People who make the biggest impact working in and around PMOs should also be recognized as candidates for the C and n-1 levels. Obtaining certifications helps to ensure their depth of understanding in PMO management and project management, but there is no substitute for a postgraduate degree.
The majority of attendees for AIPMO’s IPMO-P and IPMO-E have a degree and around 20% to 40% have an MSc. Approx. 5% have a doctorate and are typically in a PMO director role.
The Association for International Project Management Officers (AIPMO) is delighted to announce a strategic academic partnership with Alma Mater Europaea – ECM for the launch of a new doctorate degree in “Strategy, Project Leadership, and PMO Management.” This program, which will initially be part of the project management curriculum, marks a pivotal step in AIPMO’s commitment to advancing PMO management as a globally recognized profession.