PMO Manifesto Launch

Official PMO Manifesto Launch – 20th February 2014

The PMO Manifesto, guiding principles for the PMO profession, was launched at Ticketmaster’s HQ in London on Thursday 20th February.

PMO Practitioners across the City of London came together in February to celebrate the launch of the new PMO Manifesto, created to connect and unite PMO professionals; show solidarity and support to their peers whilst driving forward their profession and delivering the highest value to their organizations.

DSC03599.JPGHosted and supported by Ticketmaster, the leading on-line ticket purchase organisation, the launch event is the result of months of work by PMO professionals gathering at the monthly social networking event – PMO Flashmob.

PMO (Project, Programme and Portfolio Office) has increasingly become a career of choice within project management. Whilst there is a lack of recognition within the wider project management community of the true value of a PMO and the people who work within them – the community continues to raise awareness and champion the benefits of a successful PMO in organizations today.

The idea for the PMO Manifesto came initially from the Agile Manifesto. The simplicity of stating value and principles which all PMO professionals can relate to and work towards; the Manifesto strives to address the main elements of PMOs that lead to success within an organisation.

Speaking at the launch event, Gerry McDonnell Senior Vice-President of Technology and sponsor of Ticketmaster’s own PMO, “I am absolutely delighted to be hosting the PMO Flashmob and PMO Manifesto launch, I think it’s a great initiative because I can see and have lived through the value that PMOs have to offer organisations”. Gerry then went on to talk about the two year journey of the independent, executive PMO function within Ticketmaster. He spoke about key areas such as project management development; dashboards; risk management; dependency management and resourcing models.

Co-creators of PMO Flashmob and PMO Manifesto, Ralf Finchett Junior and Lindsay Scott gave an overview of the PMO Manifesto – outlining how it all began with the PMO Flashmob; the key values and principles. Lindsay Scott went on to say, “The PMO Manifesto is all about a set of principles that are meant to inspire PMO professionals around the globe. They are ‘guiding’ principles that most professionals would recognise are needed in a PMO if it is really going to be a successful entity within an organisation.” She went on to say, “The great thing about it is that it crosses international boundaries; professional body standards and best practice, and most importantly enables PMO professionals to show public support for their profession.”

Ralf Finchett Junior also said, “It’s fantastic to see the backing we’ve got for the PMO Manifesto and of course for the PMO Flashmob. We originally put together this informal networking group because we knew the thing that PMO people like the most is meeting other PMO people and talking about their respective careers.” He went on to say, “To have support from organisations like Ticketmaster is the icing on the cake!





About Ticketmaster PMO

Gerry McDonnell, SVP Technology at Ticketmaster, “We take the function of the Portfolio and Project Management Office very seriously at Ticketmaster and have shown the value it provides to the company both at project and portfolio level. We’re therefore delighted to be hosting this event our new Angel offices to facilitate the great work of the PMO Flashmob and their launch of the PMO manifesto which will go a long way to help define the benefits of a well-structured independent PMO within an organisation.”

Ticketmaster is a Live Nation Entertainment, Inc company. Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE-LYV) is the largest live entertainment company in the world, consisting of five businesses: concert promotion and venue operations, sponsorship, ticketing solutions, e-commerce and artist management. Live Nation seeks to innovate and enhance the live entertainment experience for artists and fans: before, during and after the show.

In 2009, Live Nation sold 140 million tickets, promoted 21,000 concerts, partnered with 850 sponsors and averaged 25 million unique monthly users of its e-commerce sites. For additional information, visit


The Launch Event

PMO Manifesto Launch