Project Management Office (PMO)
The Project Management Office (PMO) is the department or group that defines and maintains the standards and processes related to project management within an organisation.
Setting up a project management office isn't easy, it shouldn't be fast, and it can never be taken lightly. So, where do you start?
What ingredients should go into a newly created project management office? Brad Egeland discusses a handful of key concepts and actions that go into the best PMOs.
Tips for transforming your PMO from a cost centre into a profit centre during hard economic times.
Executives quickly realise existing project managers from line functions, are limited in their ability and knowledge to deliver end-to-end initiatives. At this juncture, various models are discussed and debated.
A look at three distinct areas where management consultants have played an instrumental role in creating PMOs with major structural defects.
Five important KPIs by which a PMO might measure its productivity in the context of overall company success.
This article focuses on the co-dependent relationship between executives and PMOs, told through a case study by Michael O'Brochta a former CIA employee.
The potential benefits of a project management office (PMO) are numerous and well-documented. However, many of the benefits never materialise. Why?
Check on your PMO throughout its creation, as well as when it's done, to ensure it's the kind of PMO your organisation can effectively utilise.
How to run the perfect PMO meeting in just one hour a week. This case study describes the weekly meeting of a mid-sized software development company.
The agile PMO can bridge the gap between PMBOK process flows and CMM best practices and help organisations to carry out projects more successfully.
Only a third of IT PMOs will ever work and the rest of them won't. So what does it take to set-up a successful IT PMO?
An effective solution, created to establish a more centralised management structure for large groups of projects, is the Project Management Office (PMO).
PMOs today have a choice, they either justify their existence by highlighting their achievements and true value, or fall by the wayside when cuts are made.
Launching a PMO is just like any other organisational change project and should be approached as such, using the 5 key steps outlined in this article.
The varieties of Project Management Office (PMO) models seem endless and there is no guarantee of success with any of them. So what makes a PMO successful?
If you are thinking about using a project management consulting company to assist your organisation with implementing a PMO, there are a couple of important factors that you should consider when choosing the right firm.
There are 3 basic types of Project Management Office (PMO) organisations, varying in the degree of control and influence they have on projects within an organisation.
Project Management Offices are an untapped tool that government agencies need, to improve quality and produce better and more efficient results.
Most organisations of size have a Project Management Office (PMO). Where should they focus their efforts for the best project results?
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By Arvind Rathore
This white paper highlights the challenges faced by organisations having traditional PMOs and the need for an Enterprise PMO.
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By Duncan Haughey
Let's get straight to the point that project management by form filling is ineffective for managing projects. Don't become a slave to a methodology.
For an in-depth look at the ingredients needed to set up a successful Project Management Office, download our ebook, Ingredients for Project Management Office Success.
Of all the things I've done, the most vital is coordinating the talents of those who work for us and pointing them towards a certain goal. Walt Disney