As a result of his work with PMOs, experiences leading or being served by a PMO, and research conducted in support of his published books and articles, Mark Price Perry pioneered the concept of the Business Driven PMO and has become a recognized thought leader and sought after public speaker.
Often characterized as a "boat-rocker" and outspoken critic, Mark challenges the traditional approach to PMO setup and management that has been advocated and practiced within the industry and that has led to PMO failures and loss of executive support.
Mark offers an alternative approach to PMO setup and management, an approach driven by specific needs of the business as determined by the leadership team, not industry standards or the latest PMO models, buzzwords and hype.
Mark is the author of the Business Driven PMO three book series, published by J. Ross Publishing and the creator and host of The PMO Podcast, a free podcast for PMO managers with 272 podcast episodes.
Mark serves the Association of International Project Management Officers (AIPMO) and is a member of the AIPMO Practitioner Board. In this role, Mark provides insights and analysis and contributes to the development and review of the AIPMO Body of Knowledge and PMO Practitioner books and articles.
Mark serves The Tramore Group, the provider of Project Management on Demand Powered by Tramore Group®, an enterprise-level repository that provides intuitive access to project management processes, templates, on-line learning modules and other PMO content. In this role, Mark provides insights and assistance to PMO managers seeking to develop and manage PMO content in support of specific project-related business issues and opportunities faced by the leadership team and organization served by the PMO.
Mark Price Perry is a true industry 'Thought Leader'. That is hackneyed term these days, but an appropriate one in his case. His published work on building and managing business appropriate PMOs (augmented by powerful case studies) is essential reading for advanced practitioners in the field. I've used the principles he shares in my own practice as a PMO Director in Canadian Healthcare, and as a volunteer consultant to at least three non-profit organizations. His counsel is both evidence and experience based, and can be quite transformational to those who reflect deeply on, and who implement the things he advises. Underlying all of his writing is a generous and open-hearted desire to share the best of what he has learned through a rich, demanding and varied career in project management. I'm honored to recommend him.
-- Dev Ramcharan, Portfolio Director, TD Bank
Mark Price Perry is at the top of my list of PMO experts in the world. In addition to his exhaustive depth of expertise resulting from working with hundreds of PMOs, Mark brings a true servant leader perspective to what a a PMO is and how it should support other parts of the organization. His contributions to the industry through public presentations, workshops, podcasts, blogs and his 'Business-Driven' series of books make him a true thought leader and a driving influence for redefining the role of the PMO in modern business. Mark enjoys an immense amount of loyalty and respect from his team, peers and clients as a result of his personality and attitude as much as his knowledge. Mark's trademark is his ability to always consider things from others perspectives. He is a natural leader by virtue of his wit, wisdom, and willingness to selflessly give rather than to take. Mark is a personal inspiration to me by consistently reflecting the highest levels of professionalisms, ethical behaviour and humility.
-- Terry Doerscher, Project Portfolio Management and PMO Consultant
Mark Price Perry knows PMO's. Having known him for many years, I continue to benefit from his real-world and practical experience with middle-market and Fortune companies. He has solved the PMO portal problem. When faced with either taking my own engagement or referring a prospective client to an expert in this specific area of need, I have often referred Mary instead of taking on new clients. If you are an expert in Project Management processes and deploying them to an organization, you should talk to Mark. On a personal note, this is a person you can put in front of your CEO, CIO, COO, VP of Project Management or PMO leader. Etiquette is art for this gentleman and scholar. Most highly recommended.
-- John Schlichter, Founder OPM Experts
Mark Price Perry is a true visionary and possesses a very deep understanding of PMO to business matters and concepts. I had the pleasure, and more so the honor, of meeting Mark during a Gartner IT Governance and PPM Summit. I was totally amazed and intrigued by the wealth of practical knowledge he had and was able to articulate, clearly. Obviously, Mark has established an enterprise which has the genuine concerns of the customer in mind --- I look forward to future engagements with him.
-- Sylvester Johnson, Enterprise IT and Business Leader, Vision Management Institute