Welcome to the PMO Manifesto


A PMO will always be able to articulate how they either lead or support the Organizations Strategy and the business problem or opportunity that projects are providing a solutions for.

The PMO will uncover better ways of improving, governing, controlling, and assuring change within an organization, leading by example and helping others to accomplish it.


Through this work PMOs have come to value:

*   Individuals and Collaboration over processes and tools.

*   Enabling Change over Restraining Delivery.

*   Forecasting the Future over reporting the past.

*   Striving for Improvement over accepting the status quo.

That is, while there is value in the items on the right…

……… we value the items on the left more



Principles behind the PMO Manifesto


1 – A PMO’s highest priority is to improve the execution of an organization’s strategic objectives by ensuring the right things are being delivered, and these things are being delivered right.

2 – PMOs aim to continuously improve project and program delivery, by using lessons learned to develop the organization’s portfolio, project and program capability.

3 – PMOs focus on facilitating and collaborating with Project and Change people rather than “police and tell”; collaboration is critical to developing and enabling effective change within organizations.


4 – PMOs ensure Projects and Program have an agreed business case, defined outcomes and a benefits realization plan aligned to the Organizations Strategic aims and objectives; All PMO’s will know what business problems and/or solutions their projects are delivering.

5 – PMOs ensure that Projects, Programs and Portfolio’s follow an appropriate gated lifecycle with supporting governance for effective decision-making; the lifecycle should go from Strategic Alignment, through Design and Delivery on to Benefits Realisation.

6 – PMOs deliver project and program level metrics to answer the question “Are we doing things right?”, and portfolio level metrics to answer the question “Are we doing the right things?”.


7 – PMOs ensure that all plans contain agreed outcomes and agreed requirements, deliverables, effort, resources, and mitigating risk actions prior to being baselined; effective planning produces efficient delivery.

8 – PMOs always have a clear view of all costs and resources (and what the resources are working on).

9 – Prior to being presented for approval through Governance, PMOs ensure that any proposed project or program changes include a clear statement of the options available and their impact to the business case and organizations strategy; this can include recommendation to stop projects or programs.


10 – PMOs report not just accurate and timely facts, statements and metrics, but also what these mean, potential options and a recommendation – They help with ‘telling the story’  and an emphasis on being concise with the usefulness of information to the decision-maker.

11 – PMOs focus on the future rather than the past – so where appropriate risks should be mitigated before they become issues.

12 – PMOs design business processes to require minimal effort to maintain; so that the output information is more valuable than the effort taken to generate it.


