Conducting a PMO Health Check (Part 2)
To further assist in the health check process, this series continues with an examination of the rationale as to why each statement within each dimension is deemed to represent a healthy practice. Up first, we look at the statements in Section 1 of the PMO Health Check Worksheet: Project Portfolio Management.
PMO Health Check: Project Portfolio Management Segment
1. There are multiple portfolios (strategic, maintenance, etc.) with teams dedicated to each portfolio.
Creating multiple portfolios based on scale or categories can help avoid having one category of projects—for example, maintenance (short duration and low effort) projects—get pushed aside as all resources are focused on the larger strategic initiatives.
Conversely, often the urgency of maintenance projects can pull resources from more strategic ones. By splitting up the portfolios and dedicating teams to each, progress can continue on multiple fronts. This keeps user morale more positive as improvements continue to flow while large projects more forward. This also helps expose project teams to different types of projects as they can be rotated from short projects to large ones as they
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