Ten Steps Successfull Pmo

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Ten Steps to a Successful PMO If it’s control and accountability that you’re looking for (and what organization isn’t?) a Project Management Office is a great place to start. Here are ten ways that you can make sure your PMO is successful. 1. Decide what type of PMO you want to establish. There are two basic models: a consultancy hub which provides project managers in business units with training, guidance and best practices; and a best practices center with project managers on staff who are loaned out to business units to work on projects. 2. Choose a model that makes sense for your culture. Create a PMO Model that makes sense for your organization’s size, structure and culture. Many PMOs fail when they are not set up to work in an organization’s culture. If you look at other important strategic initiatives in your organization that were successes, you’ll generally find that they worked because they flowed within your business culture. Make sure your PMO does the same. Don’t isolate it as some solo test project. Make it part of the organization’s very fabric. 3. Standardize project management processes. PMOs can provide the structure needed to both standardize Project Management practices and improve Project Portfolio Management. A PMO can help your organization determine methodologies for repeatable processes. In the United States, The Sarbanes-Oxley Act has been a huge driver for the development of PMOs. The Act requires companies to disclose investments that may affect a company's operating performance. Many large projects fall under that definition. With or without Sarbanes-Oxley, PMOs give a company a central brain for Project Management and provides companies with a systemic way to keep a closer watch on project expenses and progress. 4. Use baseline controls. Decide what you want to track and set expectations for what you want to

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