This morning someone is blasting his offer of a "PMO in a box" webinar over a number of LinkedIn groups I follow. That just maxed my BS meter. It is from some guy who "certifies" people, allowing them to have a 4-letter acronym after their name. You can become part of his community for a low yearly fee. This is a one person outfit. So, pay me a yearly fee, follow the training I charge you dearly for, and I'll give you a Mickey Mouse certification that allows you to use the 4-letter acronym.
A PMO is not something you get out of a box. Saying so is implying that your solution fits every organization. I've had many software vendors claim that their product practically "installs itself" and this is the same kind of approach. Nothing is one size fits all and installs itself. A PMO must serve the needs of the organization and those needs are not the same for every organization.
There ought to be a law against people like this!
What do you think? As always questions and comments are welcome.
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