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Been on the bench a couple weeks, just offered a PMO role. Bite the bullet and do PMO for six months or hold out for different project?

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Dude you're an analyst. Take it.

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"You're an analyst, just take it" was the worst advice I ever received. Think this through

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Scared that if I'm bored by PMO my performance will go down, but that if I'm good at PMO I will be stuck doing it longer

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I think when analysts get too picky about projects it's a problem. I also think PMO can be highly valuable early in your career when you learn fundamentals of project management.

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M1, I've been a PMO lead for global teams and want to transition into product management and one of the big tech firms (google, fb, etc). Any tips?

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PMO is like any other role. Sometimes you get a great PMO gig, with leadership that wants to empower you and expose you to the whole breadth of the project and sometimes you're a note-taker. Not any different, IMO, than any other role. Our firms know that most people don't want to be in PMO forever, so the likelihood of getting stuck in it is low. I think PMO has a huge upside though - gives you access to leadership, meetings and decisions you wouldn't have access to otherwise. Plus don't forget, no mater what, when you get to M / SM, you'll probably be doing some PMO work regardless... might as well get some early exposure to it!

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Depends on how slowly you want to commit suicide

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Is this a project Pmo

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K1 Project Management. A1 Yes, the project itself is interesting but it sounds like PMO is the same wherever you go

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Depends on how long before it looks bad that you're not chargeable.

BA1 I feel like two weeks is starting to push it

What level? If it's a good team in a good city I would take it.

I'm an analyst, it would be my second project. City is pretty good, don't know the team

What's the potential for extension? You can end up getting stuck on PMO for years if the project doesn't end

D3 Not sure, that's my primary concern though. I wouldn't mind doing it for a few months, but I'm scared I won't be able to get out of it

What's pmo?

I'd say take it. For 2 reasons:
you can learn more about how leadership thinks and what not to do.
You can always prove ur worth and ask to manage a small team as you will be working with the leadership directly where usually it is managers who interact with them and not the junior staff

Depends. Wanna be exiting slowly or more quickly? Transitioning from PMO can be hard. If you're good, no one will want you to move on.

Aren't Analyst allowed to think through their decisions?? Wtf is "you are an analyst. Take it?" Condescending Uncle D

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