“PPMP events are geared towards gaining valuable insights into PMO and PPM best practices, methodologies and success stories”

-P.N., Director, Hitachi Data Systems

“PPMP has been a great forum to share practices, experiences, change management options and approaches.”  

-S.B., Director, Applied Materials

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SPONSORSHIP POLICY

PPMP was founded by and has an exclusive silent sponsorship relationship with The Ascent Services Group. This unique silent sponsorship arrangement is rooted in an important philosophy of the founding company.  Ascent has long told clients that before they undertake an initiative, buy a piece of software, engage a staffing company or hire a consultant they should try to connect with as many of their peers as possible to inform their decisions and gain additional perspective at no cost. In order to deliver on a capability for buyers to do this Ascent created a unique set of associations that meet specific needs and are governed by certain guidelines.  Project Portfolio Management Professionals exists in order to serve the interests of its members and create goodwill for Ascent.

The quality of the membership experience is the most important objective for the Associations. Accordingly, there is no cost to participate and the membership is exclusively for buyers and/or practitioners of the discipline.  Membership data is secure (see Privacy Policy of PPMP). While Ascent discloses this sponsorship arrangement to the members, Ascent also makes a firm commitment to the Association members that the association events will not become a venue for marketing or promoting the services of Ascent or any other company.  Silent sponsorship means that the sponsor will not promote its services at any association functions or through any association channels.

The Associations are led by steering committee members who are association members. It is led “by the members for the members” and this governance structure is integral to the integrity of the organization and the mission. Steering committee members sign off on topics and speakers and approve new steering committee members.

The only way to ensure the integrity of the association and the quality of the membership experience is to maintain a sole silent sponsor. Adding sponsors adds the sales and marketing agendas of other companies and changes the quality of the member experience.

Take advantage of this network. It is free, it is high quality, it is vendor free and you will benefit from and contribute to elevating the discipline. If this seems too good to be true we encourage you to reach out to members or the steering committee to get their perspective of the benefits of participation in the group.

See more at: http://www.ppmprofessionals.org/sponsorship-policy#sthash.Tyvy8nZt.dpuf

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