We hope you can join p3m global and APM at the APM PMO SIG Conference held at Holborn Bars on Thursday 22nd October.
This years theme is Socialising the PMO. The PMO as a builder of P3M communities.
“Throughout the day, we will reflect on the evolution of the PMO, debating and defining the role of the PMO in line with today’s emerging requirement to work in a more ‘social’ and less bureaucratic way; whilst acknowledging the elevation of PMO into the APM Competence Framework and what this means for the industry.” – APM PMO SIG
p3m global CEO, Ray Mead will be holding a series of workshops focused on Social Methods in the PMO. Discussing how methodologies and frameworks provide a lot of the grounding for the structure of a PMO, and the roles and responsibilities therein.
Tickets are still available for the event from APM (click here).
p3m global have great pleasure to announce the publication of Delivering Successful PMOs, the first book from CEO, Ray Mead.
The book explores, from proven practice and live application how to do the right things, in the right way, in the right order, with the right team and identify what makes a good PMO leader.
Read below what Ray had to say about his book.
You may have seen by now that Peter Taylor and I have just released our new book (and my debut), Delivering Successful PMOs. This book was originally conceived as a counterpart to Peter’s previous book, Leading Successful PMOs (also published by Gower).
The difference is that Delivering offers a practical framework for designing and developing a PMO; a set of steps to follow based on our experiences, Peter’s in his varied career and mine from working with our clients at p3m global. The main message is that the PMO needs to demonstrate value and that this needs to be built into it from the outset.
Value needs to be reflected in its remit, its metrics, how it is sponsored and governed and how it conducts its day to day business. The central concept of 360 degree value discusses the importance of demonstrating value both to senior management and to the PM community it serves. If a PMO slips on either of these, sooner or later it will fail.
Emphasis is also given to the need for the PMO to market its services throughout the organisation. By building a service catalogue, advertising its services and broadcasting its successes it is putting its customers at the heart of everything it does and will thrive as a result.
These are just some of the topics discussed in the book and I sincerely hope those who pick it up are able to take something practical away from it that they can implement in their PMO; even if it a small change in outlook or behaviour – it all helps.
In partnership with AXELOS, p3m global are delighted to announce they have been selected as one of the first AXELOS Strategic Partners.
The Strategic Partner scheme is a new initiative from AXELOS, to enable growth and drive of the Best Practice Portfolio, which includes PRINCE2, MSP, P3O, MoR, MoP, MoV, ITIL and P3M3. Working in partnership with AXELOS on this scheme, will allow collaborative best practices to be shared with AXELOS and the wider ATO community.
“The AXELOS portfolio has always been integral to both our training and our consulting offerings so I’m especially pleased with this recognition. The aspiration, ethos and geographic footprint of AXELOS closely matches our own, as does the belief that best practice should be applied to further both the careers of individuals and the performance of organisations. We are very excited about working with AXELOS on this range of initiatives in the coming years.” – Ray Mead, p3m global CEO.
p3m global are a specialist project, programme and portfolio (P3M) management consultancy. They are focused on empowering their clients to realise successful change and deliver on their strategic promises. In partnership with their clients they optimise investment by applying the right blend of solutions, drawing from the most comprehensive, integrated and coherent range of P3M services in the World.
AXELOS is a joint venture company, created by the Cabinet Office on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom and Capita plc to run the Global Best Practice portfolio. https://www.axelos.com/
Please contact Hannah Burgess, Communications Executive at p3m global for further details.