The Music Room

Welcome to the Music Room


According to the Oxford Dictionary, to orchestrate is to:

To plan or coordinate the elements of (a situation) to produce the desired effect, especially surreptitiously e.g.

“the optimal outcome has been orchestrated by the most creative senior managers”

The Music Room is where PMO Directors and PMO Managers find advice, help and support in orchestrating their organisation by:

  • establishing or improving Strategic Portfolio Management,
  • designing and setting up an enterprise-wide PMO function,
  • improving top-level governance and assurance.

If you are climbing the ranks within a PMO organisation or at the start of your journey as a PMO Manager or PMO Director, you may have experienced the varied expectations of the PMO function. For example, there is an emphasis on  “lean”. On the other hand, “Agile” must follow the principle of “Minimum Viable Bureaucracy” and provide value from the word “Go”.

So please do post your comments and questions in the room, and I’ll endeavour to answer them!

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Holger Heuss

Holger is an advisor on Enterprise Agility, Strategic Portfolio Management and PMO. Holger’s expertise lies in helping an organisation in its transformations and addressing governance and assurance aspects. He operates as a consultant or expert portfolio, programme/ project manager or interim PMO manager.

Holger is married with four kids and two dogs and lives in London and Chesham. He plays table tennis with passion, adores travel and experiencing new countries, and is a supporter of the best football club in North London. His dream is to one day restore a vintage VW campervan and travel the world.

Although Holger loves music of all kinds, from classic to rock and roll, Techno and House, he cannot play an instrument, and his attempts to sing will clear a room. Like a conductor, Holger brings out the best in others and enjoys helping them shine.  According to Myers-Briggs, Holger is an advocate, and helping others gives him a sense of purpose. He is at his happiest supporting others to orchestrate their organisation, and his motto is from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.”

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