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Thoughts on a PMO role? I'm supposed to be in strategy by the way.

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It depends on your role in the PMO but I'd say they're generally boring. It's mostly staff aug so you just feel like a 9-5 drone within the client org (pointless meetings with sub par coworkers, etc.) except you're expected to manage a ton more people and work than the 9-5 drones typically are.

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Agree that it can be boring, but it's a great way to learn how your firm runs a project and you can develop skills that are useful on all types of projects (ex issues tracking and management, status reporting, requirements gathering, etc)!

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Personally opting for the bench over the PMO role I'm on now. I'll take my chances.

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Agree - it's my second week and I'm just counting down when I'll get off

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Depends on what level you are..if you are relatively junior , PMO roles are actually not bad to get a feel for how things work in an organization

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Forgot to mention I'm a manager.

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Dead Sir/madam I doubt you'll be taking the meeting minutes and uploading docs to the shared drive like everyone's PTO days and phone numbers. Love, pmo ANALYST

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I just had this happen - it's annoying but bench is deep

Better than bench I suppose, I'd look out for more projects tho

Better than a process role

Oops there goes my value prop out of the window :( not sure you wanna do this role at a M level, unless your chargeability is super low, and if it is only for a short period (2-3 months)

I feel like if you're a manager and your managing other associates in your role, it's not gonna hurt your review. One guy jus made senior manager from a very similar role, maybe because it was high profile project but the work he did was PMO and it got him promoted

Plus my other analyst friends at pwc say it's common for there to be pmo managers

Most people hate PMO but I have 100% of the time rolled it into a CR for more work by identifying areas of improvement since you see the whole picture.

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