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In need of a PMO consultant or consulting firm
The company where I am currently employed has just gone through an internal merger and is looking to create a PMO. Our home base is in Michigan with another office in Florida. We are looking for a consultant or consulting firm to help us create this PMO from the ground up. Looking to hire within the next two weeks. Suggestions on who to contact?
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Hi Kelly,
wow!!! Good opportunity!!!
You could try your local PMI chapter too...
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1 reply by KELLY MURPHY
Nov 03, 2020 7:32 AM
KELLY MURPHY
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Hi Kwiyuh,

I have reached out to my local chapter, but have not heard back from them. Thanks for the reply.

Kelly
Kelly -

Before hiring a consultant, has the sponsor for this critical project drafted a charter that specifies the rationale for setting up the PMO as well as its expected mandate? That may influence the selection of an appropriate consultant to help to facilitate its implementation...

Kiron
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1 reply by KELLY MURPHY
Nov 03, 2020 7:34 AM
KELLY MURPHY
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Hi Kiron,

It's a merger that is pushing the creation of the PMO. We have existing PMs and projects, now we need a inclusive way of handling them.Thanks for the reply.

Kelly
Nov 02, 2020 2:31 PM
Replying to KWIYUH MICHAEL WEPNGONG
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Hi Kelly,
wow!!! Good opportunity!!!
You could try your local PMI chapter too...
Hi Kwiyuh,

I have reached out to my local chapter, but have not heard back from them. Thanks for the reply.

Kelly
Nov 02, 2020 6:18 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Kelly -

Before hiring a consultant, has the sponsor for this critical project drafted a charter that specifies the rationale for setting up the PMO as well as its expected mandate? That may influence the selection of an appropriate consultant to help to facilitate its implementation...

Kiron
Hi Kiron,

It's a merger that is pushing the creation of the PMO. We have existing PMs and projects, now we need a inclusive way of handling them.Thanks for the reply.

Kelly
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1 reply by Kiron Bondale
Nov 03, 2020 8:36 AM
Kiron Bondale
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In that case, it is even more important to ensure there is a vision and charter for the PMO which all key stakeholders from both companies buy into before bringing a consultant on board as otherwise you will be paying them to work through alignment issues which should have been tackled earlier.

You may also want to engage an HR organizational design person to work hand-in-hand with the consultant as there are likely to be roles and job title changes.

Good luck!

Kiron
Nov 03, 2020 7:34 AM
Replying to KELLY MURPHY
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Hi Kiron,

It's a merger that is pushing the creation of the PMO. We have existing PMs and projects, now we need a inclusive way of handling them.Thanks for the reply.

Kelly
In that case, it is even more important to ensure there is a vision and charter for the PMO which all key stakeholders from both companies buy into before bringing a consultant on board as otherwise you will be paying them to work through alignment issues which should have been tackled earlier.

You may also want to engage an HR organizational design person to work hand-in-hand with the consultant as there are likely to be roles and job title changes.

Good luck!

Kiron
I might be interested in looking into your company needs.
Thank you all for the replies, we have found someone to assist us in this endeavor.

Thank you again,

Kelly

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