Project Management Day of Service (PMDoS)® was started in 2014 in the US by PM4Change, a group of 40 project managers interested in civic engagement while furthering their beloved profession. Driven by an all-volunteer PMO, the first event brought together 300 volunteers to provide pro bono PM services to 100 local nonprofits—a resounding success echoed across the DC area, within the PM community, and even by the White House blog.
The Wellingtone partnership with PM4Change, means we are the exclusive UK Partner for this amazing event. Our first event took place at the Microsoft office in London on May 4th 2018.
PMDoS is guided by a few simple principles:
- Provide project management expertise to community organizations that do not understand the project management methodology or may not be able to afford project management services.
- Create a global framework for project managers to provide pro bono project management services.
- Promote and elevate the status of the project management profession by clarifying its unique value proposition.
During each consultation session at the PMDoSTM event, project management professionals individually meet with representatives of the participating non-profits to review prepared “problem statements.” Using these problem statements as a springboard, the project management professionals SMEs identify potential roadblocks, develop clearly defined scope statements and create actionable, customised project plans that will serve as blueprints for business sustainability.
PMDOS | Feel the Force
On Project Management Day of Service (PMDOS), Wellingtone and our fellow volunteers helped a variety of UK based non-profits to feel the force by unleashing the boundless potential of the PM profession to empower and transform communities.
Approximately 25 charities attended the event that was held at the Microsoft offices in Paddington, London to receive support and guidance from leading Project Management Practitioners from a wide range of organisations, including Wellingtone. These Practitioners provided consultancy advice across three key areas: Planning & Strategy, Technology, Marketing & Communications. It should be noted that this would not be possible without professionals donating their time and Microsoft kindly providing the venue, cost free.
The Wellingtone PMDoS UK will bring real change to those organisations that are fighting to make a difference and put the UK industry on the map as an industry that gives back.
Want to Get Involved Next Year?
If you’re a charity that would like to attend to receive pro-bono consulting or a Consultant that would like to give up their time to help, then please get in touch.
Our next event will be held in London in May 2019.