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Interesting your question
Thanks for sharing
More important than the designation are the activities and responsibilities that the people in this structure will develop and / or have
We are a PMO of sorts. We have no authority over projects. We provide support. Project Management Support Office.
There is a couple of threads here on this very topic.
I would agree that the term PMO has some stigmas associated with it but as Luis says, the name does not always denote the mandate or function.
Having said that, I'd pick a name which symbolizes what benefits the entity will provide rather than a functional title.
For example, if the PMO will be helping teams deliver better outcomes you could go with Project Delivery Excellence.
Here is some similar content:
Here is an article on the negative connotation of the PMO acronym
What's in a name?
I understand that some people have negative connotations about some terms/standard language but it is very important to have a meaningful names.
Actually it will be a good idea to have an open challenge to come up with an innovative name based on the core functions you are supporting in your organization.
Good luck to find a new name also please share the name once you decide.
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