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.
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Project managers need to support one another--does your PMO support that? A lot of organizations recognize the need to have project managers share best practices and ideas across the PMO, but very few do it well. Here's some advice for adopting the right model.
One of the cornerstones of agile is the concept of self-managed teams. Does that concept translate into more traditional project areas?
Do PMOs have value? Arguably, yes. At least...sometimes. According to the results of recent research, the presence of a PMO was often a contributor to the attainment of organizational value. What was of particular concern, however, was the actual role of the PMO within the organization. Two broad types emerged within the research; find out what they are inside...
We have talked about measures, benchmarking and the ability to provide a comparative assessment of performance. At this point, you should be able to fully define what your PMO is, what it will do, and how you are going to measure its success. But there is one thing that we haven't yet done--actually sell it to someone.
PMOs are responsible for establishing standards--but what should those standards be? This article will explore a few of the things to consider when establishing a model for project process compliance.
The project management office is not always in the right position at the right time to help projects. But with some careful planning, you can set up the PMO to succeed.
What's it worth to get a step-by-step guide to setting up at PMO? Some think it's worth a huge chunk of change. Here's one free for the asking.
On your one shoulder rests a little angel, on the other an evil devil. One is saying that the PMO should be accountable to their organizations, the other is saying the opposite. But which is which? And is making PMOs accountable a benefit or death knell to your company?
Reporting the results of what your PMO achieves helps define the value that your PMO provides. This article has some tips on how to produce meaningful reports for a variety of audiences. In this article, "PMO" can mean project, program or portfolio management office.