Operating at the executive level creates a conundrum of perception and political challenges for the Enterprise Project Management Office over and above those faced by departmental PMOs. Looking to establish an EPMO? Why not take a few notes from marketing on how to position your unit in the organization for sustainable success?
There's a role in danger of getting lost with the current focus on corporate value and strategic leadership: the idea of creating an environment for the growth and support of project execution within the organization. Let's shift the focus away from the “office” part and more on the "project management" part of PMO.
Do C-level executives make arbitrary decisions to kill PMOs? Alarming as this idea may seem, many organizations nowadays are building up a track record in terminating the services of their PMOs right after kicking the tires.
Big Data has become a hot topic these days. In fact, some are calling it “sexy”. So what does this all mean? Even more importantly, will this emerging trend have an impact on the PMO and its role in the organization?
If we assume that most people want to do meaningful work--and that these people also find their ways into PMO roles--value should theoretically come out the other side. That this does not occur suggests there is something wrong about how we are defining what PMOs should do, the functions that they should perform or the manner in which those functions are being delivered.
Why do you have a PMO? The value of PMOs is not well understood. It’s important to understand and explain their benefit--but how? This article offers some thoughts on how PMO leaders can demonstrate real value to their organizations.
When the dust settles on the question of how to make PMOs deliver successful projects, only one question remains: How effective was the level of collaboration between a project manager, other shared groups and the PMO?
PMOs can add significant value to an organization and be vital to the overall success of enterprise initiatives. But bloated processes and burdensome administrative overhead often lead to a fatigued delivery model. MIDOL to the rescue!
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