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Does PMO Value Ring training and certification bring value?
I'm planning out my training budget for 2021. I've watched a webinar and read about PMO Value Ring. It seems like there are concepts that my young PMO would benefit from, but I want to get the most out of my limited budget.

If you've attended PMO Value Ring training and achieved the certification, what value has the knowledge gained, and applied, brought to your PMO or organization?
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I haven't attended the training though,
But I think no knowledge is wasted
I agree, I think there is merit to the value ring, but I had created a PMO step by step methodology years ago that I going to be bias but I feel adds a more tactical steps to building and running your PMO. So, I seen and reviewed the value ring, I don't think you need the certification. I have ran 10 PMOs in my career, written 4 books and I don't have anything but my 30 years of experience. I have my PMP of course. :)
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1 reply by Aaron Porter
Jan 06, 2021 1:21 PM
Aaron Porter
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I've got a copy of the Project Management Communications Bible. I'll look into The PMO Lifecycle.
Jan 06, 2021 10:58 AM
Replying to Bill Dow
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I agree, I think there is merit to the value ring, but I had created a PMO step by step methodology years ago that I going to be bias but I feel adds a more tactical steps to building and running your PMO. So, I seen and reviewed the value ring, I don't think you need the certification. I have ran 10 PMOs in my career, written 4 books and I don't have anything but my 30 years of experience. I have my PMP of course. :)
I've got a copy of the Project Management Communications Bible. I'll look into The PMO Lifecycle.
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1 reply by Bill Dow
Jan 06, 2021 2:48 PM
Bill Dow
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Wow, thanks Aaron. Oh yeah, all updated, added running a PMO and shutting down a PMO to it. What kills me is everyone is asking about building a PMO, but nobody asks about running one. I see the conversation all the time on LinkedIn. How do I build a PMO, just got a PMO, what do I do. Nobody ever asks about ok, I built it, now what do I do, which is why I added it in my latest book. :)
Jan 06, 2021 1:21 PM
Replying to Aaron Porter
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I've got a copy of the Project Management Communications Bible. I'll look into The PMO Lifecycle.
Wow, thanks Aaron. Oh yeah, all updated, added running a PMO and shutting down a PMO to it. What kills me is everyone is asking about building a PMO, but nobody asks about running one. I see the conversation all the time on LinkedIn. How do I build a PMO, just got a PMO, what do I do. Nobody ever asks about ok, I built it, now what do I do, which is why I added it in my latest book. :)
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1 reply by Aaron Porter
Jan 06, 2021 3:37 PM
Aaron Porter
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Running a PMO is part of what interested me in PMO Value Ring - the idea that you need to be aware of what is valued by the organization you support, and how to adapt as that changes over time. Early in my career, I watched a company go through three PMOs; the first two were focused on having a PMLC/SDLC, but it wasn't what the business needed and they failed. I'd like to avoid that.
Jan 06, 2021 2:48 PM
Replying to Bill Dow
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Wow, thanks Aaron. Oh yeah, all updated, added running a PMO and shutting down a PMO to it. What kills me is everyone is asking about building a PMO, but nobody asks about running one. I see the conversation all the time on LinkedIn. How do I build a PMO, just got a PMO, what do I do. Nobody ever asks about ok, I built it, now what do I do, which is why I added it in my latest book. :)
Running a PMO is part of what interested me in PMO Value Ring - the idea that you need to be aware of what is valued by the organization you support, and how to adapt as that changes over time. Early in my career, I watched a company go through three PMOs; the first two were focused on having a PMLC/SDLC, but it wasn't what the business needed and they failed. I'd like to avoid that.
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Hi Aaron,
Long time! What is the webinar that you see? Was here?
I was looking around this site and found your comment.

Any update on your certification, are you pursuing it?
It has no value, in my opinion, on getting a certification or something like that. I reviewed and discussed the value ring with their creators at the very beginning when they launched it and my concern do not like to them, obviously. But I did that in a professional context not for other reasons. I have helped on creating PMO´s from 1998 up to date. But no matter my personal experience to create a PMO is the same than to create a business unit inside a company: is a matter of strategy not a matter of project management. So, to create a business unit rest on organizational administration domain. To put it inside something relating to the PMI the business analyst is the role that helps on that. On the other side, if the tendency continues, PMO will be "volatilized" in the near future. It is happened right now.
I do agree with Sergio.

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