What does the PMO do?
The Project Management Office (PMO) sits across all Arm business functions to support successful delivery of projects. The PMO has established a strong governance framework to ensure its work focusses on delivering maximum value. There is particular focus on Governance, Process; People; Tools; Data & Reporting.
o The project processes enable the different types of engineering/non-engineering projects delivered by Arm.
o New recruits are supported in becoming productive fast and existing Project Managers feel they are developing to meet the needs of an ever evolving business.
o Tools provided by the PMO underpin efficient and effective project delivery.
o Project data fuels reports that are used to help management understand status and support timely decision making.
o The governance and assurance processes ensure projects are compliant to the in-house project methodology and delivering effectively.
What will I be doing?
This role will provide the PMO Graduate with the following opportunity;
o To develop a deep understanding of how projects are delivered across Arm globally;
o To be involved in and ultimately lead change initiatives that mature the way Arm delivers projects;
o To develop skills around requirements gathering, scoping, planning, controlling projects, dealing with a wide variety of partners across Arm globally and developing skills in a variety of technologies that support project delivery;
o To provide a pathway into a deeper PMO specialism or into project management in Arm.
To help support this opportunity, during the first year we will rotate you through the various areas of the PMO group to develop your knowledge and experience. You will spend time understanding and evolving; the process by which Arm delivers projects; the way in which we train and develop project delivery staff; the tools that support project delivery; the data, reporting and intelligence generated to deliver successfully.
During the second year of the program we will provide you with a number of secondment opportunities in the Arm business. You will gain valuable experience in delivering projects and be able to utilise the knowledge you have developed in the first year of the program. Additionally, we will expect you to bring back to the PMO insight as to how project delivery could be improved on a practical basis across Arm.
What skills might you have?
The PMO Graduate Program is for people looking to develop a career in project management inside a high-tech and fast-paced business. The following list is to be used as a guide and is not a precise list of what we are looking for. It should be used to highlight the wide variety of skills we are passionate about as a group;
o Business Analysis: You could be someone who has engaged with customers and documented their requirements undertaken analysis to support the selection of a tool or approach.
o Project Management: You may not be the finished article but possibly lead projects during University courses or as part of outside interests and really enjoyed driving that delivery. Your experience may have been to lead or be involved in either waterfall/schedule driven or agile/feature driven projects or both.
o Software Engineering: You may have developed software tools to provide ways to automate repetitive tasks or improve efficiency. Working with MS Office product tools tend to be written in VBA though experience of other programming languages is always relevant.
o Business Intelligence: You could have worked with data to extract, massage, combine and report on data sets to develop insight and intelligence. Dashboards are becoming popular so experience in visualising data sets could be valuable.
o Training: You may have spent time developing or delivering training courses, guides or eLearning modules that support professional development.