The Beneficial PMO
When project teams get to work, they seek to accomplish a variety of goals, such as reducing expenses while also making processes more efficient. So what are the cost and effort benefits that can be gained through the integration of a project management office?
Centralizing Standards and Decisions
Maintaining a PMO at your organization means having a foundation and “backbone” that provisionally supports and oversees a network of corporate projects. When implemented across an enterprise, it helps bring expertise, standards, best practices and knowledgeable assistance in the form of materials and practices as well as expert project management personnel.
For many companies, having a PMO is almost like owning a research library with a repository of librarians and resources ready to be drawn upon at a moment’s notice. In other establishments, it may act more like a disciplinarian task force, with the PMO group enforcing a strong authoritarian grip on procedures, protocols and project behaviors in an attempt to regulate workflow and ensure a pathway to reliable success.
Having a centralized organization that oversees and manages IT projects becomes essential. Because of the complexities associated with project work interactions and overlaps, PMOs are a necessity. Regardless of the implementation though, a PMO is generally considered a “go-to”
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