A couple of weeks ago in the West Midlands a posse of PMO professionals got together for a 2 day, well let’s call it a binge, of PMO-ness. The APM PMOSIG autumn conferences tend to be very unconference like and this October was no different. The theme first of all, was centred around the latest Body of Knowledge release from the APM. In essence, this guide is used as a signpost for other reading materials on anything and everything project management – and in the new release a focus on programme management and portfolio management too. The release of the new BoK was met both positively and negatively by those working within the PMO space (you can read through exactly what they thought through their newsletter ) but realistically the PMO crew are not one to stand around navel gazing and procrastinating too much. Bottom line is, the PMO and the concept, the structure, the services it should and shouldn’t do etc are all still in its infancy in the project management world so if the PMO professionals really want to make an impact it’s time to knuckle down.