companies.

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PMP certification is the gold standard and depending on your company go for understanding the differences, and roles/functions of Agile and Scrum. The reason this is needed is because most companies use different methodologies depending on the project. I have used all three and a hybrid in the past 10 years. Certification should be pursued after you participate or lead projects for at least 2-3 years. Just my advice.

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