PMXPO 2010 Standing Up the Public Sector PMO
Building a successful PMO in the public sector has proven to be tough. Between skeptical customers, increasingly complex projects, and austere budgets, public sector PMO's have struggled to gain acceptance and deliver value. With a growing inventory of projects, public sector PMO's require a new game plan - one that begins at the top and looks to add value down tot he transaction level. Many public agencies are implementing the "Strategic PMO" as a way to link governance, portfolios, projects, and customers. As the essential middle layer between on-the-ground projects and the executive suite, PMO's have an imperative to deliver value to their customers. The strategic PMO is built around specific functions that add the greatest value across the organization. Jon and Tim will discuss a proven approach for building a new PMO or improving an existing one that delivers value right away.
This new approach allows the PMO design team to focus on what is important, as opposed to trying to make the PMO satisfy everyone. This exciting presentation will focus on methods for standing up a PMO in the public sector and new ways that the PMO is adding value. This presentation will discuss methods for standing up a PMO in the public sector and new ways that the PMO is adding value. Tim and Jon will discuss how PMO's can operate as a "business-within-a-business," bringing an entrepreneurial approach to bureaucracy. Their exciting presentation will deliver:
- New ways that the PMO is adding value to government organizations
- A model for implementing PMO's successfully, including critical PMO functions
- Advancing the bureaucracy-busting "business within a business" model
- Five pitfalls that every new or re-chartered PMO faces
- Selected case studies.
This presentation will have value for public sector project managers, project management office directors, public sector executives, and consultants in the public sector.
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