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Interesting your question
Thanks for sharing
Is there a difference in your organization between PEO and PMO?
When you were named PEO, did your organization tell you what it expected of you?
PEO will be performing an executive role i.e., will be responsible/accountable for putting into actions the plans and policies of the top management of the organisation. Whereas PM will be a manager responsible for a group of people and acting as mentor to achieve desired goals of the organisation. PEO will require executive skills in addition to PM skills.
I've known my name was submitted for the position, but only learned this morning it has been made official. At this point, the PEO role is not clear to me and I'm doing internal research, and waiting for more information to come. In parallel, I wanted to ask the experts here so I can focus my attention productively.
If I may rephrase your answer to make sure I've understood, your comment is that as PEO I'd be implementing more the strategy of the leadership team, rather than being directly involved on the day to day "to-do" list?
Thank you - Melissa
In my opinion, the important thing is that it is clear what the Organization and Management expects from you
I have already had the opportunity to talk about the topic with people from various organizations.
The job roles and activities are all different and vary from Organization to Organization
Congratulations on the appointment
I wish you a great success in the performance of these new responsability (s)
Melissa, you have to make the question inside your company itself. Mainly to understand what they are expecting on the position. I can say you that PEO is lot of miles above than PM role. A PEO is a Senior Executive/ Senior Management Position. Is the role number 1 inside an organization related to project/program/portfolio management. There is no other role above it when you talk about project/program/portfolio management inside an organization. So, in your position, I would be afraid that I was promoted to such a high position without telling me what it was...hehehehe
It sounds like you'll be a powerful project Sponsor, able to interact with Executive staff on behalf of the project. In contrast, the Project Manager will be responsible making sure the project tasks are completed on time and on schedule, and reporting progress to you.
I'm guessing no one has yet defined your role, so if you create your own job description before someone else does and circulate it to your superior, odds are she or he will approve it with few if any changes.
Assuming you have PMs on these projects, your role is sometimes called a Delivery Executive. You'd act as a point of escalation for the PM and team and usually be the first line of contact with executive stakeholders. You would likely be sitting on the steering committees for these projects.
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