Project Management Office (PMO)

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Has Implementing a PMO Ever Crossed Your Mind?

As organizations continue to be challenged with the consistent application of defined project management processes, technologies, resource planning, reporting, forecasting, and other business demands, a well-managed PCE (Project Centre of Excellence) can address these challenges in order to ensure successful project delivery. We work with clients when they need to deploy a new PCE, operate a PCE, or optimize and enhance an existing PCE to meet a set of evolving challenges, functions, and services.

 

It is best to not make any decisions on your PMO (Project Management Office) until you understand the following:

  • Who wants a PMO?

  • Why do you need a PMO?

  • Where does a PMO fit into your company?

  • When do you need a PMO?

  • What do you want the PMO to do?

  • Who will manage the PMO?

  • Who will the PMO report to?

  • Will the PMO be supportive?

  • Will the PMO be controlling?

  • Will the PMO be directing?

In order to find out whether a PMO supports the strategic intent of your business, you should ask yourself:

  • Does a PMO support the strategic intent of your clients (internal/external)? 

A couple of factors to take into account are:

  1. Who are the stakeholders?

    • If you have negative stakeholders, stop what you are doing and ask, “Why?”. 

    • If you have neutral stakeholders, stop what you are doing and ask, “Why?”. 

    • Who are the positive stakeholders, stop and ask, “Why?”.

  2. Who owns the PMO business case?

  3. Who is the sponsor?

  4. Who is the internal/external client?

Regarding deliverables, ask yourself:

What are the tangible deliverables that the PMO must deliver?

  • Short Term
  • Medium Term

  • Long Term 

  • Sustained

Based on the business drivers, the selection of the PMO type can span across:

  • EPMO – Enterprise Project Management Office

  • PMO – Project Management Office

  • SPO – Strategic Project Office

  • TMO – Transformation Management Office

  • LPO – Liquid Project Office

  • OPSO – Operational Project Support Office

  • PSO – Project Support Office

Your final question, and possibly the most important one, would be:

Who will be able to assist us?

Having developed methodologies for all types of PCE’s, it is advisable to consult with us, as you need to prevent a knee jerk decision that will result in failure and embarrassment.

We are not consultants, we are partners.

Contact us for a free consultation over a 2 to 4 hour chat. It will be the best time spent in order to make sure you make the right decision. "We have the T-Shirt."

Lead by a diverse and dynamic team, we have managed over US$ 47 Billion Project Centres of Excellence across the world in the following industries:

  • Power Utilities

    • Thermal

    • Hydro

    • Solar

  • Mining

    • Gold

    • Platinum

    • Diamonds

    • Copper

  • Information Technology

  • FMCG

  • Telecommunications

  • Logistics and Transportation

  • Airports

  • EPCM and EPC

  • Manufacturing

  • Insurance

  • Retail

  • Banking

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Military