About Professional Associations
ACS launched the Project Portfolio Management Professionals (PPMP) association 12 years ago. This is our third professional association along with the long-established Data Management Professionals (DMP), and Contingent Workforce Professionals (CWP). We have a fourth one - Cloud Platform Professionals (CPP) on the road map too. To maintain our professional services group, we need steering committees of PMOs and leaders of professional associations.
Steering Committees: An Overview
ACS is the “exclusive silent sponsor” of PPMP, DMP, CWP, and CPP. We underwrite all the activities for the group exclusively. We pay for the venues, the promotion, the speaking fees, and the maintenance of the website. We do not sell sponsorships, advertising, and member data. We also do not charge for any of the activities or membership. This group is free to the members, and we do not use the forum to advertise our services. There is no message from the sponsor, no branding, no salespeople selling, no signage or banners. All events are branded as PPMP, DMP, CWP or CPP depending on the association involved.
The group meets virtually and in person with members and/or guest speakers sharing their real-world insights and experiences around relevant topics in the discipline. We manage the membership very tightly so that we can provide a high-quality networking experience for individuals in the discipline to connect with their peers without wondering if there is a tool vendor or salesperson trying to sell to them.