September 28 & 29, 2020 | Virtual
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Find a name that generate and impact in people that hear it, mainly inside the top management when she/he is playing golf with other top manager and surprise the other when said "we have a...in our organization". To get a name, do not think about what you do. Think about what you will offer in terms of value where value is something subjective and you have to try to convert into objective one. At the end, you have to sell the business unit.
What is the longer term strategic vision for the department as that should help identify a suitable name. When I worked for a bank, they rebranded their EPMO as EPDE (Enterprise Project Delivery Excellence) to reflect a pivot to being more of a CoE than a governance body.
I prefer the “SRO – Strategy Realization Office” name as it encompasses all types and forms of projects and is neutral enough to be inclusionary of "agilist literalist." It also reminds executive management of the mandate that all activities should be aligned to strategy and by the way allows a nice Segway into PMI’s Brightline initiative framework.
I like George's suggestion. Or we can think it terms of value delivery - VDO - Value Delivery Office. Hmm, but is it an office, team, or group? Value Delivery Group or Value Realization Group.
Alway's fun to ideate on names. @Kiron, we need a Miro board! :)
We went through a similar thought process and discovered that people didn't really think about what the PMO acronym stood for - we were simply "PMO" in the same way that we don't think of IBM as 'International Business Machines'. What we did find what that they associated "PMO" with positive thoughts around 'getting things done', 'facilitating', 'creating a sense of urgency', 'putting in business processes that work across silos'. On that basis, we ended up sticking with just PMO. A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
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