The more this writer talks to people about their PMOs, the more apparent it becomes that organizations frequently don’t know what to do with them--and he's not sure why that's a problem. Why do so many PMO “problem children” exist?
Project Management Offices often fall short of expectations. Here we look at the root causes for failing projects and how mature PMOs can improve project efficiency and effectiveness--and significantly reduce project delivery costs.
For agile teams, a traditional PMO can seem to Present Many Obstacles--but it does not need to be that way. With some alignment and time invested, they can be useful advocates.
Is the new trend to create Enterprise Project Management Offices resulting in too much separation between decision making and execution--and if so, what can be done about that? How do we maintain and strengthen relationships between an EPMO and the PMs that it relies on to succeed?
Projects are becoming more strategic, why isn’t project leadership? The argument for the CPO is becoming stronger and stronger, so let's consider the case for an executive responsible for project execution.
Status sharing is key to PMO success, and newsletters have become the favorite transmission for managers to stay on top of milestones. Get help with your communications using TEAPOT--every PMO chef’s magic potion.
Given the fast-paced environment within which most project managers operate, it is only natural that the closeout phase of the project lifecycle is often addressed in a rush. A closeout survey using one of the many tools available today is one approach to consider.