Throughout the past few years, we have observed a fundamental shift in awareness of PMO and its value-add potential to delivery and business as usual. Amidst the rapidly evolving landscape, PMOs have an opportunity to thrive if they can achieve the right balance between delivery and business as usual.

We are entering an era, where a significant number of organisations have embarked on transformation journeys into new ways of working. Off the back of these transformations, organisations have come to recognise the need for PMOs to remain competitive.

One of the pillars of the AMO corporate culture is continuous learning. We are starting to align increasingly with a number of our clients who are also bringing to the forefront of their corporate cultures, investment and exploratory conversations in this very same pillar.

As we work primarily in the project delivery space, we are starting to see a shift away from buying in ‘pre-learned’ teams in the form of contingent workers and moves towards persistent team models. We notice more clients bringing education agendas in-house as opposed to ticking off generic skills and education achievements from CV’s.

At AMO we believe education can form prior to organisations training agendas. Our recent partnership with Aarhus University, Denmark has shown a clear need in the market.

The selective work-study programme, Project Empire, in conjunction with the Department of Global Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark will be open to a selected number of Master of International Studies Students. Programme participants who will get hands-on learning opportunities in working with an AMO client. They will also get real-world experience in AMO’s unique governance and project management model, the AMO Method, a flexible framework that helps you to coordinate governance and change and implement it. Exceptional participants will be offered an internship with AMO, which has plans to offer the programme at other universities as early as next year.

“We want to provide students with the opportunity where they can apply their learnings in an open collaborative environment and help students learn how to connect the dots between what they are learning and how they can use it to respond to challenges they will face in the business world tomorrow.”

We are looking forward to sharing more about the journey with Aarhus University in the coming weeks as well as student and teacher feedback direct from the program.