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19Catherine MulhallUKHead of PMOJan 28, 2015
18Fabrice AllardUKPMO ManagerJan 16, 2015
17Marie HarrisonUKHead of PMODec 25, 2014
16Suchitra JoshiIndiaP3O AdvisorDec 20, 2014
15Tracey BrookAustraliaProject DirectorDec 19, 2014
14Helen WardUnited KingdomPMO LeadDec 18, 2014
13John SnowballAustraliaCompetency Manager PM & BADec 17, 2014
12Brian PhillipsAustraliaManaging DirectorDec 16, 2014
11Steven TildesleyUnited StatesPMO LeadDec 14, 2014
10Adewale OtubushinUnited KingdomProject and Programme Management ConsultingDec 11, 2014
9GRAHAM DEVINEUnited KingdomConsultantDec 06, 2014
8Ignacio AlbiolEspañaPPM ConsultantDec 05, 2014
7Phil MorrisEnglandHead of Project management OfficeDec 05, 2014
6Szymon PawlowskiPolandPMO consultantNov 18, 2014
5Javier ZayaNew ZealandProject Manager (Corporate PMO team)Nov 13, 2014
4Mario CoquillatSpainCorporate PMO ManagerNov 09, 2014
3Hugo LourençoBrazilPMO ManagerNov 02, 2014
2Lesley MorrisUnited KingdomManager, Project & Program Management OfficeOct 28, 2014
1Lindsay ScottUKDirectorOct 28, 2014
First Name Last Name Country Job Title Date Signed
Laura Bright Canada Manager, Portfolio Management Office 07/10/2014 19:56
Juan de Dios Londono Colombia CEO 06/10/2014 01:53
Daniela Chiricioaia Romania Senior Project Manager 29/09/2014 13:19
agas nagas Uk pmo 22/09/2014 17:09
Oliver Tulett Uk Director 17/09/2014 13:18
Domhnall Egan Ireland PMO Specialist 04/09/2014 13:28
Diahann Wilkinson United Kingdom Project Administrator 03/09/2014 22:45
RAVI KIRAN VEMPADAPU India PMO Lead 29/08/2014 13:13
Andy Thomas UK PMO Lead 22/08/2014 10:00
Dimitris Antoniadis United Kingdom Head of PMO 16/08/2014 11:11
Kevin Mason United Kingdom Programme Manager 08/08/2014 14:50
Luca Giraudo United Kingdom Project Management Consultant 04/08/2014 20:10
Bunchhoeun UT Cambodia Program Monitoring Officer 01/08/2014 01:28
Michela Regazzi Italy PMO – Head of Project Management 29/07/2014 12:08
Mark Beresford UK PMO manager 24/07/2014 16:04
Marcelo dos Santos Brazil PMO 24/07/2014 13:58
peter Thumbi kenya Director 24/07/2014 05:54
PRATUL PANDEY India Director – PMO Tech Mahindra 23/07/2014 20:35
Martyn Pretty Australia PMO Consultant, Manager, Trainer and Mentor 20/07/2014 11:43
Jeetesh Mistry South Africa PMO Head 15/07/2014 14:11
Iain Harrison United Kingdom PMO 02/07/2014 09:31
Paul Charlton-Thomson United Kingdom Head of Project Management 01/07/2014 22:16
Judith Engelberts Netherlands Field Manager PMO 01/07/2014 10:54
Inneke Koops Netherlands PMO 30/06/2014 18:34
Allen Evitts United States Trainer/Project Manager/Consultant 30/06/2014 14:43
Roy Freichmann Netherlands Project manager 30/06/2014 11:27
Reinoud Ykema Nederland PM & PMO Consultant 29/06/2014 17:45
Arthur Coppens Netherlands Owner, trainer, mentor, top ICT-& PPPM(o) consultant/ advisor/ expert 29/06/2014 14:43
Andy Hessey United Kingdom Programme and PMO Manager 29/06/2014 09:31
Ilona Van Houtum Nederland Project Management Officer 28/06/2014 18:46
Mertine Middelkoop Netherlands PM and PMO consultant 28/06/2014 18:34
Daniel Tadeu Martínez Brazil Project manager 26/06/2014 14:47
Justin Byrd United Kingdom Head of PMO 26/06/2014 10:21
John Pickering South Africa PMO Head Capability Developmnet Centre 26/06/2014 08:24
Farhan Sarfraz New Zealand Senior Project Manager 25/06/2014 03:45
Clair Lowe United Kingdom Project Planning and Support 24/06/2014 15:25
Mark Topham New Zealand Senior Project Manager 24/06/2014 08:41
Paul Vermeylen Belgium Portfolio and Project Manager 23/06/2014 13:25
Lauren Schogger United Kingdom PMO Consultant 23/06/2014 09:52
Emily Holroyd United Kingdom Portfolio Support Officer 20/06/2014 10:39
Alberto Sirvent Argentina Manager of Strategic Project Office 19/06/2014 02:56
Monica Trejo Mexico PMO Jr. 18/06/2014 18:15
David Sitondo Zambia Executive Director 09/06/2014 10:31
Aline Choupin France Head of PMO 05/06/2014 14:51
Michelle Cannon United Kingdom Business Change Manager 04/06/2014 13:42
