framework for smaller, sub-agency banks, the PMO indirectly helped individuals who never had a savings account get access to financial services. Another
project the PMO helped with standardized accounts so that customers from
different banks can transfer money in real time. Taken together, these initiatives are advancing the country’s economy.
“We give the national financial system the stability it needs in order to bring
international investments here and improve the way the banks work,” Ms.
Herrera says. “The PMO is working for the greater good.”
The PMO also supports economic development by fostering a culture of
project management in both the public and private sector.
“Here in the Dominican Republic, businesses are paying a lot more attention
to the project management specialization for their workers,” Mr. Bourget says.
Team members have also shared project management experiences at
regional conferences and assessed the implementation of PMOs at other
“By fostering the project management community, we’re improving not just
the enterprises but society as a whole,” he says. PM
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