What does a PMO Director do?

Technical program managers are responsible for a company’s technical projects of all types and stay involved for each stage of development, from idea to design to their completion. They develop new products and features to create new revenue sources and increase company profits. They may lead hardware and software design teams implementing new programs that will create products, applications, and additional projects that benefit the company.

Technical program managers ensure projects remain on schedule and within the allotted budget, which could mean cutting costs as needed and delegating more staff to work on a program or perform other tasks to maintain the project parameters. Working with management executives, they regularly inspect and report the program's progress. They are responsible for tracking technical issues and finding solutions for problems that may arise. They review test code and designs frequently to ensure a program meets its goals. Technical program managers need a bachelor's degree in management, business administration, computer science, or related fields.

What responsibilities are common for PMO Director jobs?
  • Be the liaison between the product management and software development teams.
  • Drive project execution from scoping through delivery.
  • Partner with key team members to ensure visibility and alignment.
  • Partner as a technical liaison between customers and engineering teams.
  • Assist with recruiting, the hiring process, and growing the team.
  • Communicate schedules, dependencies, issues, and risks across teams and to stakeholders.
  • Support the development of strategic plans, goals, and objectives.
  • Socialize ideas, make recommendations, develop plans, and gather consensus to move forward.
  • Produce weekly status reports and attending weekly status meetings.
  • Assess risks and identify solutions to timely, efficient achievement of program goals.
  • Lead program scoping with architecture, engineering, and senior leaders.
  • Keep senior executives and business teams updated on project timelines and results.
  • Align the audience to organizational goals and outcomes, creates engagement and empower teams.
  • Maintain a quarterly view of defined, prioritized, and scoped work.
  • Creatively develop plans to mitigate any issues that affect the project deliverables.
  • Support internal governing bodies including steering committees, investment review boards, and ad hoc or standing work groups.
  • Lead and coordinate design/implementation efforts with internal teams and external partners.
What are the typical qualifications for PMO Director jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in business, engineering, or computer science or equivalent experience.
  • Participate in all Agile ceremonies including the daily SCRUM.
  • Able to collaborate and lead where necessary.
  • A critical thinker and problem solver.
  • Sound business acumen and ability to prioritize tasks as appropriate.
  • Strive for continuous improvement.
  • Fluent in computing, Jira, R Language, and cloud computing.
  • Fluent in machine learning practices.
  • Can toggle between tasks such as interfacing and templating.
EducationGraduate Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience5-7 years

PMO Director Salaries

Average Base Pay

£95,692 /yr
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PMO Director Career Path

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Director of Technical Programming

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“The quantity and quality of the information available and the actual opportunities to advance one's career is nearly limitless.”

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“Career progression is difficult and depends on others opinions and not on the actual impact.”

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“There are many great people to work with which you can turn to learn and always make forward progress.”

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“So you will see folks are incorrect but won’t listen so we move forward that way.”

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“In my role I experienced poor management that told me my work was inadequate but could not explain why it was bad.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a PMO Director

When working as a PMO Director, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Dashboarding, Statistics, Leadership, Methodology and Influencing.

The most similar professions to PMO Director are:
  • Program Manager
  • Global Program Manager
  • Technical Project Manager
  • Project Manager

The most common qualifications to become a PMO Director is a minimum of a Graduate Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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