Raison D'Etré

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    PMO Wisdom

    With years of industry experience, this site brings together the best from PMO Ninjas around the world

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    Human First. PMO Second.

    Focused on understanding PMO People and the skills for success now and in the future 

    Ready. Steady. PMO.

    Step 1: Reflect

    Step 2: Identify

    Step 2: Identify

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    Step 2: Identify

    Step 2: Identify

    Step 2: Identify

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    Step 3: Value

    Step 2: Identify

    Step 3: Value

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    Step 4: Roots

    Step 5: Medicine

    Step 3: Value

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    Step 5: Medicine

    Step 5: Medicine

    Step 5: Medicine

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    Step 6: Profile

    Step 5: Medicine

    Step 5: Medicine

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    Step 7: Factors

    Step 9. Maturity

    Step 9. Maturity

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    Step 9. Maturity

    Step 9. Maturity

    Step 9. Maturity

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    Step 8: Metrics

    Step 9. Maturity

    Step 10: Planning

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    Step 10: Planning

    Step 12: PMO Maturity

    Step 10: Planning

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    Step 11: Refine

    Step 12: PMO Maturity

    Step 12: PMO Maturity

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    Step 12: PMO Maturity

    Step 12: PMO Maturity

    Step 12: PMO Maturity

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    Recent Media

    Storm PMO Superhero

    PMO Principles and Values During Covid-19

    Captain America Superhero

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    All PMO people have a Superhero within. Check out the characteristics of the Storm #PMOSuperhero. Read more

    Captain America Superhero

    PMO Principles and Values During Covid-19

    Captain America Superhero

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     All PMO people have a Superhero within. Check out the characteristics of the Captain America #PMOSuperhero.  Read more

    PMO Principles and Values During Covid-19

    PMO Principles and Values During Covid-19

    PMO Principles and Values During Covid-19

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    Now more than ever is the time when we can bring the work related to Principles and Values to life.  Read more

    Spiderman PMO Superhero

    Spiderman PMO Superhero

    PMO Principles and Values During Covid-19

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    All PMO people have a Superhero within. Check out the characteristics of the Spiderman #PMOSuperhero. Read more  

    The Hulk PMO Superhero

    Spiderman PMO Superhero

    The Hulk PMO Superhero

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    All PMO people have a Superhero within. Check out the characteristics of The Hulk #PMOSuperhero. Read more 

    Iron Man PMO Superhero

    Spiderman PMO Superhero

    The Hulk PMO Superhero

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    All PMO people have a Superhero within. Check out the characteristics of the Iron Man #PMOSuperhero. Read more

    Spiderman PMO Superhero

    PMO Research Perspective

    PMO Research Perspective

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     All PMO people have a Superhero within. Check out the characteristics of the Spiderman #PMOSuperhero. READ MORE

    PMO Research Perspective

    PMO Research Perspective

    PMO Research Perspective

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     n early November, a new research Ipaper was published; The Future of Project Management: Global Outlook 2019. Read more

    Extending CSR

    PMO Research Perspective

    PMO as a Coach

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     Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a self-regulating business model that helps a company be socially accountable—to itself, and the public. Read more

    PMO as a Coach

    PMO as a Coach

    PMO as a Coach

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    Discover the six traits of high performing teams: Mutual Trust, Interdependence, Structure and Clarity, Meaning, Impact, and Psychological Security. Read more

    Recent Media

    The PMO Community

    Axelos Career Interview

    Axelos Career Interview

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    A perspective on this global community and how we can support each other for a successful future. Read more 

    Axelos Career Interview

    Axelos Career Interview

    Axelos Career Interview

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    This year, Axelos are following up on some students to see how the certification path has helped their career. Here's mine. Read more

    PMO Impact Summit

    Axelos Career Interview

    Optimising PMO Feedback

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    A teaser before my session at the upcoming PMO Summit with Laura Barnard. A sneaky peak at learning systems and the PMO Hierarchy of Needs. Listen Now

    Optimising PMO Feedback

    Optimising PMO Feedback

    Optimising PMO Feedback

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     It is widely accepted that feedback works most effectively when it happens in quick response to the target behaviour. Read more

    PMO Hierarchy of Needs

    Optimising PMO Feedback

    PMO Hierarchy of Needs

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     followed on from the introduction of the Wellingtone PMO Principles; with a view on the needs of PMO when considered against the well-known concept of a hierarchy of needs. Read more

    PMO Principles

    Optimising PMO Feedback

    PMO Hierarchy of Needs

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     Once upon a time someone told me that a good PMO is the conscience of the organisation; making sure that change that impacts the people is treated fairly and in the right spirit. Read more

    Recent Media

    Dr PMO MD (Mending Dilemmas)

    Smart, Pure and Clear – The New Objectives?

    Smart, Pure and Clear – The New Objectives?

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    A regular video blog exploring questions submitted by PMO Practitioners; advice and tips on how to deal with  dilemmas affecting real PMOs Read more

    Smart, Pure and Clear – The New Objectives?

    Smart, Pure and Clear – The New Objectives?

    Smart, Pure and Clear – The New Objectives?

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     Our VUCA world is demanding more and more from our projects and programmes. The adage of developing SMART objectives no longer works for some PMOs with their eye on the wider picture. Read more

    PMO Case Study - Dyson Technologies

    Smart, Pure and Clear – The New Objectives?

    Think Differently About Your PMO Sales Pitch

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    This case study showcases the real value that focusing on the capability of our PMO People can have in organisations. A global implementation focused on people first, then technology and process. Read more

    Think Differently About Your PMO Sales Pitch

    Think Differently About Your PMO Sales Pitch

    Think Differently About Your PMO Sales Pitch

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     After listening to one of the podcasts from PMI hosted by Oren Klaff, Author of Pitch Anything and an investment banker,  I could start to see a pattern that could be applied to PMO.  Read more

    Generation Z: The PMO Trekkies

    Think Differently About Your PMO Sales Pitch

    Generation SWOT: The GenZ Conundrum

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    Following on from my recent article covering the experience of working with a one-generation PMO; the youngest generation, PMO has been at the forefront of my mind and research. Read more

    Generation SWOT: The GenZ Conundrum

    Think Differently About Your PMO Sales Pitch

    Generation SWOT: The GenZ Conundrum

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     Are our Young PMOs Threatening or Strengthening our Organisations?  Recently I trained a PMO team made up solely of Generation Z allowed an insight into how our teams could be different in the future. Read more