The PMO Global Alliance, a Great Community For PMOs
Being a finalist of the PMO Influencer of the Year Award is a gift. Isn’t it a wonderful feedback from the members of the PMO Global Alliance community? Thank you. I love you all. Yet, take care and stay safe during these volatile and uncertain times. Life is indeed stronger than a virus.
Certainly, the PMO Global Alliance is a wonderful global community of professionals. Its members are PMO leaders, PMO members, Executives, Consultants, Teachers, Students, or Project Managers. They all share a common interest in the PMO (Project Management Office) topic.
Not All PMOs Are Happy
Before exploring with you why this community is so important, let me tell you a story.
Several years ago, a Senior Vice President nicknamed in public “pousse-café” (in French) or “coffee-flunky” his PMO.
Firstly, he used to consider a PMO as a mere meeting facilitator. Secondly, he thought that a PMO was only a cost center. And thirdly, for him a PMO was limited to making sure coffee and pastries were served on time at the beginning of each meeting.
Soon the PMO of the above story quit the VP who did not want to consider his added value. He did not want to stay close to anyone acting like the rogue Procrustes.
PMOs Clearly Support Project Excellence
What this VP did not understand is that an organization delivers successfully its mission through the combination of both operational excellence and project management excellence. All strategic change in an organization is delivered through successful portfolios, programs and projects.
A PMO is not a “paper tiger” nor a division on the side telling people what to do. On the contrary, a PMO is there to help project owners execute and deliver benefits to the best of their ability. And everyone knows how challenging it is for the project management community to be successful in our complex world.
And a seasoned PMO brings valuable knowledge and experience in supporting the project management excellence. It brings the required support and techniques. It also introduces the human dynamics that help all project stakeholders work together in the best possible manner.
Really, PMOs are adding a tangible and recognized value to any organization prepared to set up, develop, and work with a top notch PMO.
The PMO Global Alliance Supports Your Development
This is why the PMO Global Alliance plays such an important role. Its mission is to support the professional development of its members through mutual support, networking, advanced research and an intensive exchange of experiences.
Because of this, I have joined this community several years ago. And I can tell you that I find many extraordinary benefits in being part of this community:
- Learning about innovative practices for PMOs, broadening my knowledge and evolving in my career.
- Accessing and sharing successful experiences with PMO professionals worldwide.
- Expanding my network in a vast international community of PMO professionals as well as many CEOs, Strategic Initiative Sponsors and leaders, Portfolio Managers, just to cite a few.
Now, do you want to learn how this PMO Global Alliance can transform your PMO?
Then join us at the virtual
from Oct. 26 to Nov. 16.
To you continued success
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- An Attitude Of Openness To What Happens
- Seven Recommendations for Project Managers Willing to Grow Their Career
- Order and absence of order