PMO Design, Deployment and Enhancement:
A PMO : Portfolio, Program or Project Management Office is ” an organizational structure that standardizes the project related governance processes and facilitates the sharing of resources, methodologies, tools, and techniques”. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition (Glossary : Page 580).
The PMO organizes project / program management work. It optimizes and implements standards and methodologies to efficiently meet the organization’s objectives.
Is your methodology enough to meet your business needs?
It is commonly recognized that high performing Project Management Offices are not only impacting positively on project management performance, but are boosting the organizational performance as a whole. By continuously delivering value and strategic benefits, the Project Management Office becomes the heart of any organization, regardless of size, industry, or geographic location.
90% OF ORGANISATIONS THAT CONSISTENTLY DELIVERED PROJECTS SUCCESSFULLY WOULD ‘ALWAYS’ OR ‘OFTEN’ USE A PROJECT MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGY. – KPMG Project Management Survey 2013
To setup a Project Management Office, it is not sufficient to take the decision and to hire the right resources. Organizations need to design, equip, align and constantly improve their PMOs in a manner that leverages their organizational agility and dynamism.
PMOs need to continue to prioritize investment, to align and adjust to business strategy, to improve governance and project management maturity, and to deliver value to the organization on a constant basis …
The organizational structure of the PMO reflects the organization’s complexity and needs. Understanding what PMO structure is right for your company is crucial, since you must align your goals and strategic objectives for the PMO with the appropriate structure to avoid wasting time by implementing PMO capabilities that are either too advanced or too simplistic for your needs.
The greater the capability of the PMO, the greater the value the PMO contributes and the greater the overall performance of the organization.
At Management Square, we work closely with our clients on the establishment and the enhancement of their Project Management Offices.
We can accompany you through the different steps of building or enhancement a Project Management Office, its operations and its improvement:
- Assess the status quo, how projects are currently managed within your organization, your unique environment and your unique requirements.
- Define the roadmap for the implementation of a PMO.
- Establish the organizational structure of the Project Management Office.
- Develop standards, processes, templates…
- Develop governance frameworks and standards.
- Train your staff on how to use and implement the standards and the processes.
- Coach the migration of projects and programs to the new PMO.
- Continuous improvement of the Project Management Office.
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