November 2021 PM Update from Bengaluru


and PMO Global Alliance India Hub

PMO India Awards 2021, PMO Insights, Collaboration with The PMO Leader, PMO Global Alliance – Launch of PMO Certified Consultant



By Kartikeyan Ramamurthy

India ambassador, PMO Global Alliance
International Correspondent, PMWJ

Bengaluru, India

News Snippets

  • PMO India Awards 2021

Gaurang Vora, Chair PMO India Awards

As the chair of PMO India Awards, I heartily welcome all our nominees who are participating in the celebration of their professional journey in PMO and our esteemed judges from all over the globe, who have a mammoth task of evaluating our nominees. This goes without saying that the India award event is amongst my most treasured, as it provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the preceding year, address the whole community, and share the achievements and success of how the PMOs have delivered values. This is our first year for PMO India Awards and I am so grateful to see the overwhelming response from companies and PMO Leaders who are interested to showcase their journey. We have 3 categories for nomination which are – PMO Of The Year, New Comer PMO Of The Year, and PMO Leader Of The Year.

PMOGA – PMO India Awards

  • PMO Insights

In our Monthly PMO Insights, held on October 3rd 2021, we were honoured to have Dr Michael Pace. He is an Executive Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, Founder and Director, Diverging Roads Consulting. He is also the President of International Project Management Association, IPMA – USA

Dr Pace outlined 3 key points that we need to pay attention in to increase PMO Maturity. The Key Points are:-

  • Foundation: Maturity, Longevity, Life Cycle
  • Complexity: System and Emergent Behaviour
  • Jumping The Curve: Catalyst For, Context of Drivers of Change


Dr. Pace spoke about how PMOs evolved from Ad Hoc to abbreviated, organized, managed, and then high-performing. He said PMO maturity takes time and the performance of a PMO should grow in tangent with the timeline. Dr. Pace also mentioned that (based on his research) he noticed that largely PMOs take approximately 2 to 4 years to grow until it starts to decline. Thus, an organization must identify the inflection point and make interventions to ensure it can grow to the next level.


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How to cite this report: Ramamurthy, K. (2021). Project Management Update from Bengaluru and PMOGA India Hub; report, PM World Journal, Vol. X, Issue XI, November. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/pmwj111-Nov2021-Ramamurthy-project-management-update-from-Bengaluru-report.pdf

About the Author

Kartikeyan Ramamurthy

Bengaluru, India


Kartikeyan Ramamurthy is a certified PMP, PfMP, PMO-CP, SAFe Agilist5, DevOps Leader. He has more than 20+ years’ experience in Project, Program, Portfolio management and PMOs. He is currently working in the role of Director-Strategy at Amadeus Labs. He is also interested and passionate about innovation and agility and has been involved in mentoring startups and corporate innovation programs.

Kartikeyan is currently the India ambassador for PMO Global Alliance and a member of the board of directors at the PMI Bengaluru Chapter. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Applications from IMT Ghaziabad and a Bachelor of Science from Delhi University. He began reporting as an international correspondent for the PM World Journal in early September 2021 in order to inform PMWJ readers about the PMO Global Alliance and India Hub activities in particular.

Kartikeyan can be contacted at k.ramamurthy@community.pmoga.world

To view other works by Kartik Ramamurthy, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at https://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/kartikeyan-ramamurthy/