Andrew Lambert Saudi Arabia Executive Director 04/06/2014 07:00
Sandra Arps Australia PMO Consultant 28/05/2014 00:05
Carlos Serra United Kingdom Project Office Consultant 28/02/2014 20:13
Jeffrey Mansfield United States Senior Director 28/02/2014 19:10
Ryan Rumawas Indonesia Head of PMO 28/02/2014 13:35
Hwan-Seong Yong South Korea Head of PMO 28/02/2014 10:19
guy blate France PMO support 27/02/2014 12:27
Dalene Grobler South Africa Senior Manager 27/02/2014 11:35
Antonio Alonso España Head of PMO 26/02/2014 13:36
Enrique Cuevas Spain PMO Assistant 26/02/2014 11:39
Ariel Torrez Argentina Pmo’s Service 25/02/2014 14:19
Alan Crean United Kingdom Professional & Shared Services Automation SME 25/02/2014 10:48
Marie-Sophie Lachance Canada Director 24/02/2014 17:23
El Kati Mouhssine Morocco Project Manager 24/02/2014 14:14
Florent ARNEODO Canada PMO Consultant 24/02/2014 13:59
Philip Marno United Kingdom PMO Manager 24/02/2014 13:19
Jerome MARTIN France Project Manager 24/02/2014 09:57
Nerida Coe UK Project Support Analyst 24/02/2014 09:22
Imran Zebkhan England PMO Analyst 22/02/2014 20:18
Sam Fulford UK Project Controller 22/02/2014 14:32
Oluwatoyin Agunbiade UK PMO Analyst 22/02/2014 13:26
Rune Kongshaug Norway Programme Chief IS/IT 21/02/2014 10:59
Naomi Caietti USA Project Manager/Change Leader/Consultant 20/02/2014 19:17
Ryan Waters Wales PMO Support Analyst 20/02/2014 16:45
David Wilder UK PMO Manager 20/02/2014 13:56
Daniel Enriquez-Ceron UK Project Manager 20/02/2014 09:34
Paul Alford United Kingdom Programme Office Manager 19/02/2014 15:42
Martin Arcari UK Project Manager 19/02/2014 15:08
Lenny DESCAMPS UK Best Management Practices Manager at APMG 19/02/2014 13:19
Yvonne Pascal United Kingdom Project Manager 19/02/2014 11:17
angela bonnett uk PMO Analayst 19/02/2014 10:09
alan crean ireland bue 18/02/2014 21:01
Stuart Dixon United Kingdom PMO Consultant 18/02/2014 18:46
Jim Vince United Kingdom Program Manager 18/02/2014 18:02
David Nicoll United Kingdom Project Manager 18/02/2014 15:16
rod baker United Kingdom Director 18/02/2014 15:09
Minnaar Fourie UK Vision Realiser 18/02/2014 15:07
Angela Austin United Kingdom PMO Manager 18/02/2014 15:05
Adrian Davis UK Planning Advisor 17/02/2014 10:44
Leslie Akpareva Ppm consultant 16/02/2014 18:57
Eric Darling Australia 15/02/2014 01:24
Samantha Blunt United Kingdom European PMO Officer 13/02/2014 11:21
Kulwant Sindhar England Programme Office Executive 13/02/2014 08:35
Marisa Silva Portugal PMO Analyst 12/02/2014 22:07
Kevin Pohl United States Project Manager 12/02/2014 21:42
Steve McGrath Australia 11/02/2014 23:54
Mohamed Aboulkassem France 11/02/2014 15:43
Ted Laidlaw UK Programme Manager 11/02/2014 10:40
Louise Calver UK PMO consultant 10/02/2014 21:15
Tony Harding United Kingdom Head of Project Management 10/02/2014 20:16
Bjorn Wallin United Kingdom Project Manager 10/02/2014 16:42
Saad Lahrech Canada Projetc Manager 07/02/2014 15:35
Vincent Birlouez UK Programme Director 07/02/2014 15:34
Robin Yates UK Head of Portfolio Management and PMO 06/02/2014 22:43
Emma-Ruth Arnaz-Pemberton United Kingdom EU PMO Manager, Office Depot 06/02/2014 20:22
Adrian Quinney Saudi Arabia PMO Director – Samba Bank 06/02/2014 11:28
Leon Cassidy United Kingdom Portfolio Business Partner 06/02/2014 10:57
Patrick Yengo France Head of programs managers 05/02/2014 21:06
Itay Birger Israel Head of PMO 04/02/2014 16:09
Raj Pandya Australia Programme/PMO Manager 03/02/2014 22:41
John Tootell UK PMO Lead 03/02/2014 10:45
Sonal Shah Uk PMO Lead 01/02/2014 10:30
Michael Rudenko UK Client Partner 01/02/2014 09:16
Benedict Pinches UK MD 31/01/2014 17:01
Paula Bartram UK PMO Lead 31/01/2014 17:01
David Prescott United Kingdom Global PMO Manager 31/01/2014 11:33
Angel Agueda Barrero 03/01/2014 15:34
Sharron Escobar 31/12/2013 16:41
Michael Finer 04/12/2013 11:31
Samir Touat 03/12/2013 11:43
Olivia Lyne 03/12/2013 10:39
Ken Burrell 13/11/2013 15:06
Ralf Finchett 01/10/2013 18:54