Axis of Awesome?
November 22, 2013 9:18 AM   Subscribe

At our company, the "Centre of Excellence" has been too overused, and we've been asked to come up with an alternative. We're hoping to find one that also spells something memorable (Centre of Genius would be COG which is not quite what we'd like). Can you help us? If it helps, the context is around a new PMO Dept, who is intended to be the new Centre of Excellence around project management. Although we have a little leeway, it needs to be professional, so "Axis of Awesome" probably won't fly (not to mention it doesn't spell anything).
posted by routergirl to Grab Bag (8 answers total)
avoid "axis" due to "axis of evil" and lingering memories of ww2.
posted by bruce at 9:24 AM on November 22, 2013

Best answer: Well, there's Brains Trust. Or you could call a team a "benchmark group" or "leadership group."

If you have to have acronyms - and I can't imagine any business that needs more bespoke acronyms - then Benchmark, Research, Analysis, Insight and kNowledge - BRAIN. If you don't like those terms I'm sure you can find others. Each "centre of excellence" is a "BRAIN".
posted by MuffinMan at 10:21 AM on November 22, 2013

Best Practices Institute
posted by sid at 10:26 AM on November 22, 2013 [1 favorite]

Institue for Project Leadership And Nexus. Or I-Plan for short.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 11:03 AM on November 22, 2013

If this is an important branding initiative, your company might want to invest in the services of a professional copywriter or naming consultant.
posted by Leontine at 11:09 AM on November 22, 2013

PMO Consulting Services (P MOCs)

Strategic PMO Services (sPMOs)

Directorate-General, Project Management Office (DG-PMO) [and you could make a cool military-style logo]
posted by lstanley at 12:34 PM on November 22, 2013

Best answer: Excellent Project Initiative Centre

Or see what you can come up with here.
posted by juliplease at 2:04 PM on November 22, 2013

Center for the advancement of pmo practices (CAPP).
posted by _cave at 10:18 AM on November 23, 2013

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